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Author Topic: Icon display: mean quality  (Read 1905 times)

poyan

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Icon display: mean quality
« on: March 22, 2011, 11:18:45 PM »
Hi,

I read the thread http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=21776.0
and with those settings all is ok.
But I would like to use a dark background. Then, all icons with a round or oblique outline look really ugly - they have a shadow in the colour of the background of the default skin - all icons that come from the program files.
If I make icons on my own (4th from the left), or the icons have an outline strictly horizontal/vertical then it is ok.

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« Last Edit: March 22, 2011, 11:21:51 PM by poyan »

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Re: Icon display: mean quality
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2011, 12:18:00 AM »
i'm pretty sure there is a way to fix this -- i'm not sure if it's something i have to do in code or can be tweaked with one of the color settings for the launch bar.
remind me if i don't post a solution in a couple of days.  perhaps you could email me a test launchbar demonstrating the problem (mouser@donationcoder.com), that would help.

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Re: Icon display: mean quality
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 03:33:29 AM »
Hi, mouser,
thank you for your fast reply. The launchbar is included in my first posting. Look at the left three icons (firefox, thunderbird, freecommander) and the one at the right (ccleaner) - they all have this lucid "shadow" or borderline. These icons come directly from the exe-files.
The forth icon is one that I made using icoFx (.ico-file) with round and oblique outline structures - no "shadow".
And number 5 & 6 also are from the exe-files, but have only vertical and horizontal outlines - also no shadow.
It is only evident if you use dark colours or you set to "translucent", and your desktop is dark. You can a little see it with your darker skins, but mostly the skins have a colour very similar to that "shadow" - so you donĀ“t see it at all. I guess it is a problem in "interpreting" the icon-format used in the exe-files.

Or do you mean something else?

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Re: Icon display: mean quality
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 06:22:57 AM »
Could you send me the launchbar (mcf) file? And i will try to fix.