Different icons depending on file types?

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Donni
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Different icons depending on file types?

Post by Donni »

Hi,

is it possible to change the icons that are shown in windows explorer depending on the file type? I know that e.g. ACDSee provides this feature and I really like it. It would be great if the user could set the icon for each filetype.

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Re: Different icons depending on filetypes?

Post by helmut »

In XnView you cannot set different icons per file type, but you can set this in the MS Explorer:

1.) Start MS Explorer
2.) Select "Extras->Folder Options"
3.) Select the folder tab "File Types"
4.) In the list of file types, select the file type you want to assign a special icon.
5.) Select the button "Edit" to edit the file type.
6.) In the sub dialog "Edit file type" set the icon you like by using the button "Other symbol". You can choose one of the icons provided by XnView or a completely different icon by selecting "Search..."

Note:
I have a German Windows, so some of the menu items above might be labeled differently.
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Post by crazytb »

Won't be cool an option/button/something at Options to "Associate using XnView icons"? This will be near to current options to associate files with XnView.
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Re: Different icons depending on filetypes?

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Donni wrote:is it possible to change the icons that are shown in windows explorer depending on the file type? I know that e.g. ACDSee provides this feature and I really like it. It would be great if the user could set the icon for each filetype.
If you associate filetypes by XnView/Options/Association, the most used formats have different XnView icons.
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Would be nice to have a different color for each icon. They look very similar, esp. when you have small icons in your explorer view.
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Post by NomadSoul »

Anonymous wrote:Would be nice to have a different color for each icon. They look very similar, esp. when you have small icons in your explorer view.
I agree with you... a bit more difference (colors, design..?) would be better (feel free to contact me if you want some help about icons, I can do it for you).
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finally i got my account :) hehe

i think the icons are inside the xnview.exe, so i cant change them easily. hope this will be updated in the new version..
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Post by alex »

so what about different icon colors then. are there any icon sets that i can use ?
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icon folder

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Can make xnview use a icon folder for to save(and change) icon of file type?
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Change icons

Post by Clo »

:) Hi All !
- You can always change an icon for any file-type from Windows :
StartMenu >> Parameters >> Folders Options…
- Also from Total Commander (if you use it) :
Files menu >> Associate with… >> Edit Type > Change icon

• Indeed, an icon-folder with other specific icons in the XnView dir. should be nice; but each user can create this by him/herself.

:mrgreen: Kind regards,
Claude
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