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Inkscape has weird gray icons instead of defaults

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:46 am
by charma11
I installed Inkscape (from the repos) on Linux Mint. However, the icons are not the normal/default ones.

Does anyone know how to change Inkscape to look like it does by default?

I would like to change this:(weird icons)

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to this(normal icons):

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Any ideas? thanks.

Re: Inkscape has weird gray icons instead of defaults

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:54 pm
by brynn
Oh gosh! I'm sorry no one has answered this yet. I saw it yesterday (or day before) but I can't really answer.

I only have a couple of ideas about this. One is maybe you got the wrong version from the repo? The other one, is that it might have something to do with your....oh rats, I'm going to have to know this, if I'm switching to Linux pretty soon. In Windows, it's called a theme. From other messages I've read, there seems to be some kind of setting within your theme, but I couldn't tell you what it's called or how to find it.

My best guess is that maybe you got the wrong version from the repo.

But hopefully a Linux user will come around, before much longer.

Or you maybe you could download from the Inkscape website? Start here: https://inkscape.org/en/release/

Re: Inkscape has weird gray icons instead of defaults

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:15 pm
by Polygon
I´m not sure about "normal" icons as I´m riding this theme here, which is pretty close to that one above and I like very much. I can´t remember where I got it from nor how I installed it - but it´s not a thing of a simple switch if I recall correctly:
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Re: Inkscape has weird gray icons instead of defaults

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:16 pm
by tylerdurden

Re: Inkscape has weird gray icons instead of defaults

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:34 pm
by Naduve
Had this problem today, Linux Mint Cinnamon (Ubuntu 18.04LTS).
solved it by going to Mint Desktop -> Menu Icon -> Themes -> Icons -> Choose Adwaita/gnome/Humanity(Any)/ubuntu-mono-(Any)

btw created the account just to help u lolz

Re: Inkscape has weird gray icons instead of defaults

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:22 am
by Moini
Just FYI (development version of Inkscape):

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Re: Inkscape has weird gray icons instead of defaults

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:45 am
by brynn
Oh wow, Moini, that looks awesome!

Will it be possible to easily install your own themes?

Naduve, thanks for taking the time to reply!

Re: Inkscape has weird gray icons instead of defaults

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:07 am
by Moini
Will it be possible to easily install your own themes?


Well, depends on what you define as 'easily' and as 'own'.

You can download new themes from https://www.gnome-look.org/browse/cat/135/ord/top/ and after unpacking, drop them into the folder that you can open by clicking on the 'open' icon in the 'System' tab of the preferences... Haven't tested that, but maybe someone wants to try it?

Re: Inkscape has weird gray icons instead of defaults

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:42 pm
by brynn
That sounds pretty easy to me!

Among all those themes listed at the link you gave, I guess there must be themes which are specifically for Inkscape, right? I can't imagine that all of those would work with Inkscape. So if you wanted to make your own, you'd have to learn how to use that program? (Gnome, I guess?)

I won't be able to try it until the dev version is a little more stable. But thanks for the info!

Re: Inkscape has weird gray icons instead of defaults

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:06 pm
by Moini
None of them are specifically for Inkscape. They are for all programs on a Linux desktop.
We are already using GTK with Inkscape, the Gnome Toolkit. On Linux, Gnome is a whole desktop. But GTK also works with other desktops. It's a bit confusing, admittedly. Anyway. They should all work with Inkscape, but as they are user-contributed, some may be more broken than others.

Re: Inkscape has weird gray icons instead of defaults

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:19 am
by brynn
"GTK with Inkscape, the Gnome Toolkit"

Ooohhh!!

Ok, thanks!