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== Purpose ==
Icon design should be consistent through the interface and match the visual design goals.
== Guidelines ==
=== Monochrome Icons ===
* Used for application toolbar actions, menus, and status and notifications. Also used for small (16x16) devices and places icons (folders, usb drives, etc.)
* Rely on a distinct shapes instead of fine details to distinguish between them.
* Color can be used for distinction (change of state, destructive actions, etc.).
=== Application icons ===
* Unique and easily recognizable
* Respect trademarks by avoiding significant alterations to other application icons
=== Other icons ===
* Icons of a similar type use a consistent visual language (mimetypes, folders, devices, etc.)
=== General ===
* Avoid using text in icon designs; it may not scale well to smaller sizes

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