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New VS Code icon is ugly! #35783

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jsftw86 opened this issue Oct 7, 2017 · 361 comments
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New VS Code icon is ugly! #35783

jsftw86 opened this issue Oct 7, 2017 · 361 comments
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@jsftw86
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@jsftw86 jsftw86 commented Oct 7, 2017

Can we return previous app icon or draw a new one?

It really looks bad.
https://code.visualstudio.com/images/1_17_windows-stable-orange.png

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@jsftw86 jsftw86 changed the title New VS Code icons is ugly! New VS Code icon is ugly! Oct 7, 2017
@Roc-source
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@Roc-source Roc-source commented Oct 7, 2017

I also think the previous icon was more beautiful.

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@CuiXiaoDao
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@CuiXiaoDao CuiXiaoDao commented Oct 7, 2017

I also think the previous icon was more beautiful.

@dmsvlks
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@dmsvlks dmsvlks commented Oct 7, 2017

Why orange,? Blue was way better looking. Now it looks like an office app.

@AKozhevnykov
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@AKozhevnykov AKozhevnykov commented Oct 7, 2017

Yep, orange icon looks awful.

@Mlocik97-issues
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@Mlocik97-issues Mlocik97-issues commented Oct 7, 2017

Dupl #35683

@Kenya-West
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@Kenya-West Kenya-West commented Oct 7, 2017

It is better. It now suits the whole Visual Studio product family identics.

@terrybleger
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@terrybleger terrybleger commented Oct 7, 2017

Steve Jobs on Microsoft:

They just have no taste.

@bermanboris
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@bermanboris bermanboris commented Oct 7, 2017

Previous icon was awesome. This one looks weird..

@ghost
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@ghost ghost commented Oct 8, 2017

I need an icon on my navigation bar, which has some animation and smiling, when i have frustration that something is not working, it might help.:)

@Matheus-de-Souza
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@Matheus-de-Souza Matheus-de-Souza commented Oct 8, 2017

The new icon seems like a mix with the sublime icon and some adobe product icon... The old one had its own personality.

@BeerPoldet
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@BeerPoldet BeerPoldet commented Oct 8, 2017

Please change it back

@dimdin
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@dimdin dimdin commented Oct 8, 2017

It is the ugliest icon I have ever seen. Vscode is the only application on my Mac that I have changed the icon.
Note also that I tried to locate the old version of the icon from the sources, but I found that the icon is not there!

@ghost
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@ghost ghost commented Oct 8, 2017

Stop cry for new VS Code icon. It looks good!

@MichaelGrupp
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@MichaelGrupp MichaelGrupp commented Oct 8, 2017

This is a very critical show-stopper for serious coding and needs to be changed.

@jsftw86
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@jsftw86 jsftw86 commented Oct 8, 2017

This new icon reduces coding speed in 5 times. It's ridiculous!

@ITSecMedia
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@ITSecMedia ITSecMedia commented Oct 8, 2017

Glad to see I'm not the only one who has a problem with this nasty ugly orange / brown icon.
The worst color of all.

@shobhitg
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@shobhitg shobhitg commented Oct 8, 2017

I don't find the new orange icon particularly bad, but it really looks like a ripoff of Sublime's new icon.

Here are both icons for comparison. Sublime came up with its icon first, then vscode followed.

screenshot 2017-10-05 23 37 52

@mohd-akram
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@mohd-akram mohd-akram commented Oct 8, 2017

It looks like they accidentally inverted the colors.

@bestvow
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@bestvow bestvow commented Oct 9, 2017

I also think the previous icon was more beautiful.

@rlvillacarlos
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@rlvillacarlos rlvillacarlos commented Oct 9, 2017

I find it confusing especially when you have a Firefox open at the same time. It doesn't stand-out like the previous one.

@WaveF
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@WaveF WaveF commented Oct 9, 2017

I also think the previous icon was more beautiful.
New vscode icon won't stay on my taskbar.

@ChrisAntaki
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@ChrisAntaki ChrisAntaki commented Nov 10, 2017

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The new icon looks amazing on Linux. Is there any way to use this icon on Windows as well?

@mckenzieja
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@mckenzieja mckenzieja commented Nov 10, 2017

Didnt care so much for the standardized "corporate blue" and was excited for the orange version. I saved the orange .ico before installing the new 64-bit version.

I suppose this has become a feature request but it would be pretty awesome if we were able to change the icon color in the menu.

I'm sticking with orange for the foreseeable future.

@sparcut
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@sparcut sparcut commented Nov 11, 2017

@mckenzieja I'm not all fussed on the color, and will probably stick with blue. BUT, I know how annoying it can be for those who oppose a change and not have the option to turn off/switch back, so even though I wouldn't use the setting myself, I don't see why it'd be a problem to add a setting to change the icon.

@D-or
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@D-or D-or commented Nov 12, 2017

I still want the original blue icon.

@KimSchneider
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@KimSchneider KimSchneider commented Nov 13, 2017

Can't understand this discussion. Why would anyone want another blue icon? There is a bazillion of blue icons on my machine. Outlook, MySQL and Edge for example, which are usually all in my taskbar. I was really glad that vscode changed the color to orange, because if I am switching tabs, I don't want to focus and concentrate on that task. Well...gonna safe the orange icon and use that after update...

@robhaswell
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@robhaswell robhaswell commented Nov 13, 2017

I don't mind about the colour at all, I'm just annoyed that it was changed in the first place. The old icon was fine and I was used to it.

@gluons
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@gluons gluons commented Nov 13, 2017

I prefer orange. But blue is ok.

Now, I don't care about it anymore haha 🤷

@dedgar1
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@dedgar1 dedgar1 commented Nov 13, 2017

Thanks for bringing the blue icon back!!

@mhco
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@mhco mhco commented Nov 13, 2017

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Yeah, because blue is just SOOO much better.

@KillyMXI
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@KillyMXI KillyMXI commented Nov 13, 2017

They don't care: #37958

@ChrisAntaki
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@ChrisAntaki ChrisAntaki commented Nov 13, 2017

If it were possible to use the Linux/MacOS icon on Windows, I think the low contrast issue you pointed out could be mitigated.

@eromoe
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@eromoe eromoe commented Nov 14, 2017

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This Icon looks much better, why not use it in windows ????

@eromoe
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@eromoe eromoe commented Nov 14, 2017

For those who complain why blue icons are so many, I think that is because many investigation(or psychology, or some relative analyzes) show more people like blue ... which result many softmakers tend to choose blue as their icon's base color.

The ultimate solution may be provide a color picker let user choose :P

@fritzlolpro
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@fritzlolpro fritzlolpro commented Nov 14, 2017

New icon looks ugly! How can I return the orange one? Orange was nice!

@gluons
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@gluons gluons commented Nov 14, 2017

Seems like they don't care about icon request anymore.

#37958#issuecomment-343383172

@trevorgk
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@trevorgk trevorgk commented Nov 14, 2017

Is there any way we can make the windows taskbar button more orange? There are so many blue buttons it's hard to identify vscode.
When it was orange icon it really stood out

@pohmelie
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@pohmelie pohmelie commented Nov 14, 2017

@trevorgk

when it was orange

Man, it was for 3 weeks! Where have you been before?

@ketozhang
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@ketozhang ketozhang commented Nov 15, 2017

@gluons Seeing unwilling changes to icons that as well (another example #38063)

Error: VSCode is orange in Windows Search

Tell me which one you prefer (Left: Customized, Right: Original)
Used a random image on Google for the left. But just imagine the right design.

Small icon view

@gluons
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@gluons gluons commented Nov 15, 2017

@ketozhang I prefer right. Document-like is fine for me.

@ketozhang
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@ketozhang ketozhang commented Nov 15, 2017

@gluons To me I find document-like icons make my files look insignificant or I shouldn't touch it (e.g., dll files).

Also been loving the modern movement of UX design like Materials (the amount of satisfaction just looking at these perfected UX). Maybe this explains why I don't like it as well.

@willemodendaal
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@willemodendaal willemodendaal commented Nov 15, 2017

Oh no, I liked orange. Possible to somehow make it possible for the user to choose? This is important stuff! 😆

@realmartian
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@realmartian realmartian commented Nov 16, 2017

Just keep it blue or whatever kind of blue it is using.. I think it is cyan blue? Light Navy Blue? I don't know.. Just keep it simple. It's that basic, simplicity and makes it much better! Stick to simplicity! It is the UX Principles!

@arrowgamer
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@arrowgamer arrowgamer commented Nov 16, 2017

The new icon is because they are trying to rebrand VSCode to be named FishJ

@pohmelie
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@pohmelie pohmelie commented Nov 16, 2017

@arrowgamer
Fishual Studio

@wamburu
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@wamburu wamburu commented Nov 17, 2017

My bad, i thought the orange icon cause of Halloween 🎃

@rajsek
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@rajsek rajsek commented Nov 18, 2017

Even I thought the same, the orange icon cause of Halloween 🎃

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@miladghiravani miladghiravani commented Nov 22, 2017

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