Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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C:\Users now reads C:\Google Drive

During a change of the folder location for Google Drive, Explorer crashed and when the dust cleared the "C:\Users" directory was now renamed to "C:\Google Drive". To add insult to injury, the folder ...
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Chrome browser width and icon hiding?

I have windows 7 at work , chrome version 34 ( latest) I do see the extension icons as : But , at my home , same chrome version , windows 8 , I see the icons like this : Question How can I ...
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How to reset the look of .htm file icon?

My htm/html files saved on the desktop in Windows 8 looked like this: Now when I upgraded to Windows 8.1 they look like this: How can I return their previous look? PS. I went as far as tried to ...
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ICO image file with no specific dimension

I have a Windows XP SP2. When I download ICO files from this page, they show no width and height properties. However, they all show the same file size: 108 KB, which is way too large for the site ...
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Windows 8.1 new apps on start menu

I want to get icons of the new installed apps directly on my start screen. I don't like to pin every app to my start screen before it's easy to access it. Does someone know how I can do that in ...
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How to hide the “hidden-but-not-really-hidden” parental controls icon on Windows 7 system tray

When Parental Controls are in effect, its icon gets displayed on the Windows 7 system tray. I am trying to hide it by customizing the system tray, setting the Parental Controls to "only show ...
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How does Windows 7 taskbar “color hot-tracking” feature calculate the colour to use?

This has intrigued me for quite some time. Does anyone know the algorithm Windows 7 Aero uses to determine the colour to use as the hot-tracking hover highlight on taskbar buttons for ...
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Volume/Brightness Icon Changed Somehow, Want Old Ones Back: Windows 7/ASUS

I successfully removed some adware off my laptop. Now when I lower the volume (with F11+FN), the usual popup icon changed to the old, ugly one. I'm pretty OCD about minor things, and this change ...
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Windows Media Player file icons gone

WMP file icons do not appear. WMP works fine and opens the files, the file associations exist, but the icons (not thumbnails) for the media files are gone. The blank (unknown file) icon is shown ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut to a program, including its icon in Cinnamon

I read a few articles about how to create a desktop shortcut in Cinnamon, but none has answered my question completely. I know I can create a launcher and then set a path to run, but that leaves me ...
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Not all icons appearing on openSUSE

So, I recently switched from Linux Mint to openSUSE because openSUSE was more lightweight and customizable in my opinion. I installed all of my favorite applications from LM onto my openSUSE laptop, ...
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Differences in cursor previews

I was looking at some of the system cursors present in C:\Windows\Cursors and I saw that there are differences in the previews shown in different places by Windows Explorer This has happened on ...
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Different windows explorer icon/grouping domain user vs local user

I recently rebuilt my laptop because I needed to go up to a larger HDD. I reloaded all software from home under a local user. Then I fired up my vpn software and joined the domain from home. But I ...
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Change File Icon to “Blank” Windows 8.1

I recently opened a tar.gz on my Windows 8.1 computer using WinRAR, so now it had the WinRAR icon. However, when I uninstalled WinRAR, the icon is still there. I tried refreshing the File Explorer ...
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How to fix large and ugly icons in Windows 8?

Icons of Explorer and Office programs are enlarged in an ugly way - pixelated and then blurred. See screenshot below (click for a larger version): How can I fix this?
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How do I fix custom font icons on Firefox (again)?

Using my answer from this question, I once-upon-a-time fixed this issue in Firefox where I was unable to see custom font icons. Sadly, this is now occurring on another Firefox profile of mine, and the ...
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Can anyone tell me the reason for this odd glitch? [closed]

So, here I was using my Windows 8.1 laptop when I noticed something odd. My Firefox window was sharing the icon of whatever was next to it on the taskbar. It sometimes didn't have any icon at all. ...
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Way to override taskbar icon of already running arbitrary program instance?

I have open several instances of programs like cygwin terminal, putty, etc., for different but related things. It would help me work if they had different icons each, because I have open a relatively ...
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Cydia App to change individual icons from icon packs for ios 7 (Sort of like how Android does it)

Is there a Cydia tweek that would allow me to change individual icons? Sor instance some of the cydia themes I have don't always theme all my icons, and I'd like to have the option to manually change ...
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Windows 8.1 : alt-Tab icons missing from thumbnails unpredictably

Too often when I hit alt-Tab in Windows 8.1 (Pro, 32bit) I get say 2.5 rows of thumbnails but all without icons in their bottom right corner, which makes it far less clear where to switch to. The ...
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Windows 8 Desktop Icons in Tile View

I appear to have some how placed my icons on my desktop in Tile View. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to restore the icons to their normal appearance. Any help is greatly appreciated. ...
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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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How do I add icons to the hicolor icon theme manually?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. My problem: I'm trying to manually add an icon to hicolor (default) icon theme. The only icon I have a 32x32 version of this icon. I've tried going about this by ...
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How can I change the icon of a single file on Windows 7?

I am running mac, and made a file, transferred it to my Windows 7 computer, and the icon isn't there. I took my icon file, and tried to change it, but I could not figure out how. I want it so that I ...
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Why is Windows 7 displaying a Windows XP style monitor icon and not using Aero theme when using Remote Desktop?

I recently discovered that Windows 7 is displaying a Windows XP style monitor icon when I view the properties window for the computer (e.g. Control Panel - System and Security - System). See the ...
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Windows 7 how to display proper icons

I am running windows 7. I have the default program for .py files set to the python.exe. If I double click a .py file it will launch correctly with python. But in the windows explorer the icon next ...
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How do I change my icons in Windows 7?

For my last 2–3 computers I've always changed a lot of the Windows stock icons with ones that I ether downloaded, or got from a CD that a friend of mine gave me back in 2000. In Windows 98 and Windows ...
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How can I browse white icons in Mac OS X Finder (Mavericks)?

I have bunch of white, transparent png icons in my folder and I find no way to see them clearly even if I change the background in view options (still white overlay on the image stays): I know ...
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Icon generator to emulate Windows 7 folder with contents

(Note: I didn't know how to properly word this question: improvements are welcome!) I'm looking for an utility (whether desktop or online service) to create folder icons in the same way as Windows 7 ...
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How can I manage the system tray icons?

Windows hides all my icons. But I want to see some permanently. How can I pick myself what to hide? I need to pad my question with quality filler.
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Windows Shortcut Icon Issue

I created nice, large 512x512 ICO files for use as icons for my shortcuts. However, for some reason, when I scale them up some of them just do not scale. I've lived with it for 3 months, but, last ...
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Program Icons Missing in Windows 7

I have just received a new laptop, (HP Elitebook 8770w) and I am encountering an odd issue. Icons for a couple of programs are not displaying correctly. The programs currently affected are TeamViewer ...
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icon text to the right

My wife's Windows 8 and now Windows 8.1 computer has the icon text on the desktop to the right of the icons instead of below it. The icons and text below it actually look like the "detailed" full icon ...
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What is this icon?

On my new computer there are two USB ports with USB symbols containing an extra ball on the ball side of symbol. They are right next to the Ethernet port. The ports are not blue and do not have ss by ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro - Strange Square Around Desktop Icons

For the first time today, I noticed that the desktop icons on my Windows 8.1 Pro laptop are acting strange. While some of them look as they should, others have this faint square around them that is ...
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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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Office Document Icons still messed up after reassociation

My MS Office 2010 documents show up like this in Explorer: They open fine, but I'd like to get the icon corrected. I have run a repair from Add/Remove programs. I have cleared the icon cache ...
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Can't move icons on desktop

I found that I can't move icons across Desktop. When I start dragging of an icon, refuse cursor appears (black ring with single black diagonal strike) and nothing happens. Position of an icon does ...
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How to restore desktop icons locations?

After updating video drivers and flipping screen resolution, locations of all my desktop icons are lost (again). However, I have a backup of the system disk. Is it possible to restore locations from ...
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How can I replace icons of an application's executable?

I have an application whose executable contains some default icon. Now, I know I can use a shortcut with whatever icon I want, but what I'm looking to do is change the icon without the executable ...
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Windows .exe file icon changes when file name is changed?

I'm making a program in Java. After I make the program and compile it into a .jar file, I wrap it in a .exe file (yes, I know this defeats the purpose of cross-platform but I am most comfortable with ...
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How can I create a desktop icon with a custom context menu

Before when I used Windows XP I had a program (it is called SCCU but I am not sure where I got it from) that allowed you to create an icon on the desktop with a completely custom context menu, now ...
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Set custom folder icon for a network folder in Windows File Explorer

I access a Windows share and the 'folder icon' section (the bottom one) is missing in its settings. It shows up properly in local folders. I would like to have it with both. A folder properties ...
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Sequel: Where are folder icons kept and what is the mechanism? OS: XP SP2

A few weeks ago I asked Where are the folder icons generated with the folder properties kept in the Registry? and received some useful answers (from Nixda and Scott). Since then I've found that there ...
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How to find icon in new Microsoft's Start menu?

Suppose I want to find MyProgram's icon in new great superior progressive and very charming Microsoft's start menu of Windows 8.1? I press Windows button and this wonderwork appears. I starting to ...
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Unusually large gap between lowermost icon and taskbar in Windows 8.1

When I have an icon located close to my taskbar, it looks like this: I'm using Windows 8.1. I started a game that for some reason defaulted to 1024x768. I went ahead and changed the in-game ...
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How to always display extra large icons in windows 7 explorer?

I view alot of pictures for QA duties. Is there anyway to always make Windows 7 display extra large icons when browsing through folders in windows explorer? Right now every time I change folders I ...
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Mac mail icon open applications window

In the last couple of days I click on the mail icon on the dock and the applications window opens. Mail is highlighted and when i double click on it the mail window opens but I can't do anything with ...
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Map Win+M to an icon in Windows 8

I would like to have an icon performing the function of the (Win)+M keyboard shortcut. Is this possible? In other words, is it possible to change the "View desktop" icon so that it minimizes all ...
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Windows 7 icon highlighting

When I select an icon, the text and the icon get highlighted but in some folders (the D: drive for example), it highlights the space around the icon as well and that annoys me. How can I disable the ...