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Re: Question mark icon is cluttered

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 19:43:45 +0200

Kevin Airy wrote:
> The question mark icon used for unversioned files is visually cluttered.
>
> It's worst when it is overlaying small non-folder icons. A lot of icons
> have some blue in them, and the blue in the question mark merges with
> the blue of the icon distorting its outline and making it hard to
> recognize.
> By overlaying the question mark I can no longer quickly visually
> distinguish what the original file type is or the subversion status.
>
> I suggest using a new shape or color, giving the question a dark shadow
> or light outline, or embedding the question mark inside a bubble like
> many of the other overlay icons.
>
> Another problem is that at 16x16, the top of the question mark is
> flattened. Questions marks are characterized by their rounded tops. It
> is also partially transparent which doesn't help.
>
> The XPstyle locked icon could also use some help. It doesn't have
> enough contrast when overlain on a 16x16 folder icon.

You're right. But most of us (actually, all) are not very good at
drawing. Could you maybe create a better icon and send it here?

Stefan

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