Opened 15 months ago

Last modified 14 months ago

#30664 new defect

Tor Browser for Android icon scaling on device

Reported by: clash Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: ux-team, tbb-mobile
Cc: pili, antonela Actual Points:
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The icon has a semicircle object on the left that has a shadow behind it.
This is how it is supposed to look.

However on phones, the app icon is viewed in low resolutions, so the shadow looks like just a line and it's weird.

A fix would be to stretch the semicircle to encompass the whole left part so it looks like a globe (since it's a browser) with the oniony layers exposed inside it on the right. (I think is what's intended)

Here's what I mean.

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TB-Icon-Update.png (174.5 KB) - added by clash 14 months ago.
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comment:1 Changed 15 months ago by clash

I pulled an image of the icon straight from my phone and this is how the shadow plays out:

You can see how it's different from the actual icon in full res attached in the ticket.

It's a minor detail but I think it can be fixed easily :)

comment:2 Changed 15 months ago by gk

Component: UXApplications/Tor Browser
Keywords: ux-team tbb-mobile added
Owner: changed from antonela to tbb-team

Moving that to us as we need a Tor Browser patch for that.

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 15 months ago by clash

Replying to gk:

Moving that to us as we need a Tor Browser patch for that.

yeah I think you'll have to update the icon assets.

comment:4 Changed 14 months ago by clash

As far as I can tell, this issue exists on desktop too. Which makes sense since even desktop icons are relatively low-res.

I've attached my taskbar and the left shadow is not visible at all—the whole icon looks smooth.

So in that case I think it might be an improvement to modify the actual icon to something like the fix I proposed above and maybe we could keep using the current one on the web and other high-res places.

Changed 14 months ago by clash

Attachment: TB-Icon-Update.png added

Updated concept

comment:5 Changed 14 months ago by clash

If the concept looks good, then that could be adopted in the next TB release :)

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