Possible to hide icons?

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flipswitchingmonkey
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Possible to hide icons?

Post by flipswitchingmonkey » Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:20 am

I have a number of large-ish folders and opening them often is relatively slow due to all the preview icons being generated - which I don't need at all. Is there a way to disable showing those icons at all? Or just show placeholders instead? Cheers!

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mike
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Re: Possible to hide icons?

Post by mike » Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:52 pm

You can disable them entirely:
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Re: Possible to hide icons?

Post by flipswitchingmonkey » Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:20 am

Almost. I mean, yeah, it does exactly what I asked for :) but that is my fault ;)

Hiding icons entirely, especially folder icons with no distinction in text, means folders look exactly like files. Very confusing. I think what we need is some plain default icons for file types/folders. Think e.g. vscode icons:
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Re: Possible to hide icons?

Post by mike » Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:57 pm

Ah, I see...
Well - the funny thing is that previously NC had exactly this option, but it was removed during one of the rewrites of this subsystem.
The reason for that was because I thought that nobody was using it.

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Re: Possible to hide icons?

Post by flipswitchingmonkey » Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:00 pm

I'd certainly use it. So if at some point you happen to have waaay too much time on your hand, I'd be happy if that feature makes it way back...

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