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Prevent Windows 7 from hiding tray icons

I have a Windows 7 installed at my workstation and it is always try to hide one or more icons in tray (putting them to grouping arrow). Unfortunately these icon is very important for me as they ...
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Windows Explorer doesn't show correctly the custom icon

I have an issue with a custom file extension that I've added in the registry, I've followed all steps, reviewed the .ico file path, deleted the associated registry entries and tried again, rebooting ...
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A few weeks ago I asked this question and received some useful answers (from Nixda and Scott). Since then I've found that there must be another way of setting a folder icon other than by using a ...
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I'm having trouble changing the icon for specific file types in Windows 8. I have read countless how tos including this question and this one, tried FileTypesMan and several other programs and edited ...
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How to change the default icon for .url in Windows?

How do I change the filetype icon for .url? I have used Default Programs Editor to change it, but it does not work. This initially made me think that the program doesn't work on Windows 8, but it ...
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Remove arrow mark from shortcut icons on Windows 8

I tried this registry tweak to remove the shortcut arrows, which worked on Windows 7, but doesn't work on Windows 8 anymore. It just shows a white space instead of an arrow. Windows Registry Editor ...
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How can I change a file type's default program while keeping its current default icon on Windows 7

Let's say I want to open XML files in Notepad, I can change the default program through Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program. However, that ...
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is there software or a reg back to add a specific item in the context menu for specific executables?

is there software or a reg hack to add a specific item in the context menu for specific executables or icons of executables? e.g. right clicking a notepad icon would have an option to open a.ext in ...
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How to recover my .xml default icon?

My XML files are showing the unknown programs icon. Why can't I change the icon? I looked it up in the registry, but I found no error. Look at the following: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ...