Ticket #383 (new Enhancement)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

Add more icons to standard distribution

Reported by: JuergeN Owned by: jri
Priority: Major Milestone:
Component: DeepaMehta Standard Distribution Version: 4.0.12
Keywords: Cc: dgf, Malte, tsc, joern, irau, x28de
Complexity: 3 Area:


It would be very nice to have at least a choice of three times as many icons per default as it is now. This is independend from the fact that I may add my own icons at some point.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by jri

  • Cc dgf, Malte, tsc, joern, irau, x28de added

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by jri

Yes more icons would be nice.
Do you know any good icon sets for free usage?

I use Google image search and www.iconfinder.com at a regular basis but I'm rather disappointed what its there. It appears most designers not even know what icons are. IMHO icons are *not*

512x512 pixel highly-detailed photorealistic 3D renderings of real world objects with thousands of colors, all kinds of gradients, glossy effects and drop shadows


highly stylized more or less abstract forms which capture the essence of a concept in its most minimal form while being maximum recognizable and distinguishable through color and form.

Furthermore I'm literally shocked by the absurdness of widely accepted metaphors. E.g. a globe in chains as a symbol for a weblink? How stupid is that?

AND: you *can* add your own icons to DM:

1) If you are on a client-server environment upload the icon file via the DM File Browser.
If you are on a standalone environment you can alternatively just drag'n' the icon file from your OS file browser to the DM canvas.
In both cases the file appears as a File topic.

2) Retype the File topic to Icon.
Now the new icon is available in the icon picker (as displayed in the View Configuration edit panel).

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