All in green?

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  1. fuquen

    fuquen Registered Member

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    RSS 2011 home free

    Might be 2 months ago, shifted to RSS 2011 home free from RVS 2010 home free.
    Had a little problem. So, turned back to RVS 2010.

    Shifted to RSS 2011 again this morning.
    The icons on desktop toolbar and tray are alwars in green.
    How does one tell if virtualization is on or off?
    Or how does one make them show difference?

    Thanks
     
  2. Coldmoon

    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    Hover you mouse over the tray icon or desktop toolbar and you will see the status of the Virtualization and Virus Guard.

    preferences > Administration tab > "Notify user about protected status if" section. Here you can configure the software to show red when your priority choice is selected (Virtual Mode OR Virus Guard).

    Mike
     
  3. safeguy

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    Just a suggestion: It'd be good if Returnil tray icon has 4 color schemes...

    E.g.

    Virus Guard OFF, Virtual Mode OFF - RED
    Virus Guard ON, Virtual Mode OFF - DARK YELLOW
    Virus Guard OFF, Virtual Mode ON - LIGHT YELLOW
    Virus Guard ON, Virtual Mode ON - GREEN

    That way, users can easily identify which 'mode' they're working in by just looking at the icon color...

    What do you think?
     
  4. philby

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    I was initially thrown by this too - with RSS my tray icon is green when I have VG disabled and VM enabled.

    With RVS, the tray icon was only green when VM was disabled, so with RSS I keep thinking I'm out of VM.

    But then again, a quick hover and all is clear...

    I still wish we could have the option to install the VG component separately though, and just have red for VM on and green for VM off (even though I do understand why Returnil has gone in the 'incorporate an AV component' direction).

    philby
     
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    Mike: I have selected VM there (to kill the 'System requires Attention' warning discussed elsewhere).

    However, even though the GUI and mouse-hover report that VM is currently enabled, my tray icon is green!
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    philby
     
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    Hi Philby,
    Apologies for the confusion there. The choice will determine which (VM or VG) shows red inside the applicable section within the GUI and not with the tray icon/toolbar. There was a poll, but it did not generate any real results as the sample size was too small - I suggest opening a general discussion related to the icon/toolbar and give everyone a chance to be heard on this subject so a final decision is what the users want to see...

    Mike
     
  7. CloneRanger

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    @ Coldmoon

    Hi

    How about letting users choose and select which colours they prefer themselves, from an option in the GUI ? That way everybodys happy, including you as no more questions etc about it = :)
     
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    The tray icon color scheme of 2011 is inverse of version 2010.

    In version 2010, Green tray icon means you are not in virtual mode

    In version 2011, Green tray icon means you are protected by virtual mode.

    In version 2010, Red tray icon means you are in virtual mode

    In version 2011, Red tray icon means you are not in virtual mode.
     
  9. philby

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    Exactly! A minor chore to get used to that, I know.

    (My screenshot posting was in response to Mike's instruction - which I had misunderstood - I thought he was referring to the tray icon, not a section of the GUI)

    philby
     
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    Ok, but the next questions would be:

    1. How many colors?
    2. What colors?
    3. How would those color choices affect those with color related issues (ref: color blind) - do you include different pallet choices? If yes, how many?
    4. Does this add too much complexity? Remember, we are working to simplify the GUI and configurations going forward...

    This is a good discussion to have however, so my original suggestion to start a discussion and get real participation in the topic to hash this out in a timely way is still valid.

    Mike
     
  11. fuquen

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    Color does not matter as long as it tells a difference.
    In my case, both desktop toolbar and the icon in the tray stay in green all the time whther the system safe mode is on or off.

    My suggestion is that these icons show different colors
    to signify the on or off state of the system safe mode.
     
  12. safeguy

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    I think we don't have to complicate things much....all we need is a quick easy way to identify the level of protection we're having - that is whether we've got both VG and VM ON, or both OFF, or only one of which is ON. May I suggest that you guys re-consider my example above? I think the reasoning behind the color choices I gave for example is pretty easy to understand (VM is given more 'priority' over VG) but it's up to the users here to decide which excat colors may suit better if they don't like the ones I've suggested.
     
  13. CloneRanger

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    Hi, good questions. I must admit i hadn't considered colour blindness, which may indeed be an issue with a few people.

    So here's a few fresh ideas.

    1 - No RGB colours, unless selected in options by users, instead for eg, Black/White/Grey.

    VGY = Virus Guard ON

    VGN = Virus Guard OFF

    VMY = Virtual Mode ON

    VMN = Virtual Mode OFF

    2.gif

    2 - Mouse over tray icon instantly launches either the GUI, or a smaller display showing status with words.

    1a.gif

    Either or both of these suggestions should prove very easy for everyone to immediately comprehend ;)
     
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