Suggestions for Menubar Icon #14

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msutherl opened this Issue Feb 21, 2012 · 3 comments

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2 suggestions for the menubar icon:

  1. It strays dangerously close to the bottom of the menubar, making it look awkwardly too big next to the other icons (Apple's included). Make it slightly smaller to center it on the menubar and allow it to fit in with its neighbors.
  2. I have on my menubar 4 other icons with circles, 3 of them being Apple standard (analog clock, TimeMachine, Spotlight, F.lux). Each of these circles is drawn with a narrower stroke than the area clock circle. This makes it stand out as awkwardly heavy (thick). Trim off 1 pixel of weight.

You do, however, have the problem of needing to differentiate your icon a bit from the standard Apple analog clock. I would suggest as a complete alternative, a digital stop-watch icon that reflects the current timed task a la, for instance, Billings, which I use for time tracking.

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sirupsen Feb 22, 2012

I would like to provide my support to this. +1

I would like to provide my support to this. +1

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msutherl Feb 22, 2012

I'm going to have a go with the icon to see if I can come up with something better and will report back.

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I'm going to have a go with the icon to see if I can come up with something better and will report back.

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pkamenarsky Feb 22, 2012

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I really like all of your suggestions; I would make the icon style configurable though (digital / analog), since I personally am not sure if I'd like to have something in my status bar that changes every minute.

Also the digital icon would involve more work since it would need to be rendered dynamically. So tweaking the analog icon would be the first step - if you wanna have a go at it, there are zipped Illustrator source file in the resources directory. Keep in mind however, that if you'd like to make something completely different, you'd also have to provide the hi-res version :)

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pkamenarsky commented Feb 22, 2012

I really like all of your suggestions; I would make the icon style configurable though (digital / analog), since I personally am not sure if I'd like to have something in my status bar that changes every minute.

Also the digital icon would involve more work since it would need to be rendered dynamically. So tweaking the analog icon would be the first step - if you wanna have a go at it, there are zipped Illustrator source file in the resources directory. Keep in mind however, that if you'd like to make something completely different, you'd also have to provide the hi-res version :)

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