The "Invert" icon

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Post » Sat May 05, 2012 11:38 am

I would agree that a 'not equal' sign in the graphical format of the current cross would be better at the moment...
Hmm. I wonder what new users think?
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Post » Mon May 07, 2012 1:43 pm

I may try something along the lines of what @Kyatric suggested and some other ideas. If it ends up not good enough and most people still prefer, I can adapt the 'not equal' icon to fit the new style.
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Post » Fri May 11, 2012 12:22 am

I did some more thinking and ended up with some new ideas:

Invert Icon Alternatives

- negative icon, outlined an filled;
- an arrow inverting direction;
- the 'not equal' symbol;
- simply 'Not' words;
- Yin Yang;
- thumb-down/"negative".

I found the thumb-down a potentially universal and simple concept, but I had a hard time trying to make it readable at 16px. That's why I made so many alternatives of it, but don't know which one works best.

So I would like to know what people think fits better as the invert icon, so please share your opinions and arguments.
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Post » Fri May 11, 2012 12:36 am

Great work!

I like the "not" direction and the not-equal direction.

I think the best one would be a not equal sign but inverted (in white) inside a small red circle.
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Post » Fri May 11, 2012 1:20 am

Well the icon only appears after the user himself inverts the condition so naturally you will automatically associate the two. As such, it can be a freaking triangle and still make sense; the user doesn't have to look at the icon and figure out what it means. You're looking too into it O_o;
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Post » Fri May 11, 2012 2:17 am

[QUOTE=Tokinsom] Well the icon only appears after the user himself inverts the condition so naturally you will automatically associate the two. As such, it can be a freaking triangle and still make sense; the user doesn't have to look at the icon and figure out what it means. You're looking too into it O_o;[/QUOTE] It's always good and advisable to make icons understandable at a glance, that's what helps make an interface intuitive. Since often new users open a capx example and can't figure what those inverted events mean, it's nice to make it as clear as possible.
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Post » Fri May 11, 2012 2:00 pm

I really, really like that (-) sign. I think that is the perfect icon for inversion.
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Post » Fri May 11, 2012 5:05 pm

I like the 2 "not" txt ones. I think that makes the most sense. It stands out from normal txt cause its an icon and it clearly says its NOT doin what the event says and it reads more like common programming
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