Ubuntu team puts their icons into purple…

With the familiar brown tones of Ubuntu of yore being replaced with nice vibrant purple hues in the recent re-branding, the  “purplification” of the default icon set had to occur  sooner or later.
In updates to the new Ubuntu icon sets ubuntu-mono and Humanity some icons have started to receive just that – having their old human colourings made-over with distinctive orchis highlights. So far 11 icons in these icon sets have undergone “purplification“. (See image above)
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Lucid Sound Indicator Gets Improved

One of Benjamin Humphrey’s “16 things to improve in Ubuntu 10.04” concerned Lucid’s new-look sound applet – a small, square, inconsistent little box.

Some of his gripes were: –

  • The slider is too short and doesn’t let you fine tune volume properly
  • The max volume icon doesn’t have enough padding, compared to the no volume icon
  • The background colour for the slider looks out of place, it isn’t necessary.

Well a much-improved sound applet landed over the weekend blitzing many of those issues.

I think we are going in the right direction.

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