Linux Journal covers
a recent decision
to simplify menus by leaving out the icons.
"According to a blog
post by Andreas Nilsson of the GNOME Art Team, a new policy on icon use
has been adopted for future versions. In addition to adding larger icons
for certain locales, the team has decided that the default value of the
gtk-menu-images property in future GNOME releases will be changed to false,
eliminating most of the icons used in menus. (This would include those used
to represent "Open," "Save," and other similar dialogues.) The team feels
it will produce a "visually more attractive default and that it will result
in a cleaner and more efficient interface."
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