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Too Big Icons

Post by Alecto on Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:31 pm

I've just installed the standard version of k-lite codec and I'm using classic media player. I wondered why the icons below (play, pause...) are so big. I remember that in the past they were smaller. Is there a setting to reduce them? For now I have only found the way to make them disappear, but not to shrink them.

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another question but for this I do not expect an answer as it probably does not depend on the software. The pc is new. A moment before opening a video file with classic media player all icons become white. They lose the original image. Example: utorrent loses the green rod. Just for a moment and then returns to normal and part of the classic player.




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Re: Too Big Icons

Post by Admin on Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:12 pm

The installer contains buttons in three sizes. It chooses a size based on the resolution of your screen, and font scaling settings in Windows. Most people like them relatively large.

You can custom size the buttons by doing this:
1) Delete toolbar.bmp file from the MPC-HC folder
2) MPC-HC options > Advanced > DefaultToolbarSize

The white icon problem is unrelated to the codecs. It might be an issue with your graphics driver.
This might help:
Codec Tweak Tool > Fixes > Clear Windows icon cache
(reboot afterwards)

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Re: Too Big Icons

Post by Alecto on Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:44 am

Admin wrote:The installer contains buttons in three sizes. It chooses a size based on the resolution of your screen, and font scaling settings in Windows. Most people like them relatively large.

You can custom size the buttons by doing this:
1) Delete toolbar.bmp file from the MPC-HC folder
2) MPC-HC options > Advanced > DefaultToolbarSize

The white icon problem is unrelated to the codecs. It might be an issue with your graphics driver.
This might help:
Codec Tweak Tool > Fixes > Clear Windows icon cache
(reboot afterwards)

thank you very much, the first problem has been solved. Now it's like I remember it again Smile

unfortunately the second problem persists and only happens with mpc-h. With vlc and media player it does not do it. Patience, maybe with some updates nvidia will be resolved.

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Re: Too Big Icons

Post by Admin on Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:32 pm

Try this:
Start > Run > ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache

I don't recommend placing videos on your desktop. Each time you add a video, Explorer will generate a thumbnail and refreshes the folder. Normally that isn't much of a problem, but since it reloads the application icons as well, it will trigger your problem.

Another possible cause for corrupt/white icons is if you are using a third party application for generating thumbnails for .png image files. Although that is mostly an issue on Windows 10. I am not sure if it also affect Windows 7. Do you have some third party image viewer installed?

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Post by Alecto on Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:54 pm

I tried a couple of times but did not solve it
I narrowed the problem. The problem is media player classic. Every time I open it, even without opening a video, all the icons are reloaded. VLC and windows media player do not give this effect. Whenever I open mpc-h the icons are recharged for a fraction of a second. I'm sure the program is the problem. I have already tried to reinstall the package but the problem persists.

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Post by Admin on Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:26 pm

Does it continue to happen if you rename the mpciconlib.dll file from the MPC-HC folder? This will break the video file icons. It is just as a test for a theory I have.

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Post by Alecto on Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:49 am

Admin wrote:Does it continue to happen if you rename the mpciconlib.dll file from the MPC-HC folder? This will break the video file icons. It is just as a test for a theory I have.
I renamed the file. Nothing happened. The icons are the same and when I open media player, as before the icons are recharged for a while and then returns to normal. Nothing changes even when I changed the name to the dll file or after opening a video.

I have not mentioned it before but on the ssd on which it was installed I have reinstalled windows 7. Even before I had classic media player. I realized installing programs like mozilla firefox or thunderbird, or chrome, that the settings remained. I do not know why or how. I was left with even an utorrent folder with all the .torrent files I had downloaded. I would not want anything to conflict with the new setup. I put it there, maybe it's nothing, but if there was a tool to make sure everything was deleted before installing a new version it could work.

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Post by Admin on Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:55 pm

OK, so the icons turn normal after a while? How long does it take, and is there anything that seemingly triggers it?

A re-install of Windows without format can re-use old files. It will use a fresh Windows folder (and rename old one), but other stuff remains. Those browser settings and torrents are stored in C:\Users\[username]\AppData (turn on option to show hidden folders in Explorer)

The icon cache is stored in this file:
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\IconCache.db

See if you can delete this manually. If not, the access permissions might be messed up.

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Post by Alecto on Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:05 pm

I've done all. I managed to find it and delete it. The cancellation did not have any apparent impact on the desktop icons. I restarted the pc but continues to present the problem. The update lasts for even half a second. In itself it is not a serious problem, but having a pc for many years and seeing this thing bothering me. Also because I can not solve it.

I noticed that the problem also appears with WinRar. If I have an archive and select "extract here" there is no refresh. But if I choose "extract the files ...", the first option to be clear, the refresh occurs. The difference between the two types of extractions is that one makes you open a window on which you then have to press "ok", the other does everything without making windows appear. I also tried to extract an incomplete archive with the method that does not give problems, but as soon as the error window appears, the refresh occurs.
is really a strange thing, also because with programs like word or vlc or ccleaner or a game does not happen the refresh.

After rebooting I checked in the Local folder but I have not found a new IconCache.db yet, is this normal? should not it recreate? EDIT: the file recreated itself so it's there again, but as i said, deleting it gave no effects on the issue.

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Post by Admin on Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:39 pm

I don't think it is an issue with he cache being corrupted, but just that it refreshes the icons too often. If you google for "desktop icons refresh" or "flickering icons" you get lots of results.

Moving those video files into another folder might help.

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Post by Admin on Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:29 pm

Another potential fix I found is this:
Start > Run > services.msc > Set "Windows Error Reporting" to disabled
(this is useless anyway, so you safely keep it disabled)

If it solves the problem, then look in the Windows Event Viewer. That may reveal which error triggers the refresh.

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