Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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Windows 10 Accent Color Personalization in Pinned Taskbar Items

I have had my laptop upgraded to Windows 10 for about a month now. I just upgraded my desktop yesterday and noticed a difference I cannot figure out. The calculator is pinned to the taskbar on both, ...
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windows 7, prob with Lenova

I keep getting a message from Lenova that I am running out of disk space on my Lenova Recovery. They suggest deleting files from my Recycle Bin....not the desk top icon, but the one containing all my ...
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Windows Volume Icon

Just a quick query on the windows volume control icon which is displayed at the upper left corner of screen when you change the volume. When I have fullscreen programs open like games, this icon does ...
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Pin control panel items to the task-bar in windows 10

How do I pin something from the control panel to the task-bar of windows 10. For example Sound. How do I pin this to the task-bar so it is permanently pinned here. The Sound when open looks a ...
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The zoom icon disappeared from my taskbar (?) lower right corner..how do I get it back? [closed]

The ZOOM ICON in Windows 8 disappeared from my taskbar (?) lower right hand corner...how do I put it back. Thanks
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Windows 10 taskbar icons not combining

I am using windows 10, and in taskbar properties "Taskbar buttons" is set to "Always combine, hide labels". However I noticed that Visual Studio Code and WebStorm 10.0 ignore this rule. Labels are ...
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Preventing see through icons on Windows 10 File Explorer

I recently downloaded the Google material icon pack. You can download all the icons at once here. In this pack there are numerous white icons, and in this example I am using bike directions from the ...
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High resolution display desktop icon positioning

I am using Acer Aspire S7-391 and I can't position icons to far right and to the bottom of my desktop. I believe it has something to do with its resolution, which is 1920x1080. I know I can position ...
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Issue in Windows 10 with lack of icon transparency for System icons

Just started using Windows 10 and I'm seeing that system icons are not transparent and instead I'm seeing the white and grey placeholder background you usually see to indicate a background is ...
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How to overwrite one line of local config instead of whole file (icons related)

When I copy /usr/share/icons/Faenza-Green to ~/.icons and change in ~/.icons/Faenza-Green/index.theme [Icon Theme] Name=Faenza-Green Inherits=Faenza-Dark,Faenza,gnome ... long rest of a file ... ...
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How do I have more than one Recycle Bin on my desktop?

I use more than one monitor for my computer. I use Windows 7. I would like to be able to place a recycle bin icon on each screen so that when I can only see the desktop on one screen I don't have to ...
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What does the this Windows 10 Action Center tray icon overlay indicate, exactly?

Here is a screenshot, containing the icon (the one in the middle, presumably describing a text note, with what looks as a stop sign at lower right corner of it): I cannot find explanation of what ...
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How to remove borders around desktop shortcut icons? Windows 10

I don't like these ugly borders around my icons: How can I remove them?
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Windows 10 - Blank start menu icons

My start menu icons look like this I'm using windows 10 from windows 7 any advice? -jeff
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Where is the Java Jar icon located?

I'm trying to find what dll or folder the jar icon for Java is located in. it looks like I'm referring to the complete icon you see in the picture, complete with the paper backing. I've already ...
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Google Chrome icon changes to Default in taskbar when I close it

Icon changes from this: to this: My profile is in folder C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default. This does not happen to profiles in ...
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Wrong icons displayed in Windows 10

I don't know what caused this, but in Windows 10, this wrong icon is spreading like a virus everywhere! Some examples: This icon somehow displays on some desktop icons, task bar icons and in start ...
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Icons went missing in Windows 8 after installation of NCH Software

My icons were replaced by a folder-like icon throughout after I installed NCH Software. This only happens with the following extension: .doc (opened with Kingsoft Writer), .png (opened with Windows ...
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Windows 10 Icons don't change in Taskbar

Migrated on Windows 10 on both my laptop and my desktop, I succesfully changed icons of my pinned app (in taskbar) on my laptop (right click, properties, change icon), and everything worked, and the ...
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Change Microsoft Edge Taskbar icon

How would I change the Taskbar icon for Microsoft Edge. Note that the Edge exe is not double-clickable, so creating a shortcut and changing the icon didn't seem to work for me. Edit: I created ...
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Windows 10 - Microsoft Edge missing in start menu and pins

Ok. I have just upgraded to windows 10 and had to switch to a Microsoft account while setting up Cortana. Along the process, it asks me to sign out and sign back in, which I do. Then after signing ...
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How to increase taskbar icon size?

In Win8.1 the taskbar icons were bigger than in Win10. In Win10, the icons also seem to have a upper and lower margin to the taskbar limits. How can I control this, i.e. increase icon size and, if ...
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How do I remove titles from Windows 10 taskbar and keep icons only

In my Windows 10 Pro I got icons and titles on taskbar. But I want to have icons only (like at the bottom on the picture). Is there an option for this? How do I remove titles from Windows 10 ...
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Windows 10 Icon Disappeared [duplicate]

I had the Windows 10 icon on my taskbar. And then today, I wanted to update but then I got to uninstall a software called Air Display. So, I did that, and restarted my computer as it said. But then ...
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Where can I find complete documentation on desktop.ini for Windows 7?

The documentation at the Windows Dev Center is fairly limited compared not only to third party sites, but to even what I can create by changing folder settings and opening up the resulting desktop.ini ...
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On Windows 8 during startup my icons go blank and then reappear [duplicate]

I have an i7, 16 GB, every time I turn on my PC my icons appear, go blank and then reappear after about 10 - 15 seconds, maybe even more. it's really annoying, is anyone with windows 8 experiencing ...
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Can I restore a lost Firefox add-on the name of which I've forgotten?

I upgraded my Firefox from 30 to 39 and one of my add-ons disappeared. I don't see it in Customize, and I can't figure out which of my add-ons it is or remember the name of it (I know, I have too ...
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Windows 10 icon not displayed [duplicate]

After a repair to my Windows 7 (led by a Microsoft Support engineer) my Windows 10 icon is no longer showing. I have installed all the latest updates, nothing is blocked and my Windows is genuine.
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How do I set an icon for a cmd file?

I am currently configuring to launch automatically when I open specific files (like php files). I've managed to do that by using a .cmd file packed with Atom. However, it does not have an icon and ...
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Explorer is searching for content, icons fail to load and/or display properly

When I first open a drive or folder in the 'My Computer' window, everything displays correctly, loads fast, works fine. In a few seconds the green loading bar appears. If I open any other folder ...
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How do I change the icon on a Chrome tab?

I have set up Chrome to always open the Gmail Offline app on startup so that I always have a synched version of my email when I'm offline. However, I'd like the tab for the Gmail Offline to have the ...
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Is there a way to apply custom folder icons and still preview contents in Windows Explorer?

Applying a custom *.ico file to a folder in Windows removes the contents preview where several files or images appear to fan out inside the default folder icon. While it makes sense to automatically ...
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Where do I find the Google Drive icon?

I made a custom link to my Google Drive directory on the Windows 7 Professional application bar. Now I'd like to change that icon, so that it's obvious it's the Google Drive folder. How do I find the ...
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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 ...