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Much Larger Icons - Low Vision Users

garybeene
Sat, 13 Mar 2021 10:52:46 GMT

I deal with a lot of folks who are almost blind. An icon size of 128x128 is of extreme importance to those folks. Can that be done?

startisback
Sat, 13 Mar 2021 11:00:28 GMT

Increase system DPI, reduce screen resolution, use magnifier.

garybeene
Sat, 13 Mar 2021 11:24:05 GMT

Thanks! But each of those have problems. DPI affects everything. Reducing screen resolution reduces amount of content on the screen. Magnifier is difficult to use for low vision folks. I'd like a stand alone utility that ONLY increases the TaskBar icon size to 128x128. The other features of StartIsBack are excellent, but more than I need.

garybeene
Sat, 13 Mar 2021 11:31:57 GMT

Are you open to creating such a simplified version of StartIsBack? I'd like to see the simplified version released as a free utility to the low vision community. Is there a one-time fee that would make that happen? I release free utilities myself but I'm sure you could do this one quite easily whereas I'd have to start out from scratch.

garybeene
Sat, 13 Mar 2021 11:34:01 GMT

If it is something of interest, the only setting I'd like to see is to have multiple icon sizes, up to the 128x128 I mentioned.

garybeene
Sat, 13 Mar 2021 15:31:24 GMT

Doing some experimenting myself, the first problem is simply that the icon source is probably 32x32. Enlarging that to 128x128 creates an imperfect icon - recognizable, but not sharp like the icon source.