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Icon Background Generator
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raffaele

Joined: 31 May 2015
Posts: 8

PostPosted: Sun 31 May 2015, 21:40    Post subject:  Icon Background Generator
Subject description: Modify the desktop and mimetype iconsets
 

This is a pet package I made.
It reduces the size of the icons and place them on a background.
All modifications are done via GUI. Look in the desktop menu for Icon Background Generator.

It works with Wary 5.5 and Precise 5.7 and might work with others.
Some iconsets with mixed 48 and 24 pixel icons might not work.

Best to download and install the pet package if you are interested. If you don't like it you can uninstall the pet package.

MD5 sum 4005e64dd2a321347be9497f36158f4a
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raffaele

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PostPosted: Sun 31 May 2015, 21:45    Post subject:  

Sorry, looks like the package won't upload. The pet is too big - 1.2 mb.
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starhawk

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun 2015, 00:23    Post subject:  

Upload to http://www.datafilehost.com/ and post a link.
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raffaele

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun 2015, 21:18    Post subject:  

Thanks for that starhawk.

The link is ibg-2.0.pet


*Added 18 Jun 2015,
ibg-2.1.pet download available - click here ibg-2.1.pet
ibg-2.1.pet MD5 sum d611bb76aaec3fa89260c0f78ff04ff6
*Download the ibg_noim-2.1.pet pet package in the message below (posted on 18 Jun 2015) if you already have Imagemagick installed or are planning to install Imagemagick.



These pictures show basically what the GUI and results would look like.
ibg-2_0-GUIb.png
 Description   Icon background and indicator select dialogue box
 Filesize   66.23 KB
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ibg-2_0-GUIb.png

ibg-2_0-icons.png
 Description   Desktop icon result
 Filesize   11.79 KB
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ibg-2_0-icons.png

ibg-2_0-drives.png
 Description   Driver indicator results with Haiku icons
 Filesize   13.76 KB
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ibg-2_0-drives.png


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raffaele

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun 2015, 21:44    Post subject:  

This is Icon Background Generator 1.0. Its a lot smaller (about 66kb) and should work on more puppies than ibg-2.0 but does not have as many options.

If you have installed ibg-2.0.pet then uninstall it before installing ibg-1.0.pet and vice versa.

There is one problem in the dialogue box.
You must make a selection even if the background or indicator name is already highlighted when you open the box (better to click on another button and then click on the one that was already highlighted). If you skip this and click the Forward button then current or default selection is made.

MD5 sum 9a645783711a8c682f8ac05efd171fc7
ibg-1.0.pet
Description  Icon Background Generator 1.0
pet

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Filename  ibg-1.0.pet 
Filesize  66.33 KB 
Downloaded  43 Time(s) 
ibg-1_0-gui.png
 Description   Icon background and indicator select dialogue box
 Filesize   35.89 KB
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ibg-1_0-screen.png
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ASRI éducation


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun 2015, 22:03    Post subject:  

raffaele wrote:
Icon Background Generator

Your utility seems to be interesting, I'll test soon.
Regards

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raffaele

Joined: 31 May 2015
Posts: 8

PostPosted: Wed 03 Jun 2015, 21:30    Post subject:  

AMRI éducation, thank you for your interest.

I,ve found a problem in ibg-2.0.
When the shell script was made the FlatOrange icon theme in Wary was used to check the svg icons worked. The FlatOrange iconset has png drive icons. Now the svg drive icons don't work.

ibg-1.0 doesn't have this problem and I may have found a solution to the faulty default (highlighted) button mentioned above.

I'm hoping these issues and any others that come up will be fixed when I have some time.
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phat7

Joined: 05 Jun 2015
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PostPosted: Fri 05 Jun 2015, 05:15    Post subject:  

I tried but no change in icon. I am using slacko5.6
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phat7

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Jun 2015, 21:53    Post subject:  

Sorry, Sir, I made a mistake. It works now. I will have to try it harder.
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raffaele

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jun 2015, 23:19    Post subject:  

Quote:
phat7 wrote:
I tried but no change in icon. I am using slacko5.6


I have never used that puppy release before. I tried it (5.7) and it seems to handle icons the same as Tahr Puppy. It has the same problems as those mentioned for Tahr in the Icon Background Generator help file. I am currently working on some fixes at the moment.
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MochiMoppel


Joined: 26 Jan 2011
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Location: Japan

PostPosted: Fri 12 Jun 2015, 22:12    Post subject:  

The script seems to run fine. It's not for me, but users who find it entertaining to put backgrounds on their icons should have no problems.

But there is a huge problem with your pet package: Your pet installs a full (and outdated!) version of ImageMagick. Not everyone will like that. In my case it would overwrite my already installed newer version. And when I decide to uninstall your pet? It will remove the ImageMagick that came with your pet and it won't reinstate my previous version. ImageMagick, old or new, will be gone for good. Very bad.

When your script depends on other programs, inform the user so that he/she can obtain an appropriate version for his/her system. ImageMagick is widely available and popular, so chances are that the user has it already installed. Don't build all-inclusive packages. If anything else it prevents the user from updating components separately and eventually will do more harm than good.
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raffaele

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun 2015, 02:22    Post subject:  

Thanks to everyone for their interest in Icon Background Generator.
I didn’t know ImageMagick was so popular so I made ibg_noim-2.1.pet that has all the ImageMagick utilities removed from ibg-2.1.
I tried it with a couple different imagemagick pet packages and it seems to work.

Fixes for ibg-2.1

- In Slacko and Tahr the StandardSvg iconset works. There should now always be a full set of icons in the main menu.
- In Tahr a background will be applied to the quickpet desktop icon after graphical server restart. Puppy icon switcher will not remove the background. The background can only be removed if the “Remove Background” option is used in ibg-2 and then graphical server restart or the ibg-2.1.pet package is removed.
- In Toutou Puppy the background will now be applied to the admin, run and grisbi icons. The way to remove the background from the grisbi icon is the same as for quickpet in Tahr.
- When using the change indicators only option the Current_Icons drive iconset will not disappear if a different set of drive icons is chosen.
- Selected indicators in ibg-2.1 will not be placed in the pixmaps folder anymore because I found Puppy icon switcher would place the background indicators in the foreground of the drive icons.
-.svg drive icons should work.

The GUI has small changes and there are also a few more backgrounds and indicator sets in ibg-2.1.


For ibg-2.1.pet download click here ibg-2.1.pet
ibg-2.1.pet MD5 sum d611bb76aaec3fa89260c0f78ff04ff6
There is also a link to ibg-2.1.pet near the ibg-2.0.pet link at top of this topic.


For ibg_noim-2.1.pet download see below.
ibg_noim-2.1.pet MD5 sum f834bf0b7b59b3182144d6f14a8442c1
This imagemagick-6.6.2-6-w5.pet package (1.8mb) would work with ibg_noim-2.1.pet and can be downloaded here http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/quirky/pet_packages-wary5/imagemagick-6.6.2-6-w5.pet
ibg_noim-2.1.pet
Description  Download this pet package if you already have Imagemagick installed or are planning to install Imagemagick.
pet

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Filename  ibg_noim-2.1.pet 
Filesize  157.71 KB 
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