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K-Meleon icon
Posted by: melonhead
Date: December 02, 2009 12:25AM

Anyone else hate the default K-Meleon icon - that goofy lizard face?

I made a replacement icon based on the circular one used on this website but with slightly brighter colors.

It was easy to change the shortcut icons but, at the moment, I can't figure out how to change the default icon in the exe.

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Re: K-Meleon icon
Posted by: siria
Date: December 02, 2009 01:29AM

There's a growing thread with icons in the skins forum smiling smiley
http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?10,96504

As ndebord writes there, try changing the icon in the skin folder...

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Re: K-Meleon icon
Posted by: Doon
Date: December 02, 2009 02:05AM

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melonhead
Anyone else hate the default K-Meleon icon - that goofy lizard face?



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Re: K-Meleon icon
Posted by: siria
Date: December 02, 2009 02:52AM

LOL!!! grinning smiley grinning smiley grinning smiley
I join you there Doon!! That's the one that I love too, which is also in the little icons. But what I hate is the round one on the left side of this page tongue sticking out smiley I find it really ugly, perhaps more people would try KM if the cutie one were used as the symbol for KM?

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Re: K-Meleon icon
Posted by: melonhead
Date: December 02, 2009 03:15AM

Ha ha ha, I'm out voted, OK.

I completely overlooked skins - sorry - I'll have a play around with it.

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Re: K-Meleon icon
Posted by: Doon
Date: December 02, 2009 03:28AM

hehe, I was just trying to let little goofy lizard face speak for himself, but yeah, I like him. In fact, I just posted a link to 2000 different images of him in the thread referenced above.

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Re: K-Meleon icon
Posted by: melonhead
Date: December 02, 2009 09:30AM

OK, I've customized the icons to my satisfaction (with the exception of the Loader in the system tray but I'm not bothered about that). For the record, here are my notes:

K-Meleon.png is my "original" graphic

KM0.gif is the graphic at 256 colors



From KM0.gif are derived the 16, 32 & 48 px icons

KM3.ico is a multi-icon resource containing the 16, 32 & 48 px icons (see attached file).

Procedure...

Duplicate C:\Program Files\K-Meleon\skins\Phoenity as C:\Program Files\K-Meleon\skins\Custom

Copy KM3.ico to main.ico and overwrite it in C:\Program Files\K-Meleon\skins\Custom

K-Meleon: Preferences > GUI Appearance set the skin to Custom

Windows: Registry:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\k-meleon.exe\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Program Files\\K-Meleon\\skins\\Custom\\main.ico"

Windows: Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > File Types:
URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol = Advanced > Change Icon
URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy = Advanced > Change Icon
HTM File = Restore, Advanced > Change Icon, Change > Always use K-Meleon
(HTML File = Restore, Advanced > Change Icon, Change > Always use K-Meleon)

Change other shortcuts using right-click > Properties > Change Icon

Attachments: KM3.zip (1.4 KB)  
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Re: K-Meleon icon
Posted by: melonhead
Date: December 02, 2009 04:33PM

Forgot this:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\k-meleon.exe

In the right-pane, create a new Expandable String Value (REG_EXPAND_SZ) named "TaskbarGroupIcon" and set it's value to:

%Programfiles%\K-Meleon\skins\Custom\main.ico

Disable and then re-enable "Group similar taskbar buttons" (Taskbar and Start Menu Properties)

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Re: K-Meleon icon
Posted by: siria
Date: December 02, 2009 05:23PM

Uah... slightly complicated, but you really wanted to replace that icon absolutely *everywhere*! You sure know a lot about windows! I'll have to remember that thread if one day I need those tips smiling smiley

On a sidenote, you left out the other skins ;-) Try putting the icon in skins/default, then renaming or deleting it in the other ones. From what I understand, everything that's missing in a skin folder, will be replaced with the element in the default folder, provided it exists there. But sure, you can just as well overwrite the icons in their own skin folder with the custom icon grinning smiley

Off topic, but I wonder if those "URL" types may have been forgotten in the "set KM default browser" option, since quite often people have probs with that function working only partly...?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/2009 05:34PM by siria.

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Re: K-Meleon icon
Posted by: melonhead
Date: December 03, 2009 02:26AM

Yes, I had many problems setting KM as the default browser:

http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?1,97814

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Re: K-Meleon icon
Posted by: 888
Date: December 27, 2009 02:39PM

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melonhead
Anyone else hate the default K-Meleon icon - that goofy lizard face?

goofy face?!
HATE?!!!
...sometimes I think invention of i.e. automatic firearms was not that bad idea...

The fire-breathing lizards simply ROCK and that's the end of discussion!


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melonhead
I completely overlooked skins - sorry - I'll have a play around with it.

Yes. My own "888 Gold" skin has better version of the "round lizard" you just tried to make above, as well as IE/Windoze "globe internet" icon IIRC (not because I didn't like lizard, but just to have more choice for the ungrateful lizard-haters like you ;-) )


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melonhead
I can't figure out how to change the default icon in the exe.
On windoze? Try Resource Hacker.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/27/2009 02:45PM by 888.

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Re: K-Meleon icon
Posted by: Yogi
Date: January 02, 2010 02:34AM



The respective files (16x16, 24x24, 32x32 - ICO & BMP format) are in the ZIP file.



Just playing around with some icon editors.
To much free time on my hands smiling smiley



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/03/2010 09:30PM by Yogi.

Attachments: K-M_icons.zip (7.6 KB)   K-M_ico.zip (7.6 KB)  
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Re: K-Meleon icon
Posted by: Yogi
Date: February 14, 2010 06:03PM





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/19/2010 02:23AM by Yogi.

Attachments: K-M_icons.zip (7.7 KB)  
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Re: K-Meleon icon
Posted by: Matt
Date: February 18, 2010 03:24AM

This is how my main.ico looks like

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Re: K-Meleon icon
Posted by: disrupted
Date: February 18, 2010 07:28AM

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Matt
This is how my main.ico looks like

that's so weird, i've been working on the km icon and it looks strikingly similar to your one









nonsecure>secure statusbar icon


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Re: K-Meleon icon
Posted by: Matt
Date: February 18, 2010 05:58PM

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disrupted

that's so weird, i've been working on the km icon and it looks strikingly similar to your one

Great minds think alike cool smiley ... no, it's just a real photo. I cropped it and slighlty enhanced contrast and gamma grinning smiley.

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Re: K-Meleon icon
Posted by: thomase13
Date: July 05, 2014 11:45PM

Hi,

I have been having a problem with the icons for htm and html files lately that aren't attached to FrontPage.
This is how they currently show up:

Just as generic Windows program icons.

The sequence suggested by melonhead doesn't do anything for me.

I am using K-M 74 beta 4, and the file associations wizard (from 1.5.x) doesn't help either.

Please let me know if you have a solution!

Thomas

P.S.
I'm so glad I can upload files to Phorum now!!!
This is awesome!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/05/2014 11:48PM by thomase13.

Attachments: HTM Icons.PNG (33.1 KB)  
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