Ubuntu humanity icons - visibility in the panels

Asked by Elliott on 2009-11-16

I am writing this question because I love the Ubuntu distribution and I want to see it get better.

This isn't a big issue, or a software error. It is what I believe to be a user interface design error. There is a good chance that this has an easy solution to it as well.

I feel that the icons default icon set for Ubuntu (humanity) are not very visible and I strongly believe that the visibility needs to improve. In particular, the Ubuntu logo on the default white panel in the top-left hand corner is not very visible, contrasting or something (on default install).

I am sure there are many solutions to improve this. Here are a few ideas I have thought of:
- Put shadows around the icons for the panel etc (the problem is, the panel can be different colours, so...)
- Maybe a gnome solution, where the icons have an inverse shadow or outline around them which contrasts against the panel colour (a more dynamic solution)

There may already be a set of icons somewhere on the internet with the icons like this, but regardless, I strongly believe it will be beneficial for Ubuntu (humanity) to have it by default.

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Vish (vish) said : #1

I believe the problem you are facing is due to using the wrong icon theme.

Humanity is installed in default as 2 themes:
Humanity- to be used for Light panels
Humanity Dark - to be used for Dark and transparent panels.
Right now , You need to switch manually the themes for the panel you are using.

We are having plans, in Lucid , for such changes to be done automatically ..

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