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Please add also medium icon size (24x24) for file and folder icons in explorer panel settings -> layout -> icons -> icon size
In my opinion the small size (16x16) is a little bit too small and the big size (32x32) is too big, whereas the medium size (24x24) is optimal.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2012, 17:35:19 by Anonymous »

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Re: Add also medium icon size (24x24) for file and folder icons
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 17:39:42 »
24 and 48 is planed for the files and folder icons.

But kind of same issue here as with toolbar icon sizes... some file/folders icons is not supported in that size. However their are fewer icons for the file/folders then for the toolbar that needs fixing, So It might be easier to fix them.

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Re: Add also medium icon size (24x24) for file and folder icons
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 18:14:48 »
Thank you, that are good news. I have already tested the medium 24x24 size with another file manager where is is possible to choose both from fixed sizes and also define a custom icon size for files and folders; and fixed sizes for the top bar icons (16x16-48x48) and can confirm that there is no quality loss or contortions - even with non standard icon sizes as 20x20 or 22x22.

So it would be yet better if you could allow for the file and folder icons additional to the fixed standard sizes also to enter custom sizes as 20x20 or 22x22.

« Last Edit: June 28, 2012, 18:19:15 by Anonymous »

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Re: Add also medium icon size (24x24) for file and folder icons
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 18:20:10 »
Quality loss all depend on the icon, and most file / folder icons are fetched from the file so the quality is up the file, but there are a couple of file/folder icons that MC are providing. This icons must fixed.

But it is planed. But it is not just to change so it gets icon of size 24 instead of 16. There are also a lot of other fixes and changes to the icon system that are needed. And if icons are scaled there might be a performance issue. and the icons are used in many places and all places need to handle the new icon size.

24/48 icons have not had high prio since most user wanted to have 16 size icons since they wanted to be able to show as many files as possible.
But with the rise of user that are using high DPI mode then the need for more sizes have gone up.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2012, 18:45:58 by Mathias (Author) »