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For each Opus window a different icon color

#1

Hi,

at

-> Preferences -> Display -> Colors and fonts -> Other colors -> "File display icon"

you can change the color of the icon of an dopus WINDOW (only) concerning 'Source', 'Destination', 'Off', 'Dual Lister'.

I have open several dopus windows often.

-» So it would be great if I could define for each Dopus-window a different (predefined)STANDARD-icon-color because quicker to see and to differentiate these windows - how I wrote: predefined, which means independent of 'Source', 'Destination', 'Off', 'Dual Lister'...

... with the consequence, Dopus knows which window with which windows (standard) icon color, here are some suggestions for telling the program how to know which time to display the predefined Dopus-window icons:

  1. via some (but also only a part of!) predefined directories pathes (with 'plus' icon in settings to add more directories, with which you work often) like "c:\temp*" OR exactly: "c:\temp\abc"

    AND as a precautionary addition:

  2. possibility to define some predefined windows icon colors in settings, which you can after easily select from a drop-down menu in each window, also with the question if you want to save this color for this directory path.

What do you think? - Maybe you have further possibilities, too ;-).

It would be great for me and other people.

Thanks and best regards.

#2

Any plans/news/suggestions?

#3

Where would you be looking for the icons? Are you using the Taskbar with grouping turned off, or is it for something else?

If grouping is on on the taskbar then the main program icon (always yellow) gets used for the group as a whole, but individually colored icons could show up when you hovered over it.

We could probably provide a way for scripts to override the icon colors for individual windows, if that would give you a way to do what you want. I'd like to understand more what the use-case is though.

#4

... yes, in the toolbar/task bar and also in the notification icons bar = system tray (located next to the clock on WIN7/WIN 2008R2 Server). -» In order to display several open DOPUS windows in the system tray as icons, I use the program rbtray (http://rbtray.sourceforge.net = "RBTray is a small Windows program that runs in the background and allows almost any window to be minimized to the system tray by right clicking its minimize button").
I don't use groups/grouping.

In the following screenshot you might see what I mean:

A way for scripts to override the icon colors for individual windows sounds good, but it would be perhaps more better, if you could do it as I have described above :wink:

#5

I'm in the same boat. I do not use grouping, it means unnecessary clicks each time, but I often end up with several of these blue-icon DO taskbar entries, which I sometimes need to click through to get back to the correct DO window. I usually use ctrl-tab though, so this is not a major issue for me.

If these windows would open with differently colored icons, I would still find my way back more easy.
Maybe add S or D in letters to free up yellow and red. (Actually, I never got around the color scheme behind source, dest..).

I would vote for source being red and destination being green. That's how I set the colors in the file display path bar, to indicate where any action will take place (red) and where it's safe/items won't be affected (green).

#6

I would vote against that, but that is solely based on the colour of my football teams' rivals :smile: