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V8: Where are the classic icons? [message #168818] Sun, 22 January 2017 20:13 Go to next message
Markus Rudolf
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I cannot find the option anymore to switch back to the classic icon set.

As the new icons are still horrible, I would prefer to have the old ones
back.

Markus
Re: V8: Where are the classic icons? [message #168819 is a reply to message #168818] Sun, 22 January 2017 20:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rk
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Hi!

Am 22.01.2017 um 21:13 schrieb Markus Rudolf:
> I cannot find the option anymore to switch back to the classic icon set.
>
> As the new icons are still horrible, I would prefer to have the old ones
> back.

Bad news:
http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/eagle-forum/eagle-8-0-0-icons/td-p/6818269

Rene
Re: V8: Where are the classic icons? [message #168821 is a reply to message #168819] Sun, 22 January 2017 21:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Markus Rudolf
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On 22.01.2017 21:27, René König wrote:

> Bad news:
> http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/eagle-forum/eagle-8-0-0-icons/td-p/6818269

That is not going to be on the pro side of the pro/con for an update.

After playing around with V8 a bit, except for the slice command I don't
see anything worth even a new revision number. This "design block
feature" is the hierarchical design they promised to be in V7 already...

Markus
Re: V8: Where are the classic icons? [message #168822 is a reply to message #168819] Sun, 22 January 2017 23:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
warrenbrayshaw
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On 23/01/2017 9:27 a.m., René König wrote:
> Hi!
>
> Am 22.01.2017 um 21:13 schrieb Markus Rudolf:
>> I cannot find the option anymore to switch back to the classic icon set.
>>
>> As the new icons are still horrible, I would prefer to have the old ones
>> back.
>
> Bad news:
> http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/eagle-forum/eagle-8-0-0-icons/td-p/6818269
>
> Rene
>
>

I too prefer the classic icons to the current batch of 'modernised'
ones. Horrible they are.

A modern icon set would be fine by me but the first attempt by Cadsoft
missed the mark. Basically they are to chunky and upset the balance of
the UI. Additionally, some of the symbology was wrong like the stop icon
which is not stop in my part of the world but rather do not enter or
even one way.

I have not viewed v8 but did expect the Autodesk 'look' to be applied.
Hence these icons would have been replaced with a more pleasant set.

When the new icons first arrived, you could create your own svg icons
and apply them. Can some one tell me if this is still possible.

Regards
Warren


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Re: V8: Where are the classic icons? [message #168827 is a reply to message #168822] Mon, 23 January 2017 07:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rob Pearce
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On 22/01/17 23:57, warrenbrayshaw wrote:
> I too prefer the classic icons to the current batch of 'modernised'
> ones. Horrible they are.
>
This is a statement that I could make about EVERY piece of software I
ever use. There is a trend in "modern" GUI design to replace perfectly
functional, clear, distinctive and legible icons with... things that
some graphic artist feels are more "stylish" but which have nowhere near
enough contrast to be visible, nor enough clarity to mean anything. When
will these so-called experts learn that a GUI is meant to be USED, not
admired for its artistic value.
Re: V8: Where are the classic icons? [message #168830 is a reply to message #168827] Mon, 23 January 2017 08:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CadSoft Support
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On 23.01.2017 08:46, Rob Pearce wrote:
> On 22/01/17 23:57, warrenbrayshaw wrote:
>> I too prefer the classic icons to the current batch of 'modernised'
>> ones. Horrible they are.
>>
> This is a statement that I could make about EVERY piece of software I
> ever use. There is a trend in "modern" GUI design to replace perfectly
> functional, clear, distinctive and legible icons with... things that
> some graphic artist feels are more "stylish" but which have nowhere near
> enough contrast to be visible, nor enough clarity to mean anything. When
> will these so-called experts learn that a GUI is meant to be USED, not
> admired for its artistic value.
>

EAGLE V8 comes with the new icon set and it has been reworked compared
to V7 in terms of readability. The new icons are scalable what the old
were not.
If you do not like them, switch all the toolbars off and use the
commandline. ;-)

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Re: V8: Where are the classic icons? [message #168851 is a reply to message #168830] Mon, 23 January 2017 16:29 Go to previous message
martonmiklos
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Registered: September 2008
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2017-01-23 09:38 keltezéssel, Richard Hammerl írta:
> On 23.01.2017 08:46, Rob Pearce wrote:
>> On 22/01/17 23:57, warrenbrayshaw wrote:
>>> I too prefer the classic icons to the current batch of 'modernised'
>>> ones. Horrible they are.
>>>
>> This is a statement that I could make about EVERY piece of software I
>> ever use. There is a trend in "modern" GUI design to replace perfectly
>> functional, clear, distinctive and legible icons with... things that
>> some graphic artist feels are more "stylish" but which have nowhere near
>> enough contrast to be visible, nor enough clarity to mean anything. When
>> will these so-called experts learn that a GUI is meant to be USED, not
>> admired for its artistic value.
>>
>
> EAGLE V8 comes with the new icon set and it has been reworked compared
> to V7 in terms of readability. The new icons are scalable what the old
> were not.
> If you do not like them, switch all the toolbars off and use the
> commandline. ;-)
>

Or let's vectorize the old icons and call it a day.
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