New GVim Icon
The official gvim icon (left) is showing its age. The palette seems to be from the days of 256color, there is no anti-aliasing to speak of in many variants, and it’s just generally bland. I have found a few more modern variants, most notably the tango version, but none of them looked terribly great to me.
So I set out to create a more modern rendering of the classic logo. I exchanged the round serifs for a round diamond, added some psuedo-3d shading, gradients and shadows. All in all I’m quite pleased with how it’s turned out: 128px / svg
If you’d like to use this for gvim, you should do something like this1:
mkdir -p ~/.icons cd ~/.icons wget http://gfxmonk.net/misc/gvim-icon-gfxmonk.tgz tar zxf gvim-icon-gfxmonk.tgz rm gvim-icon-gfxmonk.tgz
Then go to your system’s theme selector and pick the “gfxmonk” icon theme.
If all the other (non-gvim) icons have now reverted to the system default and you didn’t want that, you will need to edit
~/.icons/gfxmonk/index.theme and set the
inherits value to the name of your preferred icon set2.
Note: the svg icon may need the
norasi font installed to display properly.