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Re: Question mark icon is cluttered

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 09:19:55 +0100

2009/6/17 Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>:
> 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?

And also because the icon sets have been regenerated from an svg which
doesn't work well at the lowest (16x16) resolution. Can we copy and
paste the 16x16 versions from the pre-svg set into the new sets? It
won't help the question mark as that didn't exist previously.

C'mon Lübbe, you know you're just itching to have a go at this ;-)

Simon

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