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Re: Libedit and Modedit Icons


On 1/9/2018 12:05 PM, Rene Pöschl wrote:
> On 09/01/18 16:50, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
>> I'm with Jose on the arrows.  If we are going to use them, please don't
>> make the all different colors.  I don't see how a blue left arrow versus
>> a magenta right arrow conveys any meaning to the user.
> I like the idea of coloring them differently. For me this will give an
> additional way to distinguish the buttons. (Some of them have only the
> direction of the arrow as a difference. Which is easily overlooked.) I
> hope having different colors will make it easier for my brain to
> remember which button does what. (I can't tell you how often i clicked
> load symbol instead of update symbol while working on the reorganization
> of the official lib.)

What information does the different color arrow convey?  If you are
using different colors for contrast, that is one thing but just making
them different colors for informational purposes doesn't make any sense
to me.  If you are trying convey information with different color
buttons, what is the impact on users who are color blind.

> Maybe there is a better way to communicate differences but if buttons
> look as similar as a lot of them currently do, adding differentiating
> colors might help.
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