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Bug 75484 (SifrLight) - Create a light version of Sifr
Summary: Create a light version of Sifr
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: SifrLight
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.3.0.0.alpha0+ Master
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Icon-Theme-Sifr-old
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Reported: 2014-02-25 08:36 UTC by Stefan Knorr (astron)
Modified: 2019-04-17 22:07 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Attachments
Sifr Light Theme Files (2.81 MB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2014-04-08 10:01 UTC, Milos Jovanovic
Details
Light Theme Screenshot (23.15 KB, image/png)
2014-04-08 10:02 UTC, Milos Jovanovic
Details

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Description Stefan Knorr (astron) 2014-02-25 08:36:51 UTC
The new Sifr theme has the unfortunate property of being rather hard to see on dark backgrounds. Since LibreOffice is not able to recolor icons automatically or to use SVG icons, it is probably necessary to create a new theme.

+ Proposed theme name: Sifr Light
+ Proposed base color: #d3d7cf (from Tango palette: second from left, v/ second
  from right for normal Sifr)
+ Should inherit icons missing in Sifr Light itself from hicontrast theme.
Comment 1 Stefan Knorr (astron) 2014-02-25 08:38:09 UTC
Added Ahmad & Björn.
Comment 2 Ahmad Harthi 2014-02-25 08:57:42 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> The new Sifr theme has the unfortunate property of being rather hard to see
> on dark backgrounds. Since LibreOffice is not able to recolor icons
> automatically or to use SVG icons, it is probably necessary to create a new
> theme.
> 
> + Proposed theme name: Sifr Light
> + Proposed base color: #d3d7cf (from Tango palette: second from left, v/
> second
>   from right for normal Sifr)
> + Should inherit icons missing in Sifr Light itself from hicontrast theme.

The best way is to generate a light version of the icons. SVG is not an option even if it's supported, it will slow down the startup of LO and will eat a lot of memory.

I would like to know if there is a way to change the color of the pngs when the background is dark, instead of having two identical icon sets with different colors..
Comment 3 Milos Jovanovic 2014-04-08 10:01:14 UTC
Created attachment 97064 [details]
Sifr Light Theme Files

An example of a Sifr Light theme.
Comment 4 Milos Jovanovic 2014-04-08 10:02:25 UTC
Created attachment 97065 [details]
Light Theme Screenshot
Comment 5 Milos Jovanovic 2014-04-08 10:04:12 UTC
Hi, I hope I am doing the right thing, sorry - this is my first post on Bugzilla. I read a lot of FAQs. Anyway - I made a Sifr Light theme from the current one, basically because I needed it. Attached you will find the screenshot and the .zip file with the light icons.
Comment 6 Ahmad Harthi 2014-04-09 06:08:53 UTC
Comment on attachment 97064 [details]
Sifr Light Theme Files

Changed MIME type.
Comment 7 Ahmad Harthi 2014-04-09 06:15:37 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Hi, I hope I am doing the right thing, sorry - this is my first post on
> Bugzilla. I read a lot of FAQs. Anyway - I made a Sifr Light theme from the
> current one, basically because I needed it. Attached you will find the
> screenshot and the .zip file with the light icons.

Thank you Milos, I'll add these icons to LO 4.3

If you like you can join our work on Sifr icons project at https://github.com/libodesign/flat-icons
Comment 8 retired 2014-04-09 11:39:04 UTC
gorgeous! thanks this looks great. since dark program environments will be the future (see where adobe is going with lightroom or photoshot) and dark is much more friendly on the eyes this is greatly appreciated.

I wish I could just use those color options from the screenshot by just downloading them as a theme... having to set each and every color individually can be pretty annoying. but that's another story for another bug.
Comment 9 Milos Jovanovic 2014-04-09 12:35:19 UTC
I would like to note that I only changed the Sifr icons. The old (color-ish) ones are still there, and some of them don't look good at all on dark themes.

Per Ahmed's note, I've cloned the github repo, and will look into working the light theme in/with the ongoing work on Sifr there.

@Foss
I (obviously) agree. I will browse through here and try to help with work on a "Dark" mode.