Azenis2-EX icon set - AzenisEX - The Preface Mod

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Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://www.deviantart.com/jameshardy88/art/Azenis-Icons-127781768

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UPDATE: August 05 2020 (now outdated as of Aug 07 2020)
I am taking it down temporarily.
I am completely Re-Working this entire set from Scratch (for the past month or so). The vast majority of icons are being scrapped, replaced, fixed; as well as about 400 New Icons being added.
UPDATE: NOW RELEASED August 07 2020...er...re-released...whatever...
This is a Massive Update. Added about 400 icons. Added many new ones to replace old ones that were substandard. .svg icons and symbolic icons reworked and updated. Emblems recreated.
Hopefully, I did not miss anything. UPDATE - Aug 08 - Added some more symbolic icons (mostly will affect those who install to root in /usr/share icons) Corrected Conky Manager icon and corrected the .xpm imags for VLC and for Xterm as they failed to pass the transparency down the line.
So, here we go:
Azenis2-EX-icons set for Cinnamon, Mate, Gnome, XFCE, Budgie, Whatever you are using...
Please post if you find any issues so I can correct them.

NOTE: The last thing I want to do on this Planet Earth is re-color this set. When I set about the project of reworking the set, I tried to set the gradients as Layers in order to facilitate fast and efficient recoloring. That prospect failed. ---I will keep looking for a way to make recoloring Icon sets faster --- As it is, I must individually do it one icon at a time. It takes more time and is more painstaking to re-color- than to create a new set. ---UPDATE--- While playing with XNconvert (instead of Gimp Batch processor) I have found a way to recolor in batch processing by inverting the entire icon color, adjusting the hue, then inverting back. It is a three step process, that then becomes a six step in resizing- BUT I may soon be able to offer recoloring icons, after-all. Sorry to take so long to figure out a way to do it. Searching the web for "How To" is utterly useless and it's not like anyone spoke up offering any suggestions (because no one ever did. Thanks.) Yeah, I said it.

To Install:
Extract to /usr/share/icons OR to ~/.icons
If you install in home directory and NOT to /usr/share/icons, then many root icons, app icons or symbolic .svg icons from this theme will not show up.
Select with your distros theme selector or tweak tool.

SOME ICONS, like Firestorm, will not just appear since the app that references the icon directs to a different location than the icon folder. So you need only move the icons from the 128x128 or the 48x48 folder to your Firestorm folder (Whereever you put that... You can find the icons on your machine by searching for firestorm_48.png)or the folder of whichever app you are using that is not showing up otherwise. You can check if the icon exists in this set by searching any "apps" folder int he azenis2-EX icon set folder for that app name.
Others, like the Discord Icon will show up fine if you installed Discord from Terminal, but Not If You Installed from Snap. So, for Snap Installations, like the Firestorm above, you must replace the existing icon. Others you can often find in your hicolor folder.
Ask if you have any questions.

HISTORY lesson:
These icons are based off of the original "Preface of the Cyan Magic" icons by Dar0ckx.
https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/iconpackager/1673
Dar0ckx's original set contained 66 distinct icons total.
Ezy, JamesHardy88 and Technoshaun used these icons in porting J.J. Yings Azenis Theme to Linux, back around 2009 or earlier.
This set is an EXpansion of that set, with new icons added and gaps filled in, to suit Linux Distros that use a variety of settings and objects.
Many thanks to J.J. Ying, for being a good sport and supportive of a project that for him was long in the past; Ezy for porting Azenis to KDE and providing the Preface Icon set with it; To Dar0ckx for designing and making the original 66 icons; To JamesHardy88 and Technoshaun for inspiring me to continue the Azenis theme on Linux.
I am an amateur and a novice, but honestly speaking, I think this set has developed Beautifully.

I hope you enjoy. :)

And if you don't enjoy this set, that is perfectly okay. Just remember: I hate you.
Last changelog:

Fixed nautilus/SoftwareCenter icons 10 months ago

Title says it all...

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danhuu

5 months ago

9 9 excellent

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stickwoo

10 months ago

10 10 the best
Really happy to see we are emerging from this drunken stupor that is the everything flat. This is my all time favorite icon theme.
Keep up the good work.

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aravisian

8 days ago

Stickwoo, I have released a massive update on this, adding about 400 icons, fixing many icons and improving it over-all.

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aravisian

7 months ago

Thanks, stickwoo. I could not agree more about frustration with the 'everything flat' trend. We all know the cause of it...

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bunnymnemonic

10 months ago

10 10 the best – wow, that's excellent work, thanks! I hope to see a Kvantum theme and an Aurorae theme like this someday...

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aravisian

8 days ago

Bunnymnemonic, I have released a massive update on this, adding about 400 icons, fixing many icons and improving it over-all.

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bunnymnemonic

6 days ago

Wow, that's amazing! Thank you very much for thinking of me, too! I will check it out as soon as possible. :)

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aravisian

6 days ago

I just needed to ensure that those that I was aware had suffered my misconceived attempts at making a theme had a chance at redemption.

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bunnymnemonic

6 days ago

Well, no need to apologize, it is a huge thing in itself that you created this impressing icon set! Thanks!

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aravisian

10 months ago

You mean ports from KDE to Gnome /Xfce? I left Windows and joined Linux a few months ago. I had never even heard of .css or theming. I am trying to catch up. I came across some themes I liked only to discover they were before my time. I said, "the he11 with that..." and sought bringing them back. But there is much I do not know and I am quite novice. But keep asking; ask on forums, ask on gnome-look... I will look into those themes and see if I don't bite off more than I can chew. The AzenisEX you see in the images took me several months to build; had to start fresh and make it a piece at a time. Learning css is not that hard. Understanding it is. Especially with a certain gnomish entity deliberately changing the rules often in order to secure their own brand image...

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bunnymnemonic

10 months ago

I can understand that creating a gtk theme is not easy! Maybe somebody else will do it.
I meant that Azenis was ported only as an Emerald theme but it is not available for KDE Plasma 5.
Anyways, your icon set is amazing!

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aravisian

10 months ago

What is making it "not easy" is that I need to make the 3.18, 3.20, 3.22, 3.24 versions... and now also working on 3.36 anticipating that gtk4 will be released by the end of the year... Bangin my head on the wall. I have them all most assembled but all have bugs I am working on.
KDE- I have never used KDE and I have no idea how theming works in KDE. Ezy, who had originally ported Azenis2 to KDE (3, I think?) had commented on one of the window borders I made here. I had told him "challenge accepted." I have not actually started on it, yet... given the whole , 3.18, 3.20, 3... yeah that thing.
Maybe I will grab a copy of SolydK and try familiarizing myself with it and take a look, see if I can screw it up or not.

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myrddin-wyllt

10 months ago

10 Nice theming! I'd only change the Libreoffice icons to have different colors for contrast, but others would probably disagree. This reminds me of the Flat No More icons in their lack of flatness (a feature becoming a rarity these days). I've often asserted the best (i.e., most unique) themes are lost to the past (i.e., obsolete/deprecated). Themes like this just prove my point.

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aravisian

7 months ago

If you want, shoot an email to aravisian@protonmail.com and I will see if I can compile some higher contrast Libreoffice Icons for you.

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aravisian

10 months ago

I agree wholeheartedly. The flat paper icons and uniformity has driven me nuts. If you say themes like this make your point, I hope others will take up the challenge to introduce their creativity or Modifications/resurrections, as well. Let's fight back, now, shall we?
Can you give some idea of what color contrast you had in mind on the LibreOffice icons? An example, maybe? There are not many, so I could probably hammer out a set for you no problem.

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zaileion

10 months ago

10 10 the best

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zaileion

10 months ago

OH! MY! GOODNESS!! I have been waiting for someone to do this for many years. like since 2011!! YOU ARE THE MAN!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Best Icon Set ever for Linux!!

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aravisian

8 days ago

zaileion, I have released a massive update on this, adding about 400 icons, fixing many icons and improving it over-all.

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aravisian

10 months ago

Positive feedback is good- But Critical Feedback is also very welcome, too. And you're welcome. Originally... I had hoped to do a kind of ten year anniversary run on the whole thing. But I didn't make it in time, so trying to get things out there a piece at a time, now. Also currently working on updated AzenisEX themes for gtk 3.18 through 3.36, Cinnamon and Cinnamenu themes to match, and a couple all original work theme projects. Because... It's FOSS.
It's what FOSS is all about.
Once you download it, it is Yours to do with as you please. Share it, redistribute it, toss it away... Get Creative. Be Inspired. Modify it, improve on it, Keep FOSS ALIVE!
And thanks for stopping by the page to remind those of us that still believe in FOSS that we have a reason to keep on believin.'

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sdmf

11 months ago

9 9 excellent

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Fixed nautilus/SoftwareCenter icons 10 months ago

Title says it all...

Adjustments 10 months ago

Added icons/changed some action icons per user request. Changes to make more uniform look and recognizably. Corrected two like icons (scalable icons vs fixed icons) that had different appearance. Added "apps" icons per request.

Repair to LibreOffice and apps icons 10 months ago

Repaired LibreOffice .svg files to fix scale and rendering, added proper apps folders to 22x22, 16x16 sub-folders.

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product-maker danhuu Mar 03 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker stickwoo Sep 27 2019 10 the best
10 the best Really happy to see we are emerging from this drunken stupor that is the everything flat. This is my all time favorite icon theme. Keep up the good work.
product-maker myrddin-wyllt Sep 23 2019 10 the best
Nice theming! I'd only change the Libreoffice icons to have different colors for contrast, but others would probably disagree. This reminds me of the Flat No More icons in their lack of flatness (a feature becoming a rarity these days). I've often asserted the best (i.e., most unique) themes are lost to the past (i.e., obsolete/deprecated). Themes like this just prove my point.
product-maker zaileion Sep 21 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker sdmf Sep 08 2019 9 excellent
9 excellent
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