[sip-comm-dev] My Recent Avatars


#1

I'm talking about the widget which depicts my avatar and which is
located to the right of my name and my (global) status in the
MainFrame. It has a drop-down arrow when the mouse is over it and its
drop-down menu lists 8 squares and "Choose icon ..." and "Clear recent
pictures".

I have multiple accounts with a total of at least two different
avatars. However, all 8 squares are blank. Do you think that it'd be
OK to display all my avatars from my accounts in these squares? As we
currently have it, I only see one of my avatars in the MainFrame and
none in the squares.

BTW, how are these avatars to be called? "Choose icon ..." suggests
that they are "icons", "Clear recent pictures" refers to them as
"pictures" and the "Image picker" dialog displayed upon clicking
"Choose icon ..." talks about them as "images".

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#2

Hi,

I'm talking about the widget which depicts my avatar and which is
located to the right of my name and my (global) status in the
MainFrame. It has a drop-down arrow when the mouse is over it and its
drop-down menu lists 8 squares and "Choose icon ..." and "Clear recent
pictures".

I have multiple accounts with a total of at least two different
avatars. However, all 8 squares are blank. Do you think that it'd be
OK to display all my avatars from my accounts in these squares? As we
currently have it, I only see one of my avatars in the MainFrame and
none in the squares.

The squares are supposed to show the last avatars you have chosen, if
we show the current ones you will see current avatars at first start
and later when you change you current one as we set avatar for all
supported protocols you will end up with the same picture multiple
times in the squares.

BTW, how are these avatars to be called? "Choose icon ..." suggests
that they are "icons", "Clear recent pictures" refers to them as
"pictures" and the "Image picker" dialog displayed upon clicking
"Choose icon ..." talks about them as "images".

I see you point and you are right. Maybe we should call them images
and labels should be:

Choose image ...
Clear recent
Image picker

WDYT?

Cheers
damencho

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On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 10:56 AM, Lubomir Marinov <lubo@sip-communicator.org> wrote:

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#3

На 23.09.10 10:07, Damian Minkov написа:

BTW, how are these avatars to be called? "Choose icon ..." suggests
that they are "icons", "Clear recent pictures" refers to them as
"pictures" and the "Image picker" dialog displayed upon clicking
"Choose icon ..." talks about them as "images".

I see you point and you are right. Maybe we should call them images
and labels should be:

Choose image ...
Clear recent
Image picker

WDYT?

I'd have a slight preference for "picture" which gives us:

"Choose picture",
"Clear recent pictures", and
"Picture" (we dont really need picker).

I am not a native speaker but my feeling is that picture better sums
"photo" and "avatar" without sounding too formal or lifeless. Besides,
it also seems to be the word of choice for other popular IM apps.

Cheers,
Emil

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