[Bug 76473] Re: Icons don't conform to a proper grid.
brett_alton at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 19 17:19:02 UTC 2006
** Attachment added: "Screenshot of mis-aligned icons"
** Description changed:
Binary package hint: desktop-base
Desktop icons need to conform to a proper 48px x 48px (or whatever the
preferred dimension is) grid. The shortcuts seem to easily overlap each
other, and the text is squished together when they are placed side-by-
side. In reference to Web Development or Media Printing, the icons need
At the moment, icons can not be place directly side-by-side without text
- overlapping (such as "brett's Home" and "Computer", the "er" in
- "Computer" and the "br" in "brett's Home" overlap and make the name
+ overlapping (such as "michael's Home" and "Computer", the "er" in
+ "Computer" and the "mi" in "michael's Home" overlap and make the name
+ unreadable. In the screenshot I attached, I have "brett's Home" and you
+ can easily imagine what one more character would do to the spacing
+ between "Computer" and the home icon.
Also, placing icons vertically, they don't seem to have the freedom to
move 2px up or down, but rather only a already defined 5 or 6px, making
it hard to line the icons up.
If the icon sizes were all standardized (ie: 36px x 36px), and there was
an invisible grid for the icons to snap too, this problem would be
Icons don't conform to a proper grid.
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