[Qgis-developer] icons

John C. Tull jctull at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 11:25:28 EST 2009

I would second Tim's sentiments on this. Those icons are very non- 
intuitive for me as well. I keep thinking of upload/download icons in  
an sftp-type client.

Could you use a DVD type image as the backdrop for save and something  
with an opening folder for open? Here's an example disc icon I found  
in a quick search:

Overall, the icons are very nice and a welcome improvement. I would  
also comment that the grass in the GRASS icons might benefit from a  
little more contrast so it is more distinctive.


On Jan 2, 2009, at 7:18 AM, Tim Sutton wrote:

> I've been using QGIS with your gis icon theme (including grass and
> plugin updates) and I must say I really like using the theme and the
> cohesive look it brings to QGIS.
> The one area left that I have a problem with is the load / save / save
> as icons. No matter how much I try to memorise what the up arrow
> signifies versus the down arrow, I find I just cant  get used to them,
> and invariable end up clicking the wrong one. Even worse, if one  
> doesnt
> read the dialog title carefully and end up using the save project icon
> instead of the load project, you can wipe out your project file.
> Could I suggest trying some other paradigm for these icons - I
> appreciate that floppy disks are an anachronism but perhaps there is
> something else that will provide instant recognition...
> Thanks for the great work you have done!

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