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JeffTucker

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Custom skin tab icon
Posted: 14 Jul 21, 00:27
 
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It would be nice if a skin could provide its own settings tab icon. Compare the two screenshots.

The standard "skin" icon looks like road kill.
RobM

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Re: Custom skin tab icon
Posted: 14 Jul 21, 11:04   in response to: JeffTucker in response to: JeffTucker
 
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A nice idea. If implemented can you use your artistic skills to make an icon for Polyglot? ;)

Whilst Polyglot does what it says, being able to use a custom icon for a skin might make developers think more about what they call their skins. There have been some strangely name skins in the past.
JeffTucker

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Re: Custom skin tab icon
Posted: 14 Jul 21, 13:09   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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RobM wrote:
A nice idea. If implemented can you use your artistic skills to make an icon for Polyglot? ;)

Are you thinking about something along the lines of a graphic that suggests the Tower of Babel?

There have been some strangely name skins in the past.

Who can forget Saratogateen.com? :)

The skin naming practice that I would ban outright, however, is using the name of someone else's software as the name of your skin, like Lightbox or Highslide. Beyond the intellectual property problems, it also leads to confusion. Someone searching for Lokesh Dhakar's "Lightbox" script would accidentally land on a skin page here, and then be completely confused when the download wasn't what he was looking for at all. Or someone who was looking for help with the script would land in these forums. We used to get muddled forum posts like that with some regularity.
RobM

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Re: Custom skin tab icon
Posted: 14 Jul 21, 13:50   in response to: JeffTucker in response to: JeffTucker
 
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JeffTucker wrote:
RobM wrote:
A nice idea. If implemented can you use your artistic skills to make an icon for Polyglot? ;)

Are you thinking about something along the lines of a graphic that suggests the Tower of Babel?

That’s better than a head with three tongues sticking out ;)
JeffTucker

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Re: Custom skin tab icon
Posted: 14 Jul 21, 13:58   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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RobM wrote:
That’s better than a head with three tongues sticking out ;)

Very tough to reduce that to an image that will still look good at 32px square, or as a 16px .ico file. Otherwise, I'd go for it!

How about this?

ETA: Now all you need is a website where you can use it. ;)
JeffTucker

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Re: Custom skin tab icon
Posted: 14 Jul 21, 14:37   in response to: JeffTucker in response to: JeffTucker
 
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And Journal?
RobM

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Re: Custom skin tab icon
Posted: 14 Jul 21, 14:54   in response to: JeffTucker in response to: JeffTucker
 
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JeffTucker wrote:
RobM wrote:
That’s better than a head with three tongues sticking out ;)

Very tough to reduce that to an image that will still look good at 32px square, or as a 16px .ico file. Otherwise, I'd go for it!

How about this?

That’s a good option, if the feature is implemented. My second thought for the image was, of course, a small head with a Babel fish in an ear.
ETA: Now all you need is a website where you can use it. ;)
Before that, I need a user to download the skin!
JeffTucker

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Re: Custom skin tab icon
Posted: 14 Jul 21, 15:04   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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RobM wrote:
Before that, I need a user to download the skin!

Sorry, but I'm not a miracle worker.
RobM

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Re: Custom skin tab icon
Posted: 14 Jul 21, 15:57   in response to: JeffTucker in response to: JeffTucker
 
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JeffTucker wrote:
RobM wrote:
Before that, I need a user to download the skin!

Sorry, but I'm not a miracle worker.

You’ve shattered my last illusion and;)
davidekholm

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Re: Custom skin tab icon
Posted: 14 Jul 21, 16:49   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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Good idea. I'll put it on the todo list.
JeffTucker

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Re: Custom skin tab icon
Posted: 12 Sep 23, 18:18   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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All good things come to them what waits. ;)

Now working in the 32.1.4 beta, and coming soon to a skin near you.

Attached, the Neptune icon with the system standard look-and-feel.
jimberry

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Re: Custom skin tab icon
Posted: 13 Sep 23, 07:59   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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RobM wrote:
A nice idea. If implemented can you use your artistic skills to make an icon for Polyglot? ;)
Maybe something like this idea?
That image itself is probably copyright, but something similar might be workable.
That many flags is probably not a good idea but maybe six or seven plastered around a globe could be possible?
Or a few flags fluttering on staves?
RobM

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Re: Custom skin tab icon
Posted: 13 Sep 23, 11:04   in response to: jimberry in response to: jimberry
 
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Thanks Jim. I have already tried a multicoloured image and it didn’t look good with some look & feels. Jeff’s Tower of Babel works fine, so I’ll go with that.
JeffTucker

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Re: Custom skin tab icon
Posted: 13 Sep 23, 14:22   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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The regular jAlbum icons have color problems, too. IMO, they should be redesigned as B&W icons, and the "blue for active" choice should be changed, perhaps to a medium gray or at least a lighter gray-blue.
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