Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] rev 37929: /trunk/gtk/ /trunk/gtk/: main
From: "Maynard, Chris" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 10:12:27 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] rev 37929: /trunk/gtk/
> /trunk/gtk/: main_welcome.c
> On Jul 7, 2011, at 1:23 PM, Maynard, Chris wrote:
> > The icon comes from image/toolbar/modem_16.xpm,
> "Telephone?  How quaint."

Well, for the "generic dialup" interface, it seems an appropriate choice, although it's hard to tell - is that a rotary phone? 

> Should we use it - or something more 21st century :-) - for PPP
> interfaces on UN*X as well?

Sure, why not.

Speaking of icons ... is it just me or are some of the other toolbar icons a little hard to distinguish from each other.  For example, these 5 icons all look too alike for my ... um ... liking:

1) list the available capture interfaces
2) show the capture options
3) start a new live capture
4) stop the running live capture
5) restart the running live capture

Instead of the NIC card with smaller, hard to see symbols overlaying them, I'd prefer a simpler, bigger icon.  For example, the icon to "start a new live capture" might be a big green circle with "GO" or "START" in it, and the icon to "stop the running live capture" might be a big red octagon (or circle) with "STOP" or an "X" in it.  And maybe for the "restart" use a half-circle w/arrow thingy like Firefox has for their "reload current page" icon.  I don't know, something along those lines?

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