SV: [horde] Usage of images/icons in the Horde world

Jan Schneider jan at
Wed Sep 1 02:23:01 PDT 2004

Zitat von Joaquim Homrighausen <joho at>:

>   * Quoting joho at on 2004-05-04:
> Any decision on this yet?
> I've been sneaking at other "groupware"-suites and although very few of them
> come close to the quality of Horde (IMHO, of course), one thing that they
> seem to share is their thoughts on user interface design. Many of them either
> have larger icons, or allow for larger/more complex icons.

You have the option now to create themes that contain custom icon sets. See

This is all we will do for the moment.

>> Well, how about duplicating the icons.. those used in places where there is
>> a potential for large icons are called <icon_name>, medium sizes
>> (perhaps those in the left bar) <icon_name>, and for those
>> smaller ones.. <icon_name>
>> In the distribution, envelope.gif needs to be copied two times and renamed
>> once (envelope_large, envelope_medium, etc). And then if someone wants to
>> make a theme and fully use this possibility, allow them.
>> I have only just begun to play with the Alpha releases, so I haven't done a
>> grep <img src..> yet, but I suspect that would be a place to start.
>> Another alternative, although overly complicated, would be to name things
>> like <icon_name>, etc. but that seems a bit overkill; specially if
>> someone decides to use 64x64 or 128x128 .. ;)
>>> Från: Chuck Hagenbuch [mailto:chuck at]
>>> Skickat: den 4 maj 2004 20:51
>>> Till: horde at
>>> Ämne: Re: [horde] Usage of images/icons in the Horde world
>>> Quoting joho at
>>> We're trying to come up with a few themes using the new feature in Horde
>>> and
>>> its various applications. One thing that feels a bit blunt is the
>>> use/handling of icons for the user interface. Instead of using different
>>> icons for the various places in which they are displayed, many icons are
>>> used in several places, i.e. the same physical file. In the "application
>>> bar" (at the top of the screen), one might want to have bigger icons, say
>>> 32x32 or 48x48, whereas inside the application (IMP/Kronolith, etc) one
>>> might want to use 16x16, etc.
>> Okay...
>> Suggestions? Patches?
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