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#1 2024-06-19 18:39:36

Hero478
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Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

Hi guys, I'm not sure if this is the right section but I'll try anyway.
So, I did a system upgrade with the usual pacman -Syu. So far so good. I rebooted the laptop cause I needed to, and I noticed that after I logged in my session some icons where crappy (e.g. the wifi icon in the top bar, it became thinner and low resolution) and some others went missing, replaced by a white square.
After investigating a while I noticed that every icon pack I have on my machine showed those icons, except the default Adwaita icons, which showed correctly.
What I assume is going on is that every icon that is not present in the selected icon pack results in those ones, while before the system upgrade they were replaced by the good-looking adwaita icons.
I could use adwaita as system-wide icon pack but I'd like to get my candy icons back, as I prefer them.
Any clue on how to fix this?

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#2 2024-06-19 20:46:45

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

"white square" sounds like a font placeholder - is the icon an icon or an emoji?
The actual appearance (screenshot?) and used icon theme (the theme declares what it wants to inherit and adwaita is not some "default", the hicolor theme is) would probably help to shed some light on the situation.

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#3 2024-06-19 21:46:31

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

https://ibb.co/hRDC2Tr
In this pic you can see some icons being rendered normally (the ones of the system monitor extension), some rendered badly (wifi and volume) and the weather one not rendered at all.
The icon theme i use is candy icons, and I'm sure my default icon theme is adwaita cause it's written in the tweak center. Hicolor is present, but it's not marked as default and I have the same issue if I select it. It does instead work both with adwaita and adwaita legacy.
https://ibb.co/17dbKMR
I also noticed that also the icons for managing a window (minimize, maximize, close) are not the ones i used to have.

Last edited by Hero478 (2024-06-19 21:48:28)

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#4 2024-06-19 21:51:33

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

Yeah, it's the default gnome icon theme but that's meaningless.
The window "icons" are rather not related to this.

You're using this theme/package: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/candy-icons-git ?
https://github.com/EliverLara/candy-ico … ndex.theme inherits "breeze-dark,Adwaita,hicolor" and you've breeze-dark installed so that's likely where the "crappy" icons come from.

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#5 2024-06-19 22:04:12

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

Yeah, that's the theme but I didn't get it from aur. At the time i downloaded it from I don't even remember where and put it in the themes directory.
But how is that all of a sudden some icons changed?

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#6 2024-06-19 22:43:18

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

Adwaita removed a bunch of icons without a proper fallback, so now they are being taken from something that provides them, which is breeze.

https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/adwaita- … issues/288

Is https://archlinux.org/packages/extra/an … me-legacy/ installed?

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#7 2024-06-20 05:43:31

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

The theme though looks like it's preferring breeze anyway, did you only recently install that theme?

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#8 2024-06-20 08:23:09

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

I thought it was cause I was seeing it in the options, but I tried installing it just to be sure and apparently it wasn't. So, in conclusion, now it is.

seth wrote:

The theme though looks like it's preferring breeze anyway, did you only recently install that theme?

No, I've been having it for 1.5 years now, and it broke just yesterday

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#9 2024-06-20 14:21:29

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

So what happened "yesterday"? What packages were actually installed/removed/updated?
Did installing adwaita-icon-theme-legacy do anything?
Does either removing the breeze-dark theme or replacing Adwaita w/ AdwaitaLegacy in the definition of your theme do anything?

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#10 2024-06-20 17:15:07

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

I'm facing a similar issue, albeit limited to a single icon, the 'search' icon in Nautilus:

Screenshot-from-2024-06-20-03-06-43.png

The correct icon doesn't show regardless of the icon theme I'm using. I've tried Adwaita, AdwaitaLegacy, Breeze and the icon is still missing.
I wonder if there is some gnome dependency missing?

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#11 2024-06-20 19:34:08

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

For context, https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=296939 but it'S not exactly the same - the OP defuaults to some undesired theme instead of Adwaita

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#12 2024-06-21 09:19:59

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

seth wrote:

So what happened "yesterday"? What packages were actually installed/removed/updated?
Did installing adwaita-icon-theme-legacy do anything?
Does either removing the breeze-dark theme or replacing Adwaita w/ AdwaitaLegacy in the definition of your theme do anything?

In order:
I don't really know, it was more than 130 packages to be updated to I didn't really checked. I'll try to find that out
Nope, nothing changed even after a reboot
I can't remove breeze-dark as it's required by another package (kiconthemes), and I don't know if removing this other one could do some damage. Could you also please explain better what you mean with replacing the theme? You mean setting as global theme adwaita legacy?

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#13 2024-06-21 15:07:02

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

=> /var/log/pacman.log

I can't remove breeze-dark as…

The plan is to edit the theme index file of your theme and remove the inheritence there, resp. replace Adwaita w/ AdwataLegacy there.
This file: https://github.com/EliverLara/candy-ico … ndex.theme - but since you installed theme manually, I can't tell you where you put it.

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#14 2024-06-21 16:53:33

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

seth wrote:

=> /var/log/pacman.log

Well, apparently breeze-icons was installed without me explicitly asking for it

[2024-06-19T19:55:49+0200] [ALPM] installed breeze-icons (6.3.0-1)

The plan is to edit the theme index file of your theme and remove the inheritence there, resp. replace Adwaita w/ AdwataLegacy there.
This file: https://github.com/EliverLara/candy-ico … ndex.theme - but since you installed theme manually, I can't tell you where you put it.

Done, and there are some differences: the missing icons reappeared correctly. The "old" icons are still old, but with another style. And I can tell that the same icons with breeze or with candy icons are not the same, even if similar

EDIT: I tried totally removing the inheritance, but those icons remain there

Last edited by Hero478 (2024-06-21 16:55:26)

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#15 2024-06-21 20:27:48

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

The "old" icons are still old, but with another style.

You'll have to quantify that - adjectives are rarely helpful.
(ie. [edit: link! don't embed it] a screenshot if you cannot identify the situation)

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#16 2024-06-21 21:29:57

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

https://ibb.co/SRf80jr
as you can see, the weather icon does now display correctly. On the other and, the wifi and sound icons are still the wrong style, but another one compared to the previous screenshot

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#17 2024-06-21 21:47:46

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

wifi and volume icons are in https://archlinux.org/packages/extra/an … me-legacy/
What does your candy-icons index.theme currently look like?

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#18 2024-06-22 08:11:31

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

seth wrote:

wifi and volume icons are in https://archlinux.org/packages/extra/an … me-legacy/
What does your candy-icons index.theme currently look like?

But then why if I select adwaita legacy they become normal?

index.theme:

[Icon Theme]
Name=candy-icons
Comment=Sweet gradient icons.
Inherits=
FollowsColorScheme=true

# Directory list
Directories=places/16,places/48,apps/scalable,devices/scalable,preferences/scalable,mimetypes/scalable,status/scalable

[apps/scalable]
Size=96
Context=Applications
MinSize=8
MaxSize=512
Type=Scalable

[devices/scalable]
Size=96
Context=Applications
MinSize=8
MaxSize=512
Type=Scalable

[preferences/scalable]
Size=96
Context=Applications
MinSize=8
MaxSize=512
Type=Scalable

[mimetypes/scalable]
Size=96
Context=MimeTypes
Type=Scalable
MinSize=8
MaxSize=256

[places/16]
Size=16
Context=Places
MinSize=8
MaxSize=32
Type=Scalable

[places/48]
Size=48
Context=Places
MinSize=8
MaxSize=512
Type=Scalable

[status/scalable]
Size=64
Context=Status
Type=Scalable
Type=Scalable
MinSize=16
MaxSize=128

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#19 2024-06-22 14:43:02

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

- Inherits=
+ Inherits=AdwaitaLegacy

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#20 2024-06-22 16:49:33

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

Already tried, and it doesn't work

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#21 2024-06-22 16:58:49

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

AdwaitaLegacy provides the icons you want and candy-icons doesn't include them at all?
Did you restart the testcase process after editing the file, resp. log out and back in?

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#22 2024-06-23 09:14:22

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

Yes, but the icons haven't changed yet. I also noticed that the icons for the desktop folder in the file explorer changed in a sort of representation of a desktop, while before updating it was simply a colorful folder (like the download and documents ones, but another color)
https://ibb.co/fxXgkgv

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#23 2024-06-23 14:25:27

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

If you set the icon theme to adwaita legacy, you do NOT you get the (particular, not talking about your candy-preference here) icons you want?

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#24 2024-06-23 20:52:14

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

If i set the icon them to Adwaita Legacy I do get the icons i want. But that works even if i set the regular adwaita and hicolor

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#25 2024-06-23 22:08:19

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Re: Icons not included in the icon pack are crappy

Using the hicolor theme gets you the adwaita icons but using the candy-icons does not?
Did you recently update the candy theme?

pacman -Rdd breeze-icons

You might end up missing icons in some places, but your computer won't explode.

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