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bug #56944: Octave icon with transparent background not clickable, does not meet Apple design guidelines

Submitted by:  Oleg <eclipse>
Submitted on:  Tue 24 Sep 2019 12:34:01 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  1 - Later Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  dev Operating System:  Mac OS

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Tue 24 Sep 2019 10:51:41 PM UTC, comment #1: 

The official Octave icon does not conform to the Apple human interface design guidelines for icons, specifically:

> Keep the background simple and avoid transparency. Make sure your icon is opaque,
> and don’t clutter the background. Give it a simple background so it doesn’t overpower other
> app icons nearby. You don’t need to fill the entire icon with content.

For best results, you should probably report this to and work with the macOS app packagers here: https://github.com/octave-app/octave-app/issues

I'm changing the summary to make it clear that this is about a conflict between the intentional design of the Octave icon and the Apple icon design guidelines. This may or may not ever be resolved within Octave itself.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Tue 24 Sep 2019 12:34:01 PM UTC, original submission:  

After installation on Mac Mojave 10.11.6 are almost unable to click and open octave from the Appliications because the center of the icon is empty (transparent), and if we try to click on this area nothing will happen.

We need to click the space which has some colors (for example our blue ellipsses or orange triangles)

Oleg <eclipse>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-09-24 mtmiller Severity3 - Normal => 1 - Wish
        Priority5 - Normal => 1 - Later
        Item GroupOther => Feature Request
        Release4.4.1 => dev
        SummaryThe icon is almost unclickable because of its transparency => Octave icon with transparent background not clickable, does not meet Apple design guidelines

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