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Subject: Re: Request some icons

Re: Request some icons

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 18:10:20 +1100

On 15/
> > 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
> common.
> 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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