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Change 'People' icon to something more neutral

asked 2014-01-27 22:42:47 +0200

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updated 2014-07-21 16:28:28 +0200

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Note: the second part of this "multi-request" was extracted to a a new request, for improved distinctness.

Is is possible to change a heart-like 'People' icon to something more neutral? It confuses me whenever I have to call my boss;).

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I agree. I find this heart-throwing both here and there silly, like a 14-year-old girl wearing pink dress and dotting her i with a heart. I never even do that with my own dearest, let alone the majority people in my contact list who are either just colleagues or acquaintances. That's just weird to think of them that way.

spacenewt ( 2014-03-13 04:07:29 +0200 )edit

I disagree over here....I think the heart icon is quite nice and if you want - unlike. I'll absolutely prefer it over a very common poeple icon as it has been posted in the answer from @tokaru.

Maettu ( 2014-03-13 12:29:48 +0200 )edit

I like the heart icon as well. Easy to spot among the apps. But it's also nice to see people posting their alternative icons instead of complaining. That is a very unlike way of doing things, imho, and quite fitting for a system as open-source as sailfish. I am even willing to change the heart icon on my phone if someone posts something better here.

vattuvarg ( 2014-03-13 22:26:12 +0200 )edit

@vattuvarg Yes, it is nice that we have the possibility to change stuff like this :) Just sad that these changes will get lost with probably every update of the OS. I am thinking about putting /usr/share/ under git control (with main repository in /home/nemo/), so I could easily spot changes and (if necessary) merge my changes with changes that came with the update (especially keyboard layouts)

tokaru ( 2014-03-14 15:02:15 +0200 )edit

@tokaru, yes please do so we have a backup available :)

spacenewt ( 2014-03-14 15:47:52 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-02-05 00:08:14 +0200

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regarding 1) I totally agree with you and hope the icon will be changed... this is too personal for a large amount of people in there ;-)

If you want to help yourself, and are fine with using developer mode and doing things that you should only do when you know what you are doing: you can replace the icon at /usr/share/themes/jolla-ambient/meegotouch/icons/icon-launcher-people.png

I have replaced mine with a custom icon which I have just put together quickly. Not really stylish, but neutral.

Feel free to use it if you need one :)

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@tokaru. Thanks ! I replaced this awful "heart" by your icon for now :)

Dam ( 2014-03-11 01:19:06 +0200 )edit

Agreed!, totally! :)

Edz ( 2014-03-13 00:33:44 +0200 )edit

Hehe, great but it looks a bit like a tomb stone that way :)

goldenm ( 2014-03-21 07:22:48 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-03-14 12:40:51 +0200

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updated 2017-03-02 06:54:40 +0200

...and another one! Remix from original and some other stuff I found on disk.

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hey that's nice :) thanks

tokaru ( 2014-03-14 14:53:32 +0200 )edit

Just replaced mine and it looks awesome! Thanks again for sharing

tokaru ( 2014-03-14 20:54:32 +0200 )edit

You are welcome! :)

eson ( 2014-03-14 23:04:11 +0200 )edit

thanks Eson ! even better !

Dam ( 2014-03-18 23:42:49 +0200 )edit

I like this, but if this gonna change it should be red. Because people already started to use to it, and people follow shapes and colors easily. Just my 2cents.

Macilaci457 ( 2014-03-21 08:09:27 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-03-21 03:59:39 +0200

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Just to get this votable: I rather like the "People" icon and don't want it changed!

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I'm voting for this option, but with the "less emotion-filled" motivation

I think the People icon is fine as it is.

;-) :-)

The 'heartshape' in it could represent
a smaller sub-set, of a larger group, of people that may be 'close to me'.

phle ( 2014-03-21 11:56:06 +0200 )edit

@phle, Yes, that is roughly what I think too!

00prometheus ( 2014-03-21 17:54:10 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-03-13 22:11:50 +0200

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updated 2014-03-21 01:36:07 +0200

Another variation.


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Oh this one is very nice, is it ok I use it?

spacenewt ( 2014-03-13 22:17:32 +0200 )edit

All my artwork, that i'll upload here is completely free, sure. It's public domain.

Moth ( 2014-03-13 22:22:34 +0200 )edit

Thank you! I presumed it was OK for me to use it since you posted a download link. But I still thought I should ask. :)

spacenewt ( 2014-03-13 22:29:46 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-03-02 14:10:21 +0200

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updated 2017-03-02 14:16:15 +0200

I like current the people-icon :)
It should contain - hopefully - people you like, at least the majority.

A icon that should be changed is gallery. I doesn't give any indication about what app it is and is therefore really a bad icon. I suggest two or three photos with a border (like a polaroid), this should look nice and everyone can understand the meaning:
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I totally disagree. To me the Gallery icon is single-handedly the most recognisable and "iconic" icon of SailfishOS. The stylish (and the SF icons are about style) butterfly/flower/whatever-suits-you works great and the designer nailed it in this one. And hey, even Apple has lately moved away from the polaroid metaphor of iPhoto to the Photos flower icon for more abstractness, so a thousand times no to a dull (in comparison) set of polaroids. The proposed polaroids icon doesn't even conform to the icon story of SFOS unless you just wanted to slap it on some random SF icon shape. So please no.

tmi ( 2017-03-02 21:31:44 +0200 )edit
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