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Re: Question mark icon is cluttered

From: Daniel Becroft <djcbecroft_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 09:14:15 +1000

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 3:38 AM, Kevin Airy <kevspam2_at_fastmail.fm> 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.
>
> - Kevin
> --
> Kevin Airy
> kevspam2_at_fastmail.fm
>
>
Wasn't the unversioned icon already changed to a blue-circle with a white
question mark in a 1.6.x release?

Cheers,
Daniel B.

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