1. Due to the recent site upgrade, the iPadForums (iPF) App will no longer work. The new iPadForums.net website has been designed from the ground up to work perfectly from any mobile, tablet, or desktop computer using the built in internet browser. Create a shortcut to iPadForums.net on your home screen by following these steps: Create an icon for iPadForums.net

The logic behind black&white vs. color icons in sharing menu

Discussion in 'iPad OS' started by Commodore, May 15, 2013.

  1. Commodore
    Offline

    Commodore iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2012
    Messages:
    251
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Europe
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Just wondering... is there any logic behind which icons are black & white and which are in color, on the files' sharing/actions menu? For instance, opening that menu from a photo shows Mail, Message, Twitter, Facebook, Assign to Contact icons in color; whereas Print, Copy, and Use As Wallpaper are in black & white.
    I think, but I'm not sure anymore, in iOS5 they were all in color. :)
  2. KevinJS
    Offline

    KevinJS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    10,245
    Thanks Received:
    751
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Edmonton AB Canada
    Ratings:
    +849 / 0
    Looks like the color ones are going to open another app, while the B/W ones are to control features of iOS. Can't remember whether they were once in color or not.
  3. twerppoet
    Offline

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    15,989
    Thanks Received:
    1,857
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +2,003 / 1
    Before iOS 6 it was a list of apps (limited to 10) and Open In and iOS features were in separate lists/menus.

    Now you find it all combined. Most iOS features are gray and always show up in the fist page. Open In apps use whatever icon belongs to the app. If there are more than nine options you can scroll/swipe to another page
    Last edited: May 15, 2013
  4. twerppoet
    Offline

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    15,989
    Thanks Received:
    1,857
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +2,003 / 1
    I really thought I was going to say something different than you did, but didn't. :eek:

Share This Page