Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Aug 2009 20:12 UTC, submitted by kiddo
Gnome A common complaint about GNOME is that it has a certain fetish for icons. Menu entries, buttons - everything has an icon attached to it which often wastes space needlessly by making buttons larger than they need to be, as well as menus wider than they need to be. The good news (for me, at least) is that the next GNOME release will have all these icons removed.
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Too much Tango
by itomato on Tue 4th Aug 2009 16:12 UTC
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Visual cues? Can I not read my native language faster than I can decipher a cartoony, 28 to 32 pixel image?

The icons for GNOME elements are not easily modified.

If they would make it possible to modify the appearance from the dorky, chunky Tango, they might not have to 'throw the baby out with the bath water.'

When Aqua appeared with the pinstripes, the first thing I did was modify all the elements to bring back a "NeXT-like" appearance. Similarly, the first thing I do with GNOME is disable menu and interface icons.

Enough with the Tango, already.. The images make me want to do anything but click directly on them.

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