View Full Version : Small Icons for Java applications

24-10-2006, 10:57 AM
I've noticed that the shortcut icons in the main menu for nearly all of my Java applications are much smaller than they should be; eg the icon is suqeezed into a tiny section of the available space and is so small that it's not really legible.

This doesn't happen with c++/native apps. Has anyone else noticed this? Any ideas why?!

Mucho thanks

24-10-2006, 12:16 PM
Why: Because the Java app developer only supplied a small bitmap icon.

Fix: Ask the developer to make a bigger or scalable (SVG-T) icon.

Alternate fix: Change the icon in the .jar file yourself, before you install the app (look in the manifest file inside the .jar package).