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By NRGZ28, Retired Senior Mod & Senior RD - (old) King of WinMo on 26th April 2010, 06:19 AM
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I would like to propose a standard.

A standard of naming ALL start menu icons using the "Start_Icon_XXXXX.png" format. This way, users wanting a different, uniform, iconset can request their favorite icon maker (people like Dinik for example) make a cab with this naming convention, where they can just install the cab and be ready to go!

To make a long story short, I propose all ROMs made on XDA, follow the format of "Start_Icon_Contacts.png" or "Start_Icon_FileExplorer.png". Half of this is already dont for us by microsoft, but HTC doesn't always follow it. However, we, as chefs, can easily rename these files before we cook a ROM.

I'll start doing this for all my ROMs, probably with the next update I will put it out... Let's make it easier on users to user their favorite iconset, without complicated apps needing to be used to change them one by one... it's such a PITA (especially when you reflash!).

So, who's with me ?

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I started to do this in my ROMs already.

About 50% complete with the standard "Start_Icon_Application_Name.png" naming convention.

Any spaces in the application name should be replaced with underscores in the registry(app.reg or .rgu) and the name of the PNG file itself.
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26th April 2010, 06:40 AM |#2  
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Im on it but here is a question...

many of the icons in the settings are maincpl.cpl,1 or ,28 or so.... then others are mycpl.cpl,10 those are hard to change icons cause our (old devices works like that)

to change them we need to search for the icon set cause all uses the default icon in the resource EXE or DLL

i will put here some examples later thanks to tpc has helped me and saurabh too on changing them some other i cant do it..
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That's hard in 6.1... that's when you have to edit resources in DLL, CPLs, EXEs.... very easy in 6.5. Here's an example...

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Shell\StartInfo\Start\Settings\Personal\cplmain.cpl,20]
"Icon"="\\Windows\\Start_Icon_PhoneSet.png"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Shell\StartInfo\Start\Settings\Personal\VoiceCommand_PPC.cpl,0]
"Icon"="\\Windows\\Start_Icon_VoiceCmd.png"
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mmmm interesting

I have the same and works fine like this:

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Shell\StartInfo\Start\ Settings\Personal\VoiceCommand_PPC.cpl,0]
"Icon"="\\Windows\\Start_Icon_VoiceCmd.png"

Because that is a 6.5 app

But what about this??? this is the USB to PC from diamond 6.1 OEM cause is the only one that works with my ****en device

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ControlPanel\MyCpl\28]
"CmdLine"=""
"File"="USBtoPC.exe"
"Description"="USB to PC"
"Name"="USB to PC"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ControlPanel\28]
"Group"=dword:2

I put this reg to change the icon and dont works

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Shell\StartInfo\Start\ Settings\System\MyCpl.cpl,28]
"Icon"="\\Windows\\ConnectionsUsbToPcv2.png"

Doing the icons in 6.1 editing the resources into dlls cpl or exes is easy doing the BMP or ICO in photoshop and using restorator app to change it
26th April 2010, 09:46 AM |#5  
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are you guys proposing that those who din follow it (like me) should rename 150+ png files and their corresponding reg

PS: this is a good initiative though
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are you guys proposing that those who din follow it (like me) should rename 150+ png files and their corresponding reg

PS: this is a good initiative though

We do. If you send them to me, I will do so.
26th April 2010, 04:16 PM |#8  
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I´m not a chef, but it´s an adorable idea. The chefs that join this idea, might include on the name of their ROM thread that they´re doing this. To do so, you might choose a designation for this. Such as: SNI (Standart Naming of Icons) or something like that. Well, that´s an idea.
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most of mine are already done, but i dont mind changing the ones that arent i guess we should have a list of icon pic names so everybody's will be exactly the same.
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I always use this kind of method for my roms, only 2 or 3 arent named in this way.

Nice idea though
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