Portable file icons

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Marco
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Re: Portable file icons

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12.40.0005: I don't see any noticeable speedup.
Anyway I've already found my nirvana with generic+CFI.
Ftr, my laptop is not that crappy, i5 480m at 2.67 GHz, w7 sp1 64 bit.
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Re: Portable file icons

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Marco wrote:12.40.0005: I don't see any noticeable speedup.
Anyway I've already found my nirvana with generic+CFI.
Ftr, my laptop is not that crappy, i5 480m at 2.67 GHz, w7 sp1 64 bit.
The speedup might be covered by Windows caching. But theoretically there should be a notable speedup. :whistle:
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Re: Portable file icons

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FeatureCreep wrote:
admin wrote:
Marco wrote:@FluxTorpedoe
Beautiful icons! :appl:

Speed:that's exactly what I discovered. XY first gets the real icon and then applies the CFI in case of generic off. My observation is: shouldn't CFI come "logically" first?
Yes, but there is a little problem: Since patterns might need to respect (switch /d) folders customized by system (desktop.ini), I first need to get the system icon to know what it is.

Nevertheless I'm currrently testing out some ideas I had for further speed up...
In that case I would ditch the desktop.ini functionality completely within XY
or
make it a user choice between desktop.ini and PFI (i.e. not both)
or
have an option to switch it off.

1. It would speed up list browsing.
2. If the user really needs to see a system assigned desktop.ini icon in XY they can just reference it with PFI.
[Lists of system icon locations could be posted to the forum for each version of the OS and users could just paste the entries they want into the PFI list]
3. Any other user created desktop.ini files (for viewing custom icons outside of XY) are likely to duplicate PFI entries anyway.

Also regarding speed, is there a much of a boost to be gained by
1. using smaller icons (i.e. without 256x256 size and/or less color depth)
2. referencing individual ico file rather than icons embedded within icl libraries or (sometimes huge) application binaries?
That would mean generic icons just for folders. But my latest speedup attempt (v12.40.0005) will do exactly this for most folders automatically, so I think we don't need it anymore.
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Re: Portable file icons

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Only tested it for 1mn but... WOW (again)!!! You did it! :appl:
Now it really feels like CFIs are native... I can't see them being built-up, congrats! :D

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My pleasure! 8)
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Re: Portable file icons

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FluxTorpedoe wrote:Only tested it for 1mn but... WOW (again)!!! You did it! :appl:
Now it really feels like CFIs are native... I can't see them being built-up, congrats! :D
Great! :biggrin: It was you who kicked me to look into it again, thanks!
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Re: Portable file icons

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Some open/close folder icons.
Adapted from Jamembo icons: http://www.softicons.com/free-icons/sys ... s-by-mat-u
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klownboy
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Re: Portable file icons

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Very nice serendipity. I like those. It's more obvious when the folder is actually selected vs. unselected.
Thanks,
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Re: Portable file icons

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I see you can easily set a custom icon for any folder with no specific icon, but can I do the same for files?

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Re: Portable file icons

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the_hyrax_lord wrote:I see you can easily set a custom icon for any folder with no specific icon, but can I do the same for files?

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*.  matches all files with no extension
Source: http://www.xyplorer.com/release_12.40.htm
There's a little cheat sheet right at the bottom. :)
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Re: Portable file icons

Post by nerdweed »

Don,

A glitch with open folders. The open/selected state icon doesn't get applied to a folder and any of its sub-folders if you create subfolders in it. Gets rectified by a restart, but as soon as another folder is created, it re-occurs.

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Re: Portable file icons

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serendipity wrote:
the_hyrax_lord wrote:I see you can easily set a custom icon for any folder with no specific icon, but can I do the same for files?

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*.  matches all files with no extension
Source: http://www.xyplorer.com/release_12.40.htm
There's a little cheat sheet right at the bottom. :)
Sorry, should've mentioned I saw that, but I'm not talking about files with no extension; I'm talking about files such as .dat, .cnt, .gnd (that's just looking in the XYplorer folder itself), that all have just a generic icon.

Regmos
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Re: Portable file icons

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Like this

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txt;lng;ini;xml;locale>notepad++.ico
Extensions separated by a ; and an icon from C:\Users\Name\AppData\Roaming\XYplorer\Icons\
Kind regards
Regmos

arirish
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Re: Portable file icons

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Regmos wrote:Like this

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txt;lng;ini;xml;locale>notepad++.ico
Extensions separated by a ; and an icon from C:\Users\Name\AppData\Roaming\XYplorer\Icons\
So the only way to do it is to add each extension manually, in this case? That's what I thought it might have to come to.

Okay, thanks.

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Re: Portable file icons

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nerdweed wrote:Don,

A glitch with open folders. The open/selected state icon doesn't get applied to a folder and any of its sub-folders if you create subfolders in it. Gets rectified by a restart, but as soon as another folder is created, it re-occurs.
I noticed this too, the tree is not getting refreshed properly.
No need to restart, toggle minitree or use View|Reset tree.

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Re: Portable file icons

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Any possibility to allow separate icons the two states of recycle bin?

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