Bug 117065 - usability bug: session icons not distinguishable anymore
Summary: usability bug: session icons not distinguishable anymore
Alias: None
Product: konsole
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Compiled Sources Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Konsole Developer
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-11-25 17:59 UTC by Leo Savernik
Modified: 2005-11-26 23:31 UTC (History)
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established old icons (3.09 KB, image/png)
2005-11-25 18:24 UTC, Leo Savernik
troublesome new icons (2.67 KB, image/png)
2005-11-25 18:26 UTC, Leo Savernik

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Description Leo Savernik 2005-11-25 17:59:39 UTC
Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.5.0)
Installed from:    Compiled From Sources

Up to and including KDE 3.4, Konsole's Session Icons were clearly distinguishable by the session type icon in the tab bar.

The session icons all depict a small single-coloured computer monitor with a differently-single-coloured screen. The screen is making up the biggest part of the icon.

The default terminal session icon had a black screen, the mc icon a blue screen, and the root session a red screen.

Since KDE 3.5, this has changed. Instead of discriminating the session type against the colour of the screen, the session type is now discriminated against the colour of the *monitor frame*! I. e. the screen is black for all types, but the frame is white, blue, or red respectively.

To make things worse, the frame is only *slightly* tinted by the colour, just to the contrary of the highly saturated screen colors in the good old days.

This causes a big usability issue as the frame area is nearly indefinitely smaller than the screen area. Combined with the virtually non-existent saturation of the session-discriminating-colours makes it impossible to distinguish the session icons at one glance at the typical 22x22 resolution.
Comment 1 Leo Savernik 2005-11-25 18:24:29 UTC
Created attachment 13647 [details]
established old icons
Comment 2 Leo Savernik 2005-11-25 18:26:08 UTC
Created attachment 13648 [details]
troublesome new icons
Comment 3 Kurt Hindenburg 2005-11-26 23:31:42 UTC
SVN commit 483541 by hindenburg:

Update blue/red icons to be distinguishable.

BUG: 117065

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 M             cr16-action-konsolered.png  
 M             cr22-action-konsoleblue.png  
 M             cr22-action-konsolered.png  
 M             cr32-action-konsoleblue.png  
 M             cr32-action-konsolered.png