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Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: March 30, 2024, 07:06:37 am »
Updated Yellow theme.

Recommend deleting the previous revision.

Updated OrangeGlossy theme.

Recommend deleting the previous revision.

Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: March 30, 2024, 06:45:07 am »
Updated OrangeGlossy theme with the latest changes.

Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: March 30, 2024, 06:24:06 am »
The newly revised Blue2 theme with all the improvements.

Recommend deleting the previous version.

Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: March 30, 2024, 06:02:55 am »
Fixed those errors in the Blue theme also and re-uploaded.

Recommend deleting the previous revision.

Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: March 30, 2024, 05:49:13 am »
Found a couple of small errors.  Re-uploaded the Black theme.

Rich totally revised the Bigicons.txt to with a goal of reducing the total memory usage of the icons.  The size of the txt has also been reduced.

Some icons are changed to reflect the way the icons are now used.  Some icons have been removed from the theme package.

Recommend deleting the previous version.

Had the revision number wrong.  Corrected it for the new zip.

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: March 24, 2024, 04:14:42 am »
I hope this is the right thread for this topic.

Hobbes used to have which had both LOADDSKF.EXE and SAVEDSKF.EXE

Now HobbesArchive has which claims to have both, but contains only LOADDSKF.EXE

This contains both

Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: March 10, 2024, 03:45:16 am »
PM sent


dwgras at swbell dot net

Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: March 10, 2024, 12:08:29 am »
Hi David.

I found the way to show the PNG icons on the "Tree View", but not on the "Details View". Is that a limitation of the "Dynamic Icons" or the Workplace Shell?

Martin, I am no expert, but my guess it is a workplace shell limitation at this time.  Rich had said WPShell was a mess, but he was only able to fix a small amount while he worked for ArcaNoa.

Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: March 09, 2024, 01:37:33 am »
is there a way to change the standard background in folders from white to an image (*.bmp).
Changing each folder manually would be much work ...

This should work for most backgrounds that do not use a bitmap or PNG image.

Archive your Desktop before starting.  That way you have a way to restore your desktop back to this point.

Open the system setup folder
Open the Appearance folder
Open the mixed color palette

Select your color
Hold the alt key while dragging the color you selected to one of the open window backgrounds.

To my knowledge, there is no way to make an image the default for all the folders.

Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: March 07, 2024, 09:08:44 pm »
Hello David.

I liked this one too. Just two question here:
1) What is the arrow.gfie file?
2) Checking the "Buff themes", do you also include the folder backgrounds? I think I only found the icons, not the backgrounds.


Arrow.gfie ia another type of graphics file.  The file is not used.  I just failed to remove it.  A lot of these themes don't come with backgrounds.  I noticed in linux that they use a lot of dark backgrounds.  There is one background file that goes good with the last two themes.  The last three themes I have done are unique in that most icons have to be redone so the themes don't look like a mess.  It like starting from scratch because most icons have to be renamed, modified or created to match our programs and system.

The drawingboard theme was unique that it came with two backgrounds.  This theme somehow disappeared from the net.  There are partials of people trying to recreate it, but not the original that was on the net over 10 years ago.  If had had not created a version for ecomstation years ago, there would not be much to look at.  It was done in OS/2 icons.  I made PNG equivalents, added more icons that were not included in the original eCS package.

Drawingboard, Umicons, and Buff themes are a way to preserve these themes should they disappear from the net.  In eCS, one could modify just about everything, titlebar, titlebar buttons, buttons, selection buttons, and property backgrounds.  ArcaOS allows some, but not all of this.

Made a quick titlebar and button for Buuf.

the last png shows the background color which is used for its backgrounds.

Storage / Re: How to properly setup a working FAT32 USB stick?
« on: March 01, 2024, 09:06:25 pm »
Martin, you ariticle is spot on.  Still valid.  Using the DFSee script option makes everything easy.

Storage / Re: How to properly setup a working FAT32 USB stick?
« on: March 01, 2024, 04:40:33 pm »
Thanks Tom!  That did the trick. 

Storage / How to properly setup a working FAT32 USB stick?
« on: March 01, 2024, 03:34:23 pm »
I can no longer get newly bought USB flash drives to work under ArcaOS 5.1.  In the past, I used the reformat.exe tool from the Essentials Package.  Its license expired.  I have tried formatting with ArcaOS and DFSee to no avail. I always get unknown drive after formatting in Windows or DFSee.  I have to admit I am guessing when using DFSee to format the drives.   What I find strange is both Windows and DFSee recognize it as a fat32 drive, but ArcaOS does not.

My question is what are the proper steps to get properly formatted FAT32 working drives under ArcaOS?

Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: February 27, 2024, 02:58:15 am »
I did another system folder icon set.  Just unzip and copy to the theme folder that you want the system icons replaced.  Remember the other packages in case if you want the originals back.

Applications / Re: DSSaver and XWP
« on: February 26, 2024, 08:20:01 pm »
Thanks Andi! That worked.

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