Counterintuitive icons for "Applications" and "Files and folders"

Reported by Syraxes on 2011-04-20
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Undecided
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

The icon for "Applications" is currently a "plus sign". A plus sign means "add", and this has nothing to do with starting applications.

The current icon is for "Files and Folders" is a magnifying glass, which suggest "search". It would make more sense that the icon look like a ... folder. The icon used in 10.10 (netbook edition) used to be ok.

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Needs design discussion.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-design
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
DavidBriscoe (pydave) wrote :

The applications part of this bug is a duplicate of bug 737759.

Stephen M. Webb (bregma) wrote :

Both the Applications and file Files and Folders icons in the dash have been updated several times since this bug was files. It just somehow doesn't seem quite as relevant any more. Changing status as appropriate.

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Invalid
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