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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RE: GUI Icons
by tyrione on Mon 3rd Aug 2009 05:00 UTC in reply to "GUI Icons"
tyrione
Member since:
2005-11-21

This is a bad & lazy move by GNOME developers. So if you can't fix it, get rid of it. This is cheating.

"Windows has found a solution to your printing problem. Do not print!"

Why not use smaller, neater and properly aligned icons in the buttons rather than removing them. Try to fix the problem, not hide it.

I hear what you say "It is the theme developers that are responsible for this", My answer: There should be strict rules what type of icons and sizes should be included.


Cheating? NeXTStep never had icons on menu categories. It never needed them and saved that for the Inspector(s).

Hell I miss the sensible and direct short cut system of NeXTStep in OS X.

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RE[2]: GUI Icons
by bralkein on Mon 3rd Aug 2009 17:16 in reply to "RE: GUI Icons"
bralkein Member since:
2006-12-20

Yes, well GNOME isn't Nextstep or OS X is it, it's a totally different desktop metaphor. I wonder if you realise how tiresome your incessant Nextstep-related interjections become, because to me it seems you insert them everywhere you go, regardless of their relevance to the matter at hand.

Now to try and keep this post somewhat on-topic, I would add that GNOME does tend towards a rather reductionist or even minimalist desktop experience, and the removal of button icons is rather in keeping with that. I kind of like button & menu item icons myself, but it would be interesting to see if GNOME could make a clean, useful interface without them.

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RE[3]: GUI Icons
by tyrione on Mon 3rd Aug 2009 20:30 in reply to "RE[2]: GUI Icons"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Yes, well GNOME isn't Nextstep or OS X is it, it's a totally different desktop metaphor. I wonder if you realise how tiresome your incessant Nextstep-related interjections become, because to me it seems you insert them everywhere you go, regardless of their relevance to the matter at hand.

Now to try and keep this post somewhat on-topic, I would add that GNOME does tend towards a rather reductionist or even minimalist desktop experience, and the removal of button icons is rather in keeping with that. I kind of like button & menu item icons myself, but it would be interesting to see if GNOME could make a clean, useful interface without them.


You have no balls in your content as usual.

The entire menu structure of GNOME is a rip off of old Mac OS.

In fact, it's a piss poor rip off. The free desktop org group can't even have an intelligent menu system and has to crowd everything with links to applications within the Menu [mostly broken even on Debian and doesn't play very nicely with KDE] all to avoid the need of a useful Workspace Manager or Finder [both with their own shortcoming (I give Workspace Manager more slack because it stopped being updated 15 years ago whereas OS X is finally getting its crap together and making the entire OS environment Cocoa) and allow people to go to a sensible /Apps, /LocalApps metaphor and just double click app links from those respective directories.

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