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Big Sur's new Preview icon looks like a shaker of salt
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: September 14, 2020 09:20AM
I chuckle every time I pull up the app switcher and see Preview now. And then think, "is it tequila time already?"





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Re: Big Sur's new Preview icon looks like a shaker of salt
Posted by: Schpark
Date: September 14, 2020 09:39AM
Looking for my lost shaker of salt.....



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Re: Big Sur's new Preview icon looks like a shaker of salt
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: September 14, 2020 09:47AM
...wasted away in Macaritaville...




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Re: Big Sur's new Preview icon looks like a shaker of salt
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 14, 2020 10:11AM
ugh, what a stupid icon. 99% of peeps have no clue what that is.



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Re: Big Sur's new Preview icon looks like a shaker of salt
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 14, 2020 10:23AM
blew out my flip flop...
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Re: Big Sur's new Preview icon looks like a shaker of salt
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: September 14, 2020 10:37AM
And the "stepped on a pop top" no longer has any meaning to the youngins. It'd be like referring to 411, dialing a rotary, or what 45 vs 33 rpm means.



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Re: Big Sur's new Preview icon looks like a shaker of salt
Posted by: mikebw
Date: September 14, 2020 10:49AM
And what the heck is the smiling palm tree icon for?
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Re: Big Sur's new Preview icon looks like a shaker of salt
Posted by: Rolando
Date: September 14, 2020 10:49AM
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ugh, what a stupid icon. 99% of peeps have no clue what that is.

True. A magnifying glass would work better.

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And the "stepped on a pop top" no longer has any meaning to the youngins. It'd be like referring to 411, dialing a rotary, or what 45 vs 33 rpm means.

"Gimme the 411" is understood, but probably considered uncool millennial speak by Gen Z-ers.
Plenty of Millennials and Z collect "vinyl". They know all about 33s and 45s.



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Re: Big Sur's new Preview icon looks like a shaker of salt
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: September 14, 2020 11:25AM
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And what the heck is the smiling palm tree icon for?

Isn't that the infamous banana hammock of yore?



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Re: Big Sur's new Preview icon looks like a shaker of salt
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: September 14, 2020 11:40AM
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ugh, what a stupid icon. 99% of peeps have no clue what that is.

It is confusing, and a classic skeuomorphism.



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Re: Big Sur's new Preview icon looks like a shaker of salt
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: September 14, 2020 11:47AM
Ha, I do the same thing, anytime someone shares their desktop. I look at the icons in the menubar and Dock.

That's an app called Time Out (https://dejal.com/timeout/)

It's kind of a reminder or break-a-habit app that you set to whatever interval you want, and then it takes over your screen at those intervals for a few seconds. I use it only to remind myself to drink some water every 20 minutes. Hydration is the only thing I've ever found to avoid pretty severe restless leg syndrome, and as long as I drink about a gallon of fresh water every day (and a bit of magnesium), I don't get it. And even after decades of knowing this, I can still become completely unconscious to water breaks, thus the need to boink myself over the head with a visual reminder every 20 minutes.

I use the free version of the app, since this is it's only purpose for me.



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Re: Big Sur's new Preview icon looks like a shaker of salt
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 14, 2020 11:50AM
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ugh, what a stupid icon. 99% of peeps have no clue what that is.

It is confusing, and a classic skeuomorphism.

Indeed. Just lose it altogether. Its like they were saying "what if no one gets the icon? Lets add a little something in the corner to help identify it!"

And the 60 year old in the back thought "I know, a loupe! 100% synonymous with photos"



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Re: Big Sur's new Preview icon looks like a shaker of salt
Posted by: GGD
Date: September 14, 2020 01:20PM
What would they think if confronted with this icon?

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Re: Big Sur's new Preview icon looks like a shaker of salt
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: September 14, 2020 01:53PM
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tuqqer
I chuckle every time I pull up the app switcher and see Preview now. And then think, "is it tequila time already?"


It's not that far from the current (Catalina) icon. Both have a loupe.

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Re: Big Sur's new Preview icon looks like a shaker of salt
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 14, 2020 03:32PM
I recognized it as a loupe but, I may have to work at dissassociating it from 'salt shaker'.



ugh, what a stupid icon. 99% of peeps have no clue what that is.


That would make them stupid, not the icon.

I don't care.

They don't have to know, they'll just learn that whatever it is, it's the Preview icon.

If they can't handle it, fsck 'em, and let them go Windows.

A magnifying glass is used everywhere by everybody for a ton of things.

It's nice to see something different.

Not to mention that symbolically, a loupe is used for closers scrutiny than a glass.

If that causes a problem for anybody with an iQ over 70, then too bad.

Peeps will get over it, like the iBook and iPad naming debacle.

Or they're idiots.




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Re: Big Sur's new Preview icon looks like a shaker of salt
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 14, 2020 04:18PM
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Tru enough -- but at least it was on top of photo, in the correct position of how you would use it.

New one has you looking thru the side?



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