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Hi Paulo, Christoph,

Wow... I can't believe its been so long.  This thread took quite the nap.

I also like "Style 1" best, top right corner, and 14x11.  Although the
orange seems a bit loud.  I guess that is acceptable since it is likely the
most appropriate color from our arsenal.  It seems fine in Christoph's
example.  You may consider matching the gradient for the outline of the page
in your icon to match the page icons in the zoom toolbar if they are going
to be located so close.  It may also give the icon a little more attention.

Other than that, I think its great!  Good job!


On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 5:45 PM, Christoph Noack <>wrote:

Hi all!

Am Dienstag, den 01.02.2011, 18:59 -0200 schrieb Paulo José:
Hello everybody!

Some days ago

Some weeks ago ... sorry for the long delay :-\

, Christoph suggested me [1] to give a try to an already
knew issue, related to icons used to show saving information on the
status bar. The current icon shows an exclamation mark on a document
when the document have not saved changes, and some people think may be
better ways to represent this status.


So, based on what was discussed, I tried to create new icons to this
behavior, based on the initial mimetype icons style. I keep two version,
since the current icon is 14px tall, but a source [4] says the status
bar icons must be 11px tall. I used some different (*) character to
follow the suggestion of some people.

Thank you so much, Paulo. Personally, I think the "Style 1" (upper
right) works best. The main reason is, that the shape of the document is
preserved well - although the icon is so tiny. And, the star seems to
appear quite balanced in this version.

I first worried about the orange color, because usually yellow is used
for indicating "new". But of course - yellow is (given the constraints)
almost invisible, so orange seems a great compromise.

What else? Mmh, I think the 14x11px version fits better to the overall
style of the status bar. The larger ones seem to be "out of place"

So, if somebody wants to have a look at it - I've created an example by
adding Paulo's icon to a simple status bar image:

Any further thoughts? To me, it's already an improvement - so I'm happy
to export the icons and create an issue for that.

I'll keep the source ...

Versions on 16x14px:
Versions on 14x11px:

I hope it can be useful in some way. :)

By the way, I hope everybody noticed the interview with Paulo - I
discovered more or less accidentally :-)


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