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    Errr...a new system indicator icon, maybe?

    How about change this icon:



    to:



    steal that from Nitrotasks tool icons

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    Re: Errr...a new system indicator icon, maybe?

    Why would you want to use a generic list/menu icon for the system indicator?
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    Re: Errr...a new system indicator icon, maybe?

    Why would you want to use a generic list/menu icon for the system indicator?
    Yeah, system should be gear-ish , right? I saw the recent changes in chromium/google chrome, they replaced the system settings wrench icon.
    Hmm...why they replaced it?

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    Re: Errr...a new system indicator icon, maybe?

    Quote Originally Posted by serdotlinecho View Post
    Yeah, system should be gear-ish , right? I saw the recent changes in chromium/google chrome, they replaced the system settings wrench icon.
    Hmm...why they replaced it?
    To make it consistent with the Android version (which uses 3 vertical dots)

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    What is the name of this new 3 vertical lines? Hotdog? I kinda like it and looks user friendly to me.

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    Re: Errr...a new system indicator icon, maybe?

    Quote Originally Posted by serdotlinecho View Post
    What is the name of this new 3 vertical lines? Hotdog? I kinda like it and looks user friendly to me.
    To me, it's a meaningless icon that tells me nothing about it's purpose. At least the current gear icon gives me a visual hint that it is related to Ubuntu's inner workings (all the settings hidden "under the hood"). As such, I think the current icon is much more meaningful. The first association I make with the bars and dots is a bullet list in a text document.

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    Re: Errr...a new system indicator icon, maybe?

    Quote Originally Posted by qamelian View Post
    To me, it's a meaningless icon that tells me nothing about it's purpose. At least the current gear icon gives me a visual hint that it is related to Ubuntu's inner workings (all the settings hidden "under the hood"). As such, I think the current icon is much more meaningful. The first association I make with the bars and dots is a bullet list in a text document.
    This.

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    Re: Errr...a new system indicator icon, maybe?

    I like the current icon, it conveys its meaning well.
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    Re: Errr...a new system indicator icon, maybe?

    I'm a die hard chromium user, and I agree the hotdog really doesn't convey any meaning to me. I miss the wrench, and I like the gear icon for Unity.

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    Re: Errr...a new system indicator icon, maybe?

    Also it looks very very similair to Mac's notification area icon...

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