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Make the icons for SmartSDR, CAT, and DAX different colors or images.

DraxDrax Member
edited May 16 in SmartSDR for Windows
They're hard to find at a glance.    And why do CAT and DAX both minimize to the task bar and a tray icon?   They should just be tray icons rather than creating more task bar clutter.


  • edited September 2018

    I like this idea.

    Jeff, N3VE

  • Bob K8RCBob K8RC Old Guy Member ✭✭
    edited July 2015
    This has been proposed several times. I even offered to do the icon art myself.
  • Terry K8EETTerry K8EET Member ✭✭
    edited July 2016
    Can't tell you how many times I've clicked on the wrong icon. At least there's a 50/50 chance.
  • Steve G1XOWSteve G1XOW Member
    edited May 16
    Surely you mean a 1 in 3 chance? The SDR, CAT and DAX icons are all 95% identical with very slight differences. A nasty trick from a grown-up software house.
  • Al_NN4ZZAl_NN4ZZ Loganville GAMember ✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    Hi Drax,
    George / KF2T suggested the color idea 2 years ago.  It has 12 votes so far.  Adding more votes may help move it up in the priority.  


    Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
    al (at) nn4zz (dot) com

  • DraxDrax Member
    edited July 2015
    It's the biggest easy win Flex could do!
  • KY6LA_HowardKY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited July 2015
  • Bill N5TUBill N5TU Member ✭✭
    edited April 2016
    I am somewhat vision impaired, and these are easy to see. 
  • DraxDrax Member
    edited July 2015
    Not sure if they work for the colorblind.   7% of males are colorblind.  They need to be visually different too.
  • Bill -VA3WTBBill -VA3WTB Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    but I hope we can all read?
  • Bill - K7UOPBill - K7UOP Member ✭✭
    edited July 2015
    I agree that CAT should be in the system tray only. It's a configuration item, not something you need to access often. It just takes up room on the taskbar.
  • KY6LA_HowardKY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited January 2017
    You obviously do not operetta remotely. The tiny icons in the system tray are almost impossible to access
  • Steve K9ZWSteve K9ZW Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 2016

    Often programs have choices for the VI, and sometimes multiple themes of icons.

    I'd add to this good suggestion that the larger desktop icons always include the version number. 


    Steve K9ZW

  • Robert -- N5IKDRobert -- N5IKD Member ✭✭
    edited February 2018
    There should be a link to DAX and CAT from inside SSDR.

    Also, there should be DAX and CAT should default to connect to the most recently selected radio selected from SSDDR.

    Also, the sky should always be blue and the outside temperature should always stay between 50°F and 90°F.
  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited December 2016
    I agree.

    Also, please drop the upper temp limit to 85F with a 50 degree dewpoint. ;-)
  • Steve W6SDMSteve W6SDM Member ✭✭
    edited July 2015
    In Arizona, we water freezes at 85F.  :)
  • KY6LA_HowardKY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited July 2015
    Please raise the lower temperature limit to 68F (DAY and NITE)... too many years of freezing my **** off in Canada to ever want to feel cold (anything below 68F) again...

  • Bill -VA3WTBBill -VA3WTB Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Getting old Howard?
  • KY6LA_HowardKY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited July 2015
    Yup... If you ask My grandkids they will tell you i am at least 100

    OTOH... just upgraded my Tesla order to the new one with "Ludicrous Mode" 


    So I must have confidence that my reflexes are still young enough to control it.

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