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Betelgeuse by acidrums4 Betelgeuse by acidrums4
Betelgeuse is the name for a big star from Orion constellation. The intention of this project is to create a complete, modern, clean and eye-candy icon theme for the KDE Desktop Environment.

Here aren't all but the more decent icons (I guess). There's a lot of work to do and I dont' have time. If you want to help or make a donation, please leave me a note, start by doing a branch for my git repo or send me a mail.

Or just share your suggestions! Hope you like it and excuse me for my bad english.


You can download the zip file and extract it under ~/.kde4/share/icons/, or clone the git repo doing:

git clone git://
cd betelgeuse-sources
sh ./


There's a lot of work to do. You will notice, for example, there's no icons for 16x16, 22x22 or 24x24, so there's a fake raster to fill them with bigger icons. Feel free to contribute to developing it! You can do it at some ways:

1. Creating and editing icons. If you think you've skills at icon designing and you know what Inkscape is (Thanks Karbon, your boolean operations with paths is a pain in the ass) you could help with it. You can clone the git repo at


and starting designing icons or make the changes you think they need.

Please DON'T make/edit and publish any icon as a standalone work. I will give credits for all people that help with it, the idea is to keep this project unified as much as we can.

Please DON'T use any SVG filters, masks, blur and crap like that. It makes them uncompatible with QtSVG. Please follow as much as you can the style of icons.

2. Donating money. I'm just a poor graphic design student, seriously. I'm not receiving any cent, neither for this work. I even don't have any bank account so anybody could donate money via paypal. If somebody know how people can make donations so them can come here to Bogota (Colombia) please tell me. And a tablet would be very appreciated: Drawing with a creepy mouse is too hard. Or if you have a better computer and want to donate it... But even any buck would be very appreciated.

3. If you know about shell scripting, you can help by fixing the file. I don't know too much about that and it could get better.

4. Reporting issues, broken links and so on.

5. Telling me your suggestions, ideas, complainments, insults and so on. Feedback is very appreciated.


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zia-newversion Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
For some reason Gitorious is banged up today. Clone isn't working (and neither is the download button on Gitorious). I meant to ask, why not move the whole thing to GitHub? It's easier, faster, better managed and will give you better exposure as compared to Gitorious + deviantART.

Do you have a specific reason for preferring Gitorious (over GitHub, Bitbucket etc)?
acidrums4 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
'Cause it's free (as 'software libre').
I've heard Bitbucket is free, too. And better. But currently I don't have time to try it.
And said that, I think I have to give up Betelgeuse because of that (I had to give up even to the KDE-VG where I was nominated for developing the icon system).
dysphorian Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Great icons but a small prob with $target points to kde config directory not icon directory. Something like this would help:
target=`kde4-config --localprefix`share/icons/Betelgeuse

Thanks for your work.
acidrums4 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
I seem to recall it was fixed on the Gitorious repo. Thanks!
Scriptor92 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Great theme :)
acidrums4 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Thanks! :)
oOSplashOo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Great work on the new folders. Shaders are great. However it's a shame their isn't more icons, could this icon theme works with others? That could be perfect. This icon theme is really hight detailed, the quality is great but lacks of icons which is normal, to mix it with another similar one would be a good fit.
CamiloMM Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This set is really excellent! A couple of icons that could be added though, are icons for "graphics" category (as in Gimp/Inkscape/etc) and agnostic "Office" category (as in Office suites, PDF readers, etc).
acidrums4 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Thank you so much! As you can see in the description, the idea is to cover all icons from KDE, so don't worry.
moumouh48 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
love theme !
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