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wisepenguin



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wisepenguin
hello,
i've had to use tortoisesvn the last few days for some work
and in general the explorer extension is helpful but i can't stand
how it uses an icon for every menu item.

to me, it takes away the purpose of having an icon. but it seems
alot of programs now have to have icons for everything, or even
make the icons grayscale for that "clean" look even though they
look the same if they are enabled or disabled.

anyway, i changed the tortoisesvn.dll by only keeping a few images,
which to me are the ones most commonly used. this speeds up
working with svn to me.

i have attached a zip with the modified dll and a screenshot.

the images i have left in are
- add
- delete
- rename
- update
- commit

it might not be that helpful, but here you are anyway.
vc6 is what i like icon wise - there are only icons for most common
things, and the icons are visually distinctive in colour and shapes.

have a good day


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Post 06 Apr 2008, 13:54
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revolution
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revolution
wisepenguin wrote:
...i can't stand how it uses an icon for every menu item.
Yes, I tend to agree. It seems many programmers are just trying to show off how clever they are at doing tricky things but forgetting about whether it actually makes the program more usable or not.

It is nice to see someone taking action and improving the useability, well done.

Slightly OT, it also a peeve of mine now that many website are using the css menus and removing the side bars. I find the menus to be much less friendly, one has to use the mouse or kbd to move over them and see what as been hidden. I always found the sidebars to be very easy to see what is available, quickly and without fuss, but now ... Crying or Very sad
Post 06 Apr 2008, 14:55
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