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  • #122934

    toxision
    Member

    Hi all,
    i wasn’t that much satisfied with the toolbar icons as i am with the rest of the software. Therefore i modified the most of them. In case there is an interest for other users to have it too, i could upload them and share here.
    Just FYI: it is not replacing all icons as some are coming from other sources. Not sure how to change these. Also for a few i simply couldn’t determine any matching alternative yet.

    At a glance
    toolbar_screenshot

    @giuspen: I am very sorry in case you created the initial icon’s for Cherrytree. I simply not liked them very much 😎

    Copyright notice: Icon’s are from the “Fat Cow Icon Pack” on CC3.0 licence, see: http://www.fatcow.com/free-icons

    #122942

    giuspen
    Moderator

    Hi, your post is welcome 🙂

    #123228

    toxision
    Member

    Still not all icon’s found an acceptable replacement. However in case somebody want to try it, simply download the zip file and unpack the containing glade folder, replace by current version in your Cherrytree installation folder. 2 remarks:

    1. Of course make a backup of that folder in case you want to roll back
    2. When a new version of Cherrytree arrives, for sure it will replace again the icon set
    #123458

    toxision
    Member

    After @giuspen implemented extended bookmark handling it was time, to also update the customized icons. Again for the ones to like a different look, here is Rev. 2 of the icon pack.
    !! It will replace a lot but not all, of the lovely cherries !! (you have been warned)

    #123541

    treehouse
    Member

    Thanks toxision, I agree that the icons in CherryTree, although pretty, aren’t ideal. Remove formatting, color of font and color of text background are too similar, and I much prefer B, I, etc., instead of formatted a’s.

    All I need now is to work out how to gain permissions to copy the files into the installation in Linux Mint (Linux noob). 😀

    #123542

    toxision
    Member

    Hi treehouse,
    unfortunately i cannot help much on that. I also was just a Linux noob, even it was for a couple of years. Now i switched back to Windows 10 and also cannot remember well where files are stored. Wasn’t it somewhere in /usr/share/… ??
    However in case you find the location and you are using the provided file manager, simply right click on the glade folder and there should be an option called similar to: “open as root/admin”
    Hope that already helps.

    Best regards,
    Chris

    #123543

    treehouse
    Member

    Thanks toxision, I got that sorted. You were almost right, but it turned out I only didn’t have permission to extract files there. I tried extracting somewhere temporary and then copied them there, no problem (although I did also open as admin, per your tip). Unfortunately – sorry to say this – I don’t find the icons as good as expected. They’re a bit smaller on my system than they appear in the photo above, so they lose some of their clarity; my aging eyesight probably doesn’t help. I generally prefer very simple bold symbols for program icons. I was just about getting used to the default ones, too, so I think I’ll revert to them. But thanks for your help – I’ve learned to do something else on Linux that I couldn’t do before.
    Cheers
    John

    #123545

    toxision
    Member

    Thats alright treehouse if you do not like them in general. However just yesterday i was indeed looking for more simplified icons and i found a good resource. Maybe i will do a second package for cherrytree.
    But do you know: if the icons appear to small, you can increase them. I also found out by increasing the size by at least +1 from standard resolution, they look better. The increase can be done via menu View -> Increase Toolbar Icons Size

    Cheers,
    Chris

    #123548

    treehouse
    Member

    Oh, I didn’t notice that menu item, thanks again.

    #125120

    metallica
    Member

    @toxision

    Can you share your icons again, please. Links are dead.

    If someone has icon set for dark theme and can share I would be grateful. I applied Breeze Dark Plasma 5 theme and some icons are not visible. It looks like this:
    https://i.imgur.com/G7hBrIk.png

    I wish the dark icons could look like open file and save white icons.

    #125121

    toxision
    Member

    Hi metallica
    Ohh true I deleted my webspace. And currently I am running Cherrytree with the default iconset. But the customized iconset could still be somewhere on my backup-drive. Later tonight I will take a look. In case I find them, I will share them here too.

    Cheers,
    Chris

    #125122

    metallica
    Member

    In the meantime I discovered that it is easy to change black icons in Gimp by using option Color
    Brightness-Contrast just by moving slider to the right it changes color to white.
    https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/gimp-tool-brightness-contrast.html
    Of course for other icons some other gimp tools need to be used but it is easy to google for tutorials.

    Cherrytree Icons are located in:
    /usr/share/cherrytree/glade/

    I copied them to home then edited and copied to the above location again. And I have nice white icons.

    #125124

    toxision
    Member

    ….only watch out the next update. Make sure the graphics are write-protected 😉

    Sorry I didn’t checked anymore the files on my drive. But glad you found something working for you and matching your needs.

    Cheers,
    Chris

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