Customize System Settings

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WINDOWS VISTA™ USER
The feature "Customize Windows® Icons" including in the application has known compatibility issues with Windows Vista™. We don't recommend to use it with this operating system. Axialis Software will soon release a free separate utility that will permit to customize icons in all versions of Windows®. Stay tuned...

To access the System Settings Tab options, choose Edit/Customize Windows® icons. The "Customize Windows® Icons" dialog box opens, click on the System Settings to get the related options.

Icon sizes

Specify the default Windows® icon display size "Normal (32x32)". If you use a large screen resolution, we recommend you to switch to large icon size "Large (48x48)".

Icon Spacing

Specifies the distance between icons in pixels "Horizontal and Vertical".

Icon Display

If the option "Display icons using 256 colors or True colors" is checked, Axialis IconWorkshop™ Displays desktop icons using all the colors supported by your current display and your color palette settings.

To display icons using 256 or 16.8 million colors you must change your display settings to Hi Color (65536 colors) or True Colors (16.8 M colors)

If the option "Display an arrow in shortcuts" is checked, a small arrow is displayed on Shortcut icons (bottom left corner). If it is not checked, the arrow is hidden.

You can customize the arrow appearance by changing the associated overlay icon. See "Miscellaneous" tab.

Windows® Icon Cache

Rebuild cache: Windows® has an internal cache to manage images of all the icons it displays. Sometimes this internal icon cache is corrupted and icons displays incorrectly. By clicking on this button "Rebuild" you force Windows® to rebuild its internal icon cache and solve the problem.

Repair Damaged cache: Window®s has an internal cache to manage images of all the icons it displays. Sometimes this internal icon cache is corrupted and icons displays incorrectly. By clicking on this button "Repair" you force Windows® to delete and repair its internal icon cache and solve the problem.