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New Lazarus desktop icons
« on: June 26, 2019, 05:57:08 pm »
Using the "secondary installation" feature it is possible to have links to a variety of Lazarus versions on the desktop. The problem is: how to distinguish these versions?

Roland Hahn, the designer of a large number of the new Lazarus toolbar and menu icons, sent me a bunch of icons (ico files) in various colors and with various overlays. This way it is possible to assign an individual icon to each installation - see screenshot. Each ico file contains images at various sizes up to 256x256 so that the icons look nice also on high-dpi screens. In order not to blow up the size of the Lazarus distribution I stored them on Lazarus Code and Components Repository, folder "applications/laz_icons" (https://sourceforge.net/p/lazarus-ccr/svn/HEAD/tree/applications/laz_icons/). Either download the images separately from this link, or use svn.

Make them available by using the standard procedures of you operating system. On Windows, for example, right-click on the desktop link and select "Properties" and "Other Symbol...", navigate to the icon folder and select the icon that you want.
Lazarus trunk / fpc 3.0.4 / all 32-bit on Win-10

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Re: New Lazarus desktop icons
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 06:02:12 pm »
Using the "secondary installation" feature it is possible to have links to a variety of Lazarus versions on the desktop. The problem is: how to distinguish these versions?

Roland Hahn, the designer of a large number of the new Lazarus toolbar and menu icons, sent me a bunch of icons (ico files) in various colors and with various overlays. This way it is possible to assign an individual icon to each installation - see screenshot.
It's amazing how little thing like just a color change/coding can make life easier and simpler.  Well done!.
using FPC v3.0.4 and Lazarus 1.8.2 on Windows 7 64bit.