Larger Icons in Detailed View?

Friday, August 22, 2008 by JeremyG | Discussion: Icons

The new edition of Icon-A-Day has re-kindled my desire to make a custom icon pack, using various file-type icons that I like.   The Icon-A-Day file-types are pretty nice, and they scale down pretty well.

 

However as I start to do it, i come across the same old problem.   90% of the time I use Explorer, I'm in "Details View" so that I can properly sort file easily....and see pertanent details about them.

The problem with that is, that in Detials View, icons are ALWAYS 16x16, and so not only can I appreciate having nice icons,  but I can barely tell them apart!

Surely someone must have found a way to hack things up to get larger icons in Details View?   My ideal would be to actually have "Tiles" view, but with additional fields spread out to the right.

SirSmiley
Reply #1 Friday, August 22, 2008 12:53 PM
Haven't found anything but, never searched too hard. Details view is my primary view also. I'm with you on this and would even settle for a boost to 32px.

For now I just sort in details & switch to tile view. Don't know why Microsoft didn't give the option to at least customize the number of columns in tile view?
JeremyG
Reply #2 Monday, August 25, 2008 9:30 AM
yea I know it doesnt make any sense. Its like saying "Windows is much more pretty now...but you lose functionality because of it."

32px would be fine for me.

Of course I'm still just hoping they fix the Vista bug with 'remember each folders view settings'

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