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Old 01-01-2010, 08:05 PM
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where and how to get/make more icons?

I'm sure this is a basic question but I can't figure this out... I need some icons for associating with items in the Resco Today plugin for example. The ones I get on the built-in list are kind of weird (they never look like the things I need) and there are relatively few of them. Can someone tell me where (and how) to download a sizeable collection of useful icons (ideally, freeware) or how to make them? If that's not available/practical, then: what size/format file should I make and where do I put it on the device so that it appears in the list of icons that can be associated with files? I'm using WM6.5 on an HTC Imagio (a high-res touchscreen).

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Re: where and how to get/make more icons?

so you want to make new icons ...
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Re: where and how to get/make more icons?

Check my signature...
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Re: where and how to get/make more icons?

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Check my signature...
I've downloaded the .zip file indicated on your signature, and unpacked the .ico files, but where do I put them on my device so that they become available choices when assigning icons to apps (in Resco Today plugin for example)?

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Re: where and how to get/make more icons?

I don't think there is a quick and simple way. If there is, someone please chime in.

First you are going to have to convert the icons into a .dll. You can use this free program...

http://www.becyhome.de/becyicongrabb...iption_eng.htm

From there you have to assign the icons to the shortcuts you want. You can do that with this program, but it's not free, $9.00.

http://s-k-tools.com/index.html?sksmgr/m_sksmgr.html

I don't know if there are any free programs to do this. I've never created my own shortcut icons, but once you figure out how the programs work it should be fairly easy to do.
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Re: where and how to get/make more icons?

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I don't think there is a quick and simple way. If there is, someone please chime in. First you are going to have to convert the icons into a .dll. You can use this free program...
http://www.becyhome.de/becyicongrabb...iption_eng.htm
sorry, I think I'm missing something. What I want is to simply have these icons available as choices for apps that assign icons (e.g., Resco Today Plugin, which I already bought). Do you mean that for all these icon collections that people have for download, I have to make .dll's as in your link above? For example, to install the collection you refer to in your sig, that would be necessary? I ask because I don't have a Windows machine upon which to run that executable - I use a Mac. So your "Gigantic Icon Set" can't be used directly without running that dll making program?

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Re: where and how to get/make more icons?

Ok, are talking about changing the skin, ie the battery meter, etc, or do you want to change the icons of the programs you add to the quick launcher? I don't remember there being a feature to change individual program icons. I know you can change the skin, there's a tutorial on the Resco site somewhere.
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Re: where and how to get/make more icons?

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Ok, are talking about changing the skin, ie the battery meter, etc, or do you want to change the icons of the programs you add to the quick launcher? I don't remember there being a feature to change individual program icons. I know you can change the skin, there's a tutorial on the Resco site somewhere.
What I want is really very simple - no skins, only icons of programs in the quick launchger. Resco Today plugin lets me put a few commonly-used apps onto a tabbed section of the Today screen. Each of them has an icon and I can change it - Resco gives me a list of "standard" icons that I can choose for any given app on their plugin. But this standard list is very feeble - short and has weird icons. What I want is simply to expand the list and have more to choose from. I see tons of icon collections advertised, and I'm assuming it has to be simple to add them to a device so that when a list of "Choose the icon" comes up, they show up in the list. Am I missing something?

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Re: where and how to get/make more icons?

I used the plugin a long time ago and don't remember that feature, so I downloaded and installed it. Unfortunately it expired on me after only five minutes. I still didn't see what you are referring to. If there are icons you can replace then the only thing I can suggest is to look in the Resco folder using file explorer and see if you can find where they are located and copy the appropriate file type, ie .ico or .png.

Maybe if you posted a screen shot of the menu where it allows you to change icons I would be able to help some more.
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Re: where and how to get/make more icons?

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I used the plugin a long time ago and don't remember that feature, so I downloaded and installed it. Unfortunately it expired on me after only five minutes. I still didn't see what you are referring to. If there are icons you can replace then the only thing I can suggest is to look in the Resco folder using file explorer and see if you can find where they are located and copy the appropriate file type, ie .ico or .png.
Maybe if you posted a screen shot of the menu where it allows you to change icons I would be able to help some more.
ok thanks. Screenshot attached. And, aside from this particular program (Resco Today plugin), what do people do with the "Giant Icon set" files - after they download them, can't you just stick them in some folder where the OS expects potential icons to live?

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