Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#453 closed bug (Fixed)

Exclusively textless buttons are a mistake

Reported by: cwd.simpson@… Owned by: andar
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: GTK UI Version: 0.9.06 (1.0.0_RC6)
Keywords: Cc:


The buttons in the toolbar of Deluge in the 1.0.0 Release Candidates are without any text. Applications like Firefox do the same thing, and to save space and UI clutter, perhaps it makes sense, but, unlike Firefox, Deluge offers absolutely no option to turn text on.

You might think the icons are intuitive, but for a start you have no idea what icon theme a person is going to be using, and depending on how wise that icon theme is, the buttons may be a nonsense on their own. Furthermore, even with a very sensible theme, such as Tango, the plus and minus buttons might be adding or removing anything, the up and down arrows might be increase or decreasing some kind of values- perhaps they're about download speeds, perhaps they're just moving things up and down the queue (which is in fact their function); who knows? Not only that; some people simply can't make sense of icons, or in fact can't see at all too well in the first place.

Now, I'm going to go out on a limb here, and suggest that the interface settings for whether or not icons show text should be obeyed, and the best, and easiest, thing for Deluge to do would be to simply relinquish control of that altogether.

If that's not acceptable, I think it should at least be possible to turn text on.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by andar

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Fixed [3762]

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by anonymous

  • Milestone 1.0.0 deleted

Milestone 1.0.0 deleted

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