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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#41 Post by arjaybe » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:42 pm

richb wrote:
arjaybe wrote:I have to admit that this heartbeat image doesn't say anything to me about package updates. Fortunately I can stick with the box.
Do the check and exclamations give more meaning to you.
Not really. If you start with the assumption that they are for updates, then okay. Otherwise they don't say "updates" on their own. Of course everyone will know what they represent pretty quickly, so it's not a problem, really. I guess it's just my feeling that icons should be a pictorial representation of what they're for.
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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#42 Post by richb » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:36 pm

I understand, but I am not sure a line and filled box screams updates either.
In any case we are talking about an option to the classic set, not a default.
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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#43 Post by Gaer Boy » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:07 pm

Box = Package, Rich?

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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#44 Post by richb » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:12 pm

Gaer Boy wrote:Box = Package, Rich?
I obviously did not make that connection.
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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#45 Post by Gaer Boy » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:18 pm

richb wrote:
Gaer Boy wrote:Box = Package, Rich?
I obviously did not make that connection.
You should do more crosswords.

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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#46 Post by richb » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:31 pm

Gaer Boy wrote:
richb wrote:
Gaer Boy wrote:Box = Package, Rich?
I obviously did not make that connection.
You should do more crosswords.
Too busy playing golf. ;)
And a box is also a repository for items. There I go weakening my own argument. :p
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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#47 Post by Richard » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:43 pm

The tick and exclamation mark icons are a very good hi-visibility set.
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Re: MX APT Notifier icons

#48 Post by richb » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:54 am

By the way, I use a blue box for Dropbox idle and a red pulsing box when it is sinking. An obvious connection to function. I never liked the default Dropbox notification icon.
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