Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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Shortcuts now insist on being pinned to the icon of the program that opens them

I have several Oracle VM VirtualBox virtual machines configured on my Windows 7 host. There are two ways to start a virtual machine: 1) Start the VirtualBox VM Manager, select the virtual machine ...
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is there any way to change the windows XP start menu picture to a windows 7 lookalike?

here is what it looks like now... (what I don't like): here's what I want it to look like... I already tried vistart, found out it was a virus, so I got rid of it... it didn't even work. what ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu no icons showing [duplicate]

my start menu icons don't show. They look like the screenshot below. Clearing icon cache database file and restarting explorer.exe doesn't seem to work. Any other solutions?
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Windows 7 - Explorer Icons for Mozilla show as blanks - all others fine

Recently bought new DELL laptop .... old was also Windows 7. Transferred everything across using transfer software...purchased (not via Windows own) In Win Explorer, the icons for Mozilla files ...
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How to permanently hide a hidden system tray icon in Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 10

I have an application and it has a system tray icon. I don't want to display it. I hid the notification icon from settings, but it is visible with other inactive icons like the image below; But I ...
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Make old icon disappear from system tray automatically after SpeedFan restarts

@echo off taskkill /F /T /IM speedfan.exe start "" "C:\Program Files (x86)\SpeedFan\speedfan.exe" cls exit I use the above commands in a .bat file to restart SpeedFan automatically each time after ...
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How do I remove the Recycle Bin from the taskbar notification area?

I'm running windows 8, and I suddenly have a recycle bin icon on the right side of the taskbar to the left of the arrow icon in the notification area. How can I get rid of it?
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Change power icon's location in the Start Menu

I recently installed Windows 10 and began making some performance tweaks to speed up my experience slightly. In a how-to guide I notice that the screenshots had a power icon at the top right of the ...
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Weird icons for JPG and RAR files in Windows 7 Professional

Icons of my jpg and rar files are presented by weird icon. This is how it looks. What’s the problem?
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removing icon and profile name from taskbar in Windows (10)

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 (although I'm not sure if that's relevant or not), and I've figured out how to do some customizations to the taskbar that I really like, namely, showing just the ...
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Drag'n'drop file on top of quicklaunch icons doesn't work anymore

I'm used to run files by drag'n'dropping them on top of one of the icons in quicklaunch. When I need to launch file with some app, while file is associated with another, or just use the other version ...
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Icons are not aligned to the right row

Windows 7 Pro.I've setup a second monitor on my PC (Samsung S24D300H LED Monitor 24"), on a GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC graphic card. Now, the icon can't fit to the whole desktop space. The last "row" is ...
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Add custom icon (List view) in the right-bottom of a window

How would you add List view icon in the right-bottom of a window? At the moment I have List details and List preview:
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Size and position of icons not save in windows 10

When I move or resize icons and then refresh the explorer, icons size and position reset to default. can any one help me?
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Set folder icon on gnome 3

I'm running Gnome 3 on ArchLinux and I've just installed a new icon theme. I've noticed that this icon theme has a lot of folder icon (way more the standard Downloads, Documents, Video ecc.. folders) ...
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Weird Icons and characters all over my desktop

I have this really big problem. All the languages, fonts etc in my PC became weird icons and characters such as squares, dots, circles and more. Another thing, I think it also affect my other software ...
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Delivering a Linux application icon without installer / package manager

Backstory: I want to: Deliver an application as a simple TAR that users extract and run For that app to have a proper app icon. No package manger, no sudo, no installer script. I see from the ...
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Force my browser to use the “old” google tab icon

How can I force google Chrome to use the old Icon, which was used until some days before? I've got many tabs open and searching for the new Icon is much harder than searching for the old, which I'm ...
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Chrome “add to taskbar” icons are just capital letters

You know how through Chrome menu > More tools > Add to taskbar... you can add websites to a Start menu entry, and then pin them to the Start screen, desktop, and taskbar? The icons of most websites ...
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Chrome icon won't pile on in win7

I can't seem to figure out why wont the Chrome icon on the Taskbar. I've recently had a clean win7 64bit ultimate install and I remember that it used to pile on but now it doesn't. Any help with this ...
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Icons won't appear, (Invalid Shortcut Icon)

Ok, so I store almost all of my programs on a WD Passport that is locked, so when I boot up windows the Icons appear as Invalid Shortcut Icons, but even after I unlock my WD Passport (It's set to ...
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How to make the icons work on Panel and Window Manager?

How do you get Window Manager and Panel to show up icons in Linux? I am not able to get the icons working for Zathura and Termite applications. I use OpenBox with Tint2 as the Panel. termite.desktop ...
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Why do all my desktop icons all have a red X in the lower left

Upgraded to Windows 10 a couple of weeks and just noticed that almost all of the icons on my desktop have a small red X in the lower-left corner. The recycle bin and some documents seem to be the ...
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How to determine an icon's Index number

I'm creating a Group Policy Preference shortcut item. I want the shortcut to have this icon found in %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll: The GPP's New Shortcut dialog box won't let me browse ...
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Set audio/video/… file icon

I installed a minimal version of ubuntu then manually added openbox, pcmanfm, lxappearance etc. I downloaded an icon theme (Super Flat Remix), moved it to .icons and made it the default theme with ...
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Can't change icons on folders of disk imported from another Windows 7 system

I had a catastrophic failure, just created a new Windows 7 Ultimate system with very little installed. I attached a disk drive from the previous system that has data on it (it wasn't damaged). All ...
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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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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 (chequerboard) you usually see to indicate a ...
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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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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 ...