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NeXT Computer, Inc. => NEXTSTEP / OPENSTEP Software => Topic started by: NeXTnewbe on August 16, 2009, 06:12:52 pm

Title: icons
Post by: NeXTnewbe on August 16, 2009, 06:12:52 pm
how can I change the "root" icon from the white hw to be replaced with a cube icon

ans where can I get a cube icon?


Thanks
Title: icons
Post by: RacerX on August 17, 2009, 02:44:30 am
It is pretty straight forward... placing a 48x48 TIFF image in any directory (including the root level of your drive) and labeled ".dir.tiff" will change the default icon for that directory to the new one.

As for a cube icon, I'm sure I have a few that you can pick from (I've got tons of icons)... just let me go dig them up.
Title: icons
Post by: NeXTnewbe on August 17, 2009, 12:22:49 pm
Quote from: "RacerX"It is pretty straight forward... placing a 48x48 TIFF image in any directory (including the root level of your drive) and labeled ".dir.tiff" will change the default icon for that directory to the new one.

As for a cube icon, I'm sure I have a few that you can pick from (I've got tons of icons)... just let me go dig them up.



Thanks, I will be waiting for a cube icon  :wink:

I have other question, when I open anydirectory the icon still the same folder icon with a lace closed, but I though if a directory is open the icon may change to a open folder icon, is that rigth ?
Title: icons
Post by: RacerX on August 17, 2009, 02:19:52 pm
Not when opened... when you drag an item onto a directory to drop it in.

Because NeXT couldn't be sure of what previous computer experience people using the system might have had (drag-n-drop was how things were done on the Mac side, but not so much on other platforms) this changing of icons only in the process of dragging and dropping within the workspace manager was meant as a positive feedback for what might have been an unfamiliar operation to some. For Mac users, this was something cool that NeXT systems could do that Macs couldn't.

That alternative icon can also be changed with a TIFF like the main icon, it just needs to be labeled ".opendir.tiff" as I recall (I need to double check that one).
Title: icons
Post by: NeXTnewbe on August 20, 2009, 01:29:41 pm
not to rush

but, where else can I get those icos form? I wanna test these weekend, I want play all day my box
Title: icons
Post by: oneNeXT on August 20, 2009, 05:28:14 pm
there are some here:

http://nextstuff.info/mirrors/otto/html/pub/Graphics/icons/workspace/

By the way, are you using colors ?


You can also use that:

http://www.unirc.eu/download/OpenSTEP/tools/workspace/misc/BlackIcons.2.1.d.pkg.tar.gz

but you should first take a look at that file:
http://www.unirc.eu/download/OpenSTEP/tools/workspace/misc/BlackIcons.2.1.README
Title: icons
Post by: NeXTnewbe on August 21, 2009, 08:57:30 am
Quote from: "oneNeXT"there are some here:

http://nextstuff.info/mirrors/otto/html/pub/Graphics/icons/workspace/

By the way, are you using colors ?





yes, I have Colour in my Cube,  I got a ND   :D
Title: icons
Post by: NeXTnewbe on August 22, 2009, 08:42:58 pm
Thanks for the icons, ara great!!!, but not in colour :cry:

where can I get the cube colour version? and more :)

Thanks
Title: icons
Post by: oneNeXT on August 23, 2009, 12:18:12 am
Quote from: "NeXTnewbe"where can I get the cube colour version? and more :)

Thanks


some are here:
http://next.68k.org/next/next-ftp.peak.org/next/graphics/icons/PC_Root_Directory_Icons.tar.gz

And more:
http://next.68k.org/next/next-ftp.peak.org/next/graphics/icons/next-icon@gun.com-1Q95.tar.gz
In /Computer/NeXTCube, with a slightly different style.