mikeym Nov 14, 2012 @ 10:55am
Suggestion for Steam to use SVG icon
Steam appears to use an icon scaled pretty large - I guess to as large as Unity want it and for it to look good - but there's no guarantee that other window managers (or even Unity) are going to respect that size limit.

So if you want Steam to look professional use a SVG[en.wikipedia.org] icon.

Steam icon looking a bit overstretched in Gnome 3[dl.dropbox.com]
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blackout24 Nov 14, 2012 @ 10:57am 
Just install Faenza Icon theme. It has a svg steam icon since forever.
mikeym Nov 14, 2012 @ 11:01am 
I'm honestly not that bothered about it, just a bit of advice for the steam people, my guess would be that they want to produce professional looking software without needing fans to fix it.
blackout24 Nov 14, 2012 @ 11:04am 
I don't think to many use the stock icons anyway. That's why people use linux in the first place, because they can theme the crap out of it. Cannonical even hired the guy behind the popular faenza icon pack to design the new Ubuntu Icon set for upcoming releases.
ThOR27 Nov 14, 2012 @ 11:42am 
t.jp, I understand you comments, but I'm a Linux user and I don't change icons. Really don't care about that. I care more about change some bash behaviors, default applcations and keyboard shortcuts. A good default one is always good. Not that an SVG icon a real needed thing but of course it's something awesome that it doesn't seems hard to do.
Jimmee Nov 14, 2012 @ 11:50am 
Originally posted by t.jp:
I don't think to many use the stock icons anyway. That's why people use linux in the first place, because they can theme the crap out of it. Cannonical even hired the guy behind the popular faenza icon pack to design the new Ubuntu Icon set for upcoming releases.
Of course how silly of me, the superior scripting interfaces, the un-obfuscated api, the superiour memory management, armies of people who volunteer time for support and development all mean nothing. no the real reason people use linux is to customise icons...

dumbass
Spongeroberto Squarepantalones Nov 14, 2012 @ 12:02pm 
this is a very minor fix and has no downsides. I'm certain they already have their logo in vector somewhere
KiteX3 Nov 14, 2012 @ 8:50pm 
Originally posted by Jimmy:
Originally posted by t.jp:
I don't think to many use the stock icons anyway. That's why people use linux in the first place, because they can theme the crap out of it. Cannonical even hired the guy behind the popular faenza icon pack to design the new Ubuntu Icon set for upcoming releases.
Of course how silly of me, the superior scripting interfaces, the un-obfuscated api, the superiour memory management, armies of people who volunteer time for support and development all mean nothing. no the real reason people use linux is to customise icons...

dumbass

I hate to break it to you, but there are a lot of really dumb people in this world.

Given the outrage about Unity not being customizable, should the suggestion that people use Linux for aesthetic customizations really be that surprising? The benefits you mentioned are only for the relatively small set of developers and technical users. From what most people understand, the differences between Windows, OS X, and Linux boil down to aesthetics or compatibility (decidedly not in favor of Linux for the everyday user). Aesthetic preference or customization is the only reason many people *can* have for swapping to Linux.
Rain Ninja Nov 14, 2012 @ 10:02pm 
I like both the underlying technical AND vanity advantages, myself
Jimmee Nov 14, 2012 @ 11:18pm 
Originally posted by KiteX3:
I hate to break it to you, but there are a lot of really dumb people in this world.

Given the outrage about Unity not being customizable, should the suggestion that people use Linux for aesthetic customizations really be that surprising? The benefits you mentioned are only for the relatively small set of developers and technical users. From what most people understand, the differences between Windows, OS X, and Linux boil down to aesthetics or compatibility (decidedly not in favor of Linux for the everyday user). Aesthetic preference or customization is the only reason many people *can* have for swapping to Linux.

I disagree. While the technical benfits of linux directly benefit the developors and administrators. The solutions that are provided by such people indirectly pass on the benefits of linux on through software quality (hence why you find so many linux web servers on the 'net).

I was going to write a longer post but I can't be bothered.

I see where your coming from with the aesthetics. To contradict my last paragraph... Doesn't compiz still crash all the time?
mikeym Nov 21, 2012 @ 1:41pm 
Ugh! The icon just got worse with the recent update: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/38280833/BadIcon.png

Just make an SVG already!
blackout24 Nov 21, 2012 @ 1:59pm 
Originally posted by mikeym:
Ugh! The icon just got worse with the recent update: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/38280833/BadIcon.png

Just make an SVG already!

In fact it has even overwritten my faenza steam icon. It's still there but no longer automatically substituting it.

I brought it up again in the existing bug report in the Limited Beta Forum.
http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/1/882966056376559766/
mikeym Nov 21, 2012 @ 3:13pm 
Nice to have some support on the inside :P
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