256 color icons in Windows

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Tue Oct 7 20:22:01 CDT 2003


Trevor,

You're right and there's not much you can do about it. You can't change
a 16-color icon to a 256 color one inside of the executable, and Rev
doesn't support anything other than 16 colors for icons. You can create
a shortcut to the app that has 256 color icons, but that only changes
what the user may see *on disk*; it doesn't have anything to do with the
alt-tab display. The only thing I can suggest is perhaps to go with a
very simple icon that uses the 16 colors to their best and not to dither
down a 256 color image (if you have the luxury of creating a new icon).
I know you've already voted for this on Bugzilla; anyone else want to
add their votes? (Bug #730). 

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/ 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com 
> [mailto:use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of 
> Trevor DeVore
> Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 7:52 AM
> To: Revolution List
> Subject: 256 color icons in Windows
> 
> 
> Just wondering if someone knows of anyway to get a Rev executable to 
> have a 256 color icon?  I am getting complaints from a client 
> about how 
> ugly the icon for an app looks when using alt+tab on windows 
> to switch 
> apps.
> 
> I have Resource Tuner and Microangelo on Windows but as far as I can 
> tell you can't add an icon to a file that wasn't part of the exe when 
> it was compiled.  I believe you can only change existing icons.  Is 
> this correct?  Any ideas?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> -- 
> Trevor DeVore
> Blue Mango Multimedia
> trevor at mangomultimedia.com
> 
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