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Unique Icons?

George Molnar, KF2TGeorge Molnar, KF2T Member ✭✭✭
edited June 23 in New Ideas
Suggestion - make the icons for SmartSDR, CAT, and DAX different colors or images. They're getting a little hard to keep track of. Working great here! THANK YOU.
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  • Ken - NM9PKen - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited June 23
    Agreed. Different colors would help. Or large CAT. DAX. SDR letters that dominate the icon.
  • Ernest - W4EGErnest - W4EG Member ✭✭
    edited October 2019
    They all look the same! They need to make them different colors beside blue. We are going blind trying to find what they are.
  • Bob K8RCBob K8RC Old Guy Member ✭✭
    edited March 2015

    AGREED!

    Not only are they colored the same but it is a very low-contrast "paint scheme" which make them hard to differentiate sometimes. (64-year-old eyes)

    If you don't have time just email the art to me and I will re-paint them for you.

  • DrTeethDrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited December 2018
    This was discussed a while ago and got a big thumbs up. There are many inconsistencies with how the icons for the different programs actually behave, without any logic at all.
  • Rich McCabeRich McCabe Member ✭✭
    edited June 2016
    I know this is old but would like to bring it up again as a feature request.  It is very hard for me to differentiate between the three icons. Windows 10 makes it worse.

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  • Rich McCabeRich McCabe Member ✭✭
    edited June 23
    Thanks Steve.
  • Ken - NM9PKen - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    If they just change the colors to have it different for each one and use a large S, D, & C in the lower right quadrant of each Icon, or leave SDR, CAT, DAX in the lower RH and use large Letters in UPPER RH quadrant, that would be great!
  • DrTeethDrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    This is an old request which I would like to see - nice ideas Ke. In v1.5.1, the RF Power and SWR meters are more difficult to read than in previous versions and there have been long-standing requests to improve their readability tool.
  • Mike KD2CJJMike KD2CJJ Mr Member ✭✭
    edited October 2015
    I like Ken's idea also.. Maybe even have the color of the letter different but keep the icon the same..
  • Bob K8RCBob K8RC Old Guy Member ✭✭
    edited October 2015
    The letters are too small to see when they're super-tiny in Win7's tray. CAT and DAX, especially, need to be different colors to differentiate.
  • Al_NN4ZZAl_NN4ZZ Loganville GAMember ✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Hi Guy,
    Here is the idea for the SWR and RF scale readability improvements.  There was a change to the scales in V1.5  -- but this idea would make them much easier to read and provide DIGITAL readouts too.

    It was submitted 2 years ago and has 28 votes with a status of "under consideration." 

    https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/idea_to_improve_the_swr_and_power_scale_readability

    Maybe we will get this as a "buff and polish" improvement one day......

    Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
    al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
    6700 - HW......... V 1.5.1.70
    SSDR / DAX...... V 1.5.1.152
    CAT................... V 1.5.1.0
    Win10 



  • DrTeethDrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    The scales are darker in v1.5.1 (I skipped 1.5.0) making them even more difficult to read than before.

    Regards

    Guy
  • Jon_KF2EJon_KF2E Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    You can change the icon assigned to an application in Windows. All we need is someone with some talent to create the icons and you can assign them to each app.

    Jon...kf2e
  • Bob K8RCBob K8RC Old Guy Member ✭✭
    edited October 2015
    Yes, technically, you're right BUT to change the icon that is used when the program RUNS involves changing the icon embedded in the .EXE file, not just changing the icon used by the shortcut.

    This is do-able but will probably upset your anti-virus software since you are changing the contents of an EXE file and, most importantly, you may corrupt the .EXE so it won't work.
  • K0UNXK0UNX Member
    edited June 2016
    I felt your pain, as I was forever clicking on the wrong icon.  I solved it by creating desktop folders to keep the SSDR icon on the desktop, and the CAT icon hidden in a folder of "Things that I don't want to accidentally click on."
    Jim
    K0UNX
  • Bob K8RCBob K8RC Old Guy Member ✭✭
    edited November 2015
    YAY!
    On behalf of myself and my 65 year old eyes, Thank You.
  • Ken - NM9PKen - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Any preview so we can pretend? Perhaps even use them temporarily as an icon for shortcuts in the desktop?
  • K0UNXK0UNX Member
    edited June 2016
    Wow!  Talk about RESPONSIVENESS!  I feel really good about that little box sitting in the rack in my equipment closet!

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