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Old 04-10-2003, 04:51 AM   #1
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Default Suggestion: Icon should reflect connection status

FlashFXP icon (both when minimized in traybar and when just minimized) should reflect current connection status: idle, connecting, connected, transferring

say - change colors for this "globe thingy" or change background, or whatever.

And "bring to front when connected" alaso a nice option. "Popup login messages" is not a suitable substitute.
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Old 04-10-2003, 05:33 AM   #2
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changing icon based on status have been suggested many times yet nobody is willing provide good icons to use, hense this feature is not implemented.
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Old 04-10-2003, 06:06 AM   #3
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Ok. Here. I did it.

Attached zip:

0_idle.ico
1_connecting.ico
2_connected.ico
3_transferring.ico
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Old 04-10-2003, 05:35 PM   #4
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Default Re: Suggestion: Icon should reflect connection status

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FlashFXP icon (both when minimized in traybar and when just minimized) should reflect current connection status: idle, connecting, connected, transferring

say - change colors for this "globe thingy" or change background, or whatever.

And "bring to front when connected" alaso a nice option. "Popup login messages" is not a suitable substitute.
Thanks for the icons, we'll give this go unless anyone has any objections to them?

Why isn't popup login messages suitable?
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Old 04-10-2003, 06:20 PM   #5
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np. :)

if you need any modifications in them - let me know.
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Old 04-10-2003, 07:13 PM   #6
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this will be awesome bigstar, im glad final this one has come around
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Old 04-11-2003, 12:09 AM   #7
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Why isn't popup login messages suitable? [/B]
My opinion, and I guess most will agree, is that it just creates another window that has to be closed immediately. Even though we love flashfxp, most of us hate popup windows, especially if the popup window itself doesn't have any information that we want (or in a format that we want).

Horray for the changing icon idea. Excellent initiative.
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Old 04-11-2003, 12:20 AM   #8
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yep i agree i hate the popup window, thats why i dont use it
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Old 04-12-2003, 08:51 PM   #9
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It was pointed out to me that you only included the 16x16 icons, In order for me to replace the main application icon (taskbar icon) I also need the 32x32 icons, which is also used for ALT-TAB. Can you please re-make the icons with the 32x32 icons.

In the mean time i'll probably remove this feature since it looks pretty crappy
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Old 04-12-2003, 10:05 PM   #10
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I have nothing against Aramir's icon set, except that the 16 color versions seem corrupt. Though, simpler and crisper icons would be interesting I suppose.

Could someone explain XP color, btw?

- Raccoon

PS. I think there should also be an icon to represent when the program is Locked-Minimized To Tray with a password (Ctrl+F9). The status may be a bit of information the user wants to be kept private, or not. I suggest allowing the user to choose this by placing an icon of their own named lockicon.ico in the FlashFXP directory. This allows the user to go as far as disguising FlashFXP as something entirely different like AIM or Volume Control.
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Old 04-13-2003, 12:26 AM   #11
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XP Colour is basically high colour mode with some blending options. You'll notice XP icons kinda have that washed smooth effect to them that makes them look so nice.

The problem with the icons Aramir posted is they're only 16x16 and we need 32x32 icons. ANd no resizing wont work, they look like dung!
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Old 04-13-2003, 03:49 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by bigstar
It was pointed out to me that you only included the 16x16 icons,In order for me to replace the main application icon (taskbar icon) I also need the 32x32 icons, which is also used for ALT-TAB. Can you please re-make the icons with the 32x32 icons.
Ok.
Working on this one.
I'll post it here when its finished.
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Old 04-13-2003, 05:40 AM   #13
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Whew...

finally.. it is done...
Code:
16x16_0_idle.ico
16x16_1_connecting.ico
16x16_2_connected.ico
16x16_3_transferring.ico
"old" files (from first archive) 16x16@16M/256/16 icons - for traybar icon.
Code:
ALL_0_idle.ico
ALL_1_connecting.ico
ALL_2_connected.ico
ALL_3_transferring.ico
new ALLxALL@XP/256 icons - main app/taskbar icon

I also made all XP-color icons a little bit sharper. Think its better this way.
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Old 04-13-2003, 05:42 AM   #14
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Check out the original thread.

(added all 32x32@XP icons)
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Old 04-13-2003, 05:49 AM   #15
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I have nothing against Aramir's icon set, except that the 16 color versions seem corrupt.
:) it was like this. Check out 16x16_2_connected.ico - this one is the original one (extracted right from flashfxp.exe) - this one seems "corrupted" too.

Its hard to re-do smth in 16x16@16 the way it wont look corrupted...
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