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


On 12/29/2011 5:23 AM, Tony Pursell wrote:
On 29 December 2011 00:29, NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

On 12/28/2011 03:59 PM, NoOp wrote:
On 12/28/2011 02:46 PM, Tony Pursell wrote:
...

Until I checked it out just now, I didn't realise that the Save icon
used
in the Ubuntu version of LO is actually a broad green downward arrow on
top
of a representation of a Hard drive.  Now, I have had no problems saving
documents, so I imagine that things like the position of the icon (next
to
the Open File icon) and the tool tip are all part of identifying the
Save
icon.  When I looked at the floppy disk icon on my wife's Win 7
version, I
realise how old fashioned it looks.

Tony


That is because you have your icon style set to 'Human'. Ubuntu includes
openoffice.org-style-human and libreoffice-style-human in their
repositories. If LO provided the same & set the default to 'Human' the
save icon would be the same (disk drive with a down arrow).



Correction: libreoffice-style-humanity
See: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/757304


Thanks for the explanation of why Ubuntu is different.

The point I am making is that an old fashioned floppy disk is not the only
icon
used for Save and the world will not come to an end if some other
appropriate,
and more modern, icon is used in its place.  Having said that, a hard drive
may
be old fashioned in a few years time when SSDs become the norm.

Tony


I haven't heard of Delete/Eraser that works as well on SSDs as
traditional hard drives. That said USB will be the most common storage
media soon enough. Who saves to CDs at work?

I don't think the icon is a big deal, the whole interface is dated, I
pitched a Firefox addon-like interface a while back, but I'm still ahead
of my time on that.

Rather than reinventing the wheel, update the saveicon with a stock USB
icon: a vertical USB icon, it looks like a human carrying stuff and you
have the integrated download arrow, and it is a recognized symbol on
cameras, phones, TVs, etc.

http://imagebin.org/190980

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