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On 12/29/2011 5:23 AM, Tony Pursell wrote:
On 29 December 2011 00:29, NoOp <> 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
in the Ubuntu version of LO is actually a broad green downward arrow on
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
the Open File icon) and the tool tip are all part of identifying the
icon.  When I looked at the floppy disk icon on my wife's Win 7
version, I
realise how old fashioned it looks.


That is because you have your icon style set to 'Human'. Ubuntu includes 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

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


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.

GnuPG is Free Software (meaning that it respects your freedom).

Extensible, customizable text editor---GNU Emacs; Where's yours?

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