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Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: February 20, 2024, 12:01:09 am »
Messing with the old Mac Drawingboard theme.  The original was done in icons.  I am trying PNGs  at the 80x80 pixel size.  I am also trying to update the icons to reflex todays programs while trying to give them a drawing look. 

Applications / Re: Themes
« on: February 18, 2024, 04:25:32 am »
What is needed to extract icons from dll files?   There was one theme I did in 2009, but can not not locate the icons anymore.  It was another very unusual theme, stick figures.

Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: February 18, 2024, 03:52:30 am »
Unicons theme revision 1.

Removed previous zip file.

Added more folder icons, added icons for the utilities folder.

Applications / Re: themes
« on: February 16, 2024, 04:23:53 pm »
I'd just like to comment:

I bought eComstation 2.1 before some couple of years before ArcaOS. When I eventually got ArcaOS, the first thing I did was migrate eSchemes and a few other programs that came with ECS - although if I recall correctly, it's called ThemeMGR in the installation files. For any who may be curious, it's worked perfectly for me across multiple releases of 5.0.x and now 5.1.

What were your steps to migrate eSchemes from eCS to ArcaOS?

Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: February 16, 2024, 03:10:04 am »
See the above pics.

I have uploaded the Umicons bigicons theme. 

Umicons was created 15 years ago and last updated 4 years ago.
Original icons were created by  circa 2003

Most of these icons I modified or created to work with our schemes.

I did not change all the system icons.  What little  I did was a huge undertaking.

Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: February 15, 2024, 06:34:54 pm »
An update on the umicons theme.  A lot of work . having to modify or make new icons for everything.

Applications / Re: General Software Testing
« on: February 14, 2024, 07:59:57 am »
Martin, I think that was for Warp 3 which might explain odd results if you are running it on Warp 4 or its derivative.
I believe desktop wizard expanded the screen to something bigger than what you could actually see.

Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: February 11, 2024, 06:14:02 pm »
I am playing around with an old Linux theme called Umicoms to see if is possible to convert to an Arcaos theme.  I may never finish, but time will tell. Do to the darker colors, it would probably need to be run at larger png size.

Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: February 08, 2024, 05:33:38 am »
I call this new theme Shades of Color.

This is probably it for themes unless I get another wild idea.  I believe people have plenty of choices now.  Again I thank Rich for suggesting I look at the bigicons.  When I get time, I may package up the remaining options icons.  Time for a a break for a few days.

Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: February 05, 2024, 05:11:27 pm »
A new theme called Neon Draw.  Similar to the Draw theme, but is multicolored.

Applications / Re: AcpiDaemon start
« on: January 30, 2024, 01:56:18 pm »
I agree with you. No one else has stated that Firefox or seamonkey was crashing for no apparent reason. As stated earlier, it could depend on the hardware.  I have installed ArcaOS multiple times on my laptop, and every time after,  Firefox would start crashing for no apparent reason. I was having to go to windows more often for internet.  It has only been two days, but so far no crashes.  I will continue to see what happens.  I need to see what happens in the next weeks.  I would say this is a tip for anyone that might be having the same problem to try.

Applications / Re: AcpiDaemon start
« on: January 30, 2024, 03:48:05 am »
What you are saying is that this programmer did not have all his facts straight.  This patch that I applied said it was for Warp version.  So, is this patch ignored after it is applied by Warp and later?

Applications / Re: themes
« on: January 30, 2024, 01:37:00 am »
I tried to update my NeoWPS registration from Mensys.  Everytime it said an email was sent, I never received it.  I beginning to wonder if the US government is blocking it.  Buying software from Russia is becoming impossible.

Applications / Re: AcpiDaemon start
« on: January 30, 2024, 01:20:45 am »
If you think there is an issue and you reproduce this on one machine you have with the ArcaOS kernel loaded open a ticket via
Attach a testlog and describe how you can reproduce a hang.

Roderick Klein

Hi Roderick

For me, Firefox would always crash and I would have to restart it.  Moving that statement to the startup.cmd and keeping my fingers crossed, it has not crashed in two days.  Before, it was all the time.  On two partitions, not one crash so far.

Applications / Re: AcpiDaemon start
« on: January 29, 2024, 11:37:45 pm »
The system seems more stable with it moved to the Startup folder.  Firefox was always crashing until I did this.

One other thing I am trying.
I downloaded a program called The PM Queue Size Patch.
These patches may provide tremendous stability in OS/2 systems
that suffer from desktop hangs, no-input in shells, invalid switching
between the desktop and Window/DOS applications, and other
ailments.  These patches are not meant to be a complete OS/2 fix,
but may be lots of help. I followed its instruction and added the necessary line to the



I added the /Q because the cmd prompt window would come up showing what it was doing.  However, I could not get it to close until I added /Q


Every PM thread that sends PM messages or receives posted
messages must have a queue to hold those messages until they are
processed. Messages are very frequently put into those messages queues
to be processed as the thread is able.  If more messages are put into
the queue than the queue can hold, then it is reasonable to expect
problems in the system, ranging from trivial glitches to system
hangs.  The default size for these queues in OS/2 is only 10 messages.
This seems very small considering the number of message-generating
activities going on in a busy OS/2 system.

Many OS/2 users experience problems in running OS/2 that I speculate
are caused, or at least exacerbated, by this too-small queue.

Two partitions appear to be running great with these two changes.  The big thing is moving the


to the startup.cmd

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