Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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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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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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Make taskbar icons' size bigger/smaller than options given Win 8.1

I am using Windows 8.1 and I want to make my taskbar icons size bigger/smaller than options given in settings. If I set the option to bigger icons, it is to big: If I set it to small, it is ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Different sized icons on desktop?

Windows (7 is what I'm running, but whatever): Is it possible to have different sized icons? For instance, have all but 1 be the standard size but then have 1 be extra large? I'd like to enlarge ...
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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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How do I remove icon overlays from unversioned folders in Tortoise SVN?

How do I remove icon overlays from unversioned folders in Tortoise SVN?
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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 force windows to show new icons?

I have windows 7 and I have a little problem when change folders icon. I have an external hard disk and I have lots of icons on it. I want to change their icons. this is content of my desktop.ini: ...
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Windows 7 Primary Folder Icon File?

In Windows XP and earlier, when changing a folder's icon, you can select system32\shell32.dll for a wide selection of built-in windows icons that include most folder types. In Windows 7, you can ...
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How can I change the user icon in Chrome Browser?

I have more than one user in Chrome Browser (chrome://settings/ Add new user) and can't find out how to specify a custom icon for each user. Chrome allow me select an icon from a list of icons set, ...
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nautilus, totem, gcalctool, ccsm icons missing after pacman -Syu in Arch Linux

After running pacman -Syu today on my Arch Linux x64 system, I discovered that the icons in many of the applications were showing the image not found icon. This only seems to be in toolbars and in ...
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Sites folder icon is incorrect in Finder sidebar on Mac OS X Lion

I recently did a clean install of Mac OS X Lion. Now, I can't figure out why the icon for the Sites folder in the finder sidebar is just a regular folder and not the special Sites icon it used to be. ...
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Windows 7 desktop icons randomly

After reboots, my Windows 7 desktop icons will randomly change size. I am referring to the icons with a gray border around them. A search has not yielded me a working resolution. How do I fix this?
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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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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 ...
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Battery icon missing from task bar

I used to have an icon on the Windows Vista taskbar showing the battery amount remaining (laptop). It has mysteriously vanished. How can I get it back? I followed the Windows FAQ (see How can I hide ...
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Black folder icons in Windows 8 when try open files by Visual Studio

When I try to open a file from within Visual Studio or SQL Management Studio, within the browser dialog, all the icons are black as per the screen shots below. When I right click and go to ...
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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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I mistakenly assigned .exe files as .txt, issue resolved but icons won't change.?

I mistakenly assigned a .exe file with .txt file. All the programs stopped working, but, then I resolved the issue using Microsoft fixit tool. Now all programs work well, but, still the icons are ...
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Security Essentials tray icon disapeared?

I've been running Microsoft Security Essentials for quite a while. And I've just noticed that the tray icon has disapeared. I've checked every setting in the program, Windows Action Center claims that ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Windows 98 style flat icons in Windows XP

I am using Windows XP. I am tired of looking at the folder icons in Windows XP. I changed the color depth to 256 colors and the folder icons in Windows Explorer changed to the flat - windows 95/98 ...
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Modifying the icon in the firefox search box for a website's search engine/feature? (ie. GoogBinHoo, Wikipedia, Ebay, Superuser, etc)

Does anybody know how to change the icon in the firefox search box to a custom made icon? For example if I wanted to change the google icon that is next to the google search box(or wikipedia, ebay, ...
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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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What is the best tool for creating custom iPhone icons? [closed]

Is it adobe illustrator for Mac?
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Google Chrome 'ruined' after someone else logged in

Google Chrome was the default browser that came with my laptop. I have a Google account which I was logged into Chrome with. Someone else logged into my chrome using their account which has resulted ...
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How to change icons in LibreOffice toolbars?

I personally find (you're free to disagree) LibreOffice's toolbar icons ugly and not quite intuitive, so I decided to replace them... if I only knew how... Any advice? (I'm especially interested in ...
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How do I set icons and description of file types associated with Notepad++?

I tried using Nirsoft's File Type Manager to change the icons and file descriptions of individual file types associated with Notepad++. However, if I change the icon of one file type, all of the other ...
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Vertical alignment for desktop icons in Ubuntu

Is there a way to enable vertical alignment of icons (so that icons span to horizontal lines) on desktop in Ubuntu? Similar behavior can be found in Windows desktop. Please note, that horizontal ...
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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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Lost icons (firefox,notepadpp,fzilla) on Windows 7

Okay the deal is simple. I lost the icons and see that white icon instead of them in the taskbar which is really annoying. Tried reinstalling Firefox, no use. (Tried checking the firefox icon in the ...
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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 ...
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Remember icon size, sort order, and sort options per-folder on Windows 7

Sometimes when I change the icon size in one folder, all other folders are changed, too. Sometimes they are unchanged: Sometimes when I change the sort order, all other folders change too, ...