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#1 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 21:53

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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 Those grey folders are so outdated and ugly looking.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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Posted 11 March 2013 - 21:57

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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Posted 11 March 2013 - 22:06

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

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 00:48

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

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 00:52

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

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 00:56

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

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:09

I do hope that was sarcasm....

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:16

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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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:56

These look much better but still horrible :(

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:01

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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Posted 13 March 2013 - 00:36

I do hope that was sarcasm....


Yes it was.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:03

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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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:32

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

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:09

...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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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:11

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.