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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 7, 2016

Icons for Access Client Solutions file types

Please set or provide separate icons for .dtfx, .dttx, and .hod/.bchx file types.

Use Case:

We open saved transfers and sessions from Windows Explorer all the time. Visually distinguishing downloads from sessions, downloads from uploads, etc., would be much faster with different icons.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jul 6, 2016

    Access for Windows had separate icons for those file types. I don't remember Access for Windows consisting of multiple .exes, but I no longer have it, so I can't check. Heh. I might use shortcuts; thanks for your time.

  • Guest
    Jun 23, 2016

    On Windows, the icons are a property of the exe they are associated with. Since the same exe services all the various files types we have (.dttx, .dtfx, or .bchx) the icon will be the same. In order to change it, you can create a shortcut to the file. Then you can right click on the shortcut and select Properties. There you will see an option to change the icon. Windows requires a file of type .ico. We only provide .png files in the products Icons folder. You can convert those to an .ico if you wish. There are free online tools to do the conversion. Or you can select an existing .ico file of your choice. I understand this isn't really an optimal solution especially if you have lots of files, but that is all I have to offer for now.

  • Guest
    Jun 20, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #89671 in product IBM i.