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#29 More elegant icons with item count

Future?
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Jim Duchek
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2010-01-09
2010-01-09
Michal Bochenski
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To give you a better idea of what i have in mind, I'm attaching a mock-up. Tell me what you think of it.

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  • Jim Duchek
    Jim Duchek
    2010-01-09

    Something similar to that was actually my original plan. Unfortunately it goes entirely illegible on Windows (which is 16x16 without turning on accessibility stuff that makes _everything_ huge). I've been trying my best to avoid seperate code paths. Eventually I think I can detect the size of the system tray and use a nicer badge if it's above a certain minimum size. I don't think it'd take too long, but 'pretty' is generally not too high on my to-do list until all the functionality I want is done.

     
  • Jim Duchek
    Jim Duchek
    2010-01-09

    • milestone: --> Future?
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  • I've added a 16px mock-up. Hope this gets a higher priority. I'll send you the icons, in case you wish to use them.

     
  • Jim Duchek
    Jim Duchek
    2010-01-09

    On the first one, can you generate 3 plain green badges (no numbers, and no icon, on a transparent background), for 1, 2, and 3 digits, sized and positioned for a 64x64 icon? i.e. a 64x64 sized png that, if I placed it over a 64x64 icon, would look right?

     
  • I could, but it will be messed up when scaled down. Why do you even need a 64px icons. I would advise you to use 24px and 16px depending on panel size, imho that's the only way to get a crisp looking icon, although it will require some changes in the code. Think it over.

     
  • Jim Duchek
    Jim Duchek
    2010-01-09

    While I may be willing to special-case 16 and 24 as they're quite common, panel size can be anything on most Linux environments (32 isn't particularly rare, nor is 28), and since, as I said, making things pretty is not as important to me as functionality at the moment, it makes sense to use a large icon and scale down, as it looks better than using a small icon and scaling up. If you'd like to post the same thing in 24x24 (blank badges, 0123456789 in the font on a transparent background), it'll get used, but I'll definitely need 64x64 as well for the generalized solution.