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Windows 7: The ugly yellow icons

02 Aug 2009   #11

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danneb View Post
do you like that

No and there are quite a few different sets designed by other ppl who didnt either. In fact our Mr Grim made a nice blue set which you can find by searching.


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02 Aug 2009   #12


Those stinking yellow bellied folder icons! I'll get my revenge yet, you just wait! Ha!

Well, they do let you change them - make them paisley ... knock yourself out!
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02 Aug 2009   #13

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

The reason that they havent changed them is that the appearance of the icons is one of the first things that most ppl change, so they dont see the need to put the time, money and effort in changing something that you will probably change yourself. Find a set that you like and enjoy your OS.
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02 Aug 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Using the icons I made you don't need any 3rd party software, our member Generator was kind enough create the installer for the icons I created, the icons themselves actually replace the shell and imageres dll's and the installer automates the replacement of the default dll's with the ones I created with the custom icons.

Unfortunately it has just come to my atention that all the links are down so if you want to try them you will need to wait for generator to come back online and fix them.

And another thing I wanted to mention is I fully agree with you about those horrible yellow folders being so last century and that's why I made my own.
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02 Aug 2009   #15

windows 7 HP 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danneb View Post
do you like that

Well I'm used to them so they dont really bother me but i think they look a bit old fashioned now.
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02 Aug 2009   #16


Hey, they're just cheap manila folders, fer crying out loud! Maybe Home Office Premium Depot has some fancy ones . Maybe they should depict a jewel box or safebox or shoebox or drawer .
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02 Aug 2009   #17

Vista Home Premium & Windows 7

If they changed them, there would be some who would complain that they wasted resources on unimportant things, others would dislike whatever color scheme they chose.
They are in a no win situation on this one.
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02 Aug 2009   #18

Windows 7

my dream is= 3d icons that can rotated by mouse
or something like that .... imagine

oh, may i am crazy !!
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02 Aug 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Hmm, imagine using all those unnecessary resources for animated icon, what would be the point exactly other then just looking pretty. Icons are there to be clicked on not to stare at and play with, so yeah you do sound a bit crazy.
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02 Aug 2009   #20


I find the default icons better than the horrifyingly ugly teal ones found in Vista.
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