[Tango-artists] Icon ideas required
dobey at novell.com
Mon Nov 27 10:32:02 PST 2006
On Mon, 2006-11-27 at 17:41 +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
> I'm working on an Inhibit/UnInhibit applet for GNOME.
> See http://hughsient.livejournal.com/9519.html for more details, but
> basically this lets users use programs that can't be patched to use the
> Inhibit() interface like matlab and vmware.
> I'm thinking I need some icons like "busy" and "idle" to go in the
> taskbar but I'm open to ideas for other visual metaphors. I was a little
> surprised to not see idle and busy in the icon theme spec, as I assumed
> this would be used by other programs.
Busy is in the naming spec. It's under Animations. The problem with
having a generic "busy" or "idle" status icon though, is that it
provides no context. If you have 10 things that are all "idle" in
your panel, what icon should they use? The same "idle" icon? That
doesn't really make sense. It sounds like you need specialized icons
for your specialized applet. The stuff in the naming spec is meant
to be generic stuff that ALL desktops will have.
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