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Notepad++ has too few icons in its UI #645

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h-h-h-h opened this issue Aug 4, 2015 · 26 comments

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commented Aug 4, 2015

There are many menu items that don't have an icon. Having more icons would make it more hassle-free to find something.

It seems that finding many free colored icons that you can choose from is hard. They would need to be vector images so that any needed sizes can be created. The source site has to be serious.

What about flat icons? They would be much better than too few icons. See this examples:

They can be changed later, if someone finds icons that are better suited. I think I could help finding the icons, if a platform is provided for putting the SVG files and the attribution text in and associate it with a menu item. I think Inkscape can automatically convert the files to PNG images via command line.

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commented Aug 5, 2015

Thanks for the information. It's strange to have menu icons as a plug-in. Unfortunately, it doesn't work with the German translation. I think, it should be implemented as program functionality. But you have provided colored icons that could be used for that.

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commented Aug 5, 2015

My pleasure.

It should work with German localization.
You need to translate the folders and files under the MenuIcons folder into German.
Alternatively, you can check "Command ID Match" and name the files accordingly.

menuicons

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commented Aug 5, 2015

A few more icons here.

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commented Aug 5, 2015

@Yaron10
The work Franco and you done is excellent!
I see you got improved icons, improving Franco's work, they look great!

May I give a suggestion? Yes! So, here it is:
Make a copy of the 3 icons related to Recent Files, in a subfolder called "Recent Files", because that feature can also be displayed in a submenu.

Language menu needs subfolders too, as it has the option to be Compact.

As of newest version, rename:
Sort Lines in Ascending Order -> Sort Lines Lexicographically Ascending
Sort Lines in Descending Order -> Sort Lines Lexicographically Descending

I've made an updated package merging Yaron icons over Franco's package with the above changes.

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commented Aug 5, 2015

@Rikk,

Franco's plugin is indeed great. I'm glad you like my icons set. :)
Thanks for your improvements.
I've added and modified a few icons. Download here.

Some Python Scripts and images for the Customize Toolbar plugin here.

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@h-h-h-h,

For customizing the toolbar icons, use the Customize Toolbar plugin.
For adding icons to menus, use the MenuIcons plugin.

If you need some more help, don't hesitate. :)

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commented Aug 5, 2015

Yeah, I got most menu item icons to work for the German translation. Unfortunately, they are too small on a high-dpi monitor whereas the toolbar icons are scaled properly. If you could get in contact with Franco according to this bug, I would appreciate that. His e-mail address isn't complete and an extrapolated one doesn't work. It would be a great help to at least have an option to double the icon size before setting them on the menu items. Pixelating (nearest neighbor) is okay.

Still, this remains a feature request to add menu icons for all languages out of the box.

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commented Aug 5, 2015

@h-h-h-h,

I've also extrapolated and finally cracked it. :)
fstellari.public @ gmail .com (remove the spaces).

Please update here.

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commented Aug 5, 2015

Franco Stellari gave me some information for increasing the icon size: One has to make a change in the file: ?:\Users\???\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\plugins\config\MenuIcons.ini. Set IconSize to 48 or 32. Let me add: 'Cause the file may be reset, make it write-protected, at least until the value is "established".

For anyone who wants to have the German icon set: Download here ("Save as...") and rename it to MenuIcons set, English by Yaron 2015-08-05, renamed to German by h-h-h-h v1.1.zip. Some files remained English because of MenuIcons not providing a full menu items list, i.e., the corresponing menu items don't get their icon.

For your information: I couldn't create a multilingual set because Notepad++ has a greater number of menu items not having an ID.

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commented Aug 5, 2015

@h-h-h-h,

Thanks for updating.

What do you mean "Some things remained English because of an imperfect process."?

  • The strings should be compatible with those in German.xml.

If you're going to create a new icons set, please upload and update.

Is the download link you provided valid? :)

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What do you mean "(haha can't believe github allows that)"? :)

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commented Aug 5, 2015

That we can send binary files and github thinks they are images... hope they don't fix it. 😱
You need Save As to download that broken image that's not an image...

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commented Aug 5, 2015

Thanks Rikk. Nice! :)
Sorry if I shouldn't have commented here.

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commented Aug 5, 2015

@Yaron10: I can't work with these XML files for this purpose. I use MenuIcons' option "Generate list...". See my edit.

@Rikk: Yeah, it's a great workaround! 👍

@milipili milipili added the enhancement label Aug 6, 2015

@milipili milipili added this to the 6.x milestone Aug 6, 2015

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commented Aug 7, 2015

Here are more 16x16px icons: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/. Should someone find vector icons, that would be even better.

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commented Aug 7, 2015

@h-h-h-h,

Thank you. I appreciate it.
I think some professional designers might do the job voluntarily if Don requested it in a prominent place.

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commented Aug 7, 2015

@Rikk,

Fast and Furious. And Clever. :)
Thanks for all your great work (seen several of your posts). Good to have you aboard.

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commented Aug 7, 2015

Could you propose a mockup with all those icons ?

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commented Aug 7, 2015

What type of mockup? A screenshot containing menu icons?

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commented Aug 7, 2015

For example

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commented Aug 7, 2015

@milipili you can install MenuIcons plugin to see it in action, ya?

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commented Aug 7, 2015

Yeah I could.

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commented Aug 16, 2015

MenuIcons is making Npp crash very often on exit. It needs to be fixed.

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commented Aug 16, 2015

@Rikk,

Never had a problem on Win 7.
Could you contact Franco? - Please update.

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commented Aug 28, 2015

@milipili:

Could you propose a mockup with all those icons ?

There should definitely be the possibility to let the icons be as big as you want. To be helpful, the icons have to be this big here (48 x 48 px):
menu with big icons

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commented Apr 10, 2019

No... Let's keep menu clean without icon.

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