GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 61521
The Default Applications icon looks like the classic installer icon
Last modified: 2008-04-19 17:22:50 UTC
The Default Applications icon looks like the classic installer icon. The
imagery of the floppy and the CD communicates installation more than
"selection of applications to fufill particular tasks". The name is also
not clear. We are having trouble suggesting a better name / icon, but the
current ones really don't work. We would love to work with an artist
towards designing a better name & icon for this.
Jakub, are you going to have any time to look at this? Will tig?
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I'm unable for figure out something better. I asked Seth Nickel,
Suzanna Smith for help but they didn't help either. Suggestions?
Created attachment 6505 [details]
quick fixup of the old one
Its a bit cluttered, but the best icon I can think of for now would be
to show a few very "application-y" looking mini-images.
For example: "a notepad, an envelope, and a globe". Its better if they
don't look connected and cohesive (for example, different elements
might be coloured somewhat differently rather than trying to mesh them
tightly as you would usually do), to emphasize the idea that its a
montage of applications behind the icon.
Most linux applications don't come in a box... I think that may be
part of the problem with the current imagery used to depict
"applications". Boxes still make me think "installation", though not
so much as the CD did.
I've recommended to jrb who's working on the capplet that it also be
rennamed "Preferred Applications", which a small scale usability test
showed to be more intelligable than "Default Applications" (though
still not really up to par).
I don't think this is critically important for GNOME 2, but it still
might be nice to have if you have time.
Oh, if you stick with the "fixup of the old one", can I suggest that
each box be a different colour? Those remind me of RedHat boxes
awfully much, and changing the colour and look of two of them might do
away with that problem as well as emphasize that there are multiple
application preferences behind the icon.
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One other idea may be using the icon for favourites combined with the
one for executables -
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I like the idea of using the favorites icon.... Maybe not with the
executable icon though (since ideally people would never really see
that... since it only really shows up if you're looking at the files
in */bin). Its good food for thought, maybe in combination with
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reassigning to gnome-icon-theme, this bug is about
Isn't this one obsolete now?
There is a suggestion for a new icon in bug 397312.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 397312 ***