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Re: Start and stop capture toolbar buttons?
From: Evan Huus <eapache () gmail com>
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2013 21:36:24 -0400

P.S. Regardless, the new icons are already a big step up over the old ones :)

On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 9:35 PM, Evan Huus <eapache () gmail com> wrote:
FWIW:
- Audacity uses a yellow square for stop.
- Photoshop's macro recorder uses a blue square for stop.

Though honestly, I'm pretty happy with our new icon set as-is. Perhaps
changing the fill colour of the stop button (yellow, blue, other?)
would be sufficient.

Or, if we only ever display one or the other (so the capture button
magically becomes the stop button when capturing) then red makes
sense, although I'm not sure what the usability of that concept is.

Just my two cents,
Evan

On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 8:12 PM, Guy Harris <guy () alum mit edu> wrote:

On Apr 7, 2013, at 10:40 AM, gerald () wireshark org wrote:

http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=48776

User: gerald
Date: 2013/04/07 10:40 AM

Log:
Change the "stop capture" icon to a Great Big Huge Square to try to make
it more obvious (particularly at 16x16 pixels) that it and the "start
capture" icons work like media controls.

OK, the filling in those buttons is a bit bigger than, say, some of the images in

        
https://www.google.com/search?q=start+recording+button&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=EAliUZDkKOWciQLDroHYDA&ved=0CD8QsAQ&biw=1024&bih=786

or in

        
https://www.google.com/search?q=stop+recording+button&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=yAliUdCvOqX9iwLK0YC4Cw&ved=0CDMQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=786

although it's not bigger than the one in

        http://www.androidpit.com/en/android/market/apps/app/com.goatella.ispeak/iSpeak-Button

The smaller center looks OK to me - is this a small-button (16x16) issue?

Also, the stop button in the first image in the latter search:

        http://sweetclipart.com/pause-play-and-stop-buttons-996

is all red - should ours be?  Or, alternatively, should the square be red, like:

        http://www.telax.com/blog/2013/03/feature-friday-stop-recording-button

(the start button being redder than the stop button might be a little bit odd - a red circle in a start button seems 
to be the standard, but maybe stop would be helped by a red indication as well).
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