"Applications" icon doesn't resemble applications

Reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2011-03-18
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Ayatana Design
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Unity
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unity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

unity 3.6.6-0ubuntu1, Ubuntu Natty

In the Launcher, the "Applications" icon is a pair of scissors atop a set square. This seems to have very little to do with applications.

It is difficult to convey the idea of "applications" in general, but we can do better than that. A grid of mini-icons, or a folder, or a suitcase, or something.

[Originally reported by "cedr" in <https://twitter.com/cedr/status/47129743212019712>.]

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete

On 18/03/11 19:16, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> In the Launcher, the "Applications" icon is a pair of scissors atop a
> set square. This seems to have very little to do with applications.

 status confirmed

We also had an agreed plan for an icon (which MPT may not love ;-))
which is a riff on (+) for "more like what's on this launcher". Please
get that in.

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Confirmed
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

The launcher by default includes not just applications, but also "Workspace Switcher", "Files & Folders", and "Trash" items. So any generic "more like this" icon probably wouldn't convey "applications" either.

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-21
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-08-06
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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