[Echo] Reworked media-optical icon

Andreas Nilsson nisses.mail at home.se
Wed May 7 08:40:35 UTC 2008

Martin Sourada wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-05-07 at 07:58 +0200, Andreas Nilsson wrote:
>> Hi Martyn!
> Hi Andreas!
>> Is there a sane user case for when you need to use these labels?
>> The only one I can think of is "I have both a Blueray and a HDDVD player 
>> on my machine. I inserted both yesterday and they are both movie X, now 
>> I can't tell them apart". Not a very common situation though.
>> I personally never found labels like these helping since I only use one 
>> disc media at a time and with different titles. Instead they tend make 
>> things look more busy, especially at the smaller sizes.
>> - Andreas
> That's one of the reasons it is not differentiated in 16x16. At bigger
> sizes one of the reasons might be (re)writeable media - having although
> you most likely know what media you have put in your drive, I've already
> met people who thought they were using CD while it was a DVD... Also, in
> the isometric perspective the text helps (subjectively) to define the
> perspective. Also, for some reason I don't know, upstream default (gnome
> icon theme) does that distinction as well.
Makes sense. It's not in upstream gnome-icon-theme, but is a 
fedora-specific patch, currently being discussed in 
Sorry for mixing up the name, I work with a Martyn, so hence the grammar 
- Andreas

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