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nouveKDEGray by tsujan nouveKDEGray by tsujan
nouveKDEGray is a gray KDE icon set designed for use ONLY with sufficiently dark color schemes. With dark styles, it can change the look and feel of KDE considerably. It also includes a lot of extra places icons, that can be used to distinguish special folders.

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Nonnative apps may not use KDE icons for the task manager or tray, some apps have nonstandard desktop files, and some others have built-in icons. Nothing can be done for such apps in the theme.

Latest Changes:

Dec 8 2014
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A few new app icons.
Added an rcc file to the SMPlayer theme.

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:iconagaida:
agaida Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
i ilke the theme very much and would like to package this for our distribution - did you ever think about pubish this with sources on github?
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner May 24, 2014

I'm glad you like the theme.

For an icon set, the "source" is usually the set itself. I made these icons by using various methods with Inkscape and Krita. Most of them are SVG-based but, most of the time, I didn't just exported PNG from SVG. The SVG files are a such mess that I prefer to focus on creating icons with high quality rather that doing the boring task of organizing their SVG origins.

That said, a simple Makefile and a debian folder could be created to package the whole set into a deb package, and a similar thing could be done for rpm too. That's rather a distro job though.

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av9817 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
thankssss
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:iconguiltmachine:
GuiltMachine Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
You should add a Spotify icon ;)

Good work!
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thanks!
I'll add an icon for Spotify with the next update; it doesn't do any harm ;)
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:iconguiltmachine:
GuiltMachine Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thanks man. I love your icons and they are going to stay on my Manjaro for a long time.
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GuiltMachine Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Oh yes! And another one for Google Chrome would be great, even if is the same of the one for Chromium.
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microry Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Very nice icons.  Thanks a lot !

A suggestion : apps/application-x-clementine

And I don't know exactly the reason but in konqueror and dolphin, when the forward/backward buttons are inactive/mouseovered, a default icon appears (a blue kde gear)

But again, great work here !
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014

Thank you for telling me about "apps/application-x-clementine"! I'll make a symlink for it with the next update. For now, you could do that with this command in all apps folders and then recreate the icon cache:


ln -s clementine.png application-x-clementine.png


The forward/backward button issue doesn't happen here. The versions of Konqueror, Dolphin and KDE are all 4.11.3 here.

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ikapcsandi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Wonderful icon theme, thanks for constantly updating. May I suggest some missing icons, for: folder icon for documents, for folder_html, in structured applications menu: package_applications, package_development, package_development_tools, package_education{_tools,_teaching,_art}, package_edutainment{_astronomy,_chemical,_geography}, package_games{_*}, etc. Thanks in advance!
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tsujan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Recently I installed OpenSUSE on VirtualBox and saw what you said: OpenSUSE has its customized KDE with its own icon names for categories. I'll add symilnks for (most of) them with the next update.

BTW, if you told me you use OpenSUSE, I would do that sooner.
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013

After searching for the icons you mentioned, I found that they belong to Gnome or other GTK-based environments, not to KDE. In KDE, the names are different and the corresponding icons are all included.

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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013

I'm glad you like the theme.


The icons you mentioned don't seem to have standard names. I couldn't find them anywhere except in Ubuntu Trusty. However, I'll surely add them by making symlinks if I know there has been no mistake in Trusty's packaging. Thank you for telling me about them!

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Pigglywee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these icons are excellent! the problem is more with dark themes in KDE...... I think Gnome handles the dark windows better than KWIN
your effort is commendable :) really nice
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013

Thanks a lot :)

As far as I know both DEs, I can say that KDE handles darkness more easily than Gnome (only Oxygen has some problems with very dark themes but you could use QtCurve or Bespin). With Gnome and GTK+, you should apply several workarounds but with KDE and Qt, it'll be enough to change a few color settings (in Kate, for example). On the other hand, Gnome breaks themes with every new release -- no exception so far!

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Pigglywee Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tried GNOME out again... this last 3.14 seems ok.. accepts much more customisation, but it's not obvious at first sight how to do it... I love KDE, clearly the best, but that's total distraction for me.... I get lost in it.
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
I made a theme engine called Kvantum ( kde-look.org/content/show.php/… ) for KDE (for Qt, in fact). It can even try to correct the behavior of those Qt apps, that don't respect dark themes. Of course, it isn't a theme itself but has a default dark theme and I also made another one ( tsujan.deviantart.com/art/Kvda… ) for it.
I can't tolerate Gnome at all, while KDE is really comfortable to me. Anyway, tastes and habits could be very different ;)
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theMuspilli Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for this icon set, it has enormously polished up the looks of my desktop(s).

So, please take it as an encouragement and not as an offense when I feel free to make some suggestions.

The problem I encountered and encounter after applying NouveKDEGray is, that of course there are icons for some of my apps missing. And an elegant theme in grays mixed with some average quality icons in lots of silly colours --

Thus I have tried to create the missing gray icons myself, but that I have given up now; I have to admit that I have no talent in the arcane art of icon design. Though knowing my gimp pretty well and "stealing" good raw material the results always were cruel ...

Of the stuff that is on my desktop there are three kinds of icons missing:

I) Programs that I found a good substitute icon for
[Not the real thing, but... perhaps an idea also for other users]

truecrypt => I took "kpgp"
keepass => I chose "dialog-password" instead of "kpgp"
speedcrunch => accessories-calculator

II) Programs that I found some icon for:
[Better than nothing or coloured, but not convincing]

audacious => preferences-desktop-text-to-speech
leafpad => kjots
thunderbird => kontact

III) Programs that I so far found nothing for

kompare
rawtherapy
root terminal - a normal terminal with a red prompt would be nice - IMO
supertuxkart
yast - perhaps the system settings hammer-screwdriver-cross in red?
zim

Perhaps I'll have a go on the root shell if I find some time, can't be too hard to colour some pixels (until I try to do it ;-)).

The missing thunderbird I take as the subtle hint to think about returning to mutt, but I am not sure about that.

So thanks again for the good work! :-)
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
I made the icons you mentioned but will upload the new set after a few weeks because other uses may also tell me about missing app icons.

truecrypt and speedcrunch may not use the theme because they store their icons in /usr/pixmaps.

Root terminal is already included. What's its exact icon name in your distro?

I want to make a complete YaST set but I'm not sure YaST will use all of it because it's a root app. As I have no OpenSUSE, I'll need users' feedbacks.
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theMuspilli Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks again! I am looking forward to the update... :-D

The icon for the root terminal in my OS 12.1 is utilities-terminal_su (yes, first hyphen, then underscore). I have a very bad memories with those things, but this time I am sure, that I have not changed the icon yet which means that this has to be the default.

The gksu-root-terminal icon I have now spotted and use it. Nevertheless all the root stuff is something where I would accept little dots of red in it to signalize a nice little "keep your hands off unless it is really necessary...".

And that not all applications may use their new icon when they are running is something I can accept. More important is that there where I rule, on the desktop, they have the disguise that I have chosen for them.

I think I can promise you to submit a nice screenshot featuring also your icons in some weeks. Today I used the boredom of a train ride to improve my conky.conf. Therefore now my desktops look awful, but when all my good ideas will have settled and I have found all the appropriate tiny changes everything will look better than ever - I hope. ;-)
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
OK, I'll create a symlink to gksu-root-terminal and make it reddish. Thank you!
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Suggestions are always welcome, especially when users tell me about some missing icons :)

I added the name of all the apps you mentioned to my list. You'll see their icons with the next update (if they show a standard behavior). Thanks a lot for telling me about them!
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mconstable Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
More people would install this wonderful icon set if they were available directly from GHNS rather than have to come to this site first. It's annoying they can't be just one click installed. You have also neglected to advise how to easily install them after being downloaded so now I have to google how to manually install a KDE icon set! Don't get me wrong, I love this icon set and can't function without installing them but having to go through rigmarol of download/google/rtfm before they are available to use is, like I say... annoying.
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Paradigm4096 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
easy fix for easy install.. just repackage as tar.gz and use the install package option :D
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mconstable Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Thanks for the advice however if one has to install p7zip and extract the archive then if it's extracted to the right folder the extra re-packaging step can be avoided. To save someone else from having to google the exact steps...

# manually click on RHS download link and save to ~/Downloads
sudo apt-get install p7zip-full
cd ~/.kde/share/icons
rm -rf nouveKDEGray
7z x ~/Downloads/nouvekdegray*.7z

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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
First thanks for your comment.

You're right; I'll include the installation instruction with the next update, when the set will be pretty complete. For installation, just extract the archive inside '~/.kde/share/icons/'. Then you could select it from System Settings > Application Appearance > Icons.

I put the set here mainly because the upload limit is 300 KiB at kde-look.org. On the other hand, Linux users are quite active here, at dA.
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mconstable Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
I love your icon set but I really hate DA! I'd be happy to offer you 10Gb of space and up to 3000Gb month bandwidth plus a domainname of your choice just so I don't have to use DA to update your icon set every few months. I'd also like to offer a public rsync service for icon set and svg source.
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
I'm glad you like the set and sorry for the inconvenience!

In fact, my first reason above for uploading the set to dA wasn't quite accurate. It would be easier for me to upload it as tar.gz to my dropbox account and put its public link in kde-look.org. However, here I get really useful feedbacks, which I don't get at kde-look.org. Feedbacks are important to me because they could make the set more complete. It was a surprise to me to see Linux users more active here than at kde-look.org.

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mconstable Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
The idea of a dedicated domainname (something like nouve-icons.org) is that it can have a dedicated blog/forum, or my favorite, a github managed web interface and use the issue tracker at github to track feature requests and pointed to from your dedicated "blog" at the domainname. A forum might be overkill. The main point is that the icon set could be downloaded as a "normal" bzip2 tarball (and zip, and pkzip, whatever) WITHOUT REQUIRING A LOGIN! You are using the right license (GPL) but your icon set will probably never be formally packaged by Debian or Ubuntu because fetching the icon set cannot be automated... because of the manual login step. A bonus option would be to offer an rsync feed for both the icon set and, if possible, the SVG source files to really encourage contributions and automatic update possibilities.

Nothing stops you from using the current pkzip format right here on DA as well.

For me, this is the best icon set available on any platform, bar none, if it could be packaged by any and all distros then I could imagine millions of people using it but atm it's a niche rather awkward to obtain but very nice icon set.
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013

Thanks a lot for the explanation. Here are some facts and my opinion:


(1) There's no need to log in for downloading from dA. WebUpd8 and NoobsLab teams are so kind that they make deb packages from my other themes at dA. So, I don't think dA is an obstacle to packaging;


(2) Sadly the SVG source is a real mess and I prefer to use my free time for making the set better instead of doing the tedious task of organizing and cleaning the SVG icons. On the other hand, most icons are more than exported PNGs;


(3) 7z is an open-source and really good archive with a very high compression ratio. All distros support it (in Debian, p7zip-full is the package). Ark supports it too. For heavy backups I even prefer it to tar.xz because a 7z archive is created and extracted faster and has a smaller size.


I don't know why some people dislike dA. I take that as their personal perefences, which I respect. That said, I don't see any objective reason for not using the comfortable space dA provides.

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mconstable Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
1) Never heard of WebUpd8 or NoobsLab. An uptodate deb would be wonderful, do you have a direct link?

2) Yes but if they were public then other people could put in some effort to help organise them.

3) Every time I do a new install I have to google for what package contains 7z and also how to use it to extract the archive because I don't otherwise use it for anything else.

I don't mean to complain but this is the best icon set available anywhere and every extra click involved in installing them is another unnecessary obstacle preventing wider adoption. A regular Debian (or rpm) package would be the ultimate but atm it feels like a MS/Apple wall garden product.
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
WebUpd8: launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+ar…

They make up-to-date deb packages from my Gnome+GTK themes (and so many other themes).
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mconstable Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Woops, I just installed a fresh Kubuntu 13.10 and p7zip-full was already installed. I usually debootstrap ubuntu and then add the kubuntu-desktop package which does not include p7zip by default.
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pawkilee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the most attractive icon set I've seen so far and I'm currently using it on Kubuntu.  You have a gift Tsujan!  There are a few apps that I'd love to see added to this Icon set, for example Kdenlive, Openshot,  and Homebank (Homebank has one of the weakest Icon's I've seen. The 'House' within the circle is too light in colour - very little contrast therefore hardly noticeable. Perhaps even,  Kingsoft Writer Office Suite Set...
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Thank you for the kind words and also for giving me the names of those apps. I'll add their icons to the set with the next update.

As I'm a KDE user since a year ago, my concentration is shifted to my KDE icon set although I'll try to maintain the Gnome sets.
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:iconmconstable:
mconstable Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Best icon set ever. Do you work from SVG sources files? If so are they publically available?
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Thanks a lot!
Yes, I make SVG icons first but sometimes I edit the exported PNGs, especially for tiny sizes. I like to make the SVG icons publically available but they're very disordered and, for now, I don't have enough time to arrange them.
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gm4r1n5 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
great
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Thanks!
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dsgoncalez Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Very cool.
Thanks!
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
You're welcome.
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j-r0dd Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
any chance of a vmware icon?
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Could you please give me the exact name(s) of vmware icons?
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
I'll add it with the next update.
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j-r0dd Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
here's the original icons [link]
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j-r0dd Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
vmware-workstation and vmware-player
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thanks a lot!
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JairMercury Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
This is absolute an amazing job! my laptop came alive!

I would like to report some missing ;) apps:

Pacmanager: [link]
Pycharm: [link]

Filezilla, Jdownloader(app and systray), Teamviewer, Steam, Playonlinux, Google Chrome (app and systray), Remmina, 7Zip, Ark, Caffeine, Java, Wireshark, Virt-Manager, Skype (Systray)

Thanks for your wonderfull world!
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:icontsujan:
tsujan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you very much.

I'll add those app icons but most non-KDE apps don't get their tray (and task manager) icons from KDE icon sets, which means that even if a KDE icon set includes their tray icons, they won't use them.

BTW, Google Chrome and Ark are already included.
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BlueBomber21 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
To my collection :star:
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