Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Apr 2008 21:38 UTC, submitted by kiddo
Graphics, User Interfaces The trash can metaphor in computing is as old as the desktop metaphor itself. It was first introduced with the Apple Lisa user interface, and found its way to the Macintosh. Apple patented the whole idea, and sued anyone who tried to use the same name, resulting in other user interfaces implementing the exact same principle but just named differently. Despite its old age, and the fact it barely changed over the decades, many people have issues with the traditional concept.
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Trash Can icon not becoming fullfilled
by Tanner on Mon 28th Apr 2008 23:09 UTC
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Just make the trash can icon STATIC...

eg. not changing empty<>full but always empty even if it contains deleted stuff.

Then, the Basket can inform you when there is too much garbage inside the trash can... and you can leave free your obsession to empty that can.

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