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#1694 Task Tray Icon is Misleading


I'm not sure if this applies to all OSes or if it is just a Linux problem but when the DB is locked in KDE the task tray icon has a big red 'Don't do this' overlay on it. To me (and I'd guess 99% of everyone else) using the color red like this tells me that something is wrong or dangerous. In fact, having the DB lock after the specified interval is actually exactly what I want because it is safer. I suggest changing the overlay to a yellow lock style icon. Maybe just use the icon you use for on the 'Unlock Workspace' menu items would be good enough.


  • Paul

    Paul - 2013-02-09

    The standard KeePass lock symbol is an icon with a red "stop" symbol on it. You get used to it in no time.

    cheers, Paul

    • SumDeti

      SumDeti - 2013-04-20

      Actually, the standard KeePass lock symbol is most commonly understood as the international 'no-entry' symbol. See

      UK Highway Code - Road signs giving orders

      Wikipedia - One-way traffic > No Entry Signs

      KRowes point is well-taken. The symbol used by KeePass to indicate that the program is locked, in fact, tells the user that they cannot, or may not, enter the program, which is not the intended message. Better ways to indicate the locked state of the program would be, for example, to toggle the taskbar icon background between green (active) and red/gray (locked/inactive) or by overlaying a padlock badge onto the taskbar icon.

      Last edit: SumDeti 2013-04-20
  • Robbedoes

    Robbedoes - 2013-09-20

    I say padlock ;-)


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