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Well it's about frickin' time!!! Those grey folders are so outdated and ugly looking. Hmm...not that these are really any better, but it's a start. :) To be honest they look like they belong in Ubuntu.

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This is what it was before:

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Those are slightly more fresh looking. I generally change my icons when I install a system irrespective of the WM/DE :)

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I hate the current GNOME folder icons. The new ones look soooo much better!

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That certainly looks much better. Now if they will improve functionally along with it, things will be fine.

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Doesn't really seem likely they did much of anything, other than changing the color.

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...They're using color? Won't that overcomplicate the user experience???

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I do hope that was sarcasm....

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Doesn't really seem likely they did much of anything, other than changing the color.

Exactly my thoughts. Nothing much to see here. Nothing radical about the change. Could have done so much more.

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These look much better but still horrible :(

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Wow, I didn't realise how much the Gnome file browser looks like the OS X finder these days, that's not really that good an inspiration to copy from (The Finder is a horrible app)

What's next, are they going to remove the ability to merge folders or "cut" files? because the Finder can't do that either.

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I do hope that was sarcasm....

Yes it was.

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The new folder icons look like a nice improvement, but don't really fit the rest of the interface. They look nicer than the Ubuntu ones in my opinion and yeah the current GNOME folders do look incredibly dated.

Wow, I didn't realise how much the Gnome file browser looks like the OS X finder these days, that's not really that good an inspiration to copy from (The Finder is a horrible app)

Shhhhht you're not allowed to say such things around here! :shiftyninja: Anyway! :p Since Apple rewrote Finder in Cocoa I honestly don't have much of an issue with it and never really understood the perpetual hate some feel towards it. Sometimes it's like Finder suffers from the Internet Explorer Syndrome. Since Mac OS X Panther I always liked its clean appearance, as such I think Gnome's file manager looks pretty nice as well.

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Still poopy brown instead of the nicer yellower folder in windows 7/8

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...They're using color? Won't that overcomplicate the user experience???

I'm using the High Contrast mode, so I don't care.

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Still poopy brown instead of the nicer yellower folder in windows 7/8

And Vista... either way though, very few people use stock icons anyways I am sure.

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I did a full icon set previously when i used windows and i quite fancy doing it again

but i would need a complete list of the icons needed

can anyone provide this?

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I did a full icon set previously when i used windows and i quite fancy doing it again

but i would need a complete list of the icons needed

can anyone provide this?

Is this what you're looking for? :)

https://live.gnome.org/GnomeArt/Tutorials/IconThemes

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this is just my opinion however, i think the new icons are horrible.

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Is this what you're looking for? :)https://live.gnome.org/GnomeArt/Tutorials/IconThemes

cool i will have a look

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I think the main problem is the usage of SVG files for icons. While vectors offer great scalability the images tend to be lacking in details giving them that fake computer rendered appearance. If you're purely going for simple symbols like the OS X menu bar / toolbar icons or Windows (Phone) 8 Metro that's not an issue. If you're going for a more realistic look it does become a problem.

I'm guessing it will be next to impossible to fully recreate this as a vector:

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Should be fairly simple actually. It's a perfect vector example

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Is there something wrong with the color calibration of my screen, or did they seriously design an icon set based on orange symbols on brown?

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Since Apple rewrote Finder in Cocoa I honestly don't have much of an issue with it and never really understood the perpetual hate some feel towards it. Sometimes it's like Finder suffers from the Internet Explorer Syndrome. Since Mac OS X Panther I always liked its clean appearance, as such I think Gnome's file manager looks pretty nice as well.

I don't have as much of a problem with the look or stability of Finder as I do the functionality, or lack thereof. It is not that Finder is inherently terrible. Like you said, it works well for what it does and hasn't constantly crashed since many releases ago. However, I would stop liking Nautilus too if the developers stripped away too much functionality, as they seem intent to do. Nautilus 3.6 allows me to create multiple tabs, rename files and folders (without viewing their properties), cut, always display the navigation bar (instead of the default breadcrum bar), delete files without sending them to the trash, connect to network shares by typing their address (and often my credentials) into the navigation bar, and elevate privileges before launching an executable. If Finder could do all those things I would consider it as capable as Nautilus, or at least a worthy replacement for my use case.

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Should be fairly simple actually. It's a perfect vector example

From what I've read a few years ago they do the basic image in vector but much of the details are actually added later on rasterized, meaning it's not a full vector. A lot of icons are made that way.

If Finder could do all those things I would consider it as capable as Nautilus, or at least a worthy replacement for my use case.

I believe the Finder can finally "cut" since OS X Lion. It's called "Move Item Here" instead of cut though and uses cmd + option + V instead of cmd + X. We've always been able to rename files and folders in Finder without bringing up the Info window. Simply click the label or hit Enter. No idea who told you otherwise. Always having to send files to the Trash seems to fit Apple's way of doing things. You should be able to type in the address of network shares through the Go dialogue window, although granted it isn't always visible. It's kinda puzzling why Finder still doesn't have tab support though. I would like that as well without having to resort to third-party hacks I don't trust.

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Wow, I didn't realise how much the Gnome file browser looks like the OS X finder these days, that's not really that good an inspiration to copy from (The Finder is a horrible app)

What's next, are they going to remove the ability to merge folders or "cut" files? because the Finder can't do that either.

IIRC Gnome had the side panel before Finder did, I'm sure some Tuxxer here could prove me wrong though (or right).

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