OK, let me try again...
Say you've got one icon for a plain folder.
Then you get several small icons (emblems in Nautilus lingo) that you want to appear overlayed (in the corner) of the plain folder icon. These will be used to show special folders.
Copy the plain folder
Open in Gimp
Open emblem in Gimp
Repeat for each emblem.
If you don't like the plain folder anymore you have to do this all over again.
What I'm suggesting is that all folders get the base plain folder from special_directory.xpm (png) MIME info and the .DirIcon is just the emblem.
However I guess that some people don't want this so I thought that adding .DirEmblem or something could give us both solutions.
On 2002.06.06 10:04 Gregory Spath wrote:
> And how is this different than simply having a single bitmap? I just don't
> get it.
> Does rox let you use symlinks for .DirIcon yet? I think it didn't in the
> past. If so, you make all those folders have a .DirIcon symlink, and then you
> change the bitmap being pointed to whenever you want.
> On Thu, 6 Jun 2002, Ken Hayber wrote:
> > I've been using the Gnome2 png icons for a while (hacked my copy to use
> > png instead of xpm) and there are a few custom folder icons with emblems
> > on them (e.g. for Music there's a folder with a speaker on it). Rather
> > than have to make composite images for each type it would be nice to have
> > a generic folder icon and a bunch of emblems and have Filer do the overlay.
> > That way if you get tired of your current folder icon/theme you can
> > change it without having to make a bunch of new folder+emblem pngs. Just
> > change the base folder icon.
> > Total eye candy. Not a big deal.
> > On Thursday, June 6, 2002, at 08:03 AM, Thomas Leonard wrote:
> > > On Wed, May 08, 2002 at 08:06:24PM -0700, Ken Hayber wrote:
> > >> What does everyone think of modifying the .DirIcon system to allow the
> > >> use
> > >> of emblems like Nautilus does? Instead of specifying the entire Icon for
> > >> a folder, just a small emblem would be overlaid on a standard folder
> > >> icon.
> > >> The code for this basically already exists and is used for symlinks and
> > >> mount points.
> > >>
> > >> Maybe allow both .Emblem in addition to .DirIcon? or is that overkill?
> > >
> > > Overkill, I'd say. But you might be able to store a flag in the png header
> > > to indicate that it should be displayed overlayed, and then adjust the
> > > 'Set Icon' box to (optionally) set that flag when creating the icon. Seems
> > > overly complicated, though... what do you want it for?
> > >
> > >
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