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Re: [Echo] New Actions dialog-* + process-stop icons



Martin Sourada wrote:
Hi,

I've just finished creating new icons for:
dialog-no (stock gtk-no)
dialog-cancel (also gtk-cancel)
dialog-close
dialog-yes (stpck gtk-yes)
dialog-ok (also gtk-ok)
dialog-apply (stock gtk-apply)
process-stop

Following the current echo style, I created a template for all those
icons, so they are consistent between themselves. Finding good metaphors
for those icons is hard, because dialog-{no,cancel} I usually associated
with the same metaphor(s), in gtk stock icons gtk-no is just red globe
and is too much similar to media-record. Next dialog-{yes,ok,apply} also
are associated with same metaphor and in gtk stock icons the gtk-yes is
just green globe, which works better than the red globe for gtk-no...
Also process-stop is currently also using an icon that is very much
similar to already established metaphors for dialog-cancel...
Matthew Paul Thomas suggested at one point that gtk-yes and gtk-no should picture dead kittens, as 99 % of the dialogs that use gtk-yes and gtk-no should use proper verbs for the buttons instead. (If you see one that does, please help save humanity by filing a bug :) ) The reason we decided to stay with the red and green balls in GKT+ is because of how I've seen the symbols being (mis)used in applications. A lot of time these are used to indicate on and off states and other weird things.
So after a lot of though I decided to leave the icons that are already
in echo with (nearly) untouched metaphor, for process-stop use the same
metaphor as uses gnome-icon-theme, for dialog-apply use same as for
dialog-ok, but in blue instead of green, for dialog-no used some sort of
"this way is blocked" kind of metaphor and for dialog-yes used "no"
metaphor (could be interpreted as some sort of "this way is open" kind
of metaphor).
Stop and Cancel are in most situations pretty much the same thing.
- Andreas


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