Menu icon for Error Console should be different from Stop button

VERIFIED FIXED in Firefox 3 beta4

Status

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minor
VERIFIED FIXED
11 years ago
11 years ago

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(Reporter: gkn, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
Firefox 3 beta4
x86
Linux
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Dependency tree / graph

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Description

11 years ago
View → Stop, and Tools → Error Console have completely different functions, so their icons should not be the same.

The icon used for Errors in the Error Console itself would be a better visual metaphor than the Stop sign.

Comment 1

11 years ago
We don't really have an icon for the Error Console yet, the native Stop icon is most suitable right now.
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Comment 2

11 years ago
The Stop icon is strongly associated with actions that stop or cancel something, so I don't think it's at all suitable for the menu item that opens the Error Console.

Recycling an unrelated visual metaphor is worse (I suggest) than having no icon for that menu item.

There are already several other items in the Tools menu without icons, and the Tango Project recommends that “only the most frequently used menu items should feature an icon”. ( http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Icon_Theme_Guidelines#Extra_Small )

If the icon will be replaced before the final release, that's fine; I'm just worried that we'll end up misusing visual metaphors in the final release.

As an analogy, I think we would avoid labelling two unrelated menu items with the same *text* as it would cause confusion.
Bug 418868 contains a new icon for the Error Console.
Depends on: 418868
Fixed by bug 418868.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 3 beta4
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Updated

11 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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