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Martin Iturbide

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Re: Bigicons
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2023, 01:26:13 pm »
Hi David.

Check it out if you can upload files here. I had updated the upload size on the forum.

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Re: Bigicons
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2023, 07:49:59 pm »
Thanks Martin for every thing you do for this platform! 

This is the yellow theme.

Move or copy folder to your

<drive>:\sys\icons\     directory

Edit you config.sys file

REM out the original Set statement

REM SET BIGICONS= <DRIVE>:\SYS\ICONS\BIGICONS

Now add the following line:

SET BIGICONSPATH= <DRIVE>:\SYS\ICONS\BIGICONS_YELLOW


Save and reboot.

Now go to you Desktop >  System Settings > Worplace Shell, select and look for the Icon Size tab at the upper far right.

Check the Dynamic Icons box and over on the left the size you want and restart Desktop

If some folders don't change, you may have to reset the icons for the folder.  The same goes for program icons. Once done, you will not have to do this again.

Not too often the desktop will come up with no icons.  Just restart the desktop and everything is fine.  Might be some kind of timing issue.

If for whatever reason the desktop acts crazy, un-select the bigicons checkbox in the

System Setup > Workplace Shell > Icon Size tab on the far at the top, and then restart desktop,

Or you can just REM out the path statement in the cofig.sys.

When I had major problems with the bigicon.txt, I could always reach the Icon Size tab to deselect and restart Desktop.

Still doing fine tuning on the Black set

It is nice to change themes with just a couple of changes in the config.sys

The programs it supports are
40S2
AVXCAT
FM2
PMAIL
DFSEE
DOOBLE
DOXBOX
DVD TOOLS AND TOYS
FIREFOX
GOTCHA
HARWARE EXPLORER
ISOFS
LCSS
LUCIDE
LINKS
NETDRIVE
OPENCHAT
OPEN OFFICE
PMBACKUPS
PMCALC PLUS
PMVIEW
PMVNC
THUNDERBIRD
VYPERHELP
XWP
ZIPPY
and a few others
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Re: Bigicons
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2023, 10:41:01 pm »
Uploaded the black folder theme:


It is so simple to change between the folder sets.

In your config.sys, add SET statements for each set.

EX.
rem SET BIGICONSPATH=E:\sys\icons\BIGICONS_YELLOW
rem SET BIGICONSPATH=E:\sys\icons\BIGICONS_RED
SET BIGICONSPATH=E:\sys\icons\BIGICONS_BLACK

You just REM out the statements for the sets that are not being used.  To switch, REM out the one you were using and un REM the one you want to switch to, save, and reboot.  The new set comes up after your reboot.  Continuing to test.  Everything is great so far.
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Re: Bigicons
« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2023, 07:39:49 pm »
I cleaned up the file cabinet theme I had done months earlier and made it a bigicon theme.

Remember it is so easy to check out and replace if not liked.  Just a couple of statements in the config.sys
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Re: Bigicons
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2023, 09:17:18 pm »
David, I installed your 'BIGICONS_YELLOW' package and got a pleasant surprise when I opened some WPS folders and notebooks: XWP's window-list widget shows your icons rather than the originals. As expected, windows created by other apps retain their original icon.

Looking at 'bigicons.txt', I spotted these errors:
- the very first line is still missing. It should be "[SYSTEM]"
- lines 549 and 569 are supposed to be comments but they're missing the leading semicolon

If you're having problems with the size of the file (and you really shouldn't), there are two things you can do. As mentioned previously, if you don't supply an icon for something, get rid of its entry (e.g."WPSafeCapsule"). The other is to remove most of the comments. The cacheing system is very crude and does not remove them, so each time the app has to find something it has to plow through them. The fewer and the shorter, the better. I'd love to fix this stuff but it isn't my app and I don't have the rights to distribute it, so the best I can do is offer workarounds based on knowledge of the code.

BTW... you mentioned instability after restarting the WPS too many times. I was skeptical because there are days when I restart it 20-30 times in a session and have no problem. However, since working on this and my own Dynamic Icons-related project, I see what you mean. Yet another problem in need of fixin'...

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Re: Bigicons
« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2023, 06:08:52 am »
Rich, thanks again for all the help.   This has been a learning experience for me.  I too am finding a few things I missed along with fixing a few icons I missed.  I still continue to replace an icon if I think I have a better one.   I cannot thank Martin enough for allowing me to post here.

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Re: Bigicons
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2023, 12:50:29 pm »
Hello David

I want to include your DynamicIcons (BigIcons) themes on hobbes, since they are comming very nice and works good.

I just want to ask you two things.

1) Can you create a generic readme.txt instructions that can be includes. It does not has to be personalized for each one, just generic. And also including a condition of use (license) for the icons.

2) I want to change the naming standard of the files just to have it according to what I have reoganizing at hobbes. I had already change it to:
- Black_BigIcons_r2.zip
- FileCabinets2_BigIcons_r2.zip
- FileCabinets_BigIcons_r2.zip
- LookingGlass2_BigIcons_r1.zip
- RearWindow_BigIcons_r1.zip
- Red_BigIcons_r1.zip
- Yellow_BigIcons_r2.zip

But do not worry about renaming these ones, just the future ones. Or if you have different naming suggestion, just let me know.

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Re: Bigicons
« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2023, 02:22:12 pm »
Martin, you have my permission. I ask that you wait, there will be revision #3 for some of the themes.  I keep finding small errors. Give me a week to correct the errors and get a readme file together, When I am done, I will upload here and delete the previous versions. Then you can upload to Hobbes.

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Re: Bigicons
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2023, 05:55:35 pm »
Martin, you have my permission. I ask that you wait, there will be revision #3 for some of the themes.  I keep finding small errors. Give me a week to correct the errors and get a readme file together, When I am done, I will upload here and delete the previous versions. Then you can upload to Hobbes.
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Re: Bigicons
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2023, 08:38:12 pm »
Martin, here is the green BigIcons theme that you can upload to hobbes when you are ready.

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Re: Bigicons
« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2023, 11:07:44 pm »
Thanks David, the green theme will be uploaded tonight.

Hobbes already made the directory I asked for this icon packs/themes to be included.
Are located here: https://hobbes.nmsu.edu/?path=%2Fpub%2Fmultimedia%2Fthemes%2Fdynicons

I called the directory DynIcons, because the formal name is "Dynamic Icons".

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Re: Bigicons
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2023, 11:21:15 pm »
Martin, in the descriptions, you may want to put

for ArcaOS 5.0 and higher.

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Re: Bigicons
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2023, 07:27:12 pm »
Just unzip and copy the icons to the theme you want to use them in along with the bigicons.txt file.  Restart Desktop if you copy to the theme you are using.    The seamonkey icons have not been tested since I do not have seamonkey.  I had to guess at the ID's for it.
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Re: Bigicons
« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2023, 11:04:40 pm »
Hello David.

There was a request on a different thread of having a high resolution PNG icons that resemble as much as possible to the OS/2 2.0 icons. I found the idea interesting, creating a BIGICON Theme that resemble some old OS/2 like 2.0, Warp 3 or Warp 4 icons. But it is up to you if you have time and if you like the idea.

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Re: Bigicons
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2023, 12:56:27 am »
Martin, send me some pics of the icons.  I have not used 2.11 in 30 Years.  Don't remember much about the icons.