[Dev] Re: [Design] Collection icons
cubranic at cs.ubc.ca
Mon Oct 24 15:55:39 PDT 2005
Philippe Bossut wrote:
> One thing that bugs me is the current collection icon in the sidebar.
> I describe what I think is annoying in the current implementation in
> the here above mentioned document. In a nutshell though,IMHO, the
> current hover/checked icons for the My Calendar and Trash (most
> notably) is confusing. We should either have different icons for those
> or question the superposition of icons (which relates to identity) and
> checkness (which relates to status).
I filed a bug on this same issue just as your message came in. See bug
4410, https://bugzilla.osafoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4410, "Wrong
sidebar icon on mouseover for Trash and Calendar collections". Right
now, these collections use the same icon on mouseover as the Tasks, and
the effect just doesn't feel right.
The immediate cause is that there is no "SidebarIconTrashMouseOver"
icon, as I mentioned in the bug report, but I think that the real issue
is the current specification of the getButtonImage method of
SSSidebarIconButton class. Using the Trash icon as an example, if
SidebarIconTrashMouseOver doesn't exist, the method next tries to load
SidebarIconMouseOver, and if that is not found, then it uses the regular
Trash icon, SidebarIconTrash. Wouldn't it make more sense to first try
to use the regular icon if no specialized ones are provided, rather than
expect that a specialized icon will work for all collections in a view?
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