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Subject: Re: Request some icons
> > We've gone withthe + for submenus and a dot for commands...
> Guess I missed out on the debate but + is used for expandable tree items in
> UIs and it's meaning I think well established. I guess I don't understand
> why these common conventions should be ignored and something else reinvented
> or misappropriated. Things should be modeled out of what has common meaning
> and even copy the best aspect observed in other devices (cellphones, TVs,
> any other common appliance with a gui and even *gasp* retailos). I guess we
> want a stop sign to look like a speed limit sign in effect and not have
> things be a bit awkward (I'm assuming they look rather different in your
> country as they do in mine). And the + is on the left?..which would make it
> not possible to have submenus with their own icon.
> The dot for otoh for commands...suppose I like that even if it looks like
> list bullets and doesn't bring radio buttons to mind too much.
> Can't wait to see what's ever decided upon for expandable items if that ever
> happens. Using arrows (right for unexpanded and down for expanded) is pretty
> Guess it's all decided and set. those are my thought on that issue anyway.
Wikipedia says the stop signs in our countries are the same...
As for the rest of the message.. what the heck are you talking about?
The + is used to show that he item "expands" to another set of items..
and the only way this is done in rockbox is by showing it all in a new
I dont tihnk anyone could be confused. fwiw, we did try an arrow, but
that looked bad
Received on 2007-02-15
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