I would rather prefer the first approach than the "sleeping McDonald's"
, but there something else I would like to discuss. I am afraid it is a bit late, because agryson has worked so much on the existing icons, but it took a while for me to sort it out for myself.
I am using FreeCAD often on my laptop with limited screensize; thus I use the smallest icons. As a matter of fact I usually go on the icon and wait for the tooltip to pop up to distinguish some of them. It became better with the new icons (and because I used the big ones for some time and got better accustomed to them).
It would be even better if the icons where simpler. Using the Path Workbench we all know that we are using tools, so we could perhaps omit the tool in most cases, the path would be sufficient.
The Icon should show the following things and we have already specific colours assigned:
- What would be the resulting object (blue).
- What do I have to select before invoking the tool (yellow).
- What will be the resulting path (green).
Example: for a Path Pocket operation we show the (cube like) base and the pocket in blue, the bottom of the pocket in yellow and the path in green. That's enough, the tool doesn't give additional information. Well in some cases it does, if it is a special tool, but then it is far easier to distinguish.
I really know it is late to discuss this, but perhaps it's better late than never.