Windows installer should use different icons for browser and mail shortcuts

NEW
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SeaMonkey
Installer
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enhancement
10 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: Ed, Unassigned)

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Trunk
x86
Windows XP

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(Whiteboard: bugday0420)

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a9pre) Gecko/2007101902 SeaMonkey/2.0a1pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a9pre) Gecko/2007101902 SeaMonkey/2.0a1pre

There are two main problems with the icon that the SeaMonkey installer currently assigns to the Windows shortcuts it creates, namely:

1. The icon has rough edges, which makes it look unprofessional;

2. The shortcuts for the browser and mail components both use the exact same icon, making it impossible for the user to tell visually which quick-launch button is for the browser and which is for the mail component.

We really need to replace this one icon with two (or more if shortcuts are also used for other components) different icons which:

1. Have smoother edges (higher resolution?);

2. Are visibly different, so that the user can tell which is the browser and which is the mail icon.

Reproducible: Always
Ed, I assume you installed 2.0 final using the installer as well (I didn't). Can you confirm that the issues above are still valid? And maybe provide screen shots? I'd confirm this bug if you provide that information. Thanks.
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Comment 2

8 years ago
Created attachment 440331 [details]
Quick Launch toolbar, showing identical icons for browser and mail components
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Comment 3

8 years ago
Looking at it again, the resolution does look OK now, but the problem of having identical icons for the mail and browser components remains. I've edited the issue title to clarify what the main issue is.

I've attached a screen shot of my Quick Launch toolbar.

I'm currently using SeaMonkey 2.0.4 from the official installer on Windows XP. I set the Internet and E-Mail items in the XP Start menu to point to SeaMonkey, and created the quick launch icons by dragging these icons from the start menu to the quick launch bar.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Looking at it again, the resolution does look OK now, but the problem of having
> identical icons for the mail and browser components remains. I've edited the
> issue title to clarify what the main issue is.

Have you? ;-)

Confirming.
Assignee: general → installer
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → Installer
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: general → xpi-packages
Summary: Improved shortcut icons for Windows version → Windows installer should use different icons for browser and mail shortcuts
Whiteboard: bugday0420
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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