Closed Bug 318888 Opened 15 years ago Closed 14 years ago

Color of download icon in prefs should match toolbar icon

Categories

(Camino Graveyard :: Toolbars & Menus, enhancement)

PowerPC
macOS
enhancement
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED
Camino1.5

People

(Reporter: davedit, Assigned: jon)

Details

(Keywords: fixed1.8.1, polish)

Attachments

(3 files, 3 obsolete files)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20051201 Camino/1.0+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20051201 Camino/1.0+

I think the color of the download arror in dl_manager.tif should match the color of the Downloads pref pane icon for consistency. The green in new Downloads pref pane icon is nice, but if it were used in dl_manager.tif, it might clash with the charteruse. Perhaps a nice peach or gold? Just a suggestion.

Reproducible: Always
Keywords: polish
I concur. Whatever color we choose, it should be consistent over both icons.

Jasper, can you look at this?
Assignee: mikepinkerton → camino
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Target Milestone: --- → Camino1.0
Attached image proposal for new "downloads" icon (obsolete) —
I tried to do the download metaphor in a different way. one that we already used actually. I propose to start using a box like we use for open to represent downloads. Attached is  a screenshot of the icon in action.
I think the box icon needs to be a little more isometric, because now it just looks 2D and I can't tell what the strip down the right side is. Nice idea though.
Attached image 2nd attempt (obsolete) —
I had a quick chat with Mike and we both agree that the current look is much to 2d to actually come accross as a box. I gave it a second thought, and doing an isometric view would be strange as we don't use it anywhere in our icons. So what I did was just use the same solution as I did with the Open icon, which is add the open top.
Attached image 2nd preview (obsolete) —
just to see
Attachment #207069 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attached image 3d attempt
It's a minor change but for the good (thanks wevah for pointing this out.

I really don't think we should start doing icons in any "metric" kind of view. It will be very weird if we do so. I tried it, believe me.
Attachment #207100 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #207101 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attached image 3d attempt tiff file
Just so people can try it out.
1.0 has shipped and I don't think we should change the icon(s) in a maintenance release. Moving this to 1.1.
Target Milestone: Camino1.0 → Camino1.1
I really don't like the box, personally.
QA Contact: toolbars
As suggested, a version of the dl_manager.tif icon using the green arrow from the preferences icon for perusal.
Comment on attachment 238295 [details]
Revised dl_manager.tif icon with green arrow

This new downloads window icon is for the toolbar. It simply matches the color of the one in preferences. We can rethink what we want the download icon to look like in a future bug but for now, to be consistent, I say we land this update the icon.

r=me
Attachment #238295 - Flags: superreview?(mikepinkerton)
Attachment #238295 - Flags: review+
The consistency is nice, but I think the color is too similar to manager.tif (unless this isn't a problem)
(In reply to comment #12)
> The consistency is nice, but I think the color is too similar to manager.tif
> (unless this isn't a problem)

I don't see that as a problem. They're different enough icons that visually you can see a difference (in shapes, specifically).
Ya that's true. But I think we also use colors as visual cues (for example, red for stop or emergencies), and that green color signifies bookmarking to me in Camino.
(In reply to comment #14)
> for stop or emergencies), and that green color signifies bookmarking to me in
> Camino.

And back and forward... ;) We also use a slightly different green in our "add tab"  icon.

I really think this change is fine for now. We can revisit the icon later, but a brown icon isn't much of an improvement when green tends to mean "download" throughout the net.
Comment on attachment 238295 [details]
Revised dl_manager.tif icon with green arrow

sr=pink
Attachment #238295 - Flags: superreview?(mikepinkerton) → superreview+
Checked into trunk and MOZILLA_1_8_BRANCH
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Keywords: fixed1.8.1
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Assignee: camino → jon
Status: REOPENED → NEW
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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