Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Icon Poll - is this OK?
From: Gerald Combs <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:55:28 -0700
On 4/10/13 4:21 PM, Kurt Knochner wrote:
> On 2013-04-11 01:01, Gerald Combs wrote:
>>> a lot of other network sniffers chose that for their icons too.
>>> http://goo.gl/EtySX
>> This makes zero sense to me. Why would you click on a "play" button to
>> capture packets?
> If you look at it as a "play" button, then it does not make much sense.
> If you look at it as a "start" button, it does make sense, at least for
> me (and possibly others as well - according to the poll results).

Perhaps I spent too much time around these in my youth, because when I
see a right-pointing triangle I think "play":


...and when I see it in other protocol analyzers I think "someone's been
abusing the stock icon directory." :-)