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filetype icon can't be managed

ptsonkov 6 months ago updated by shuffle 5 months ago 3

Hi,

Unfortunately, today after upgrade I found that all filetype icons gone and all files looks same:

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I found this old post (https://feedback.filerun.com/en/communities/1/topics/793-custom-thumbnail-icon-for-custom-file-type), but it is no more relevant to my new version 20220519. As per posting, system/data/filetypes.php format is different, n oicon is mentioned, also entire images/fico directory is missing.

How can I set it to looks like previously, each file to be shown with filetype icon?


BR,

Peter

Answered

File type icons are old school and I'll probably never reintroduce them to FileRun. 

My suggestion to you is to make sure you get thumbnails for all for types and enable them in the grid.

Hi Vlad,

Thanks for answer. I don't agree that file type icons are "old school" and useless, they exists even into pretty flat and ugly (as per my opinion) so widely used "Material design". Offtopic, I notice other missing option for custom theme/color - the dark theme is too dark for me, #121212 vs #2a2e32 for example, the blue schema is a bit different from the blue I like... such kind of things.


How can I fix all by myself? Maybe will be good to leave at least small door open and to have at least help page with guidelines how can I restore it manually, without to spend weeks in reverse engineering how to do it.

BR,

Peter

Hi Vlad,

I have updated my Filerun test installation today to the latest 20220519 version and have the same problem. I miss too the file icons with the file extension names (the file types) in the detailed list view. However when I switch to Thumbnails display mode (I never use it in general) the file extension icons are shown in the corner of the thumbnails. So the graphical representation is still there. I agree with Peter and because we can not get the file name together with the extension in one string like filename.ext it is more difficult to fast get the information what type of files in the view. I'd like to referral to the earlier topic:

https://feedback.filerun.com/en/communities/1/topics/1268-file-extensions

The file icons with the file extension name was a big help and was a good UI feature. Not all 'old school' features are bad.

KR, Zoltan