mrwatson-gbs

Confusing layout-tool icons: FormatPainter Pipette

Discussion created by mrwatson-gbs on Jun 30, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 1, 2016 by TSGal

The new colored icons in layout mode in FileMaker 15 are great, however, the new format painter button & cursor is somewhat confusing.

 

Issue

 

In FM15 the FormatPainter icon - and cursor - have changed from a brush to a pipette.

 

Above all users know the pipette icon from color-picker tools, where the pipette is used to choose a pixel-color by “sucking” up the color you click on.

 

Whilst the pipette symbol is good for the button icon in the toolbar - when you click the format painter pipette the format of the currently selected object is immediately copied/“sucked” - it is a confusing symbol for the cursor during the apply action

 

FormatPainter-IST.png

 

Based on the ‘standard’ experience of digital pipettes, this visual situation suggests to me that I am about to transfer the formatting IN THE OTHER DIRECTION : from Globale_Dlg_Input2 to Globale_User ID

 

Would it be better to change the cursor icon to a paint brush?

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