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Is Mozilla's Download Manager Flipping You Off?
March 11, 2004 11:00 PM   Subscribe

Mozilla Bug 233525 - Background of Download Manager looks like one-finger-salute Summary: Background of Download Manager looks like one-finger-salute. [Via blogzilla]
posted by ph00dz (13 comments total)

 
I love the fact it has a duplicate.
posted by mrbula at 11:24 PM on March 11, 2004


mozilla Bug #123789
"product has not been renamed for almost a fortnight."
posted by quarsan at 11:48 PM on March 11, 2004


it also looks like an arrow going into a folder or maybe even a plant sticking out of a folder. stupid.
posted by suprfli at 12:04 AM on March 12, 2004


Hmmmmm. On 256 colors (my server's video card), you can't even see it. Nifty.
posted by Samizdata at 12:43 AM on March 12, 2004


I can sometimes see the middle finger thing if I'm not looking directly at it. It's like there's this tiny little module of brain function running in the background that constantly scans my whole visual field looking for someone giving me the finger, and it's sometimes triggered by this. Perhaps some people are born without this finger-scanning part of the visual cortex, but I guess many of us have it. It doesn't usually give false alarms unless it's intentionally deceived, so there's something special about this image.
posted by sfenders at 5:33 AM on March 12, 2004


No. It's definately an arrow going into a folder. Next!
posted by armoured-ant at 5:41 AM on March 12, 2004


I noticed the middle finger thing too. Though I didn't even consider making a bug report on it.

Some of us just have dirtier minds, I guess.
posted by Lafe at 7:24 AM on March 12, 2004


One of the icons in the sofware that my company makes, is the 'log out' icon, represented by a little man, and a red arrow pointing down. We all refer to it as the 'peeing blood' icon. hopefully none of the customers have noticed.
posted by Davidicus at 7:38 AM on March 12, 2004


How many people checked mozilla Bug #123789 just in case?

Oh, just me then...
posted by salmacis at 8:13 AM on March 12, 2004


So what if it is? I'm with you, sfenders. I got picked on in school too, so I saw it, and so what? If you can't handle your browser up-yoursing you every once in a while (you can give your monitor the bird, too -- in fact, I'm doing it right now!), then use the CSS fix they list or wait for the patch.

Oh, fine. Fix it, then, you guys. I just think it's kind of funny.
posted by chicobangs at 9:45 AM on March 12, 2004


quarsan: damn you! i was going to vote for that one.
posted by turbodog at 10:26 AM on March 12, 2004


I can sometimes see the middle finger thing if I'm not looking directly at it. It's like there's this tiny little module of brain function running in the background that constantly scans my whole visual field looking for someone giving me the finger, and it's sometimes triggered by this.

UI design meets evolutionary psychology.
posted by rschram at 11:51 AM on March 12, 2004


Considering how many lousy apps and spyware gets downloaded maybe its appropriate.
posted by skallas at 3:23 PM on March 12, 2004


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