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Is a USB key icon going to replace the floppy disk as a Save icon?

Posted 17 June 2021 - 07:14 PM

I just saw an app where the author is using an image of a USB key as his Save icon.

Searching for "save" in Fontawesome shows an SD card about halfway down the search results, but it still has a floppy disk as the first few hits. No USB keys in the that search query result.
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Re: Is a USB key icon going to replace the floppy disk as a Save icon?

Posted 17 June 2021 - 09:26 PM

I personally think as long as we still have 70's-80's kids designing and programming we will keep the 3.5 floppy as the save icon.

Nothing like the nostalgia of having to change floppy mid game.

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Re: Is a USB key icon going to replace the floppy disk as a Save icon?

Posted 17 June 2021 - 10:16 PM

> I just saw an app where the author is using an image of a USB key as his Save icon.
I wonder how many tech support questions they get asking "Where's the **** save icon!?"

Being all cool and hipster with your radical icon choices is one thing.
But if that causes lost customers, bad reviews and endless wasted time fielding questions, that's another.
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Re: Is a USB key icon going to replace the floppy disk as a Save icon?

Posted 18 June 2021 - 06:30 AM

I think it'll stay as a floppy, and phone icons will be the old wired home phone receivers.
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Re: Is a USB key icon going to replace the floppy disk as a Save icon?

Posted 18 June 2021 - 06:48 AM

I demand clarity! The icon must show a writing utensil with the floppy disk else how would the idea of storing that information be conveyed?!

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