Feature #415

Please reduce amount of icons in GTK+ UI

Added by Q. P. over 9 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

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March 08, 2014
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as mentioned in the other issue #414, i just had a look at Audacios 3.4.1 inside a daily build of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.

I noticed the following:

On Ubuntu GNOME 14.04, using the default GTK+ theme "Adwaita", Audacious is using a lot less icons than Audacious in Win32.

This looks way better IMHO.

Audacious Win32 uses a lot more icons everywhere and looks much more crowded because of that.

Now, which icons do i mean? Some examples:

When you go to Audacious -> Menu bar -> Files, then there is a icon in front of each menu entry, like Open Files..., Open URL..., Add Files... and so on...

In Ubuntu GNOME, those icons are not there, which looks much clearer IMHO.

Another example:

When you close a playlist tab in Audacious, a confirmation dialog comes up, asking if you really want to remove the playlist.

Then there are two buttons ("Cancel"/"Remove" or "Yes"/"No", depending on Audacious version). In Ubuntu GNOME, it's just those buttons. But in Win32 the buttons have icons on them, which look kinda bad, IMHO.

Or when you right click on a track inside a playlist, a menu comes up as well and the menu entries have icons in front of them in Win32. In Ubuntu GNOME they do not.

I would prefer if the Win32 version would not have those icons, just like in Ubuntu GNOME. They make everything look crowded.

So, could you please remove them?

It would be much appreciated.

I'm still not quite sure though if this is something that you, the Audacious developer(s) can do, or if it has something to do with the different GTK+ themes being used (Adwaita vs. Windows), which would mean i would have to ask the GTK+ / GNOME developers?



#1 Updated by John Lindgren over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

The number of icons displayed is controlled by a GTK+ setting. You can add the following lines to gtksettings.ini:

gtk-button-images = 0
gtk-menu-images = 0
Closing since this is already a setting that can be changed by the user.

#2 Updated by Q. P. over 9 years ago


okay, those two lines do exactly what I asked for.



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