Suggestion: make the icon indicate connection state by more than color

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Post by pacenathan » Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:38 am
Hello, the status bar icon for Viscosity (Mac) doesn't indicate connection status except via color, which is very subtle. Even all the alternative icon choices have the same issue - the "unconnected" and "connected" states are the same, except for color. It makes it very hard to tell by looking at the icon whether or not the VPN is connected, because they can all be interpreted as indicating "connected".

My preference would be for unconnected to have an unlocked padlock, and connected to show it locked. Then it would also be nice if there was a bigger difference, i.e. an outline circle for unconnected, and a filled circle for connected.


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Post by James » Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:12 pm
Hi pacenathan,

Thanks for the feedback - it's much appreciated! We are working on fine tuning some of the icons (in light of macOS 11's sizing changes), so we'll make sure to consider your feedback while we're making changes.

James Bekkema
Viscosity Developer

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