Suggestion for improvement of the backspace key icon

asked 2014-02-08 21:02:40 +0200

tokaru gravatar image

updated 2014-02-08 21:06:13 +0200

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Is there a special reason why the left half of the X on the backspace key is brighter than the right half? I suggest to either give them the same color or swap colors.

Why? If you are e.g. in bright daylight, screen contrast is less ideal - the right half and the button shape vanish first, which makes the key look like a right arrow key.

EDIT: here's the same image with reduced contrast, for better understanding what it looks like

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This is probably because this type of "x" is also used elsewhere within Sailfish, for example (if I remember correctly) within Clock (stop an ongoing alarm) and Phone (discard/cancel an incoming or running call). So, you would have to request a change in all contexts.

jgr ( 2014-02-09 00:17:16 +0200 )edit

@jgr is right, although I don't know if there is some real reason for this design or if it's just eye candy. But I can see the problem described by @tokaru. Generally the visibility of some symbols and texts in bright daylight is poor.

ssahla ( 2014-02-09 11:35:00 +0200 )edit