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Reply #135 on: August 03, 2022, 04:57:13 PM
I asociated all types of Audio and Video Files on Scalos_FileType, only format that it seems you can't configureare is "M3U" ( Multimedia Playlist) files, the icon is detected but strangely Scalos doesn't associate it.

The icons don't look good because Scalos distorts them  :o

On Wandere no problem the "M3U" files and any other extension can be associated, it is not a problem because you can assign a real icon like Windows does  :D


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Reply #136 on: August 03, 2022, 06:48:11 PM
Can the drop shadow effect be turned off or changed to a transparent value?

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Reply #137 on: August 03, 2022, 07:07:42 PM
Can the drop shadow effect be turned off or changed to a transparent value?

As mentioned it is Scalos_Filetype that alters and modifies Icons, on Wanderer as you can see from this screenshot my icons have a very slight shadow effect.

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Reply #138 on: August 03, 2022, 07:31:10 PM
short report about using filetypes... as already mentioned you need a def_ icon with the same name predefined

then you create a appropriate entry in the list and rename it, if def icon exists it is shown. Below you can define how files are identified. I use "pattern", similar to magellan to identify file by ending. Then you click on the shown icon and define in it what program is used when you double-klick on it and save it. On the tab action you can define popup menu for it. All in all handling is of course different to magellan but you can do similar. Very impressive.



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Reply #139 on: August 03, 2022, 09:08:42 PM
I asociated all types of Audio and Video Files on Scalos_FileType, only format that it seems you can't configureare is "M3U" ( Multimedia Playlist) files, the icon is detected but strangely Scalos doesn't associate it.

The icons don't look good because Scalos distorts them  :o

On Wandere no problem the "M3U" files and any other extension can be associated, it is not a problem because you can assign a real icon like Windows does  :D

It looks like the icons are displayed as RGB rather than ARGB. So they lose Transparency of the Icon Shadow.



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Reply #140 on: August 03, 2022, 09:36:24 PM
short report about using filetypes... as already mentioned you need a def_ icon with the same name predefined

Yes same default name, in my case on AROS One I used individual associations for individual video and audio formats (see screenshot icons), by default Wander associates all video or audio to the same icon, to have an icon for each type of extension you have to create datatype descriptors "by individual format"

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then you create a appropriate entry in the list and rename it, if def icon exists it is shown. Below you can define how files are identified. I use "pattern", similar to magellan to identify file by ending.

Basically the procedure and values are always the same as Dopus4, Magellan, Deficons (OS3.9) etc..

In fact, I use the same AROS descriptors even on my OS3.9 systems, AfA OS, Amithlon etc..
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Reply #141 on: August 03, 2022, 09:41:51 PM
It looks like the icons are displayed as RGB rather than ARGB. So they lose Transparency of the Icon Shadow.

Yes so it seems, if you look closely at the screenshot you will notice that the "Scalos_Filetype" GUI on the right shows the perfect def_icons, the "corrupted" icons Scalos shows them when from the menu you run "Show All Files".


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Reply #142 on: August 03, 2022, 10:27:48 PM
miker, I would add that if the icon shown by "Show All Files "on Scalos is saved (right click properties), the icon is saved in the correct format, the icon becomes perfect again !


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Reply #143 on: August 03, 2022, 11:06:55 PM
@deadwood

With ISO reference on Scalos MPlayer does not work well !

Basically if it is run it by Icon does not appear a GUI but a request, basically it does not execute the "GUI" command in the Icon tooltype

If run from a Shell with GUI paramenter it works perfectly, it also works fine if run from BoingIconBar


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Reply #144 on: August 04, 2022, 08:40:30 AM
Associated on Scalos "File types," Archive, Document, and MS-DOS files for direct access to DOSBox

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Separated the extensions to the .TAR, TAR.GZ archives, now they both have a specific icon
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Reply #145 on: August 06, 2022, 09:56:47 AM
the help files I found included not much informations. Online there is not much either. Unfortunately it seems the project stopped and (like always) developers were not very interested in doing (boring) documentations. I am expecially interested to know about constants for using  shell commands. The only one I found is "%p" (path to icon). Is somewhere more informations I am not aware of?



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Reply #146 on: August 07, 2022, 01:02:52 AM
I cannot find on Scalos how to make the Native Menu "Gray" transparent (see screenshot).

On Scalos Prefs there seems to be nothing to change the background, maybe it's me who can't find it, any of you have any news about it ?


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Reply #147 on: August 07, 2022, 08:20:23 AM
@Deadwood

Unfortunately there seem to be no documentation about Scalos. Perhaps you see the constants in source code. I found "%p" for path to icon but there must be more of that, f.e. path to directory. It is needed for many context menues



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Reply #148 on: August 07, 2022, 11:09:35 AM
If it may be of interest on Scalos OS3 AfA OS version 41.7 Release 1.8, DualPNG Icons show up fine and there are no icon-cutting artifacts, also "ClenUP" and "Update" in Scalos Menu work fine :)


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Reply #149 on: August 07, 2022, 04:28:51 PM
@deadwood

With ISO reference on Scalos MPlayer does not work well !

Basically if it is run it by Icon does not appear a GUI but a request, basically it does not execute the "GUI" command in the Icon tooltype

If run from a Shell with GUI paramenter it works perfectly, it also works fine if run from BoingIconBar

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