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By default HFS gets icons for files and folders from your system, so they look the same.

I like this feature and I want it to stay.
1 (16.7%)
I don't care if they are different. I just want them to be nice.
5 (83.3%)

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Offline rejetto

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Sometimes system icons don't look good on the web, and they can slow the operations.
Some templates are already doing without.


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I've voted for "I don't care if they are different. I just want them to be nice.", but it would be nice if an option is left (on HFS's menu) to enable the old feature (if the user wants). Unicode icons (as well as emojis) are nice, but some operating systems doesn't have complete support for them. So, even if you use unicode icons by default (which are nice), if you leave an option on HFS, then users could enable that feature again (for getting icons from the server). Well, it's just my opinion... :)
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Offline SilentPliz

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In main.dfm : usesystemiconsChk
Isn't this option already optional?

But I don't remember, maybe it is just for the treeview (GUI).

(I vote 2, and 1 too) :)

I hesitate, because the current system, is practical to locate among many files of different genres.

My mother used to tell me about beautiful girls: 'beauty cannot be eaten in salads'.
Maybe it's the same for system icons ... Not pretty, but we can love them anyway.
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Personally, I don't care if there is an icon on the template buttons, but I like that files and folders have a significant icon.

Mask icons may be sufficient ... but this requires intervention by HFS admin.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2020, 08:33:16 PM by SilentPliz »


Offline rejetto

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@leo, the icons we are using are not using unicode or emojis. It's a dedicated font, like the old 'wingdings' font


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:) Yes, I already know that v2.4 is using embed fonts in CSS (currently using Font Awesome, with Fontello to make the file smaller and only load the icon fonts that you need). Remember this post? ;) (I was who suggested you to use Fontello).

I thought you were going to change all those embed icons for unicode icons (like on DJ's templates). Since you said "some templates are already doing without", the first thing I thought you were planning to use unicode icons (instead of using WebFonts). Sorry for my misunderstanding... :-[

Are you planing to remove that feature then? (of getting icons for files and folders from the server's system). For me it's OK :) (if you do this to clean up the source code), I personally don't care too much about this, since the current 'webfonts' are perfect (but I personally don't like unicode icons too much).
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Hi Rejetto!

Maybe it's time to switch from gif to png?
So system icons could be with alpha-transparent.

In Delphi 10 it's very easy - just replace gif with png :)



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Maybe it's time to switch from gif to png?

agreed, added to-do. I shall do it from my other computer, where I have an english Windows.


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Are you planing to remove that feature then? (of getting icons for files and folders from the server's system). For me it's OK :) (if you do this to clean up the source code), I personally don't care too much about this, since the current 'webfonts' are perfect (but I personally don't like unicode icons too much).

no unicode, just icon fonts.
Anyway, i'm for the removal at the moment.
This feature needs fixes with transparency, doesn't scale resolution, and makes little sense: other people see icons they may not understand, because it's from the specific softwares installed on the server. I think it is better to have clearer, standard icons representing the type.

I may keep system icons for the GUI side, because the GUI is visible on the server and some of the problems i just said don't apply.