Unique Icons?

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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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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Ken - NM9P

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Agreed. Different colors would help. Or large CAT. DAX. SDR letters that dominate the icon.
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Ernest - W4EG

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They all look the same!
They need to make them different colors beside blue.
We are going blind trying to find what they are.
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Bob Craig, K8RC

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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.

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DrTeeth

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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.
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Rich McCabe

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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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K0UNX

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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
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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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This has been entered as issue #2435
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Rich McCabe

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Thanks Steve.
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Ken - NM9P

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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!
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DrTeeth

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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.
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Mike KD2CJJ

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I like Ken's idea also.. Maybe even have the color of the letter different but keep the icon the same..
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Bob Craig, K8RC

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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.
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Al / NN4ZZ

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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 
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DrTeeth

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The scales are darker in v1.5.1 (I skipped 1.5.0) making them even more difficult to read than before.

Regards

Guy
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Jon - KF2E

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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
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Bob Craig, K8RC

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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.
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Official Response
It's a lively conversation and I hate to put an end to it, but the icons have now been redesigned and will be new for v1.6.
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Bob Craig, K8RC

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YAY!
On behalf of myself and my 65 year old eyes, Thank You.
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Ken - NM9P

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Any preview so we can pretend? Perhaps even use them temporarily as an icon for shortcuts in the desktop?
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K0UNX

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Wow!  Talk about RESPONSIVENESS!  I feel really good about that little box sitting in the rack in my equipment closet!