Closed Bug 1284080 Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago

Improve the Thunderbird start menu tile on Windows 8/10


(Thunderbird :: OS Integration, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)

Thunderbird 50.0


(Reporter: Paenglab, Assigned: Paenglab)




(3 files, 2 obsolete files)

The Thunderbird logo is small in Start menu tile of Windows 8/10.
Attached patch startMenuIcon.patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review
This is a port from bug 1232679.

I tested it on Win8 and 10. The only thing I'm not so happy is the text over the icons. I could also disable the text and show only the icon like in small icon mode.

Jörg, now you have a Win10 machine and can test it by right clicking the thunderbird.exe and choose Add to Start.
Assignee: nobody → richard.marti
Attachment #8767506 - Flags: review?(mozilla)
Attached image screenshot of the tiles
At the left is the icon without this patch and the others the different channels with patch.
Attachment #8767507 - Attachment description: screenshot of the icons → screenshot of the tiles
Why not make the image 10% smaller so the text fits below it?
Attached patch startMenuIcon.patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review
I thought about reducing the size but hadn't followed it.

Same patch with now reduced icons.
Attachment #8767506 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #8767506 - Flags: review?(mozilla)
Attachment #8767512 - Flags: review?(mozilla)
Attached image Maybe this size?
Can I be very pedantic? The egg is too big, it touches the text. May I suggest to make it roughly as big as in my attachment (sorry, all fuzzy due to up-scaling).

<off topic>
I haven't used the original Windows start menu since Win 7. I'm always using Classic Shell to avoid all the brilliant (not) new ideas M$ is coming up with to dictate how I should use *my* computer.
</off topic>
I think this works. The text doesn't touch the icons and has some gap.
Attachment #8767512 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #8767512 - Flags: review?(mozilla)
Attachment #8767516 - Flags: review?(mozilla)
Comment on attachment 8767516 [details] [diff] [review]

Review of attachment 8767516 [details] [diff] [review]:

I'm not really qualified to review this. I don't know what all the various files do (.xml, .build, .in) and I've only seen the 150px PNG for Daily in action. I have however looked at the other images in GIMP (and I even checked that the bird wing doesn't go down too much to touch the text).

Given that this is a port of bug 1232679, I hope that the TB version is correct. However, I noticed a difference in file count between the TB and FF versions: FF has eight .xml files (including two "unofficial" ones), TB has six. TB has two and FF only has one .mozbuild.

So despite all those doubts: r=jorgk.
Attachment #8767516 - Flags: review?(mozilla) → review+
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 50.0
Depends on: 1286332
Depends on: 1290438
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