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How to get a proper icon for the gui...

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:42 pm
by brightcaster
After fiddling with some system-icons for a while. I recognised that there must be an icon within the gui-jar-file, as you can see it in the taskbar while the kryoflux-gui is running!

Here's my way how I got this icon customized for a proper desktop-starter. While I'm using Linux with XFCE I will describe how I did it with that OS and add some hints for windows-users.

The icon will be found within the kryoflux-ui.jar file you'll find in /kryoflux/dtc/ (usual installation). As this file is a standard jar-archiv we can use file-roller (for example) to extract the content. (Windows-user may prefer WinRar at this point.) Inside the archiv we will find the icon at /images/disk.png and can copy it from there to wherever we want it for further use.

After that it is easy to use it just like any other picture-file within a programm-starter on the desktop.

Windows-user will have to convert the disk.png file to disk.ico before further use. That can be done with irfan-view for example or the online-converter at http://www.icoconverter.com/

Hope this helps some people to get a proper kryoflux-icon for there desktop...

Re: How to get a proper icon for the gui...

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:51 pm
by e5frog
Just played around with this, thanks for the tip.

For windows:
You can open the .jar file with 7zip, then extract images, open in a drawing program. Save as .bmp and rename it .ico - then replace the icon on your shortcut or .exe-file. Looks a lot nice now.