View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?

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Thread: Keyboard indicator

  1. #11
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    Re: Keyboard indicator

    My personal preference is no keyboard indicator.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...1#post12826792

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    Re: Keyboard indicator

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    I accept the point that you are making but I will not vote in this poll for two reasons. 1) Democracy is not the way to change things in Ubuntu. 2) It does not upset me in the way that it upsets you.
    I understand it doesn't affect some people, hence the option 'meh'.

    I work in design, I felt the button was misplaced amongst its colleagues and I'm checking to see if anyone else feels the same way before I redo the icon properly and submit a bug.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ringi View Post
    Aha screenshots
    Would you say the icon fits in with the rest of them? I'm not sure if it's because it's being pressed or because the whole theme is greyscale (which is awesome ) but it doesn't look as thumbstickouty to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by VinDSL View Post
    Heh! After voting, and taking the exit poll (so to speak) I didn't want to appear to be mocking the OP.
    It's depressing for me to read because canonical hired Matthieu James (Faenza Icon set creator) to work on the icons, he's one of the best in the linux industry, so I don't know how this could happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    Not sure if he was taken wrong or something else not worth mentioning
    Any the OP is correct, looks out of place, certainly in a default install
    Yeah it does look out of place, glad I'm not the only one

    I got rid of it, but I think if it was less out of place I'd be less inclined to get rid of it, for example I never use the mail/social media applet or the switch user applet, but I have no inclination to remove them as opposed to the keyboard one which I immediately noticed.
    Last edited by ikt; October 30th, 2013 at 03:58 PM.
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  3. #13
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    Re: Keyboard indicator

    Quote Originally Posted by ikt View Post
    I understand it doesn't affect some people, hence the option 'meh'.

    I work in design, I felt the button was misplaced amongst its colleagues and I'm checking to see if anyone else feels the same way before I redo the icon properly and submit a bug.
    It would be nice to see an example of a redone one, would also be curious how it would look if the panel opacity is lowered.
    To me the best would just show 2 letters with a trans background
    For testing on En the one .svg I mentioned is used

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    Re: Keyboard indicator

    Looks so much better in Gnome Shell


    Keyboard Indicator 01 by ringi_is, on Flickr

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    Re: Keyboard indicator

    Quote Originally Posted by ikt View Post
    I work in design, I felt the button was misplaced amongst its colleagues and I'm checking to see if anyone else feels the same way before I redo the icon properly and submit a bug.[...]

    It's depressing for me to read because canonical hired Matthieu James (Faenza Icon set creator) to work on the icons, he's one of the best in the linux industry, so I don't know how this could happen.
    Yes, his work is quite popular. Following mc4man's lead, we'll leave it at that.

    My favorite icon theme is 'Clarity-mono-light' -- been using it for several months, which is unheard of, for me. I'm a restless creature.

    Maybe you should contact Matthieu James directly...
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    Re: Keyboard indicator

    I was thinking more along the lines like this, shot from a guest session
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    Re: Keyboard indicator

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    I was thinking more along the lines like this, shot from a guest session
    That's it! That's what it should be. Spot on!
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    Re: Keyboard indicator

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    I accept the point that you are making but I will not vote in this poll for two reasons. 1) Democracy is not the way to change things in Ubuntu. 2) It does not upset me in the way that it upsets you.

    I accept Ubuntu as a community gift. I am thankful for all the hard work done in my behalf. There are bigger injustices and much greater suffering happening on this planet to be upset over the development of a computer operating system.
    Nicely Put
    Count me there also.(thankful for all the hard work done in my behalf)

  9. #19
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    Re: Keyboard indicator

    Quote Originally Posted by ikt View Post
    That's it! That's what it should be. Spot on!
    What I know about svg's could fit on the head of a pin so likely below is not proper. I decided to open the svg in a text editor & it seemed fairly simple as there were only 3 colors 'defined'.
    So i changed this
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
    <svg width="22" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" version="1.1" height="22">
     <defs>
      <mask id="m">
       <rect y="0" x="0" style="fill:#fff" height="22" width="22"/>
       <text y="15.5" x="4" style="font-size:12;font-family:Ubuntu;font-weight:500;fill:black">En</text>
      </mask>
     </defs>
     <rect style="fill:#dfdbd2" mask="url(#m)" rx="2" height="20" width="20" y="1" x="1"/>
    </svg>
    to this, no clue if "none" is proper, only that it logically described what I wanted...??

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
    <svg width="22" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" version="1.1" height="22">
     <defs>
      <mask id="m">
       <rect y="0" x="0" style="fill:none" height="22" width="22"/>
       <text y="15.5" x="4" style="font-size:12;font-family:Ubuntu;font-weight:500;fill:white">En</text>
      </mask>
     </defs>
     <rect style="fill:white" mask="url(#m)" rx="2" height="20" width="20" y="1" x="1"/>
    </svg>
    Last edited by mc4man; October 31st, 2013 at 11:17 PM. Reason: spell

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