Clarity Original

Icon Themes gtk svg xfce

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work):

Score 75%

Vector icon theme for GTK. It can be used with XFce or GNOME. (I added logos for Ubuntu. Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Debian, SUSE, Fedora, Gentoo, Arch, Zenwalk, Mndriva and Mint)

I put all files into git repository on github All errors and missing icons you can submit as issues there.

There are seven predefined themes (in five color schemes)

caeruleus - blue gradient
lux_caeruleus - glossy variant
canus - grey gradient(default)
dark_canus - dark grey gradient (for light themes)
luteus - orange gradient
violaceus - violet/pink gradient
lux_violaceus - glossy variant
viridis - green gradient
albus - white solid

To install copy Clarity folder to ~/.icons

You can now use PPA to install clarity icons
[indent] $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jcubic/jcubicppa && sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install clarity-icon-theme[/indent]

To change color theme of icons:
[indent] 1. you need to have installed rsvg-convert (in Ubuntu 16.04 it's in librsvg2-bin package)
2. open folder ~/.icons/Clarity
3. execute change-theme script
4. select the theme and click ok[/indent]
If you install from PPA repository or deb package run script as root:
[indent] $ gksu change-theme[/indent]

or from terminal:
[indent] $ cd ~/.icons/Clarity
$ make (name of the theme)[/indent]

If you install from PPA repository or deb package:
[indent] $ cd /usr/share/icons/Clarity
$ sudo make (name of the theme)[/indent]

To change distributor logo

[indent] $ cd ~/.icons/Clarity
$ make fedora[/indent]
(available logos are: arch, debian, fedora, gentoo, gnome, kubuntu, madriva, mint, suse, ubuntu, xfce, xubuntu and zenwalk)

If you install from PPA repository or deb package:
[indent] $ cd /usr/share/icons/Clarity
$ sudo make fedora[/indent]


You can create your own colors for icons
by modifying or creating new template which is SVG file.

After creating new template in src/template_your_name.svg just double click change-theme and select your theme. (if you want to use make you must run configure first)

NOTE: You must have installed zenity, change-theme depend on it and also rsvg-convert for 16px icons

Last changelog:

0.5.1 2 months ago

Fix big icons in Evolution on Debian based distros



6 years ago

I don't have much time to work on it, but if have links, that are missing, you can send them to me or add comment here. I'll add them to the package.

Also if you find other bugs or request an icon, I can add it too.



6 years ago

I have added some missing icosn by copy and paste from other icons of your theme. I think it looks good.

The only thing I can't change is, that the emblems are very bad to see on a folder, the emblems need a white border to see tme better.

Do want that I upload my changed theme somewhere? So you can compare and tell me if I did mistakes.



7 years ago

..but how can I create a template to get other colors?




7 years ago

Take a look at files in src directory they start with template_ and they are svg files that have two markers {{TITLE}} and {{PATH}}. So you need to create file like this.

You can take existing icon modify it in Inkscape save it as clean svg (in template_???.svg file) and then put {{TITLE}} and {{PATH}} into righ place. {{PATH}} should be inside "d" attribute of the "path" element.

You can also use text editor to modify SVG file directly.

When you put that file in src directory you will be able to select it from change_theme script. If you want to use make instead you need to run ./configure.



7 years ago

Looks beautiful, but it's not really usable yet, because there are still too many missing icons. The default icons look terible mixed with it. I'm looking forward to when it has an icon for every application in the repository.

Thank you



7 years ago

Could you add icons for JDownloader and cups? Do you plan a script to change the distributorlogo while changing the color of the icons?




7 years ago

You can change the logo using make, but I can create a script just like for changing theme.



7 years ago

This would be nice.

BTW: This theme healed my Faenza addiction ^^



7 years ago

All previous problem seem to be gone. Great, thanks a lot. Just the theme I've been looking for. I wonder how will it be when the version hit 1.x.



7 years ago

Not sure if you're aware, but the PPA build failed due to the use of imagemagic's "convert" command not being found.

Other than that, keep up the great work!




7 years ago

Thanks. Yes, I know, I need to dput it again with dep added.



7 years ago

Hello! I made a PKGBUILD of this cool iconset which builds ALL colors in one package.

I also symlinked some icons from here to there to support some more apps. See PKGBUILD. I'd be glad if you could put some of these links in your package.

I still miss the following icons: wicd, HP-Device-manager, CUPS.

At last, I think I found an error in your makefile. In all actions for the different distros (arch,suse,fedora etc) you "ln" svg to png. Each last 3 lines seem to be wrong.




7 years ago

I added your symlinks, and I will add missing icons, I will publish packages soon.

In your PKGBUILD file you link to the path of the pachage and the version number, but when I upload new version of the package to fileden, the path will change (because it contain the date when it was uploaded).

The license is GPL not CC-BY

And thinks for using my icons.



7 years ago

Your README says:
Clarity Icon Theme is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.




7 years ago

That's mistake, it should be GPL, besides in all icons there is separate copyright notice and on the page and everywhere there is GPL. I will fix README.




7 years ago

I updated the license notice in README.

PS: In your PKGBUILD file you put the path to the file (with version as variable) but every time I upload new version of the package, the path will be different, because the path contain the date of the upload.



7 years ago

Yeah, I must change the date everytime you release a new version.
I just introduced a new variable for the releasedate.

Now I only wonder: 2011/2/28 ???




7 years ago

I think it's my fileden ID this is list of older uploads



7 years ago

when i opt for the bluish tint, some of the apps (covergloobus, network tools, banshee, playonlinux etc doesnt colize... they seem to retain the default colors, any clue ?




7 years ago

I just build blue icons using both make and change-theme script that in both cases all icons are changed. The icons that ramain unchanged are only wireless loading, system-upgrade, few actions and linux logo (those in static folder).

I will make wireless loading icons, and spelling changeable.

As for covergloobus, banshee and playonlinux they are not in the package. Clarity inherit icons from AwOken icons (they are similar) so they are taken from that theme.



7 years ago

could you add icons for clementine, adobe flash player and libre office..???




7 years ago

Clementine was already there I added one symlinks for it. in 0.3.1 I added Libre Office and Flash.



7 years ago

I see you let working on it. Isn t it? Sad, because with some more improvements you get a much better Theme.

1. the links do not work (Forbidden)

2. wlan 100% is broken

3. Folders, Trash, Network and maybe some more what you see bad in 16x16 you can make a fixed size.. not scalable. Draw them in 16x16 in Inkscabe. I see you have many different folders... so do a selective of the most important. For example what you see in Nautilus Sidebar.

Hope you will have time and lust for touch your Theme again. Great artist work. Thanks for share.




7 years ago

I've created 16x16 pixel icons using ImageMagic in build script.

There also was a bug in build scrips. I think I fix it.



7 years ago

Excellent icon set I've but using for quite a while, but only now have I run into a problem. Specifically with the icon nm-device-wwan (which is a symlink to nm-signal-100.)
nm-applet crashes with an error that the icon in question is of an unrecognized image file type. The symlink itself works just fine and I can open the svg file with any image viewer or editor, but neither nautilus or nm-applet seem to be able to either open it or preview it.
This only started happening after running a few updates on my Gentoo system, but I've checked that all necessary libraries to display .svg files are in place. I even tried to reinstall and downgrade them just to be sure.
At first I thought it might be a permission error, but chmodding the file and symlink yield no results. Has the icon, or its' belonging metadata simply become corrupted somehow?
I have tried downloading it again and also running the color changing script but it didn't help...
Thanks for you input on this.


0.5.1 2 months ago

Fix big icons in Evolution on Debian based distros

0.5.0 2 months ago

* news icon
* xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin
* application-x-wine-extension-aspx
* winefile
* software-update-available
* software-update-urgent
* ibus-engine
* blueberry compound icons
* gnome-disks
* fix compound icons (move bottom icons on the left)
* Headset Icon
* Pen Drive + Card Icon
* Headphones Icon
* VPN Netowrk Icon
* E-Book Reader Icon
* audio-speakers symlink
* drive-multidisk Icon
* Anaconda Icon
* telegram icon
* SELinux issue icon
* VLC-Xmas
* dnf-dragora symlink
* M$ application-x-ms-application
* blivet icon
* Parole icon

3 years ago

[indent]JSON-File icon, System Reboot, Gstreamer Editing Services project file icon[/indent]
[indent]Fix large icons[/indent]
[indent]Nikon NEF, Wordpress, Freemind, pithos
Preferences, XFce panel menu, Application Engineering
Ufraw, new embeds, Themable System Upgrade
Gnome Panel, notification area, window list, window menu, Gnumeric
wireshark, pdfedit jdownloader, glade mimetype, Change monodevelop icon
Symlink to cups, pdfmod[/indent]

[indent] Add changeable wireless loading and missing symlinks, Fix license in README[/indent]

[indent] Add icons for Libre Office, Flash Player, changable Wireless, fix build scripts, add 16x16 pixel icons[/indent]

[indent] Add 4 icons, symlinks gzip version of 9 mimetypes. New theme dark canus. Remove shadows. Fix bugs.[/indent]

[indent] Add 8 new mimetypes, Dropbox icon and status icons[/indent]

[indent] Deb fixes[/indent]

[indent] Add 25 new icons for mimetypes, and 4 new applictions icons and some fixes[/indent]

[indent] Add status indicators for vpn conection, laptop batery, ups, keyboard, mouse and 97 new icons[/indent]

[indent] add 76 new icons and missing symlinks[/indent] -
[indent] some fixes and deb packages related[/indent]

[indent] Add symlink virtualbox-bin and thunderbird-icon
Add icons for Eclipse, qjackctl, kvirc, Calibre and KeePassX[/indent]

[indent] Add icon for caffeine.
Add rules for make to change distributor logos.
Add icons for Tuxtremsplit, Kmajhongg, Kshisen, Yahtzeesharp and Meld,
add missing symlink to applications-utilities[/indent]

[indent] Add icons for ailurus, avant-window-navigator, dockbarx, easytag,
EasyTAG_icon, filezilla, geany, k3b, palimpset, shutter, skype,
nautilus, qt, keyboard shortcuts, monitor preferences and lottanzb
Add new themes lux_caeruleus, lux_violaceus
And change-theme script with GUI to change color of icons.
Add icons for xfburn.[/indent]

[indent] Add symlink to gz and chm files, other subtitles files and add icon
for changelog.
Add icons for subtitles, Corel Draw, EPS, WMF and change AI, folder windows,
folder Internet, folder html, folder user, fix missing icons that stay
the same across different color schemes and update configure script to
check if building rules are valid.
Fix Fedora issue (This really strange but Fedora don't display svg files
that have specific comments between xml prolog and svg root tag)[/indent]

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