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Re: [tdf-discuss] Can we replace "Floppy Disk"


Olav Dahlum wrote:
On 28/12/11 20:05, Danishka Navin wrote:
As you all know the floppy disc is some thing out dated in the modern
computer world.

I'm afraid it's not the case, a lot of people use them, and especially
in governmental institutions.

Why we still continue the "Floppy Disk" as the icon for "Save" button in
LibreOffice?

Anyway, this could be replaced by a more generic computer/down arrow
button to reflect the different media better.
The trouble is, most people would not recognize this, and there is of course the limitation that icons must be fairly simple in form. Also I am not sure that an icon of an optical disk, which would be much more valid today would be as easily recognized. Actually in nearly every case the document is being saved on a hard drive, but that would be much more difficult to represent as a simple icon. I remember MS tried this in Win-95, and it ended up looking more like a drum and drumstick. As long as we all recognize the floppy as a floppy, it really doesn't matter that much that it is archaic.
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