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Logo is hard to distinguish from VS logo as colorblind user #44931

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pj-martins opened this issue Mar 2, 2018 · 8 comments

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commented Mar 2, 2018

Being colorblind, the color of latest visual studio code looks exactly the same as the color of the visual studio 2017 icon, same shape too of course. Being a user of both, it is frustrating and time consuming to open the wrong one all the time, yes I know I can change their order in the taskbar but I'm not going to memorize which one's on the left and which is on the right. Yes the old green/orange one was ugly but at least I could tell the difference, for now I'll manually change the icon but would be nice for MS to cater to the colorblind a bit.

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commented Mar 2, 2018

@pj-martins I thought the shape was different, can you attach a screenshot?

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commented Mar 2, 2018

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commented Mar 2, 2018

Yeah the shape is different on the left hand side but similar.

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commented Mar 21, 2018

Even as a non-colourblind user, the icons are so similar that if I have Visual Studio open as well, I click on the wrong one all the time.
I would fully support an amendment to the icon. Perhaps a large "C" in the background or something?

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commented Dec 6, 2018

This really pains me as a partially colorblind user. A clear distinction from vscode to visual studio has to be made, given the fact that the majority of vscode users are also visual studio users.
Even though a lot of users hated the orange icon, I was much happier with it, for these reasons.
I would like to see update on this.

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commented Dec 31, 2018

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Yeah the shape is different on the left hand side but similar.

What's the difference?

Naming the window "Code" rather than "Visual Studio Code" might be an improvement as well.

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commented Jun 5, 2019

@misolori maybe follow up if this is still true with the new logo

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commented Jun 5, 2019

We've addressed this in #71827, specifically here:

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