I recently started using SketchUp 2023 and the toolbar icons look different than the ones in the version I was using before, I believe it was SketchUp 2022. The tool icons in the previous versions were different colors, now all the tool icons are red, blue, and white.
Seems like they should’ve changed it back, there are a lot of people that were unhappy with it. I feel like it makes it harder to quickly identify tools when you are just starting, and I dislike the lack of color. Thanks for letting me know though.
there are more than 20 million sketchup users.
there are a dozen threads on the forum with maybe 50-100 people maximum complaining.
there aren’t a lot of people unhappy with it. I mean, there were way more people unhappy about the framework change early this year and all the windows bug that came with it. Way more, and still some today.
I can’t wait for Apple’s new phase where they will stop minimalism and rollback colourful things, so that within 2 years, the WHOLE tech industry will do the same. Skeuomorphism was kitsch, but it worked.
Versus all those who don’t say they dislike the new icons but they don’t dislike the new icons, you know
I was surprised how outside of the forum, most SU users I know didn’t care. New users I train, sure, but some that use both web or ipad and pro were actually glad.
I… got used to it.
Now I hope for adjustments like contrast and size, but I don’t expect a full rollback on this.
I’m curious, will the icons be redesigned for sketchup 2024? maybe they could get to a middle point between the old icons and the new ones.
I’m not a big fan of the new icons either, the design doesn’t bother me as much as it does to other users, but the design language of all the plug-ins was based on the old icons, now there are two kinds of design, I don’t like that.
… why would they ? they just achieved a multi-year iconography transition. Now they have to work on dark/light UI, finally (I hope) merging PC and Mac interface with QT, plus a big task, letting go of openGL, finding a new silhouette for 24… busy busy.
neither do I. I was articulate about it before it landed (because I knew it was coming, web, then ipad, pro was obviously next). I’ve had issues with the redesign since the software icons (like you mention). They became, as you say, indistinguishable. This is google suite level of unreadable.
But I know that hoping they’ll go back to what they were is like hoping the climate collapse will stop by itself. It’s not gonna happen, and it’s been decided by a committee somewhere up high and years ago.
Best we can do is adapt. So I’m adapting.
If by old ones you mean your extensions icons, you’ll have to contact the different authors of the extensions…
Maybe some of them will update their extensions with new icons but don’t get your hopes up…
Edit: maybe there is a way to do it yourself, but then you would have to make the new icons yourself…