[Question] Icon packs - Why are so many so bad??

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Okay, I know that there are some great icon packs out there. My issues with Icon Packs is that they only skin certain apps/icons.

I use this one - Smoke & Glass Icon Pack: https://forums.androidcentral.com/e...ls?id=com.hooolm.smokeandglass&token=Ec4pdwOU

Things I LOVE about this is that it DOES have skins for specific Icons, and any icon it does NOT have a specific skin for, it still "Skins" it in a generic icon so that it still has the look at feel, but may not be specific.

Here is my App Drawer with this Icon Pack:
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It bothers me to no end that most icon packs have icons for specific apps only and the rest stay default. It's like nails on a chalkboard to me when I see this.

I have used this Icon Pack for YEARS because every other one that I like and try, only covers most or some of the icons for popular games and apps (most of which I do not use).

Are there icon packs (needs to work with Nova, at least for me, but PLEASE post others) that mimic this behavior that others have found?

Thanks!!
 

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I have a number of icon packs that work well with skinning unsupported icons. This is the one I'm curently using: LineBula Earth

My issue with icon packs is that not all of them have a selection of folder icons. I keep a folder of Direct Dial widgets that acts as my speed dial, and I like to use a folder icon with a symbol that looks like a group of people, or a heart, or a star -- many icon packs lack this. So I only keep the packs that have a good folder icon selection.
 

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I use Whicons. If it's not clear from the name, it's white icons.

They are very clean and icon masking is perfect. I've got a ridiculous number of installed apps and they all look white. I'd love if I could get a canary yellow version, but what can you do?
 

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So this is something you download and it changes your icons and you don't need to have a different launcher it works with one UI? I mean I've downloaded themes before but I didn't know like you could just download icon I guess. I haven't been to the theme store in a while cuz one time I had a theme mess up my whole phone and I had to do areset.
 
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So this is something you download and it changes your icons and you don't need to have a different launcher it works with one UI? I mean I've downloaded themes before but I didn't know like you could just download icon I guess. I haven't been to the theme store in a while cuz one time I had a theme mess up my whole phone and I had to do areset.

OP is using Nova, as am I. I don't think One UI supports 3rd party icon packs, apart from Themes in the Galaxy Store.
 

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OP is using Nova, as am I. I don't think One UI supports 3rd party icon packs, apart from Themes in the Galaxy Store.

Okay that's what I thought I wasn't sure cuz I think the link took me to the Play store and cost money but they looked really cool. Maybe I'll look into Nova
 

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I'm currently using Blaze Backless icons. They also have a dark pack that is similar to the OP's smoke icons. Like most I'm using Nova Prime as a launcher. However, because it's part of One UI, this won't change the icons that are on the edge panel so I'm also using the theme park module for good lock.

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I've settled on Proton icon pack for Nova. It seemingly has an icon for everything.

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Okay that's what I thought I wasn't sure cuz I think the link took me to the Play store and cost money but they looked really cool. Maybe I'll look into Nova
If you've never used Nova you will be blown away at what it offers as standard options. Nova was doing screen gestures long before Google thought it was a game changer. One UI combined with good lock has gotten better, but it's no Nova. Nova prime is worth every penny. The only time I don't use Nova is with the fold as apparently Nova doesn't want to support the fold phones.

I've often wished Samsung would buy Nova and make it the launcher for Samsung phones, but I then quickly take that wish back as Samsung would just screw it up.

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If you've never used Nova you will be blown away at what it offers as standard options. Nova was doing screen gestures long before Google thought it was a game changer. One UI combined with good lock has gotten better, but it's no Nova. Nova prime is worth every penny. The only time I don't use Nova is with the fold as apparently Nova doesn't want to support the fold phones.

I've often wished Samsung would buy Nova and make it the launcher for Samsung phones, but I then quickly take that wish back as Samsung would just screw it up.

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I got Nova Prime on sale years ago for 10p. And you are right, it has been worth all ten of those pennies!

Although I'm actually pretty sure I paid with rewards credit lol.
 

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I've settled on Proton icon pack for Nova. It seemingly has an icon for everything.

How have I missed this one? I look several times a year for different icons but this one never came up...or I completely overlooked it. Thanks, I put my rewards $ to good use. :)
 

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I've settled on Proton icon pack for Nova. It seemingly has an icon for everything.

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That's Cool! I guess I'll try Nova. I've only used a different launcher once way back is it still the same I can go into a setting and bring back my One UI and Samsung the way it was and I can switch back and forth?
 

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That's Cool! I guess I'll try Nova. I've only used a different launcher once way back is it still the same I can go into a setting and bring back my One UI and Samsung the way it was and I can switch back and forth?

Yep, it's easy. Just search your system settings for "Default Home", and that will bring you to the option to select which launcher to use by default. The layout for each will remain saved.
 

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