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#253 Different Icon Sizes in Columns of Startmenu

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2012-12-19
2012-12-18
Tom Goessi
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It would be nice to have different icon sizes in each column of the startmenu like this is shown in the attached picture.

For this, skin options should be extended to define the icon size for column 1 and column 2. Extend 'Main_large_icons' with 'Main_large_icons1' and 'Main_large_icons2'. It's not possible to define it with each column separately in the current version.

As one could only make icons large for one column and small for the other then, which has the same size like the sub menu icon size, it would also be nice to extend the configuration in 'Menu Look' with a third icon size option. Use eg. Medium icon size for this.
In this way, users could eg. use 36px icons in the first column, 24px icons in the second column and 18px icons in the submenus.
For skin options, new options like 'Main_medium_icons' would be introduced for this.

The introduction of a medium icon size would generally be fine as the large icon size should not have been changed if smaller icons wanted to be used in startmenu, but not as small as the small icons, that are used in the submenus. With the current version, large icon size must be changed for this.

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  • Ivo Beltchev
    Ivo Beltchev
    2012-12-18

    There are two problems here. Every new icon size requires the creation of a new image list and all the overhead it needs. The other thing is I think it will be confusing to the user when another icon size is introduced, that is not even used by the stock skins.

     
  • xpclient
    xpclient
    2012-12-19

    @Tom, if you are okay with the right column without icons but simply adjusting the spacing between the items, open the skin you use in an elevated instance of Resource Hacker and edit the values of 'text padding 2'. I set it to 2,9,8,9 which is a size I find appropriate for touch as well as mouse/keyboard. It's not the same as icon size, but it's a substitute that works really well.

     
    Last edit: xpclient 2012-12-19