Inconsistent visual icons for source, live, edit, reading mode

Steps to reproduce

  1. Open a note
  2. Change to reading/live mode, notice the icon at the top-right and bottom-right
  3. Change source/editing mode, notice the icon at the top-right and bottom-right

Expected result

When I’m in READING mode, the icon on the top right shows what I can change INTO (editing mode), and vice-versa.

But on the bottom-right, it’s the opposite: the icon shows what I’m seeing. So, if I’m in Live Preview mode, it shows the icon for Live Preview Mode. If Source, icon for Source mode and so on.

Actual result

  1. I believe it should be consistent with one another.
  2. I much prefer that the icon to show me where I’m at, and not what I can change into (specially because if you have more than two options, then this makes much more sense.

You can even notice that the icon on the top is the opposite of what is shown at the bottom for reading and live preview mode.


Bottom-right (what I see is where I’m at)

When I’m at Live Preview mode:
Screenshot 2023-06-22 at 07.35.52

When I’m Source mode:
Screenshot 2023-06-22 at 07.35.49

When I’m at Reading mode:
Screenshot 2023-06-22 at 07.35.45

Top-right (what I see is NOT where I’m at, but rather what to change to)

When I’m at EDITING mode:
Screenshot 2023-06-22 at 07.25.38

When I’m at READING mode:
Screenshot 2023-06-22 at 07.25.45

PS: I was posting at the bug forum, but maybe it belongs here?

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I like that the bottom status bar icon shows me where I am, and the icon at the top shows me where I’ll go. :rocket:

I plundered a bit this at first, but the uppermost icon is an action button, and the bottom one is a status button (which happens to provide an action menu).

So it does kind of make sense, and at the same time could be a little unclear.

Could it be made clearer? Most likely, and I’m thinking either having all three modes available at the top with the current mode greyed out, or possibly have another icon indicating the switch mode status somehow, could be an improvement.


You do? Oh well, perhaps it makes sense for some people.

For me is a bit confusing. But perhaps it’s just me then.

It does make sense in a way as the “action” button.

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