Decent Icons - Decent Software
Hey guys!
Just released the Language Update for the Decent Icons 2 Beta.
It contains 7 new languages as well as some fixes and improvements.

Please report any poor translations, they will be fixed!
More languages coming soon.

Patch 2.4
June 4, 2019

  • Dock is now locked outside of edit mode.
  • 7 New Languages:


    More to be added soon.

  • Fixed error on Line 1874
  • Fixed error on Line 752
  • Fixed images caching, images will now reload content
  • Uploading patches to Workshop Content is fixed
  • Configure Icon Image Search has been fixed
Oct 24, 2018
Decent Icons - Decent Software
Hey guys. Just released a BETA patch. If you are signed up for the beta, you should automatically receive the patch.

If you are interested in trying the beta for Version 2, check out this video for details:

Patch 2.1
October 24, 2018.
  • Steam Workshop: create and manage icon packs! Mods coming very soon.
  • Icon Packs: download icon packs and use them via the Configure Icon Window.
  • Hide Menu Button Users can now hide the entire menu bar.
  • Reflections are back! Reflections are back. This WILL affect your performance, however, background mode's performance will not be affected.
  • Windows 7, 8 compatibility transparency is currently unsupported on these versions.
  • Folders Users may now add folders to Decent Icons.
  • Title Options More title options have been added, along with a revamp to the Title Cards. More options coming soon.
  • Reverse Scrolling Direction You can now reverse the direction of mouse wheel scrolling.
  • Backup restoring on settings wipe. If a corrupted settings file is detected, the app will display a window with an option to restore a backup file.

  • Window positioning will no longer reset randomly
  • Drag and Drop functionality drastically improved.
  • Intro animation added. Will add option to disable this.
  • Icon margins fixed
Jul 17, 2018
Decent Icons - Decent Software
Hey guys. Just released a BETA patch. If you are signed up for the beta, you should automatically receive the patch.

This patch includes version 2.01 and 2.02, which include some big performance improvements as well as an automatic settings backup and recovery system for dealing with corrupted settings files!

If you are interested in trying the beta for Version 2, check out this video for details:

Patch Version 2.01
July 17, 2018
  • Configure Icon Window
  • Game images pulled from Steam Store page will show up in Configure window.
  • Added Enable Titles option. More title options coming.

  • Removed redundant render calls in a couple places to reduce hangups
  • Fixed line 78 crash on start up

Patch Version 2.02
July 17, 2018
  • Added asynchronous multi-threading for refreshing layout (2-3 times faster)
  • Added settings backup and automatic recovery system.

  • Tutorial no longer blocks the error dialog window.
Jun 21, 2018
Decent Icons - Decent Software

The public beta for Decent Icons version 2.0 is now live.
Information on how to access the beta is provided in the YouTube video above.

Discussion link:

What's new?
Decent Icons Version 2.0 is a completely new program. We literally started from scratch on a new framework and new goals as far as design and functionality. We learned a lot from previous versions, and as the program grew, we eventually decided it was time to start fresh and deliver something better.

  • Streamlined UI/UX - Much more efficient, responsive user experience
  • Categories - user-created categories/tabs to help you organize your icons.
  • Vertical Layouts - Horizontal and Veritcal layout/scrolling modes
  • Background Mode -Automatic fullscreen app detection disables the rendering process, allowing 0% cpu/vgu usage and much lower memory usage while in a game.
  • Search bar - search through your entire library
  • Title Cards - title cards, automatically populated with Steam information.
  • Borders - customizable borders for icons.
    And more

What's next?
More Options
Version 2.0 has a lot of new features, but currently lacks some of the options that were available in previous versions, especially concerning Titles. I will be adding these and more options periodically throughout the beta test.

Steam Workshop:
Some of you might be wondering, wheres Steam Workshop??
It's coming. It's actually quite far along, but I wanted to get the base application running as smooth as possible before introducing the workshop functionality. This is next up on the list and will be added as soon I'm confident everything is stable.

Mod Support:
Steam workshop will allow you to publish/subscribe to custom icons, borders, overlays, and other planned items, as well as Interface Mods.

Decent Icons 2.0 is based on the Electron framework, which uses embedded Chromium (google chrome's open source webbrowser) to render the user interface.

As such, Decent Icons's user interface is built entirerly using web-design / development languages/frameworks like HTML5, CSS, JavaScript & Jquery.

The program's interface files will be made publicly available and documentation will be provided on how to properly create mods.

This will allow anyone with experience in these web design languages/frameworks to easily mod the interface and functionality of the user-interface modularly, and publish them through Steam Workshop.

More features
Adding new features to Decent Icons has become a much quicker and painless experience with the new update, and new features and updates will be added much more often.
What features I add from here on out will be mostly based on user-feedback, so please leave some feedback and suggestions for updates you'd like to see for Decent Icons!

Thank you for participating in the Decent Icons Versoin 2 Beta.
Please discuss the beta here:
Decent Icons - Decent Software
Version 1.3.1
September 28, 2016

This patch adresses a major stability and performance issue that was introduced in Patch 1.3.


  • Resolved crashes introduced in 1.3
  • Resolved inability for Decent Icons to load on Windows Startup
  • Fixed slow performance introduced in 1.3

Please report any bugs or feedback on the Steam Community. Thank you.
Decent Icons - Decent Software
Version 1.3
September 28, 2016

The settings system has been completely re-worked to be faster and avoid crashes and loss of data, along side a bunch of new features. Make sure to import your old settings!

  • Redesigned Settings Menu
  • Application settings now store in an SQL database - no more crashing and lost data
  • Steam Integration (optional) - see how many friends are currently playing a game and track steam stats.
  • Quick Setup Wizard let's you set up the basic options fast
  • Taskbar Icon (optional) - displays a icon on the windows taskbar

  • Resolved Issue with Wallpaper Engine where Decent Icons was considered full screen
  • Fixed margin issue when none was selected as the animation
  • Fixed Blue Violet color resetting to default
  • You can now reset your settings from the menu
  • Added icons to context menus
  • New alert windows

Please report any bugs or feedback on the Steam Community. Thank you.
Dec 9, 2016
Decent Icons - Decent Software
It's here guys! Version 1.2 comes with some long-awaited multiple monitor features as well as huge improvements to performance and ease-of-use.

  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Horizontal Dock Placement when 'centered' is un-checked
  • Dock-Width Setting: You can now set the maximum width of the dock, any overflow will enable scroll mode.
  • Title Editing directly in Edit Mode
  • 64 bit Games / Executables are now shown in the Add Games dialog.
  • Loading Progress Bar
  • Arrow images on Scroll Mode provide clearer indication
  • Mouse-Wheel to scroll the dock
  • Edit Mode Tips
  • Highlight Color Selection
  • Scrolling Zone Setting
  • New Title Style - Gradient

  • Improved memory usage
  • Background CPU usage dramatically reduced, now at 0% in most cases
  • Reflections now show all effects, like bevel, overlays, vignette, etc.
  • Reflections improved, should display more consistently.
  • Crash from corrupt settings: backup settings are now created, and when this file corruption occurs, the user will be given a prompt to aid with restoring to backup settings.
  • Scroll mode disabled when using Edit Mode, instead use the Mouse Wheel to scroll.
  • Decent Icons is now always Bottom-Most, and will only show on the desktop.

Please report any bugs or feedback on the Steam Community. Thank you.
Apr 15, 2016
Decent Icons - Decent Software
This may mess up your icon setups, sorry guys! :( This will most likely never need to happen in future, all updates should keep your icons consistent, it was unfortunately unavoidable at this point.

This update has some performance and stability improvements as well as some exciting new features and reworks.
  • Reflections: An experimental feature that add stylish reflections
  • Tabular settings menu with slider implementation
  • Title options, including font-size, alignment and stretching
  • Launcher EXE. Now Decent Icons no longer displays you as in-app.
  • Global Opacity slider
  • Scroll Speed slider
  • Animation selection (currently only zoom/none)

  • Possible memory leak to do with image caching
  • Scroll mode improved: You now mouse over the edge of your screen to scroll.
  • Drop-shadow now only applies to text (better performance)
  • HOTFIX: Resizing should be smoother
Apr 9, 2016
Decent Icons - Decent Software
Alright guys, heres the first ever patch!
This one is focused on a systematic performance issue causing some instability and hiccups on some clients, and should resolve many issues relating to stability as well as decrease load times and improve performance across the board.

Please let me know if you have any problems with the update on the discussion boards.

Version 1.01

What's new in 1.0.1

  • Image caching and User32 optimizations!
  • Startup time drastically smoother (seems to load within a few seconds now)
  • Much smoother overall performance when changing settings or adding icons
  • Background CPU usage optimization (0-1% in some cases, kind of a unicorn)
  • Add Games dialog should load faster and behave more smoothly
  • Crashes when adding higher amounts of icons
  • 70+ icons now supported (not sure what the limit is now)
  • Resizing icons now works vertically rather than horizontally
  • Resizing multiplier increased (less clunky)
  • Scroll mode runs smoother, no hiccups

    Please let me know how the update is working for you guys and if there are any new / outstanding issues you have encountered. Thank you.
Decent Icons - Decent Software
It's out! I hope anyone who picks it up enjoys it and I highly encourage you to post any bugs or problems with user experience here on the community hub.

Thank you very much.
- Nick

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