OS2.GURU - Sunny icons change the desktopOS2.GURU - Sunny icons change the desktop

Welcome to eComStation.RU site!

Select your language: Russian English Deutch Spanish Italian Portuguese Czech Polish French

Frequently asked questions and answers:
telegram

Форум обсуждение

telegram

Send message

telegram

+7-981-8529467 (Санкт-Петербург)

telegram

t.me/os2guru

eComStation.RU


ru · en · de · es · it · pt · cz · pl · fr
OS/2 is a greatly different operating system for PC (ArcaOS, eComStation, IBM OS/2 Warp)
Applications, news, reviews, support of users, hardware, questions and answers.
 
What is OS/2?  News  Install  Update  
 
 
Usage  Future  Community  Buy  

Новый форум про OS/2, ArcaOS, eComStation

  • обсуждаем как настроить Firefox
  • Диспетчер устройств
  • здесь можно научиться писать REXX скрипты
  • Настройка ArcaOS

Работа в OS/2 (разработка программ)

**
(Map of the site)

 
 
Database of OS/2 compatible hardware

 
Update

 
Applications

 
Advantages:

 
For developer:

 
(Пайпы программ)

 
Companies:

 
History:

 
(Бонусы)

 
Advice:

 
(Барьеры и решения)

 
Technologies:

 
(Применение в науке, лаборатории, ..)

 

 
Solutions

 
New eComStation:

 
Future:

 
(Ссылки на другие сайты)

 
(Картинка дня)

 
OS/2 artefacts:

 
Gadgets:

Upgrade ArcaOS to NeoWPS level

  • Install original PNG icons drawed by designer, specialized at OS/2 adornation.
  • Install eSchemes 2018 to change colors and buttons on desktop.

Sunny icons change the desktop


TITLE: Sunny icons change the desktop

DATE: 2008-02-20 12:06:58

AUTHOR: eCo Software

Edition: 2011/08/25

Sunny icons features

  • stable, reliable
  • native optimized libraries
  • Icons designed for OS/2 desktop
  • Compatible with DragText extender

Recommended to be used in conjunction with PianoPad. The latest versions of PianoPad are using PNG Desktop (Sunny Icons) API.



How to enable sunny icons?

Open "System" object on OS/2 or "Workplace Shell" object on XWorkplace/eWorkplace enabled systems. Select "Icon size" tab. Click on "Big size" radio button to enable Sunny Icons rendering engine for "Icon view" of the folders. Switch to the next page by clicking "+" at the top-right corner of the page. Click on "Big size" radio button to enable Sunny Icons rendering engine for "Tree view" of the folders. By default "Big" icon size is 80x80 for 120dpi systems (usually 1024x768 and higher resolution modes) and 64x64 for 96dpi (800x600 and lower resolution modes). To specify custom icon size, deselect "Default" check box on any page. You can choose value withing range from 10x10px to 128x128px.

You can also select "Display folder path" check box to switch on folder title which contains full path to he folder and entry field for quick search of the objects in the folder. See "Tips and tricks" section.

Exploring eComStation desktop

eComStation desktop is a "large launcher of applications", that's why the icons should be simple and high quality.

Desktop root - Look at the desktop: simple icons. Try drag&drop operation - you see cool effect.

Templates folder

Internet folder - half of icons are replaced

Local system: Drives folder: ..,

Command prompts: ..

Local system -> System setup: ..

Programs, Utilities folders

Open folder with many .mp3 files, many *.jpg files.

8) Check applications and look at cool icons:

DVD/CD Toys folder:

OpenOffice.org:

Different size of icons for every folder

You can set different size of icons for some folders. To specify custom settings for a specific folder, open folder's settings and switch to the "View" tab. On the XWorkplace/eWorkplace enabled systems click on "+" to switch to the second page "Icon view". Deselect "Default" check box at the top of the page.

How to change Local system icon?

To assign a big icon (PNG) to the object, open object's settings and select "Big icon" tab. You can either drag PNG file and drop it to the icon display box, or use "Select..." pushbutton to display file open dialog and choose the file.

To add your own associations of big icons to different types of objects, edit "%BIGICONS%\BIGICONS.TXT". You have to put your PNG images into %BIGICONS% directory to make those associations work.

For example, you can change Local system with Intel logo (default) to Local system with AMD logo (for computers with AMD CPU)

Tricks and tips

You can put disk drives to the Desktop to accelerate access to data.

Notes: don't put all harddisks. Put 1-2 objects which are used as accumulators of new files.

Notes: If shadow of network drive disappears on boot then create the shadow from startup.cmd, call REXX script:

 /*  - ID of disk drive which should be placed on desktop */ 
 rc = SysCreateShadow("<WP_DRIVE_H>", "<WP_DESKTOP>");

It is recommended to use PianoPad with drawers on and with dynamic drawer attached to "Drives" folder. This will let you simple and quick manage your removable media (USB flash drives, CD/DVD etc). With PNG Desktop installed you can Eject/Close door of the CD/DVD drives regardless of having loaded media in them. You can also eject/format/check USB flash disks formatted with FAT32 and attached to the system before OS started.


Additional information:

Test the program:

How to listen mp3, flac, ogg, monkey audio files? PM123 - universal audio player.

Comments:

Lars Erdmann
2019-05-16 19:51:50

Hallo, I am the developer of the HWMan WPS extension class. I recently discovered that HWMan is incompatible with the WPS classes that are installed by the Sunny Icons package. I would like to contact the Sunny Icon author so that I can get this problem fixed. Regards, Lars Erdmann

Comment this article.


Your Name:

Your E-Mail:

CODE:
......

  

Your Comment:


The development of software for eComStation is profitable: a) system API is effective and considered. b) The market is not so infinite as Windows. All eCS users know about your product. c) Every developer is influencing on the OS significantly.

Articles

Operating System
Software
Hardware
For developer
Misc
From editor





Last active poll: What is the height of RPM barrier?

[Google]

IBM OS/2 Warp

 
For dummies

Report: OS/2 compatible hardware

 
Reviews


     
  Why eComStation?
Features
Advantages
Usage
Clips and screenshots
   eComStation for
for businessmen
for students and engineers
for reselles of computers
community of users
   Developer
Distribute the program
Description of API, libraries
Start new project
Competition
   Applications
On-line catalogue
Select from eCo Market
   Support service
Contact the web-master
Buy eComStation
Frequently asked questions
for Beginners
 
 
© 2001 - 2021 eCo Software, All rights reserved
Сибирский Медведь технологическая компания
eComStation is a registered trademark of Serenity Systems International
OS/2 Warp is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation
ArcaOS is a registered trademark of Arca Noae
 

 

 
Picture of the day: