In article <bf3768c253.zen44412(a)zen.co.uk>, Simon Smith
When you save a local copy of a web page with NetSurf you get an
file which is a tiny thumbnail view of the entire web page. I don't
like these very much - I find them untidy. Given that you can control
whether or not iconised windows use thumbnail images, it's a bit odd
that one has no control at all over the 'saved page icons'.
It isn't odd at all. Different things are done differently by different
things. I am sure the NS devs thought that an iconised page was ideal. I
tend to agree. It harmonises with the current history display by having
the 'same' thumbnails.
a generic 'saved web page' app icon, or nothing at all, giving the RISC
OS default icon. If a web page provided an .ico file, I guess many
people might prefer to use that.
Unless you were saving lots of pages from one site and different
miniature versions of the page may be better than them all having the
Is it possible to turn off the 'IconSprites' line in the mini
files NetSurf provides you, which currently reads
"IconSprites <Obey$Dir>.!Sprites Filer_Run
Apart from deleting the iconsprites line or by putting a pipe "|" in
front of the command? Though you may find that an application directory
will always load a !Sprites file if it can so deleting that prevents it.
Providing better control over this does seem like a legit use for a
configuration option. I'm a bit surprised that !Run file (and/or an
option Boot file) aren't available as editable resources.
At present I'm deleting the unwanted Sprites files and tweaking
!Run files by hand, which is a chore.
It may be a chore but I'm guessing many will read that and ask "why