Optional editor icon colors?

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Post » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:13 pm

r83 introduced monochrome editor icons. I see why you decided to do this, but I personally find it kind of ugly and washed-out, and everything looks unclickable. Surely I can't be the only one who thinks this o.o

Would it be possible to just make the monochrome icons optional?Tokinsom2012-03-25 16:15:03
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Post » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:38 pm

I don't mind them at all... to me, it looks really professional. But that's just my 2c.
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Post » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:56 pm

I just think it's a step backwards. If I wanted a bland, ugly GUI I'd be using MMF or GM. C2's editor looked great and was bursting with vibrant color, and the black theme made for a nice contrast. Now the whole thing is washed out and black as death.Tokinsom2012-03-25 16:57:57
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Post » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:15 pm

What I'd like to see is a way to change between the two different schemes.
I like the new one, but now I have to go and remember all the new symbols
for objects since that's how I usually find an object in a list.
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Post » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:34 pm

I took a look and all the .ico files seem to be placed in their respective plugins folders, not hidden away at all. So you could essentially make some of your own or find some you find fitting, and switch them out yourself.

Maybe a way to automate switching out the icons by loading them from a archive or something could be done. But at the moment I don't think it's necessary.inkBot2012-03-25 17:35:19
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Post » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:39 pm

[QUOTE=inkBot] I took a look and all the .ico files seem to be placed in their respective plugins folders, not hidden away at all. So you could essentially make some of your own or find some you find fitting, and switch them out yourself.

Maybe a way to automate switching out the icons by loading them from a archive or something could be done. But at the moment I don't think it's necessary.[/QUOTE]

Yeah I was snooping around the C2 folders but I couldn't find the actual editor icons. I don't mind the new plugin icons and some of the "color-coded" stuff..just the black editor icons and black folders.
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Post » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:40 pm

We aren't planning any option to change the icon sets. IMO the new icons are a huge improvement over the old ones which were just cobbled together from basically whatever I could find. Give it a couple of weeks and see if it grows on you.
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Post » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:05 pm

Its just all the black that's bothering me. The new plugin icons and such are fine but I have absolutely no idea why you'd want everything else to be solid black. It looks really bad. Everyone seems to love it though so whatever..
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Post » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:23 pm

[QUOTE=Tokinsom]Yeah I was snooping around the C2 folders but I couldn't find the actual editor icons. I don't mind the new plugin icons and some of the "color-coded" stuff..just the black editor icons and black folders.[/QUOTE]
Really? They are in the exporters/html5/plugins folders.
I tried it and exchanged the gamepad icon with the icon for the new Rayman game and it worked.



I changed it back and C2 recognizes the old icon, but in explorer it shows as the rayman icon. A little weird. Will probably fix itself after a reboot or ram reset.
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Post » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:43 pm

@Ashley Gah. I totally misspoke by saying monochrome. All I'm trying to ask is if you could add an option to return the colors to the blackened ribbon, folder, and image editor icons.

The new plugin/behavior icons are definitely an improvement, sorry if I got anyone confused with those.Tokinsom2012-03-25 20:13:52
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