When Mozilla 1.1 opens in Windows or Linux, the open window's name and a representative icon appear in a taskbar of some sort. Mozilla recently started using different icons to help show which window had which app (web, mail, composer, etc). But given the icons tiny size in the taskbar, their common shape, color, background image, and design, they all look too similar to have any meaningful recognition function. My suggestion would be to simplify the icons and make them readily distinguishable given the constraints of their size. For instance, the email icon could just be the icon of a beige envelope, horizontally oriented. The web icon could be the navigator wheel. The address book would just be an address book icon vertically oriented. Now, you have different shapes, orientation, etc. to easily distinguish between the icons. I know Mozilla would like to use a square 2-colored backdrop with a detailed app icon on top to show that they're part of the same family. This would be fine if the images were 32x32 pixels, but if you're talking about an icon that's basically 1 x 1 cm, all it does is blur the icon. At this size, the most distinguishing feature is the overall shape and color, and here they all mostly look the same (square with blue and yellow and a blur of white in the middle (the app))
window: 73712 linux: 157830 reporter, please note that ~35% of new bugs are duplicates, to ensure that we respond to user queries efficiently, please search for duplicates before filing a bug report. see http://www.mozilla.org/quality/bug-writing-guidelines.html *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73712 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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