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Thread: Campaign to get the Ethernet Icon fixed

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    Re: Campaign to get the Ethernet Icon fixed

    From the human theme.
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    Re: Campaign to get the Ethernet Icon fixed

    Quote Originally Posted by Knowle View Post
    From the human theme.
    Gah! Eye rape! I had never seen this icon before, having only used wireless on the laptop where I keep my Linux distros. Truth be told, as ugly as this icon is, the one in the previous screenshot is almost as bad. Why couldn't it be an abstraction based on the Ethernet graphic used on hardware? You know, like this:



    Except, you know, Humanized. Make the boxes solid and make them orange-ish brown or something. I mean, most people would look at the current icon and wonder, "What the heck is that thing?" Plus, with the right colors you might make the icon more usable on dark themes without needing a white background.
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    Re: Campaign to get the Ethernet Icon fixed

    Quote Originally Posted by Keyper7 View Post
    Simply reducing the size would make it much better...
    Yep, just reducing it a little improves it vastly.

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    Re: Campaign to get the Ethernet Icon fixed

    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Nixon View Post
    Yep, just reducing it a little improves it vastly.

    It still looks just like a black rectangle. The "Two linked computers" icon is much more recognizable.

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    Re: Campaign to get the Ethernet Icon fixed

    I agree it looks ugly. At first I thought my screen was defected with a big black hole.
    But I guess I will get used to it

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    Re: Campaign to get the Ethernet Icon fixed

    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Nixon View Post
    Yep, just reducing it a little improves it vastly.

    yes that is much better

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    Re: Campaign to get the Ethernet Icon fixed

    Haha. The second thing I thought when I installed Alpha 5 was, "What the hell is the piano doing at the top of my screen?" (The first was, "Why isn't my touchpad working?")

    I assumed it was a placeholder graphic but I've been using a different icon set, so I didn't realize they still haven't changed it. I'll definitely say it "Affects Me Too" on Launchpad.

    By the way, New Wave with the Humanity icons looks very sexy. All the primary icons in the notification area are shades of grey, so they're not constantly calling attention to themselves. Color only seems to be used more important icons that actually need your attention. Check out the screenie.
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    Re: Campaign to get the Ethernet Icon fixed

    Bah, Ubuntu's notification area icons are a pain. They are an icon collection rather than an icon set (in contrast to Mac OS and Win 7). Not only the ethernet icon is too bold - also the round green online status icon is too big and as you see the other status icons are a little bit small.
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    Re: Campaign to get the Ethernet Icon fixed

    it is ugly and wrong, if I'm connected then the ethernet connector can't be empty as in the showed icon.

    The NM shows empty connector when I just connected, metaphoric fail

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    Re: Campaign to get the Ethernet Icon fixed

    Quote Originally Posted by yzarc View Post
    it is ugly and wrong, if I'm connected then the ethernet connector can't be empty as in the showed icon.

    The NM shows empty connector when I just connected, metaphoric fail
    That's an interesting point of view I haven't thought before and I completely agree.

    The icons I'm using right now (a Tango-fied version of the original nm icons) do use an empty connector to indicate offline status.

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