Bug#404882: new iceweasel icon is confusing at small sizes

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Sun Jan 7 12:57:02 CET 2007

On Sun, Jan 07, 2007 at 12:12:22AM -0500, Eric Dorland <eric at debian.org> wrote:
> * Cesar Martinez Izquierdo (listas at ono.com) wrote:
> > Package: iceweasel
> > Version:
> > Severity: wishlist
> > 
> > (Note: I've reported a similar bug against Icedove: #404880).
> > The new iceweasel icon is quite nice, but it is very
> > confusing at small sizes.
> > 
> > My gnome-panel size is set on 24 pixels, and at this size it's
> > impossible to distinguish the shapes of the icon. The
> > only thing I can see is a white spot on a green 'thing', so it's
> > quite hard to guess that this icon represents a web browser.
> > 
> > Moreover, the new icedove icon looks quite similar at this size,
> > so it's very difficult to distinguish them. This is a problem 
> > for shortcuts and also for the taskbar. Just try to open 5 iceweasel
> > windows and icedove, look at the taskbar and try to distinguish
> > them in a fast glance.
> > 
> > Please, provide an icon with clearer shapes, and which colour
> > is different from Icedove one.
> > 
> > Other applications' icons look OK at this size (examples: nautilus,
> > gnome-terminal, amsn, kmail, rythmbox, gedit, etc). I can provide
> > some snapshots.
> I kind of have to agree with Cesar here. They look a little indistinct
> at small sizes, and while the unified color scheme seemed cool, I
> guess it does have a downside. Perhaps unicko would be willing to give
> each icon a more unique color scheme (blue for iceweasel, leave the
> green for icedove and red for iceape?) and perhaps add a bit more
> contrast to the borders because it blends a bit too much into a light
> background. Hope that doesn't sound too ungrateful. 

I think specially crafted versions with "thicker" borders and with more
contrast should be enough for small sizes.


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