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Re: Return of the padlock icon (re: bug 742419)


Ron Hunter Apr 28, 2012 2:38 PM
Posted in group: mozilla.dev.apps.firefox
On 4/28/2012 4:34 PM, EE wrote:
> On 2012-04-26 11:41, Dr J R Stockton wrote:
>> In mozilla.dev.apps.firefox message<mailman.23275.1335314117.31724.dev-
>> apps-f...@lists.mozilla.org>, Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:35:06, Matthew
>> Turnbull<spa...@bluefang-logic.com> posted:
>>
>>>
>>> There is still an icon on the identity block, and it can still be
>>> dragged around to bookmark the page (and so on). As far as I can tell,
>>> no functionality has been lost; this was a purely visual change.
>>>
>>> But you would have known that, if you tested it out.
>>
>>
>> Functionality is lost if the ordinary users do not know, and remember,
>> how to do it. It is not sufficient for just the developers to be able
>> to use the feature.
>>
>> IE8, Opera, Safari, Chrome all have better Home icons than Firefox; for
>> example, they all have chimneys. That of Firefox looks at best like a
>> mere dog-kennel - does that say something about the pay of Mozilla
>> developers? Actually, the Firefox one looks more like an up-arrow than
>> anything else; it is deceptive. Let us have a proper house.
>>
> I cannot believe how picky some people can be. Someone using Mac
> Thunderbird was complaining that the icon for an extension did not
> harmonize with the other icons on the toolbar.
> I thought the home icon was going to be removed some time soon? There
> were at least rumours about that.

I guess that would something based on the Biltmore house?  Or perhaps,
Bill Gates place?