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Proposal, a new icon for TotalCommander 7.03
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the diskette was chosen because it's the "save" icon in many programs, so it should give some association with files...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The association with files was definitely there. Possibly not the best kind of association, as I tried to explain, but it may depend on how you look at it. Anyway, that was the past. Since then, the meaning of TC icon shifted a little away from direct diskette->files->file manager association, as none of normal users use diskettes any more.

So now, the icon is perfectly fine and I would not touch it. Exception might be some little modernization when needed, e.g. like with TC7 which got more modern-looking icon instead of old 16-color one from Windows 3.1 days.

Another exception would be if you did something really radical with TC and wanted to reflect that. Something like falling in love with Microsoft's new Metro style and making TC look like that. But lets hope it never comes to that. :)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, even MS Paint and Wordpad in Windows 7 still use the diskette icon for saving files, so the association should still be there...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghisler(Author) wrote:
Well, even MS Paint and Wordpad in Windows 7 still use the diskette icon for saving files, so the association should still be there...


for people who grew up with diskettes it will be always the same.

I'm 25 and still know what diskettes are... but if i imagine any of the kids right now... for them its not a diskette where to save your precious files on... Its a save button.... http://weknowmemes.com/2011/11/kids-today-have-no-idea-what-this-is-bitch-please-its-a-save-button/

i'm wondering how long diskette = save button association will survive Wink
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