Opened 8 years ago

Closed 6 months ago

#5467 closed enhancement (fixed)

Change TBB main toolbar menu button color, text & icon

Reported by: joebt Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: needs-triage
Cc: crescendooooo@…, saint Actual Points:
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1) The main menu button (appmenu-button) is nearly same color as Firefox. This is confusing when switching between active Firefox & TBB. A completely different main menu button color & different icon in TBB would make it easy to see which application is focused.

Perhaps using a menu button background color like green (like Tor onion) or green / yellow combination. Purple is a bad choice, because it's default for safe browsing mode in Firefox. Changing the menu button background color (if not icon) is easy enough through simple userChrome.css code; or modifying source files.

2) Change color / icon for TBB OPEN APP tab in task bar (Win) & similar for other OSs. When both Firefox & TBB are open & both minimized (while using other apps, etc.), w/ same color & icon for TBB & Firefox open apps tabs, it's virtually impossible to tell them apart. For me, this results in continually maximizing the wrong browser.

Instead of the orange globe / blue fox icon in TBB, use completely different icon, such as yellow / purple onion on Tor project page. Example: A green / yellow onion icon is used on the Start TBB file, but once launced, the default Firefox icons are used. As long as all TBB icons /colors are completely different than Firefox icons.

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TBB menu button color_ text change.png (7.8 KB) - added by joebt 8 years ago.
sketch.png (61.1 KB) - added by crescendo 8 years ago.
Sketch - icon sizes (727.0 KB) - added by crescendo 8 years ago.
Icon files (svg + png + ico)
dock.png (38.3 KB) - added by crescendo 8 years ago.
In use - dock

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Change History (15)

Changed 8 years ago by joebt

Changed 8 years ago by crescendo

Attachment: sketch.png added

Sketch - icon sizes

Changed 8 years ago by crescendo

Attachment: added

Icon files (svg + png + ico)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by crescendo

I'm all + for changing the TBB icon, I've created vector icon for my personal use, however feel free to use it anywhere.

Sketch - icon sizes

Attachment contains SVG + PNG + windows ICO files.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by crescendo

Cc: crescendooooo@… added

Changed 8 years ago by crescendo

Attachment: dock.png added

In use - dock

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by crescendo

Live preview - dock icon (in comparation to Firefox and Chromium icons)
In use - dock

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Component: TorBrowserButtonTor bundles/installation
Keywords: TBB menu button task bar button removed
Owner: changed from mikeperry to erinn

Interesting idea. I'm a little worried it could be confused with the Firefox button at a glance by novice users. This idea of logo confusion could bring up trademark issues, too..

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by erinn

We already rebranded Firefox... I'm only seeing this ticket just now. joebt, have you seen the latest release? Do you have ideas of how it could be improved?

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by cypherpunks

I just came here to make the same suggestion in point 1) (changing the main menu button background color from orange to something else, e.g. green, to differentiate TorBrowser from Firefox windows). But since this ticket is still open, I'll merely add this comment to it. Point 2) has been nicely resolved with the green TorBrowser icon, but point 1) still stands. I know the label on the button is different, but glancing quickly, or just seeing it out of the corner of one's eye, it is easy to make a mistake.

Last edited 6 years ago by cypherpunks (previous) (diff)

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Component: Tor bundles/installationTor Browser
Owner: changed from erinn to tbb-team

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by saint

Cc: saint added

comment:10 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:11 Changed 6 months ago by gk

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

We have own icons now. If there are things remaining here, they should be covered by #10399.

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