A "cloud" icon in the the panel is ambiguous: too much like weather indicators

Bug #1059352 reported by Edward Donovan on 2012-10-01
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
The Sync Menu
indicator-sync (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The 'cloud' icon for indicator-sync makes some internal sense, but many users have some kind of weather indicator running. These often show a cloud in the panel. That behavior makes sense, too, and is pretty established. Unfortunately, that makes this icon for indicator-sync too ambiguous. I hope that something else can be chosen.

I've seen graphics for 'the cloud', with elements representing network connections, wires or arrows or other things, with a cloud as the background. I think a cloud behind some other clear graphic would probably not be ambiguous. So I'm not arguing "there must be no puffy clouds whatsoever!" A cloud on its own, that, I'm concerned about.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: indicator-sync 12.10.3-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-16.15-lowlatency 3.5.4
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-16-lowlatency x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.5.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Sep 30 22:35:12 2012
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: indicator-sync
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-06-14 (108 days ago)

Edward Donovan (edward.donovan) wrote :
Charles Kerr (charlesk) wrote :

This is a question for Design. :)

Changed in indicator-sync:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in indicator-sync (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Edward Donovan (edward.donovan) wrote :

Thanks, Charles.

description: updated
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