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Re: KiCad new look - new icons and new buttons
On 8/24/2011 2:12 PM, fabrizio wrote:
> thanks, I am glad you like them.
> may I ask why you want the buttons size to stay at 16pt? is it only a
> matter of space? if so, how?
For toolbar images, 26 or 24 pixels is fine for all platforms. On some
platforms (read Windows) the larger icons will make the menu spacing much wider
than the menu text (assuming your not using a 26 pixel font). Menu images are
disabled by default on Linux with the latest Gnome 2 (not sure about Gnome 3)
so it wont effect Linux users. If the user enables the Gnome menu images, the
same problem will exist on Linux. I'm not an OSX user so I cannot comment on
how the larger menu images will look. I could personally live without images
in the menu bar. I would prefer to use the space taken by the image for more
descriptive menu text but I'm sure there are plenty of folks who would disagree
with me on that one.
> unfortunately an icon that looks great at 26x26 might not be
> understandable at 16X16. Having the two options sometimes means to
> have two different sets of icons. In our case would mean about 820
> I guess what I am hoping here is to understand if we could be all
> happy with larger and more beautiful icons. It is important to know
> that more pixel does not always mean larger icons, obviously on the
> same monitor it does. I however respect your desire, I know that some
> people are crazy for tiny icons that sometimes you can even miss.
> Dick, yep, I did know about the currently available .svg, thanks, and
> I did already use all of them ;-). It would be great if we could put
> our hands on (.svg) buttons from other similar applications... Anybody
> knows any good .svg source?
> One of the great things about open-source is that you can fish around
> big time and people would thank you for that !.
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 7:00 PM, hauptmech <hauptmech@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Beautiful buttons.
>> I'd like to put in my vote for menu buttons staying at 16px or having a
>> setting for it in preferences.
>> On Mon, 2011-08-22 at 21:10 +0200, fabrizio wrote:
>>> Dear All,
>>> I have spent some time trying to put together a new set of icons and
>>> buttons that might make KiCad look a little better.
>>> Here you have an example of where I am so far:
>>> Would it be possible:
>>> - to know if there is anybody interested in helping me out
>>> - to know if there is anybody willing to help me to modify the current
>>> code in order to accommodate the new icons/buttons.
>>> - to have the .svg files (or some equivalent vectorial format) of the
>>> current buttons set
>>> I do not want to try to undo anything that somebody has done so far
>>> and for this it would be great to have some feedback on the current
>>> status and some opinions on where I am heading.
>>> I'd like to propose to use PNG format for all icons and buttons and
>>> 64px for the KiCad buttons to start the 6 current programs. Also I'd
>>> like to propose to drop the 16pt buttons used everywhere for a larger
>>> 24px buttons. That includes top bar buttons as well as lateral (left
>>> and right bars). How does it sound?
>>> Best regards
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