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RFE: Request better looking lock icons



18 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: John Unruh, Assigned: Joe Hewitt (gone))



Windows NT

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)



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18 years ago
1.) Visit http://junruh , https://junruh and https://junruh/mix.html
Note the three kinds of locks in the lower right hand corner. I am requesting a 
more detailed and professional set of locks.

Comment 1

18 years ago
QA Assigning non-confidential New/Assigned User Interface: Design Feedback bugs 
to Matthew Thomas (mpt@mailandnews.com).

Matthew Thomas is now the QA owner for the User Interface: Design Feedback 
component. (Bugs that involve UI issues in the Netscape-branded Mozilla browser 
should continue be QA assigned to elig@netscape.com.)
QA Contact: elig → mpt

Comment 2

18 years ago
Looks Netscape-specific to me (the URLs given sure are, anyway) ... --> elig
QA Contact: mpt → elig

Comment 3

18 years ago
John, is there any easy way that this bug could be rephrased to use URLs 
accessible by non-Netscape participants? (The QA owner for this component is a 
non-Netscape employee.)

Otherwise, I can be the surrogate QA contact. Thanks!

Comment 4

18 years ago
You can use http://www.yahoo.com for insecure (unlocked lock icon), 
https://www.verisign.com for a secure site (locked lock icon). I don't know of a 
mixed content site outside the firewall to show the mixed lock icon, but you can 
view the gif file by dragging it into Navigator from 
I believe \components\navigator\chrome\default.

Comment 5

18 years ago
Thanks, John! QA Assigning back to Matthew.
QA Contact: elig → mpt


18 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → Future
I'm no iconographer. Marking HELP WANTED. 
Assignee: ben → nobody
Whiteboard: [HELP WANTED]

Comment 7

18 years ago
Created attachment 8793 [details]
Proposed icons

Comment 8

18 years ago
I've attached 3 alternative icons.
They're a little more colourful and (hopefully) more clear.

What alterations did you have in mind? (if any)

Comment 9

18 years ago
I copied the files into Win32 build 2000051508 into 
chrome\skins\modern\navigator\skin. It is very difficult to see what they are a 
picture of, especially the lock.gif file. At least the old files were darker and 
clearer. I was hoping for a clear, detailed set of gifs, like the lock icons in 
the lower left of 4.X.

Comment 10

18 years ago
I'll make some more then :)
Is 12x12 the sizelimit forthe .gifs?
It's not very much to work with...

Comment 11

18 years ago
Created attachment 8835 [details]
icons #2

Comment 12

18 years ago
These are more like the NN4.x kinds (although I couldn't find the image for 

Alternatively, I could make something more abstract with red-orange-green,
traffic-light like.

Apart from keys and locks there aren't many obvious desings..

Comment 13

18 years ago
If you don't mind, I would like four icons.

1- broken
2- low security
3- high security
4- no security


Comment 14

18 years ago
The style of the three new ones looks OK to me.

Comment 15

18 years ago
How about:
1- broken
- question mark thingy or something?
Does this mean security unknown? 

2- low security
- a dimly lit lock

3- high security
- a brightly lit lock

4- no security
- an open gate or door, or opened lock..?

Comment 16

18 years ago
Created attachment 9076 [details]
icons #3

Comment 17

18 years ago
Some new ones...

Broken: greyed lock
no security: red backdrop
low security: orange backdrop
high security: green backdrop

Since the red-orange-green is pretty obvious for most people (IMHO)
Keywords: helpwanted
Whiteboard: [HELP WANTED]


17 years ago
Blocks: 29303

Comment 18

17 years ago
The Key Icons that Netscape used in versions prior to 4.x were clearer than the 
lock icons that were introduced in 4.x. They also used a key with 1 tooth or 2 
teeth to distingush between low and high security. Having different graphic 
symbols, rather than using different colors will also prevent accessibility 
problems for color blind people.

Comment 19

17 years ago
Chaning the qa contact on these bugs to me. MPT will be moving to the 
owner of this component shortly. I would like to thank him for all his hard 
work as he moves roles in mozilla.org...Yada, Yada, Yada...
QA Contact: mpt → zach

Comment 20

17 years ago
Reassigning nobodied UI:DF bugs to me ...
Assignee: nobody → mpt

Comment 21

17 years ago
Removing moving blocked bug.  This is a button image, not an icon issue.
No longer blocks: 29303

Comment 22

17 years ago
If the current page was not encrypted, I think the security area of the status
bar should be blank. Anything else is unnecessarily confusing.

--> Themes.
Assignee: mpt → hewitt
Component: User Interface Design → Themes
QA Contact: zach → pmac


17 years ago
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 23

17 years ago
new lock icons are in.

Comment 24

17 years ago
Verified on windows 98 (branch build: 2001-07-02-06-0.9.2).
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
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