Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138984
ugly standard bookmark icon
Last modified: 2013-03-13 00:46:55 EDT
Description of problem:
The standard bookmark icon is ugly: it is too colorful and looks like
a favicon. The difference between a meaningful favicon (which helps to
identify the page on the first look) and a placeholder icon should be
E.g. look at the following screenshot... the "old" icon (left) is
plain and simple, the "new" one is intrusive.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 106558 [details]
still with firefox-1.0.3-2
Not a firefox issue, and not going to get fixed in firefox which just requests
the icons from GNOME. Get this fixed in GNOME if you want it changed.
Sorry, it is an issue of the rawhide/FC4 firefox. Vanilla firefox has nice icons
but the additional patches are making it looking terribly.
Firefox patches for integration with GNOME are getting upstream. The Bookmark
icon comes from the default GNOME theme. Reassiging to redhat-artwork
redhat-artwork does not contain upstream icons. GNOME contains its own icons,
and we no longer use Bluecurve by default.
It is an firefox issue: when removing patches 25-29 (afair) in the firefox
src.rpm (without changing anything at gnome), icons are nice again.
We do use Bluecurve icons still as the default GNOME ones have not been updated
to match the Clearlook theme.
Icons are picked up by firefox from this theme as we want to present a
conisitent look across all apps. These icons may change from time to time as
our artists see fit. I will bring up your concerns with the resident artists
but as icons are subjective they may find it satisfactory. Because of this I am
going to close this as not a bug. If they feel it is an issue they will update
the icon when they can get to it.
It is a firefox bug. There is no need to use icons from other packages as the
default firefox icons are nice.
Why are the icons taken from Gnome2? What is with people using E, KDE, ...?
Those people will not see the "consistent look across all apps".
So it would be best to remove the responsible patches until a way is found to
choose between the original (nice) Firefox icons and these of your Desktop
Please do not reopen bugs. I explained why. If people are using KDE, E, etc.
and use an icon theme from the Freedesktop icon spec it will pick up those
icons. Everyone has a different opinion of astetics. Your other option is to
pick a new theme or create one that has the icons you would like to see.
BTW, it is easy to do. You can create a new theme that inherits from Bluecurve
so only the icons you want to change are changed and you still get other updates
as the Bluecurve icon set evolves.