FS#6834 - bigger icons

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by david (david) - Thursday, 15 March 2007, 15:58 GMT
Task Type Feature Requests
Category Build environment
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


i wondered if it was possible to change the size of the icons, or the way they appear. like details, big icons, small icons,...

i'm sorry for interrupting
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Closed by  Bj√∂rn Stenberg (zagor)
Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 06:11 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Closing all feature requests.
Comment by Eli Sherer (elisherer) - Monday, 19 March 2007, 05:20 GMT
I think this is necessary for the root menu
big screen players should have big icons "palm pc style" and the rest of the menues like list.
or the option to choose.
plus+ add color to the icons. full 24 bit icons would be sweet!
all the new mobile os's (Symbian OS, Palm OS, Motorola) have it, We should too.
Comment by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Monday, 19 March 2007, 07:28 GMT
We don't have a root menu. We have a main menu, and you can use that without icons as well. And only because other devices like mobile phones have icons doesn't give a good reason why we should have big icons too. The current icons look really fine on the older greyscale devices -- please keep in mind that Rockbox isn't just the newer ipods.
Comment by Will Robertson (aliask) - Monday, 19 March 2007, 07:50 GMT
The main menu looks really sparse on larger LCDs, and just because it looks fine on older targets doesn't mean it looks fine on the newer ones.
And I don't really see a problem with having different icon sets for different players, which would keep both camps happy.
I'd really like to see nicer icons personally, but at the same time I know it's quite a bit of effort to implement properly...
Comment by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Monday, 19 March 2007, 09:46 GMT
Maybe my last comment was a bit confusing.

I wanted to note the fact that we have smaller displays and shouldn't forget about them -- for larger displays having bigger icons would be nice, and the ability to customize the icons would be nice anyway. But in all discussion it seems a lot of people simply forget about the players with smaller displays, which makes me disagree with some arguments: I don't think it's _necessary_. It would be nice though, but how other devices (and especially OF) work never was a reason for implementing stuff in Rockbox.

Btw, I think the poster refers to something like the "big icons / small icons" view as in e.g. windows explorer -- which is a completely different thing. I don't believe such a view would be useful at all.
Comment by seth johnson (johnson4) - Saturday, 24 March 2007, 03:10 GMT
I've seen it mentioned elsewhere, that it would be good to have the WPS theme also control the menus look/feel. Is it really difficult to code the menus in a way that is theme-able? I know my Gigabeat is really needing this type of flexablility