Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Start and stop capture toolbar buttons?
From: Evan Huus <[email protected]>
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 <[email protected]> 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 <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>> On Apr 7, 2013, at 10:40 AM, [email protected] 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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