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Author Topic: [feature request] When adding Alias from FARR, assign an icon automatically  (Read 3358 times)

vitalyb

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I'd like to expand my prvious idea:
http://www.donationc...43.msg85801#msg85801

When you do "Rightclick->Add to group alias" it fills the path for you but it wouldn't take the icon. So in result I have lots of aliases with empty icons.

P.S An alternative solution would be to create a folder with shortcuts, just as it is done with "cpanel".

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what aliases are you creating that you need to specifically add icons for?

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For example, I am searching for Visual Studio and decide I want to assign an alias for it.
So I do "Add to group alias" (new one) and assign the alias devenv.

However, when I write "dev" I see lots of results and one of them is devenv however since this group (with one alias) has no icons, I see a blank icon.

Another solution would be to give groups with no icons the icon of their first alias.

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This is what I mean:

FARR.JPG

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well..
FARR should be picking up the icon automatically for all true file entries in an alias.
the only alias results that should need a custom icon is when it's not for a file or if you want to override the default icon associated with a file.

so maybe it's a bug in farr, or maybe the ms visual studio lnk is somehow missing icon..

or can you think of a reason why it's not picking up the icon from the file?

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You misunderstood. FARR does see the inner icon in the group (of the first alias) but it doesn't show the icon of the group itself.

Here is another example. I created a group/alias to "C:\Program Files" named pf:

1000>>>pf>->C:\Program Files

When I write "p" however, I see it without the explorer folder icon:

Screenshot - 26_11_2007 , 00_05_23.png

As you can see the "pf" groups on #2 but the icon is empty. Now if I complete the group name to "pf".

Screenshot - 26_11_2007 , 00_05_42.png

Now you can see that the name of the alias gets the icon just fine.
Now what I wish would happen is that the first alias icon would become the group icon IF the group icon has otherwise no icon.

Thanks!
« Last Edit: November 25, 2007, 04:09:09 PM by vitalyb »

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ok i just tested and confirmed.. i see the problem yes..
i will fix, thats a big deal  :up:

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Great! Thanks! :)