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Projects/Oxygen/Missing Icons

The page will help Oxygen team to track and produce icons that are currently missing in KDE4. Additionally it will help developers to make requests for icons that they need for KDE4 related projects.

This page is deprecated, the artists don't look here. Icon requests have to go to OpenDocument spreadsheets in SVN at trunk/playground/artwork/Oxygen/docs.


Instructions to fill out the request

  • This page, being a wiki, obviously does not validate your request. Please take care when providing information about the icons. Note that this page is mainly for the team to know where is mostly needed the work, we'll do our best to fullfill your requests for 4.0 but however we can't guarantee that. =)
  • When providing icon names please try to make them compatible with the actual naming scheme.
  • Please provide clear but short descriptions about the icons, it needs to help the artists in imagining a good metaphore to make your icon. This point is extremely important. You may obviously also link your description if it's going to be lengthy. This will help us to manage icon requests, and check if there are any possible duplicates. The most descriptive you are, the best it is for us.
  • Screenshots are sometimes a better way to easily show the usage of the icon. Provide metaphores when possible this will help the artist to visualize our reqest faster and give a better understanding of the reqest.
  • As someone already noted, this is not the right page to complain or make suggestions about existing icon, this is just to know the remaining work.
  • Please sort by module/application/priority

Missing Icons Table

General purpose icons

For icons like the folder, or the desktop.

Icon Name Description / Where can be found? Done? Assigned To
mimetypes/application-x-chm Icon for *.chm (HTML Help files). No
mimetypes/application-x-dvi Icon for *.dvi (files produced by LaTeX). No
mimetypes/application-x-fictionbook Icon for *.fb2 (FictionBook document, opens in Okular) and soon *.fb3 (not sure if it will have the same mimetype). No
mimetypes/image-x-nikon-nef Icon for *.nef (Nikon raw image file). No
Question mark in message box No
Warning icon in message box No

KDE main modules

For apps in trunk/KDE/

Module Application Icon Name Description / Where can be found? Done? Assigned To
kdebase khelpcenter actions/help-contents-alternate help-contents as open book (used in the glossary tab for example) No
kdebase konqueror actions/edit-undo-close-tab konqueror undo closed tab [jpetso says: low priority, has a fallback to edit-undo] No
kdebase konqueror apps/preferences-system-network-proxy konqueror configuration dialog Proxy Yes Pinheiro
kdebase kwin apps/preferences-system-windows-effect Generic effect icon In Progress Pinheiro
kdebase kwin apps/preferences-desktop-effect Desktop effects config module No
kdebase kwin apps/preferences-system-windows-effect-boxswitch Boxswitch (alt-tab) effect (low priority) No
kdebase kwin apps/preferences-system-windows-effect-desktop-grid Desktopgrid (desktop switcher) effect (low priority) No
kdebase kwin apps/preferences-system-windows-effect-presentwindows Presentwindows effect (low priority) No Leeo
kdebase kwin apps/preferences-system-windows-effect-shadow Shadow effect (low priority) No
kdebase kwrite apps/preferences-plugin-word-completion-ktexteditor KWrite word completion plugin Yes swalko
kdebase drkonqi apps/drkonqi icon for the kde crash manager Yes pinheiro
kdebase powerdevil workspace/powerdevil/kcmodule I miss an icon for "Do nothing". This could be useful also for other apps. I'd also like to have a "dynamic" icon , and a "conservative" one (for CPU governors)
kdebase systemsettings apps/preferences-desktop-screen-edges Screen edges desktop config module
extragear show dashboard places/user-dashboard icon for the show dashboard plasmoid Yes pinheiro
kdenetwork kopete (misc) (various) Emoticons for Kopete, See Projects/Oxygen/Missing_Emoticons In Progress in the emoticons sub dir in trunk dmiller
kdenetwork kopete systray icons Systray icons indicating status other than online are based on the old kopete icon. Proposal for an update: http://dev.gentoo.org/~earthwings/misc/kopete_icons/ [jpetso says: hm... maybe we could get rid of these special icons by programmatically combining the application icon with the user status icons as emblems? That would be pretty flexible in communicating information (up to four different states shown at once) and would avoid other themes having an inconsistent look if they draw the Kopete icon but not the systray variants.] [Earthwings replies: Good idea, doesn't work for the "all-away" variant but that is more or less superfluous anyway. I'll look at implementing this. Edit: Done] Yes
plasma networkmanager network-wireless.svg panel "icon" for plasma, shows a wireless connection, and 3 - 4 steps of signal strength, 3 steps for connection stages, ad-hoc connection mode No
plasma networkmanager network-wired.svg panel "icon" for plasma, shows a connected or disconnected wired network device, 3 steps for connection stages No
plasma networkmanager network-mobile.svg panel "icon" for plasma, shows a connected or disconnected mobile broadband device and 3 - 4 steps of signal strength, 3 steps for connection stages No
plasma networkmanager network-VPN.svg panel "icon" for plasma, shows a connected or disconnected VPN connection, 3 steps for connection stages No
plasma networkmanager actions/network-connect icon to be used on "connect to this network" buttons No
plasma networkmanager actions/network-disconnect icon to be used on "disconnect from this network" buttons No
koffice koffice icons (various) See http://wiki.koffice.org/index.php?title=Icons various. icon names listed there are badly broken at the moment, take that wiki with a grain of salt. No
koffice Chart shape icons for pie chart, ring chart and scatter chart. And nicer icons for bar, line, area and polar charts :-) And the bars, lines and area are needed in 3 variations: normal, stacked and percent In Progress Pinheiro
koffice Karbon icon for zoom to selection, icon for zoom to document content; both icons appear in the status bar beside the zoom slider No
kdeedu kalgebra apps/kalgebra Application Icon kdeedu/kalgebra/icons No
kdeedu klettres klettres_kids & klettres_grownup Application Icon for Klettres [1], a letter learning program. my idea was this: http://www.bdgraue.de/files/images/klettres_kids.svg http://www.bdgraue.de/files/images/klettres_grownup.svg i think, someone can do it better . here is a screenshot from klettres where you can see the old icons for 'mode kids' and mode 'grown up': http://edu.kde.org/klettres/ No
kdeedu parley action/insert-row & action/insert-column Add a new entry in parley In Progress (jpetso: done already?) Leeo
kdeedu step icons for physical objects in Step Screenshots of current (quite ugly) icons is available on step homepage.
kdepim kjots apps/kjots or view-pim-notebooks Icon for note taking application kjots. No
kdepim korganizer actions/task-new The icon for the "New Todo" action. No
kdepim korganizer actions/journal-new The icon for the "New Journal" action. I guess view-pim-journal overlayed with the plus icon should do. No
kdepim korganizer actions/address-book-open An icon for viewing, opening or selecting from an address book. Also used somewhere else (KAlarm, I believe), and combined with a plus icon it would be possible to get the specified address-book-new icon. [jpetso: Should we just use (copy) mimetypes/x-office-address-book?] No
kdepim korganizer apps/preferences-calendar-freebusy An icon for configuring free/busy time. No
kdepim korganizer status/appointment-recurring An icon to show a recurring event. No
kdepim korganizer status/task-recurring An icon to show a recurring incidence (event, to-do or journal). No
kdepim korganizer status/task-complete An icon to show a completed incidence (event, to-do or journal). No
kdepim korganizer status/task-inprogress An icon to show an incidence (event, to-do or journal) is in-progress to being completed. No
kdepim korganizer status/task-needsattention An icon to show incidence (event, to-do or journal) needs attention or action. No
kdepim korganizer status/appointment-reminder An icon for an event with a reminder. See the note for status/task-reminder below. No
kdepim korganizer status/task-reminder An icon to show an incidence (event, to-do or journal) with a reminder. Perhaps could be similar or identical to apps/preferences-desktop-notification-bell - we're using this one for now as a temporary replacement (jstaniek 16:52, 12 March 2008 (CET)). No
kdepim korganizer actions/meeting-attending An icon to show that you will attend a meeting No
kdepim korganizer actions/meeting-attending-tentative An icon to show that you are tentatively scheduled to attend a meeting No
kdepim korganizer status/meeting-organizer An icon to show that you are the person who organized and is in charge of a meeting Yes
kdepim korgac actions/reminder-suspend suspend a calendar reminder(s) No
kdepim korgac actions/reminder-dismiss dismiss calendar reminder(s) No
kdepim korgac actions/reminder-enable enable calendar reminder(s) No
kdepim kontact status/event-birthday maybe a cake with candles to represent someone's birthday No
kdepim kontact status/event-anniversary to represent a wedding anniversary No
kdepim kontact planner to represent a daily planner (show your appointments, stuff to-do, meetings, etc in an organized way) [jpetso: I think view-pim-summary (already in Oxygen) is the right icon for this.]
kdepim kontact status/event-special to represent a general special occassion. examples: holidays, birthdays, graduation, etc No
kdepim kontact status/event-holiday a non-religious holiday. examples: independence day, new years, etc No
kdepim kitchensync actions/sync-start The action to initiate a synchronization between to devices. No
kdepim akregator actions/feed-fetch The action to fetch a newsfeed (RSS, Atom, ...), quite similar to fetching mails actually. [jpetso says: low priority, probably post-4.0 stuff - they're already using icons that are not too far off) No
kdepim akregator actions/feed-fetch-all The action to fetch all newsfeeds (RSS, Atom, ...). [jpetso says: low priority, probably post-4.0 stuff - they're already using icons that are not too far off) No
kdepim knode actions/??? knode has two buttons with arrows, one with an arrow pointing right (go to the next unread article), the other one used to have a double-arrow pointing right (go to the next unread thread). The former is go-next, the latter is what is needed. Unfortunately I don't know how it could be called.
kdegames kbattleship kbattleship Apps main icon No
kdegames kblackbox kblackbox Apps main icon No
kdegames killbots randomteleport The action teleports the player to a randomly selected location where they may be saved or may die.
kdegames killbots safeteleport The action teleports the player to a randomly selected location where they are guarenteed to be safe for at least one turn.
kdegames killbots waitoutround The action causes the player to stay in place for the remainder of the round.
kdegames kmahjongg kmahjongg Apps main icon No
kdegames kmines kmines Apps main icon No
kdegames knetwalk knetwalk Apps main icon Yes johann_ol & trouvnez
kdegames konquest konquest Apps main icon No
kdegames kpat kpat Apps main icon No
kdegames kreversi kreversi Apps main icon No
kdegames ksame ksame Apps main icon No
kdegames kshisen kshisen Apps main icon No
kdegames kspaceduel kspaceduel Apps main icon No
kdegames ksquares ksquares Apps main icon No
kdegames ktuberling ktuberling Apps main icon No
kdegames kfourinline kfourinline Apps main icon No
kdegames lskat lskat Apps main icon No
kdenetwork kget status/network-connecting Shown while trying to connect to a server. --Uwolfer 21:05, 29 October 2007 (CET) No
kdenetwork kopete apps/im-aim Icon for the AIM instant messaging protocol No johann_ol
kdenetwork kopete apps/im-icq Icon for the ICQ instant messaging protocol No johann_ol
kdenetwork kopete apps/im-jabber Icon for the XMPP/Jabber instant messaging protocol Yes johann_ol
kdenetwork kopete apps/im-msn Icon for the MSN instant messaging protocol Yes johann_ol
kdenetwork kopete apps/im-yahoo Icon for the Yahoo! instant messaging protocol No johann_ol
kdenetwork kopete more protocol icons [jpetso: no time for retrieving the whole list right now] Icon for the [blah blah blah] instant messaging protocol No johann_ol
kdenetwork kopete apps/preferences-desktop-user-privacy Configuring privacy settings No davigno
kdenetwork kopete apps/preferences-plugin-text-effect-kopete Configuring text formatting special effects No davigno
kdenetwork kopete apps/preferences-text-autocorrection Configuring text autocorrect rules No davigno
kdenetwork kopete apps/preferences-text-highlighting Configuring text highlighting - icon exists but only in a low resolution No davigno
kdenetwork kopete apps/preferences-pipes-kopete Configuring piping settings - Probably like the old 'pipe' icon No
kdenetwork kopete status/dock-kopete-flashing icon flashed in system tray when new messages are received No davigno
kdenetwork kopete apps/preferences-status-manager-kopete Icon for Status Manager No
kdesdk kapptemplate apps/kapptemplate generates KDE 4 templates to start programming No
kdebase plasma plasma's toolbox Toolbox icon to replace the wrench icon. The toolbox (on the top right of the desktop, remember all the screenshots) will allow users to zoom in and out of the desktop, add widgets, configure the desktop, lock the desktop, run commands, etc. From what I understand it's a replacement of the right click menu. Several plasma developers suggested a 2D palette similar to plasma's techbase icon. ~Craig No
kdebase plasma battery.svg Battery applet uses battery to present different types of batteries. We would need overlay's in svg, similar as existing AC adaptor indicator, that could be used to present different types of icons. We need indicators for following types: primary/notebook (no indicator is OK), mouse, keyboard, mouse+keyboard (not sure if used), pda.
kdeaccessibility ktts apps/ktts(d?).png App icon for ktts is needed, and will be used for kttsmgr in menus, and for "Speak Page" icon in konq toolbar. Will probably also likely be used for ktts settings in accessibility system-settings page. Old icon was a parrot which fits I think.
kdeaccessibility kmousetool apps/kmousetool.png App icon for kmousetool is needed, and will be used for the application itselfs as well as it's systray. Kmousetool causes a click event when moving the mouse over click-able object and leaving it there for a certain amount of time.
kdeutils Okteta readonly/readwrite status icon The loaded file can be set to readonly, by a toggle. Readonly would be the exception, so the icon could be a striked pen, a pen in a prohibition sign (round white with red border) or similar. No
kdeutils Okteta actions/bookmark-remove icon remove the bookmark from the current location No
kdeutils Okteta actions/bookmark-remove-all icon remove all bookmarks No
kdeutils Okteta actions/bookmark-go-next or go-next-bookmark icon go to the next bookmarked location No
kdeutils Okteta actions/bookmark-go-previous or go-previous-bookmark icon go to the previous bookmarked location No
kreview autostart autostart Apps main icon
kdeutils kdf program icon kdf is a small application that shows the amount of free space on your mounts (like 'df').
kdeutils kfloppy program icon kfloppy can be used to format floppy disks with various filesystems.
kdeutils kgpg program icon a graphical frontend for gpg. you can use it to generate new keys, manage existing keys/trust (including communicating with keyservers) and for encrypting files.
kdeutils ktimer program icon used to launch scripts/programs at certain times. it's basically like a miniature-cron for your desktop.
kdeutils superkaramba program icon a piece of software that allows you to create interactive eye-candy for your desktop.
kdebase context plasmoid icon a containment for the Amarok Context
kdebase pager plasmoid icon switch between desktops
kdebase system tray plasmoid icon system section for the panel
kdebase window list plasmoid icon show a list for application windows
kdebase digital clock plasmoid icon the digital clock plasmoid.
kdebase analog clock plasmoid icon the analog clock plasmoid.
kdeplasma-addons binary clock plasmoid icon a binary clock plasmoid.
kdeplasma-addons file watcher plasmoid icon a plasmoid that works like "tail -f"
kdeplasma-addons fuzzy clock plasmoid icon a fuzzy clock plasmoid
kdeplasma-addons luna plasmoid icon a plasmoid that shows current lunar phase
kdeplasma-addons nowplaying plasmoid icon a plasmoid that displays what the player is playing
kdeplasma-addons timer plasmoid icon a count down timer
kdeplasma-addons KDE twitter plasmoid icon twitter plasmoid
kdeplasma-addons frame plasmoid icon a picture frame plasmoid
kdeplasma-addons 3D world plasmoid icon a 3D model for the earth globe
kdeplasma-addons weather forecast status icon Modify thunderstorm icon to show sun
kdeplasma-addons weather forecast status icon Modify thunderstorm icon to show moon
kdesdk, kdevplatform, kdeutils Kate, KDevelop, Okteta go to folder of current document (current name: dirsync or curfiledir), The icon is on a button which can be used to set the currently viewed folder in the embedded filesystem browser to the one of the currenly focused document (e.g. a text file in Kate) No
kdevelop miscellaneous KDevelop Icons Icons for the KDevelop IDE, as set out in the plan document No
kdegraphics okular single page, facing pages, trim margins The single/facing pages icons existed in KDE3. Maybe the trim margins could show a page with a pair of scissors trimming it?

Applications in Playground

For apps in trunk/playground/

Module Application Icon Name Description / Where can be found? Done? Assigned To
network kopete-bonjour bonjour_protocol The icons to be replaced are here: playground/network/kopete/protocols/bonjour/icons.
base emoticonskcm You can found it in kdereview, for now i'm using the face-smile icon but it's too small, i think it would be enough to have a bigger version
games palapeli It's a jigsaw puzzle game. Currently, it uses actions/preferences-plugin as icon.
utils filelight Application to display disk usage in a graphical manner, using concentric circles. Currently it uses an icon made by mxcl (I think), made for the KDE 3 version.

Other 3rd party Application Icons

For all the other applications

Application Icon Name Description / Where can be found? Done? Assigned To
Opale opale.svgz ? Opale is a small though stable/maintained account planning application that can be compiled either as a Qt-only or a KDE application. I can be found as 'orzel' on irc. No
Amarok status/media-track-repeat An icon for the "repeat the current track" state. No
KPlayer, Amarok status/media-playlist-repeat

Option to loop through the current playlist. See screenshot, it's the next-to-last button in the second row.

No (...jpetso: used an interim copy of the playlist icon, but without nice "repeat" arrows)
KPlayer, Amarok status/media-playlist-shuffle

Option to shuffle the current playlist. See screenshot, it's the last button in the second row.

Kind of... copied the "roll" icon to that location
KPlayer, Dragon Player video-contrast

Button that pops up the slider that lets you change the video contrast. See screenshot, it's the fourth-to-last button in the first row.

KPlayer, Dragon Player video-brightness

Button that pops up the slider that lets you change the video brightness. See screenshot, it's the third-to-last button in the first row.

Firefox apps/firefox Firefox logo No
KMuddy apps/kmuddy current KMuddy logo (we don't have the original sources anymore, so we're very inflexible in our logo usage. Just a 16x16 and a 32x32 icon is all we got). KMuddy is a MUD client, so it's a program that allows you to play the fantasy RPGs, run around as elves and dwarves and such. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mud_client). #kmuddy on freenode is available No
GIMP apps/gimp GIMP logo No
ktorrent media-playback-all-start and media-playback-all-stop For starting and stopping torrents we want to use media-playback-start and media-playback-stop, so we would like some matching icons to start and stop all torrents. No Leeo
ktorrent apps/preferences-system-network-ip-filter-ktorrent Icon for KTorrent's IP Filter plugin. This is a blocklist for bad peers. No (jpetso says: hmmm... have i replaced this with view-filter already? ...) Leeo
ktorrent apps/preferences-plugin-scan-folder-ktorrent Icon for KTorrent's folder scanner plugin. This plugin monitors directories for torrent files, and when a new one is detected, it is loaded into ktorrent. No Leeo
ktorrent apps/preferences-system-network-upnp-ktorrent Icon for KTorrent's UPnP plugin. No Leeo
ktorrent apps/preferences-system-network-discovery Icon for KTorrent's zeroconf (DNSSD) plugin, also used by the "Network Discovery" page in the System Settings (which makes for the slightly different icon name). No Leeo
LyX apps/lyx Icon for LyX (http://www.lyx.org). No
Minirok (and other media players?) actions/list-clear An icon for the "clear (play)list" action. Previously used "view_remove" from crystalsvg, which is now gone. please use edit-clear - Djmdave 15:07, 10 February 2008 (CET)
QLandkarte apps/qlandkarte QLandkarte application (Garmin GPS tool for mapping/tracks/waypoints...) currently uses 16x16 world icon from Nuvola and author would be interested to get nice SVG icon for application.
KMess MSN Status icons If possible, oxygenized msn status icons.. it shouldn't be very long since they could be all color variants of just one image: Online, or with very little changes: Lunch please see user-* icons in status. if there are others that are needed, then please state them individually - Djmdave 15:07, 10 February 2008 (CET)
KMess "Unknown avatar" picture KMess has been using this picture to indicate no picture is available. This is however quite confusing, especially for new users. Therefore, we'd like a new image for this - the size should be 96x96, please. :-)
KGrab Main Icon Its a extragear fork of KSnapshot. At the moment i use the old Ksnapshot icon. We need a new oxygen Icon for KGrab. Tanks
Shaman status-installed, status-notinstalled status-upgradeable action-update We would are using the Oxygen-Icons in our program, but we can't find any status-icons which fit good :( (Currently using online/offline icons) No
Vencedor Standard online gaming actions for use with kdegames: We need "launch a game" vs. "join a game" vs. "watch/spectate a game" Used in toolbar buttons of Vencedor, the new KDE 4.3 online games launcher No
Vencedor Application icon Currently it lacks an app icon, too No
mameexecutor Application icon Currently lacks an app icon. Talked to pinheiro on IRC and he came up with an idea of an icon with a arcademachine, as the mameexecutor is a frontend for an arcade-emulator. in progress pinheiro
Kiosktool Application icon Currently lacks an app icon. Kiosktool is a systems administration application that can tune and configure KDE desktop settings.
Amarok apps/amarok

App icon. Needs Oxygen colors, we don't really want to change design.

Yes - Jul 24 2007
KMess Main Icon We are porting our MSN client for KDE and we'd appreciate a lot an oxygenized version of our hummingbird logo Yes - Feb 28 2008
Kaffeine Icons for (unencrypted) radio and encrypted radio / tv channels Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) includes radio and tv channels (devices/video-television is used for tv channels), which may be encrypted. See here for context screenshots (I've copied&hacked some oxygen icons as an intermediate solution till an oxygen variant is ready)
Rekonq Main/Application Icon Rekonq needs a (new) application icon, as the current one is not "so good" (If you are able to call it "icon" ;-))

Misc Icon Requests

Update:Thanks Djmdave, for moving this here. Now the KWrite icon is totally missing. See: http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/KDE/kdebase/runtime/pics/oxygen/128x128/apps/kwrite.png?view=markup and other corresponding directories (scalable 64x64 etc). My request for two distinct icons for Kate and KWrite stands. Please see bug for more details and discussion.

  • Partly fixed in svn commit r733637 (fabo), missing all unmount icons and some others (MO Device and ZIP Device) used in *.desktop files:


List of missing icons with screenshot

List of missing icons from applications with related screenshot:


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