Some thoughts about Gemini UX

skyjake skyjake at
Tue Feb 23 06:08:37 GMT 2021

On 23. Feb 21, at 5.50, John Cowan <cowan at> wrote:

> Lagrange does this too: it chooses a Unicode character and a color when you load a document from a new host, and remembers it.

And in the upcoming v1.2, you get to change the icon to whatever character you want via the GUI. There is a simple input field that accepts a single character.


Adventurous users might even write a script that goes through the bookmarks.txt file and attempts to fetch the favicon.txt of each bookmark, if that is something one finds useful. I don't currently have plans to implement automated or manual fetching of these via the app.

As I mention in the linked comment, IMO the user should ultimately be in control of bookmark (site) icons so that they can be used to convey a personal meaning. Unicode characters / Emoji can be open to interpretation; when selecting the set of random icons that Lagrange uses I tried to keep them somewhat neutral, with varying levels of success.

My longer term plan is to allow further customization for site theming, including setting per-site color themes.


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