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#1   Name Name

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 13:45

Hi, I've a problem with the original icons. They look like this Attached File  Capture.PNG   9.32KB   19 downloads on the store base. Is there free alternates? I wouldn't want to make my own.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 13:51

@Christian Nikkanen

Those icons are from an out-dated version of osCommerce and as far as I know, there never was any alternatives, most just removed them from the code or replaced them with their own.


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Posted 27 May 2012 - 14:04

So how to remove them without showing that image missing icon?

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 14:17

Remove or comment out the code that is calling the image.
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 14:18

Yeah, but it would be nice to know where the code is...

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 16:23

Yeah, the osC icons were rather cartoonish (i.e., trashy and undignified). Why don't you get yourself a copy of GIMP, and either roll your own icons (same name and size) or get a copy of some desirable icons (watch out for copyright violations!) and use GIMP to resize/reformat. Are you looking at the 2.2 icons or the 2.3.1 icons (which look a bit better, but maybe not much)?

If you want to get rid of these icons, you're going to have to do some detective work. When you see an offending icon, right click on it and get its name. Then you search your PHP source for that name. You may only find it as a define name (e.g., ICON_SOMETHING) and then you have to search for that name. This should bring you to the PHP code that outputs the the icon, at which point you can figure out what to comment out. Note that some icons might be in CSS as background images, which would require changes to .css files.

N.B.: if you simply omit icons (no <img> output), you may also be getting rid of some links, so be careful about whether they're simply "decorative", or they're links too (need to be replaced by either a better icon or by text). Also, removing icons may change on-screen element sizes (if they were using icons to expand sizes), which may produce undesirable results. I would suggest commenting out icons one at a time, so you can fix up the resulting screen appearance more easily.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:55

The images are in your catalog/images folder. The easiest way I found to replace them and not have anything show, is to just overwrite them with a 1px by 1px gif.

Edited by jmdean, 28 May 2012 - 01:56.


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:31

There are also several nice "replacement" icon packs in the add-ons section.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:06

Or...

Delete the icons and then set "require images" to false in your admin area.
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