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== Purpose ==
 
Icon design should be consistent through the interface and match the visual design goals.
 
 
 
== Guidelines ==
 
=== Monochrome Icons ===
 
* Used for application toolbar actions, menus, and status and notifications. Also used for small (16x16) devices and places icons (folders, usb drives, etc.)
 
* Rely on a distinct shapes instead of fine details to distinguish between them.
 
* Color can be used for distinction (change of state, destructive actions, etc.).
 
 
 
=== Application icons ===
 
* Unique and easily recognizable
 
* Respect trademarks by avoiding significant alterations to other application icons
 
=== Other icons ===
 
* Icons of a similar type use a consistent visual language (mimetypes, folders, devices, etc.)
 
=== General ===
 
* Avoid using text in icon designs; it may not scale well to smaller sizes
 
 
 
[[Category:Usability]]
 

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