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

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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.
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Drax

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Posted 3 years ago

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Jeffrey Kerber, N3VE

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I like this idea.

Jeff, N3VE

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Bob Craig, K8RC

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This has been proposed several times. I even offered to do the icon art myself.
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Terry K8EET

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Can't tell you how many times I've clicked on the wrong icon. At least there's a 50/50 chance.
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Steven G1XOW

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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.
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Al / NN4ZZ

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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.  

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

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

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It's the biggest easy win Flex could do!
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Drax

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Robert -- N5IKD, Elmer

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I think this would work for me:

    
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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brilliant
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Bill N5TU

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I am somewhat vision impaired, and these are easy to see. 
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Drax

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Not sure if they work for the colorblind.   7% of males are colorblind.  They need to be visually different too.
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Bill -VA3WTB

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but I hope we can all read?
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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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. 

73

Steve K9ZW

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Bill - K7UOP

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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.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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You obviously do not operetta remotely.

The tiny icons in the system tray are almost impossible to access
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Robert -- N5IKD, Elmer

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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.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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I agree.

Also, please drop the upper temp limit to 85F with a 50 degree dewpoint. ;-)
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Steve W6SDM

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In Arizona, we water freezes at 85F.  :)
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Please raise the lower temperature limit to 68F (DAY and NITE)... too many years of freezing my butt off in Canada to ever want to feel cold (anything below 68F) again...
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Bill -VA3WTB

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Getting old Howard?
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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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" 

http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/three-dog-day

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