Custom toolbar icons

Several users asked me to make color toolbar icons. Apparently this is what many people would like. Unfortunately, I have no skill to do so, however I'd got an idea.

In version 2.32 I have added an ability to load icons from external files. Now anyone can create an icon set for Registry Finder, and other users can use it without building a new version.

I'm asking the help of community. Who is able to, please make your icons and send them to me. I will make them available to other people.

Different people have different tastes. Therefore I will not select the "best" icon set. Instead I will share them all, so users will have a choice.

To whom wants to contribute

After unpacking the distribution archive or installing Registry Finder via installer, in the installation folder, you will find the res.sample subfolder. It contains a sample toolbar icon set that is just a demo of possibility of customization. (Actually, most of the icons are just copies of built-in ones, except Open Local Registry and Remote Registry which are copies of Windows 10 built-in icons.)

To make Registry Finder use icons from this folder, do the following:

  • For portable mode, just rename the folder to "res".
  • For normal installation mode, move/copy the folder to %APPDATA%\RegistryFinder and rename it to "res".

Icons may contain several images of different size. It is up to you which sizes to add to the icon set. However, please bear in mind the following.

Registry Finder selects icon size based on current Windows display settings. Specifically, the scale. (In Windows 10, right-click on the desktop, select Display settings. See the Scale and Layout section.)

When the scale is 100%, Registry Finder uses 16x16 icons. Increasing the scale increases the icon size accordingly. E.g. if the scale is 200%, the icon size is 32x32.

If the icon set does not have the size corresponding to the current scale, the closest smaller size is used instead. Say, the icon set has the following sizes: 16x16, 32x32, 48x48. If the scale is 250%, corresponding size is 40x40. Then Registry Finder will use 32x32 icons.

Also, in the future versions I'm planning to add an ability to select from two logical sizes: small and large. On 100% scale, the small one is 16x16, the large is 24x24.

So, in order your icon set can be used on wide variety of display settings, I recommend to add at least these sizes:

  • 100%: 16x16, 24x24
  • 125%: 20x20, 24x24
  • 150%: 24x24, 32x32
  • 200%: 32x32, 48x48
  • 300%: 48x48, 72x72
  • 400%: 64x64, 96x96

Please send a whole set, not individual icons.

Thank you in advance!