Opened 11 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#44 closed enhancement (fixed)

Frame: Battery Charging icon looks like a 'missing battery'

Reported by: mungewell Owned by: garycmartin
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: design Version: 0.82.x
Severity: Minor Keywords:
Cc: Eben, cms, HoboPrimate Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: New

Description

The colour choice (white with progressive white fill) for the 'charging battery' looks like a missing battery.

This is especially noticable when compaired with the 'muted audio'
icon which is an empty white speaker.

A better choice might be to supperimpose a '+' (plus sign) over the coloured (user colours) battery icon when charging, and a '-' (minus sign) when discharging. When the battery is neither charging or discharging just the battery level icon would be shown.

A white battery icon could be used to represent a missing or faulty battery.

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by mungewell

must have been a late night...

'missing' battery _IS_ shown as solid white, perhaps would be better as white outline or with dashed boarder for B/W displays.

comments about '+' and '-' still stand.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by erikos

  • Cc Eben added

I find it a bit strange as well. When the battery is charging it is white. And when we run on battery power it is the coloured one and does reflect the %.

Actually, when charging I would be interested in the percentage which I only get in the palette currently. Maybe the icon should be just different when we are charging? The gnome icon shows a battery and a plug on top of it.

Eben, can you please comment?

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by marcopg

  • Bug Status set to New
  • Distribution/OS set to Unspecified
  • Milestone set to 0.86
  • Priority changed from major to Low
  • Severity set to Minor
  • Version set to 0.82.x

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by garycmartin

  • Cc cms added
  • Component changed from sugar to design
  • Owner changed from marcopg to garycmartin
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Eben/Christian, any input on this design element?

comment:5 follow-up: Changed 8 years ago by HoboPrimate

  • Cc HoboPrimate added

Eben once told me that the idea was, when the battery is charging, it isn't being used by the user to power his laptop.

no battery = no icon
battery is charging = white icon
battery is powering laptop = color icon

A quick fix would be to add the charging badge to the battery when charging.

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 Changed 8 years ago by garycmartin

Replying to HoboPrimate:

Eben once told me that the idea was, when the battery is charging, it isn't being used by the user to power his laptop.

A quick fix would be to add the charging badge to the battery when charging.

+1 the monochrome silhoutte on it's own is too ambiguious, a Z lightning bolt inside the silhoutte, or a badge would be good.

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Milestone 0.86 deleted

Milestone 0.86 deleted

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by RobertTheKing

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

Fixes #44 . Adds charging icon to charging battery sign

Changeset: 347742031833944a7f6dd4cf318490d292545a59

comment:9 Changed 6 years ago by Manuel Quiñones

Fix fill of charging battery icon 100

Fixes #44. This is a small fix of the previous commit.

Changeset: 71e0d00a2ac360b26aec4b4c84487c5fddb9aa94

comment:10 Changed 6 years ago by Manuel Quiñones

Remove monochrome from battery icon while charging

Fixes #44 . This is part of the fix. Previously the charging state was
distinguished with the monochrome, but was too ambiguous. Now we added
a Z lightinng bolt inside the icon.

Changeset: e3fad1285c34f3c97058464f5e53cbf5d7efabc8

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