A proper icon for pidgin

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A proper icon for pidgin

Post#1 by chosenbygrace » 09 Mar 2014, 17:43

No offense by the icon used to identify pidgin messenger is ugly, it looks like a gross version of the MSN Messenger icon, ugly coloration. Why no use the official purple bird, it's easier to recognize.

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Re: A proper icon for pidgin

Post#2 by freestyler » 10 Mar 2014, 00:51

you can always change it :)
https://www.porteus-apps.org

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Re: A proper icon for pidgin

Post#3 by brokenman » 10 Mar 2014, 16:17

Please include which desktop you are using in your profile so we know what you are talking about more accurately.
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Re: A proper icon for pidgin

Post#4 by Slaxmax » 10 Mar 2014, 17:30

Muchacho ¿Qué es esto?
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Re: A proper icon for pidgin

Post#5 by chosenbygrace » 10 Mar 2014, 21:56

brokenman wrote:Please include which desktop you are using in your profile so we know what you are talking about more accurately.
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Re: A proper icon for pidgin

Post#6 by phhpro » 10 Mar 2014, 23:40

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Re: A proper icon for pidgin

Post#7 by brokenman » 11 Mar 2014, 02:15

Desktop is relevant since each desktop carries it's own icon theme. In mate for example, the pidgin icon would show from the faenza icon theme, and it is nice :crazy:. In any case do we seriously need a thread dedicated to the pidgin icon? Sheeesh.
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Re: A proper icon for pidgin

Post#8 by francois » 11 Mar 2014, 02:42

@chosenbygrace:
It seems that will have customize you porteus install and put the pidgin icon version of your choice. This could be done.

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Re: A proper icon for pidgin

Post#9 by dustbunnies » 11 Mar 2014, 08:31

brokenman wrote:do we seriously need a thread dedicated to the pidgin icon? Sheeesh.
Let's take a vote










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Re: A proper icon for pidgin

Post#10 by phhpro » 12 Mar 2014, 04:20

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Re: A proper icon for pidgin

Post#11 by brokenman » 12 Mar 2014, 12:48

@phhpro

This is on mate desktop.

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/usr/share/applications/pidgin.desktop
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/pidgin.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/pidgin.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/pidgin.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/pidgin.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/pidgin.svg
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/pidgin.png
/usr/share/icons/matefaenza/apps/16/pidgin.png
/usr/share/icons/matefaenza/apps/22/pidgin.png
/usr/share/icons/matefaenza/apps/24/pidgin.png
/usr/share/icons/matefaenza/apps/32/pidgin.png
/usr/share/icons/matefaenza/apps/48/pidgin.png
/usr/share/icons/matefaenza/apps/64/pidgin.png
While the icon exists in the hicolor path, the application icon from the theme takes precedence. The icon in the menu is the one from the matefaenza theme and it is rather nice. Therefore the desktop being used is relevant. If the OP finds a nice icon and places it in the hicolor path he will never see it. If the OP is using LXDE he will see a different icon than what I am seeing in MATE/KDE. This is now my second 'most loved yet hated' thread. The first is the one about the silly jumping cow screensaver.
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Re: A proper icon for pidgin

Post#12 by phhpro » 12 Mar 2014, 21:22

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Re: A proper icon for pidgin

Post#13 by fanthom » 12 Mar 2014, 22:05

cow thing is hilarious :)
strangely our forum search engine does not return anything for 'cow' so please search google for 'porteus forum cow' if want to find it.
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Re: A proper icon for pidgin

Post#14 by roadie » 12 Mar 2014, 22:08

Not to stir the pot, but I think the jumping cow screensaver absolutely rocks.

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Re: A proper icon for pidgin

Post#15 by brokenman » 12 Mar 2014, 22:30

/usr/share/pixmaps
Ok, now i am hearing you. I couldn't understand because I didn't read correctly. You are absolutely right. The cow is cool too.
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