Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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how to disable desktop picture and desktop icons when a program is started? (in windows 8.1)

i have heard that if you disable the desktop background and hide the desktop icons, your pc will run faster. is there any way i can disable both the desktop background and hide the desktop icons when ...
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How to distribute files with custom icon in Windows

I know how to assign a custom icon to a folder on my own computer. But is there a way to distribute a folder that has a custom icon without having to manually assign the custom icon on each new ...
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How to remove icons like Hearthstone in launchpad [closed]

Usually I play Hearthstone by logging in to battle.net first. I never use the icons like Hearthstone. How can I remove them? Usually, I can remove them by hold left click, and then a small close ...
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Combine taskbar shortcut and window icons

I've noticed on my windows 7 PC that some pinned shortcut icons on the taskbar do not combine with their application window icon. For example, the normal behaviour is shown with Google Chrome when ...
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How to fix icons and text in programs that suddenly enlarged, on Windows 8.1?

A few days ago, my desktop icons and certain text in programs (eg the text in my Mozilla Firefox toolbars) suddenly enlarged, but I changed nothing. To confirm this uncontrolled suddenness, I just ...
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Yellow exclamation mark on the Wifi icon whereas the Wifi is working

Sometimes I see a yellow exclamation mark on the Wifi icon, while the Wifi is working. What can cause the exclamation mark to appear? I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. Yellow exclamation mark on the ...
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Dropbox missing icon.. Sometimes

I'm stuck with a problem about Dropbox icon. I'm using Debian 7 Wheezy. I've installed Dropbox. When I run manually: dropbox start -i -> Everything is fine and I've an icon on the top-right ...
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Broken Directory Icon Overlay Image

How would I go about tracking down the cause of (what looks like) a broken directory icon overlay? Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about I've had a look at the ...
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ShellNew Icon for “.” File Type

I have successfully created a ShellNew command so that I can create a new blank file with no file extension. The reg file looks like this: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.] ...
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Changing MS Word (office 13) QAT icons to be readable

For icons used on the Quick Access toolbar/ribbons (e.g., Merge Cells), is there a way to change them? I can't read the new Office 13 Merge / Unmerge Cells icons easily. They are sparse boxes with ...
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What happened to most of my icons?

What happened to most of my icons? Most programs and even just plain text files or word files have lost their icons. I haven't installed any weird crap, and I don't have any viruses/malware. How can ...
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Showing application icon on windows8's windows

Is there any way to display the application icon on it's window borders. like it used to on older version of windows on the top left corner? that new window is beautiful and looks great and have ...
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Pinning task bar icon shows old icon image

I have desktop application that changes the default icon after login. I am using Windows 7 ultimate. After login, if I pin the task bar icon, the icon is not updated and shows the default icon. When ...
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Icon Disappeared // Generic rectangle shows up

No clue what happened. Today, skype just does not have an icon on my screen. He does have this weird looking emblem. This is both on the desktop, like this... ...as well as on the task bar, like ...
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Windows 8.1 - USB Autorun not changing the icon

I have created an autorun.inf file with the commands below : [Autorun] label = MyName icon = myicon.ico The purpose of this autorun file is the change the default name Removable Disk ...
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How prevent to auto change view of a folder icons in windows 7

In my windows 7 i want to set all folders view to list. So i opened explorer and went to Tools -> Folder Options -> View and pressed Reset Folders button and ok button. After reset i went back ...
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How to move specific icons from message tray to top panel in Gnome 3.14?

I'm using Fedora 21 with GNOME shell 3.14. I found an extension called TopIcons which works well but it moves all icons, whereas I need only specific ones. I found an instruction but it seems to be ...
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Adding an icon to a Truecrypt/Veracrypt volume

I used an external hard disk with an Autorun.inf file in the root directory to assign a label and an icon to the volume. But now I encrypted it with Truecrypt, and when I mount it, the Autorun.inf ...
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Windows 7 no start menu folder in app data - user pinned

I'm trying to resolve the problem detailed here: Pin to taskbar icon gets (2) appended It was all going well until I got here C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick ...
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USB Plug & Play Icon shows Ghost Plug Ins?

I have a desktop running WIN XP Pro that after bootup, the plug & play icon shows all five USB ports are active and there are no devices plugged into them. How can I stop this so the icon displays ...
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Icons not showing on my my External Drive

My friend could change icons on his external drive. I cant on mine though for some reason. Question 1: I make extensive use of custom icons on my computer. My icons are not working on my external ...
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How does Windows 7 decide which processes get stacked on the taskbar? (Different behavior depending on language of Windows installation…)

I'm developing a product with multiple different program that are launched through a java wrapper from a central launcher application. With the default Windows 7 taskbar options, each program should ...
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How to get icons of OSX built-in keyboard layout? I wanted to set custom layout icon to be like it

I'm using Ukelele program to create a new layout and adding it to ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts folder. I'm customising several layouts. However, all are given generic icon. This way I cannot discern ...
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How do I get the icons back on the taskbar in windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I had a programme on my taskbar and it had an icon. Sometime later I changed the executable and/or moved it, but now the icon is gone from the taskbar. The application still runs. If I unpin it and ...
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Windows Server Core minimised windows

When minimising windows on Server Core they reduce to a small bit of the title bar and get sorted into the lower left part of the screen. I believe that was the same thing that happened since Windows ...
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Toshiba windows 7 laptop, all icons the same [duplicate]

all desktop icons the same and when I try to open it says this action is valid for products that are already installed. when I enter regedit in the search it says the same thing so i can't even fix it ...
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Position of icons on the desktop of windows using hexadecimal code

After using icosauve to save the position of icon on the desktop windows, I want to reposition an icon of one the elements. Using Icosauve I get a hexadecimal code of the icon, my problem is that I ...
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Windows 7: Custom width of a specific taskbar icon, [duplicate]

I'm using Taskbar Meters as a convenient way to keep my resource usage visible at all times. If you are not familiar with the product, it opens separate windows for memory, CPU, and disk usage with ...
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IconIndex value of -101 in desktop.ini pointing to the second icon in DLL?

I have a folder which is displayed in Windows Explorer as: Inside this folder the hidden desktop.ini has this content: [.ShellClassInfo] InfoTip=@Shell32.dll,-12688 ...
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Is it possible to change Windows 7's Quick Launch icon size? Maybe registry?

I recently found out you can enable Quick Launch in Windows 7. The only problem is that the icons are slightly bigger than the original taskbar icons so there's a little gap on the bottom of the ...
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Possible to change Outlook SMIME icon from RED to Blue?

Every SMIME clear signed message has a red icon located near the Urgent exclamation point as shown below. This is often confused with high priority, and sends the wrong subtle message. IMHO a red ...
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How to reset Windows 8.1 icons?

I few weeks ago I had installed windows 8.1 on mu ASUS system and recently I discovered that the my system icons have been changed to these. can any one of please tell me how to fix it. Screenshot
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Windows: Completely remove Action Center icon

Personally, the Action Center in Windows (that annoying white flag in the notification area, always telling you to repent and change the way you administrate your system) is one of the things I ever ...
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Mysterious OS X File Extension (bug?)

I'm coming over from stack overflow since my question isn't programming orientated. I Hope I am in the right Exchange Platform now ;) Ok, let's get started. I know that OS X uses the Launch ...
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Blank White icon in Windows 8.1

Many of the icons in my Win 8.1 have become blank! I followed the instructions here, but nothing changed. I also did sfc /scannow, and everything was ok. How can I resolve the problem? Edit: I guess ...
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Disable Gesture Icons of the Tablet PC Package in Windows 7

How do I disable displaying of icons when a flick is detected by the Tablet PC package? Please note that I do need the Tablet PC Input, just not the icons.
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Google Chrome not showing emoticon

When I open this website using Google Chrome, I am not able to see some of the icons. See the screenshot below: As you can see, some of the icons appears as a box. But everything is ok when I open ...
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Volume Icon disappears in win 7

The Volume Icon occasionally disappears in win 7. It does not seem to be caused by any one operation. How can I fix this?
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Network icon in Windows 7 Notifications area has disappeared

My network icon has disappeared. I've tried going to Notifications area > Customize > Turn system icons off or on and I can see the Network icon but it won't let me turn it on. Everything else still ...
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Windows icon cache does not exist

I've just performed a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, and have installed all updates and SP1. After installing IObit Smart Defrag, I noticed the icon for that software was the generic ...
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How to get number of taskbar icons displayed

I'm using Rainmeter and need a way to adjust one skin that will be used as background under taskbar icon based on how much icons are displayed. Currently looks that: ) So what I need is to somehow ...
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How to change Windows 7 zip icon

I have a strange problem with 7zip and default icons in windows-explorer for file-type *.zip. I know that setting and replacing icons for 7zip has already been thoroughly discussed on the net. I have ...
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Network Icon not appearing in taskbar (Windows 8.1 64-bit)

The Network Icon in the taskbar notification area (bottom right) is inactive. The icon is set to "Show icon and notifications" in the Notification Area Icons menu, but the popup says that the icon is ...
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How to change icon at the top of software in Windows 8?

How to change icon at the top of software in Windows 8? When you open software, it has little icon at the left top. The icon show on Taskbar or Star is easy to change, but the top left is hard. Do you ...
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VBA Editor title bar buttons show up oddly large

In VBA editor, there are buttons on the menu bar associated with objects like sheets, modules, forms, and classes. The buttons are the minimize, restore, and close buttons in the top right. They only ...
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My application icons dissapeared after restoring (from backup), how to get them back?

My laptop harddisk crashed. However, since I use a backup solution (HP Autonomy), I managed to restore most of the documents and files that had been backed up, after reinstalling the operating system, ...
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Unknown Internet Explorer 11 Address Bar Icon

I am a developer, and as part of my investigation our customer sent us a screenshot which contains an icon I could not recognize. Does anybody know what this icon stands for (the one with the arrow ...
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Task bar notification area icons dissapeared after update

After the last windows 8.1 update my task bar seems to no longer keeps the icons in the notification area >>> it keeps hiding them after every reboot Note: The setting in task bar properties is ...
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An extra USB icon on taskabr

I have an extra USB icon on my system tray in Win 7. I have the vmware installed on this machine. The USB icon shows my HDD drives! I think it appeared when I uninstalled Intel Rapid Storage ...
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Windows Store Apps are missing their small icons

On my Windows 8.1 Update machine, Windows Store Apps are missing there icon wherever the small icon shows up: In search and on the All Apps page of the start screen. The icons work fine on the actual ...