Re: Button stock icon sizes [urgent]

Tuomas Kuosmanen <tigert ximian com> writes:

> On Fri, 2002-02-22 at 22:43, Owen Taylor wrote:
>     [ Resend, since I managed to get 2/3 email addresses wrong ]
>     I need a call on this:
>      * The GNOME-1.2 stock buttons (OK/Cancel/Yes/No/Apply/etc.) are 20x20, as
>        are the ones in GTK+-1.2 now. The new OK/Cancel icons are 24x24, but are 
>        mostly alpha in the outer pixels.
>      * The GTK+-2.0 standard button icon size is 24x24. 
> I can fix this tomorrow unless jakub did this already (I heard you had
> talked with him on irc about this, I just returned from dinner etc, so I
> was unavailable for comment..)

That's OK :-) Not _that_ urgent.

I was told that Jakub thought it would be best to go with 20x20, partly
because he didn't have time to redraw them any time soon. I think we
can either pad or trim and get fairly reasonable looking results, so
the real question is what the size should be.

An argument for 20x20 is that the GNOME-1.2 icons gave us pretty
chubby buttons already. I'm pretty comfortable with making 20x20 the
button size, and it is certainly the easiest course.

Long term, to deal with resolution differences, we need all the stock
icons drawn big, or longer term, done as SVG.

> I think we could even just drop the "Ok/Cancel/Etc.." icons totally,
> since I dont know if they really add anything to the usability. Though
> one could ask the UI folks. But both windows and macos dont generally
> have those.

Well, I hated them originally when GNOME added them, then eventually
got used to them. I don't think they add much, but they probably don't
hurt either. It's part of the "GNOME look" though, and anyways, I can't
take themout of the API at this point.

We could add a configuration option as to whether to display them later.

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