Send Some: File Manager Icon Set Love
@cibersheep Just zoom in!
@3arn0wl for me sunburst diagrams are nice to look at for the first days ... after that the become somehow annoying as it always takes to much time to get where you want. DaisyDisk for mac works in this way and by being a brilliant app from the esthetic graphical side its definitely not the fastest way of getting things done in a file manager - but still nice looking though ...
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@3arn0wl I have more «problems» for you to solve
- If you need to search for file «build . sh» how do you propose it would be done?
- Saving (exporting) a file from an app to the file manager, how it would be handled?
@Louies for you too
- That icon set which license is published under?
- How colors and shape would fit in Suru style?
Thank you both
@elastic - so far as I know, this is just an exercise in lateral thinking... so I'm just offering an alternative solution. I hadn't particularly considered its merits...
0) I guess there would need to be a search box at the top...
- Holding down a blob (file) would offer the options to move/copy/delete etc (as with the right-click options of Ubuntu desktop)
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I rather like the filemanager, but would like to see it move away from the old humanity icon set, and even the orange folder theme. I like the more modern style that sam hewitt https://snwh.org/suru has made, although for the purposes of ubuntu touch we could modify the color away from orange.
@mateo_salta the photo file & app file icon Because the color is too light or too bright, will not see the folder icon
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Cool, I played with the intensity so it didn't wash out the icon
@mateo_salta Yes like this( '今'd
@mateo_salta The new light colours are better
Aaaand the time is up.
Thank you all indeed for joining this first experiment.
@3arn0wl I see your proposal as interesting but maybe in the information side. Maybe System-Settings > About > Storage
i could work there.
@mateo_salta I think the way to go with the icon set is feeding from upstream Suru project. You gave here a little twist with the colors. Conservative but effective
Follow up next: The Content Hub
here is it! I took quite everything from suru-icon-theme. the video image could be not visible with SuruDark, but this was the color from video mimetype. in the music and models/templates I experimented a bit more with gradients making the back part of the folder more different from the near front part, a bit of contrast in addition...
@mymike also I'm not very sure about the right and bottom folds, not originally present in the folder icon, but took from mimrtypes
@mymike Very nice (you're late) I like the colors but not the folds. Good job (even you're late :D)
This is even later - well! you can't expect creatives to keep to deadlines!
A couple of ideas for a new desktop icon based on Suru:
And the suggestion that the app just be called "Files", rather than the more cumbersome "File Manager".
Also, I was wondering where the images came from on the documents themselves? And whether there were alternatives? The videos one is very orange...
@3arn0wl Ha ha ha... nicely played with deadelines
I like that icon.
About the name, actually in the desktop is called Files.
Also, I quite like the idea that Files itself is "coloured" white - white being the combination of the whole spectrum - but it's a difficult hue to work with! Maybe it could have a folded background with a spectrum of colours? But then again, that might be too much... A monochrome Icon seems the other extreme though - just dull.
(Apologies for my artwork not being up to snuff - I'm just trying to give an idea)
@3arn0wl There's a pattern and it's to use whitish icon on greyish background for core system app:
- System Settings (nearly)
- File Manager
and I kinda like it
Something like this:
Or perhaps this: