Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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How do you disable Icon grid snapping in Windows 7?

Remember the "Snap to Grid" context menu option when you right clicked the desktop? Well I was trying to arrange my icons in a certain way (like a brick stagger), and it was a no go. They just kept ...
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How can I change my Desktop Icons “Gravity”?

The Icons on my XP desktop have the normal left "gravity". That is, they fill-up from the left side to the right side. However, the wallpaper that I have just switched to makes the left side "busy" ...
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Preserve icon with rsync

I was under the impression from here among other research, that rsync was the command used to sync directories and any contents they have. I have tried the following commands: rsync -avzr ~/...
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How can I convert SVG images to Windows ICO or Mac ICN icons?

I'd like to convert svg icons to windows icons and mac icons. A free option would be the best.
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Is it possible to customize taskbar icons? If so how?

I'd like to customize not just desktop icons but the icons that appear in the taskbar, is this possible? And no, I'm not asking how to customize icons pinned to the taskbar, but rather the icons of ...
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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 ...
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What causes desktop shortcut icons to randomly change?

I've noticed that a some shortcut icons on my desktop will randomly change to other icons on my desktop. Example: I have a shortcut to Cygwin, Git, Computer, Documents, Chrome, etc. The Cygwin ...
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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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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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How to change which frame is grabbed for the finder icon of a movie file for Mac OS X Finder?

Movie files show in Mac OS X Finder with an example frame from the movie. Unfortunately, it's captured from fairly early in the movie, so that different episodes of a series, or perhaps different ...
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How can I make gVim show a correct taskbar icon in Windows 7?

I'm using gvim 7.3, and for some reason the taskbar icon shown is just the default Win32 "program" icon. I run the EXE itself. Any idea how can I make gVim show an actual icon? I don't want to create ...
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Change the glyph on a Mac OS X folder icon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the icon (apply a thumb) of a folder on Mac OS X? I noticed that some system folders on Mac OS X (such as downloads, movies, etc..) have a glyph. Is it ...
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My folder and application icons on Windows 7 are generic

All of a sudden my folder and application icons are sometimes generic icons, how do you fix this?
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Change text colour of desktop icons on Windows 10

As the title says, is there any way to change the colour of text for the icons on your desktop in Windows 10? I have a lot of nature backgrounds so white tends to blend in. I have made them bold but ...
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Desktop icons rearrange after using remote desktop connection

I sometimes remote into my desktop PC (1900x1280) from my laptop (1280x900). When I do, Windows (Vista) on the desktop PC rearranges all my desktop icons. I could understand this if the RDP session'...
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TortoiseSVN — Icons are not displaying

After TortoiseSVN bugged me to update, i downloaded a new installer and ran it. It still works fine now, though it does not properly display icon overlays (despite that option being on in the settings)...
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Adobe PDF icon disappeared?

Starting last week I've noticed that all my PDF files now have a generic white document as an icon instead of the original Adobe PDF icon. I've reinstalled Adobe Reader, repaired it, and have had no ...
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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 (...
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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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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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Why do my icons change size in every folder?

Why do my icons change size in every folder? I want them to be the same. I reset all folders but still, when I am browsing, some of them are with big icons. Maybe this is based on the items count ...
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Where do I find the icon of the Sites Directory in Lion?

Just like my other special folders, I wish to give my Sites folder a special icon. Lion doesn't create a Sites folder like Snow Leopard did -- which means that you have to do it yourself. This is ...
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Mac OS X applications downloaded from Internet stuck with “circle with diagonal line” icon

After I've downloaded an application from the Internet and dragged it into my Applications folder it is shown with a "prohibited" crossed out circle icon. When I click on it the first time I get a ...
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Can Windows XP remember file icon position?

Windows allows you to arrange icons however you like in a window. However after some time when I go back to the window, it has forgotten the icon positions and has completely rearranged the icons. Is ...
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How to change Linux icon in dual boot?

I have just intalled Linux Mint as a second option for Windows 8. But the icon of Mint is not cool as Windows 8 in the dual boot screen. It looks like this: How can I change the Linux icon in dual ...
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Windows 7 folder icons cache doesnt refresh when icon changed?

I updated my .exe icon, but the new icon doesn't show up in the folder. Only way to make it work is to create new folder and copy the .exe file there. How do I tell Windows 7 to refresh the cached ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Remove small icons alongside text (Every thing without icon)

How do I remove the programme icons from menus, including Navigation pane. The Original theme is look like this: And it is what I want like this My theme is in high contrast mode. I know ...
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How to show icons for some file types and thumbnails for others?

How can I control which file types are shown as thumbnails and which as icons? I do think that showing these tiny little thumbnails for things like text file or spreadsheet is utterly stupid. You can'...
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windows 7 taskbar icons moves by group (grouping is disabled)

I have win 7. Taksbar grouping - "never" All tasks(icons) are not in one small group, but big tasks as it must be. But if I open 3 notepad programs etc & then I'll try to move one of this task in ...
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Change the background color of desktop app icon in Windows 8 start screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add a “metro” looking tile for a desktop application? How to customize tiles (bigger icon, different color) for desktop applications in the Start Screen? On the ...
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Remove the rectangle around desktop icon when selected

Is there a way to remove the rectangle around desktop icons, whithin the aero theme? Take a look at this icon. You can see the box around the icon when it's highlighted: Now, take a look at the ...
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Restoring the Outlook “you have mail” icon

So I'm running Outlook at work; I've done SOMETHING (but I don't know what) that stopped the little envelope icon from appearing in the system taskbar when I have new mail. I actually find that ...
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How to change the icon (apply a thumb) of a folder on Mac OS X?

In Mac OS X, suppose you open your root disk, following folders/directories will have different icon (thumb) on it. Application Developer Library System How to apply a thumb image on my specific ...
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How do you show desktop in Windows 7?

In Windows XP, you get a 'Show Desktop' shortcut button in your task bar by default. This does not appear in Windows 7. How do I add a shortcut button in Windows 7 to show the desktop and hide the ...
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Recommendation for icon editor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is there an open source to edit icon ? icon creator software I'm looking for a good freeware icon editor. Any recommendations?
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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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Tortoise CVS icons not visible in Win 7 x64

I'm running Tortoise CVS 1.10.10 (with CVS NT 2.5.03) on Win 7 x64, and my folder overlay icons won't appear. I don't remember when this happened, however I've a colleague running the same setup (...
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Google Chrome icon not visible

For some reason after I've installed Google Chrome the Google Chrome icons were not visible. I even reinstalled it and the same happens. How can I fix this problem? I also posted on Chromium ...
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How do I make the icons smaller in Stacks grid view for Snow Leopard?

Since I installed Snow Leopard, I'm stuck with huge icons in my stacks/folder views in my dock. It use to adjust the layout and size of the window so that as many icons as possible fit on the screen, ...
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Windows 10 Desktop Icons in Tile View Mode

Not sure why this is happening, but all my Windows 10 icons are listing their file size. Each icon has a KB or Byte list next to them and the icon box is super duper wide. Folders are not like this, ...
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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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windows 7 desktop icons: new icon placement

When moving/saving/etc a new file on the desktop, the icon appears second (just after "Computer"). I find it annoying, since I want my "special" icons to be first (such as the recycle bin, "Network", ...
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Icons command line generator

Are there any command line utilities for Linux (or other Unix-like OS) which can: Generate an .ico file with multiple icons in it Do it from only 1 (one) png or jpeg image For example: % ...
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How can I identify a mystery tray icon in Windows 7?

A new icon has appeared in my tray in Windows 7 recently - a black square with a white A in it: It doesn't have any tooltip or right-click context menu so I haven't been able to identify which ...
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How to extract an icon from a dll or exe

I'd like to use a default Windows icon for the autorun.inf on a USB drive. How can I extract an .ico file from SHELL32.dll?
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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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How can I use vector image for an icon?

When I use Ctrl + mousewheel, I can scale icons on my desktop. Some icons, go up to arbitrary sizes such as Skype and Recycle Bin. However some do not. They stay at 256x265. I believe some programs ...