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Show Desktop - Icon

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This has been on my Hard Drive for over a month and I'm finally getting around to releasing it. What we have here is a nice new replacement icon for the Desktop icon. I always thought the XP desktop icon was nice...but I didn't like that they thought it had to be at an angle. It worked fine at an angle, except for the 16x16 icon size. This was especially glaring to me since the "Show Desktop" icon is all that I have in my QuickLaunch toolbar (I use the start menu and ObjectDock for everything else)

I felt it should be flat and should incorporate my standard filetype icon for the document. I liked the symbolism of the desktop for the desktop icon and drew heavy inspiration from the old 16 color Windows 9x desktop icon.

It didn't take that long to make as it was pretty simple and the document and pen were made for other projects and simply applied to this one. The longest part was rendering all of the different sizes since I (and hopefully every iconist worth his salt) do not believe in simply resizing the 256x256 size down to the smaller sizes without significant retouching and simplification.

Let me know if you think this would be a good dock icon too. I don't have Show Desktop on my dock (since I use it in my QuickLaunch) so I didn't do one, but it would be rediculously simple to do if someone wants it.

Sizes: (Same as all my icons)
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blackps's avatar
We wait for more icons.Thanks.
Odofe's avatar
Thank you! :-D
Gargintua's avatar
oh i was hoping to use it. can u make a png if possible?
ringtossed's avatar
Thank you soooo much! :heart: :heart: :heart:
matheattila's avatar
I really like it, but apparently I'm too dumb to use it. Don't know where to change it :(
ssx's avatar
The Show Desktop icon is a bit more difficult to change than other icons. In order to change it, you have to modify the actual file with notepad.exe (or just create a new one and save the old one if you have troubles.

This should be what you have inside the ShowDesktop.scf file:
IconFile="Place the full path to the icon here ex: C:\ShowDesktop.ico",0
matheattila's avatar
Got it. Thanks a lot for the help :)
ssx's avatar
No problem :)
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Nice work
ssx's avatar
Thanks :)
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