Firefox sync toolbar button can easily be confused with the reload button

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

Cloud Services
Firefox Sync: UI
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
8 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Tobbi, Unassigned)

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Details

(Whiteboard: [testday-9-24-2010])

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Description

8 years ago
When I first dragged the sync toolbar button onto my toolbar, I immediately found a similarity between that one and the reload button. Especially as Internet Explorer also uses two opposing circular arrows to indicate the reload button.

I'm not sure whether there's a way out of this, I just think that it would possibly confuse future users.
Is this bug still valid in recent versions of firefox?
Keywords: qawanted
Created attachment 649711 [details]
icons on toolbar

Yes, the icons can still be confused especially if you customize put the Sync icon on the URL/search toolbar.
That said, unless you want to change the Sync logo altogether, I'd be inclined to won't fix this.
Keywords: qawanted
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Comment 4

6 years ago
Besides, the Sync toolbar button doesn't have a tooltip. Maybe we should add one as first measure.
Keywords: qawanted
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Updated

6 years ago
Keywords: qawanted
yes, a tooltip would be helpful.
We don't have a toolbar button now. We have an add-on bar button, but that's at the bottom of the screen and really hard to confuse.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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