Monochrome option for Parallels icon in menubar

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by KevinU3, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. KevinU3

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    Because the Parallels icon is red, it stands out quite a bit in the menu bar (see attached image). Any chance Parallels could use a monochrome icon in the menu bar (or allow the user to configure the color of the icon used for this purpose)?

    Hiding the icon is an option, but I would prefer to have an icon in the menu bar -- just wish it was a bit more subtle.

    For reference, this is with a trial version of Parallels Desktop (13.2.0).
     

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  2. BoukeH

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    Yes I would welcome such a "feature" very much. I put quotes around feature because I don't think it's a feature, but rather a bug, oversight or plain ignorance. The menu bar has only black / white (depending on light/dark style) icons on them. Parallels must be aware of this, knowing the platform obviously better than most of us. However you're forcing your corporate identity in our zen menu bar anyway.
     
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  3. bertboot

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    Indeed. I have a LOT of icons on my menu bar. The vast majority is monochrome. Two were in color, and have been set to monochrome by me. The Parallels icons in the menu bar (Parallels and Parallels toolkit) are the only ones that remain annoyingly distracting in RED. It surely is no rocket science to either change them to monochrome (as they should have been), or include a monochrome option. Or am I missing something here??
     
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  4. Fernando Afonso

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    Please, a monochrome icon is needed!
     
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  5. PeterA23

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    I LOVE the red Parallels icon in the menu bar!
     
  6. JorgeB5

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    As seen with the Parallels ToolBox menu bar icon (Menubar icon to be black) please do the same with the Parallels Desktop icon as well, offer an "opt out" option
     
  7. Stuart7

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    I echo the sentiment... a monochrome menubar icon (or option to select color) would be ideal.
     
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  8. PeterA23

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    I prefer the red icon: upload_2022-4-2_23-33-54.png
     
  9. StuartR5

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    That's nice. I'm glad for you. Others (myself included) would prefer something less garish.
     
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  10. PeterA23

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    COLOR is a piece of INFORMATION. I like information.
     
  11. JorgeB5

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    Indeed, and that s where our concerns are aligned, the menu bar icon needs to provide us with more information trough colors, one monochrome when Parallels has nothing special to report and other colors to notify us when something is happening, like a defined activity or a state like an error occurring.

    For example that s TripMode (an app that helps with data plan) one monochrome icon in the menu bar when nothing is happening and a red one when it is blocking apps[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. JorgeB5

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    icons like these
     

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  13. PeterA23

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    What should that activity be?
     
  14. JorgeB5

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    Like Updating Client OS, Backing Data Up, Making a Snapshot, In Need of a Restart (it's also a status) and more things I don't remember immediately...
    And a monochrome icon when nothing special is occurring like idling, awaiting
     
  15. PeterA23

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    How do you want to configure all that?
     

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