0
votes
1answer
41 views

How can I give a file a custom icon?

I would like a way to give a file a custom icon. I know it's possible to change the icons for an entire file type, but that's not what I want. I know it's possible to create a shortcut to a file, ...
0
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0answers
42 views

Sequel: Where are folder icons kept and what is the mechanism? OS: XP SP2

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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votes
1answer
224 views

How to embed image to a Windows shortcut?

How can I add my custom image to a shortcut to a URL, so that if I move that shortcut to another system, the icon stays the same? I tried with copying my shortcut icon with image also.
0
votes
1answer
175 views

More than 256 colors for xp .ico

I am working in a windows form application with .net 4.0 c#. I am having a problem with the .ico images. The machines that will use de application have xp installed(some of them). I've been having ...
2
votes
1answer
295 views

USB drive's icon not appearing on Windows XP

I have a USB flash drive for which I want to use a custom icon. My autorun.inf looks like this: [Autorun] UseAutoPlay=1 Label=TrueCrypt Traveler Disk Icon=Volume.ico Action=Start TrueCrypt Background ...
0
votes
1answer
172 views

Is there a good reason why desktop icons are 32x32 pixels

i have a program that allows me to create icons which i normally use to assign to folders and shortcuts, alot of icons i find on discs for games are 32x32 and this programs allows me to create icons ...
1
vote
0answers
279 views

No Ruby icon on '.rb' files after Ruby installation with RailsInstaller on Win XP. How to associate?

At first time I installed Ruby using RubyInstaller for Windows. And in the process of installation there was a checkbox whether I want to have .rb files to be Ruby files. If I agree all the .rb files ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Icon not changing

As you can see in the first image, I have selected always open with notepad++ program. But, the problem is that the all the php files are opening with notepad++ program but the icons doesn't change. ...
3
votes
1answer
420 views

Icons are skewed

This happens on a Windows XP machine (SP3). The icons (and to some extent fonts) are skewed. They look blurry/distorted and slightly higher than normal. Any idea what is causing this? And how to ...
2
votes
2answers
243 views

Bizarre shortcut icon problem with XP-7 dual-boot

I dual-boot Windows XP and Windows 7 and have run into a peculiar issue with icons for shortcuts. A different desktop is used for each OS, so I have a shortcut to the other one on each for easy ...
0
votes
2answers
45 views

How to make an association between a keyboard and a particular window icon?

I want to create associations between a key and an icon on Windows. For example, every time I push F1 I want to have the effect of having a desk free of windows, I want them all to be minimized. OS: ...
1
vote
1answer
453 views

Outlook Express XP's envelope icon does not change after Forward or Reply

When the user replies to or forwards a message, the envelope icon in the message list does not change to reflect that it has been replied to or forwarded. What causes this? How can I fix it? More ...
1
vote
1answer
700 views

Why are notification area icons' settings not saved in Windows XP?

Every time I logon I set several icons to be hidden in taskbar properties. But after reboot this setting is lost. How can I fix this problem?
1
vote
2answers
270 views

How to rename R icon in Windows' XP taskbar?

How to rename R icon in Windows' XP taskbar ? To display for example "R 2.13.0" instead of "RGui" ? Is it possible to do that from the inside of R (from the level of console) ? ps. I'm not interested ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

get rid of blue background behind the desktop icons

Today morning there was some problem with my pc and i forced Restart. After that i can see some Blue background behinde every icon. I have seen Texts below desktop's Icons became blue in Windows ...
1
vote
1answer
420 views

set custom icons for everyone

I am trying to associate custom icons to files on a fileshare for everyone (Windows). It works great for me and I can see the custom icons but if someone else opens the network folder he can not see ...
1
vote
1answer
226 views

Something just “tweaked” the quality of my desktop icons in XP

Help! I was just now using Tweak UI to change some simple settings, like the mouse wheel, some contents in the start menu, etc. I am not aware of having changed any icon settings/thumbnail quality ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I stop the network icon in system tray from blinking on Windows XP

I've been using XP since forever and had that network icon always in the tray, but for some reason it's really bothering me now. Maybe because I'm using Windows 7 on my other two machines where the ...
0
votes
0answers
97 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
634 views

Removing killed processes from Windows taskbar notification area

There are some windows programs that create an icon in the taskbar notification area. Even after these processes are killed, their taskbar icon remains there, until you hover your mouse over it, then ...
2
votes
1answer
585 views

Why is a “Show Desktop Icons” toggle ultra slow in Windows XP?

Anybody who has used Vista and XP and likes to keep their Desktop items hidden most of the times would have noticed that this toggle is really really slow in XP, while almost instantaneous in Vista. ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

How can I extract an icon from a file-type and apply it to a shortcut?

I have a file of type *.xyz that has a nice icon. I would like to set that icon as the icon for a shortcut on my desktop. However, the "change icon" option in the properties dialog can only extract ...
2
votes
4answers
14k views

How to edit shell32.dll? How to add custom pictures/icons into shell32.dll?

I want to create an icon for my folder named "TOOLS", as you can observe there is no suitable/satisfying icon available in Windows XP, so I want to create an icon and include it in icon list. Is it ...
0
votes
6answers
191 views

Desktop icons disappeared

My desktop icons are gone, how can I get them back?
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Permanently hide network disconnected icon from system tray

On Windows XP, I have a disconnected Wireless connection which shows up in the System Tray. I have gone into Network Connections dialog box and elected not to show an icon when it is disconnected, ...
3
votes
2answers
348 views

What's the difference between these two printer icons?

Do the different icons represent a different printer driver functionality? And should I be aware of the difference? I never specified anything different in the installation, but the disk makes me ...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

How to fix wrong icons of the files in Windows XP SP3

Recently I deleted some folders from *C:\Windows* directory with file names like this: $some_name_Uninstall$, which are the files of the patches, which were installed on the OS. It seems like my ...
0
votes
6answers
3k views

Blank Icon in Control Panel?

Recently I opened my Control Panel and saw that a blank icon came up before my list of icons. Has anyone else experienced this before? Is it safe to delete it? When I try creating a shortcut on the ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

show taskbar icons in opened order

When I open programs (in Windows 7) I want the icons in the task bar to be ordered as in XP (first program opened is the first item/icon in the taskbar). If I open Internet Explorer and Notepad, the ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

How to align all desktop items Right side? by default it always have at left side?

How to align all desktop items Right side? by default it always have at left side?
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5answers
2k views

How can I get the icon from a Windows XP application?

I’m running Windows XP, and I’d like to get a decent-sized (e.g. 256x256) image file of the icon of an app I’m running. On the Mac, I can right-click (take that, Jobs) on an app, select ‘View Package ...
2
votes
3answers
729 views

Desktop icons and taskbar not shown in Windows XP

I am not able see any desktop icons, taskbar in my Windows XP system. Also none of the keyboard shortcuts like Win Key + R, Win Key + E are not working. Yesterday I installed AVG 9.0 in my machine ...
0
votes
3answers
321 views

Good ways to change Icons in Windows XP? [closed]

I'm looking for a good, preferably fast way to change icons in Windows XP. I've found a few methods, but they weren't exactly efficient. EDIT: to clarify, I'm looking for alternatives similar to ...
3
votes
4answers
4k views

How to fix corrupted (non-Explorer/system) icons in Windows XP

It seems like Windows XP doesn't recognize default icons of many applications in my old Dell machine e.g. Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office 2003. Though I can open all ...
3
votes
2answers
416 views

Icons disappearing from notification area (systray) under WinXP

Quite often when I start up my WinXP SP3 (updated to the max), some icons in systray are missing. Task manager shows that the software to whom these icons belong is running. Restarting explorer ...
4
votes
2answers
10k views

How to change Hard Drive icons on Windows XP

I would like to know how can I change a Hard Drive icon under Windows XP. I know how to change folder icons, but how is it done for a Drive icon?
8
votes
1answer
1k views

Turn off the Desktop Cleanup Wizard popup forever

Every one in a while, I get a notification asking me if I want to remove unused icons from the Windows XP desktop. How can I turn off this notification forever?
9
votes
7answers
15k views

Is there a “save desktop icon arrangement” option in windows?

I normally work on Windows with a 1600x1200 or similar large desktop screen and have my icons laid out just perfectly so. Every now and then I need to hook up to a projector or do a WebEx at 1024x768 ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

Upon installing SP3, desktop icons don't load, taskbar disappears and nothing runs at startup

I have recently been forced to reinstall Windows XP. Since then, every time I install Service Pack 3, my task bar does not load when I log in. The only way I have been able to get it back is to ...