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Re: Icons on the buttons in psppire

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: Icons on the buttons in psppire
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:16:55 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

I didn't realise that Gtk+3 doesn't show icons on buttons.

I don't think however it is a worthwhile exercise to make psppire pretend that 
it is 
using Gtk3 when it is not.  Instead we should try to get the Gtk+3 branch 


On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 11:10:12PM -0700, Bastián Díaz wrote:
     > If you want to provide some icons for the generic buttons like OK, 
Cancel, Help etc please do.
     > We can certainly put them in.  However, if this is becoming a fully 
blown icon set, rather than
     > a PSPP specific one, I wonder if it ought not be contributed direct to 
the Gtk/Gnome ?
     Actually, my intention is to create a set of specific icons for PSPP, 
based on the "GNOME symbolic icons". However, I have noticed that since PSPP to 
use GTK +2, maintains its legacy features, therefore does not use the new gnome 
icon set, which try to include (adapt) to be used in psppire.
     Also, as I mentioned before, the icons in menus and buttons in current 
versions of GNOME/GTK+ are not supported and will not have updates in the 
     > Strange.  I am using a default out-of-the-box setup and I see the icons.
     I usually use fedora, and at least in installing fedora 19 out-of-the-box, 
the menu icons and buttons are not displayed (GNOME 3.8 default options) so you 
have to install gnome-tweak-tool or dconf-editor to activate this feature. And 
indeed in GNOME 3.10, the display icons on the buttons is not an option, 
therefore it is impossible to see icons on the buttons by default (unless it is 
a configuration forced by the application).
     > Are you planning to add some colour to the icons at some stage?  
Sometimes I use Gnome's
     > "Darklooks" theme, and in that theme, your icons are invisible, since 
the background is
     > almost exactly the same as the icon colour.
     Yes, it is something that is on my list to do, although they become 
different set of icons (optional). Actually the problem you mentioned, is 
something considered from the beginning, as the set of icons is intended to be 
used directly in scalable format along with the features of GTK+3, which would 
give the whole suit the color icons GTK+ theme, just as does the fonts.
     Currently this is not possible, so it is not recommended to use gtk+ dark 
themes with psppire.
     Is it possible that psppire not showing icons on the buttons by default?. 
I think this configuration would be the best, and would give a cleaner look to 
the menus.
     Bastián Díaz

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