Save icon, revisited

I posted about it about a year and a half ago and now Slashdot is finally getting around to it by asking about modernizing the save icon.

Who uses floppies nowadays? (Besides a few testing Fedora and RHEL installs from the old disks…)

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4 Responses to “Save icon, revisited”

  1. I’ve wondered about this myself. Is there a good alternative? It’s hard to think of anything meaningful, and the floppy has certainly taken on an abstract meaning ("save").We just need to get ride of the need for saving in our apps – guess that’s not really a theme issue though, is it 😉

  2. Ryan Zygar says:


    That would be cool a cross icon. Come on now!

  3. So who saves ?

    do people still relate the image of a disk to a ‘save icon’ ? i think the answer is still what a better way to pay tribute to old technology.just like the preservation of the name GTK as the gimp tool kit

  4. Slip says:


    I would just like to say that floppy’s are still very widely used in places like colleges. I have a chance to observe a few college class’ and I am so very surprised at how many people still use floppies.People have to type up a lot of documents and floppys give them ability to take everywhere.Floppy’s 4 lyfe :p