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Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#22633 new enhancement

Admin Bar Update Icon Inconsistency

Reported by: TJNowell Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords: ux-feedback ui-feedback
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:


The update icon at the moment is 2 arrows in a circle in the admin bar ( aka the refresh icon ). In Network Admin it's a pair of tools.

I'd suggest we change these to the same icon rather than have 2 inconsistent icons. I'd also suggest we use a single arrow as the new icon, a refresh/recycle icon isn't as clearcut as it could be ( and what if a caching plugin implements a refresh button to the admin bar? ).

We could follow Google by using an arrow pointing upwards, or we could follow Apples convention with a downwards pointing arrow in a circle

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Screen Shot 2012-11-29 at 11.36.15.png (8.1 KB) - added by TJNowell 17 months ago.
Chrome update icon
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Change History (7)

TJNowell17 months ago

Chrome update icon

TJNowell17 months ago

iOS Update

comment:1 helenyhou17 months ago

  • Component changed from UI to Administration
  • Keywords ux-feedback ui-feedback added

comment:2 jeremyfelt3 months ago

  • Focuses ui added
  • Summary changed from Update Icon Inconsistency to Admin Bar Update Icon Inconsistency

comment:3 nacin3 months ago

  • Component changed from Administration to Upgrade/Install
  • Focuses administration added

comment:4 Ipstenu2 months ago

As of 3.9, I see the circle refresh for Network Admin


So it looks like that half of the problem is now resolved. The question of should we use a better icon that refresh is interesting, though. A 'refresh' isn't really indicative of 'I'm gonna update your plugins and themes now!'

comment:5 ircbot2 months ago

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