Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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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 ...
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How to set document icon instead of application icon in Windows?

If I have a file extension associated with an application, such as xml files with Sublime Text 3 or html files with Chrome, the icons in Windows explorer are using the "application" icon for the ...
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Changing icon for file (extensions) without changing other file icons openend by same application (Windows 7)

I use Notepad++ for many files, like c, c++, txt, etc. I have a problem changing some icons for certain files opened by Notepad++ without also changing the icons for other files opened by Notepad++. ...
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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.
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After upgrade to Windows 8.1, no Skydrive icon in task bar [duplicate]

I upgraded to 8.1 and now I don't see the SkyDrive icon in the task bar, nor the green light under it indicating the my computer is communicating with SkyDrive. When I go into Control Panel ...
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Why are icons missing for certain programs in Win7? [duplicate]

For some of my programs, the icons have vanished. This applies to both the pinned Start Menu items and the programs in their program folders as well. Inkscape and IrfanView have both had their ...
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Change VLC multimedia icons (Windows)

I want VLC as my universal player. It has a lot of qualities that everybody acknowledges and a few shortcomings which made me use other players in time. But in the end I have to concede it is still ...
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In Windows 7 I cannot change icon of VBS file from wscript icon And put multiple ones on the taskbar

note- I have solved this and will post my answer, though other answers are welcome of course. I have a VBS file, the contents doesn't matter but it acts as a wrapper and runs another program. The ...
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How to replace Netflix icon?

I have a nice icon for Netflix in the correct format for Windows (Netflix.ico). How do I use it. If I tell Windows to change icon, it shows a bunch of icons in The current icon seems to be in ...
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Icons in windows 8 changed automatically

The icons of my folders in Windows 8 have changed automatically ! Now it is similar to that of the Unknown File Type icon. My C: drive icon and some icons in the Explorer->Home menu had also changed, ...
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Firefox - How to reduce spacing between icons on the Navigation Bar

I am using Firefox 24.0 on Windows 8.1 64-bit (RTM from MSDN) and have a few extensions installed which add buttons to the navigation bar. For some reason there is a large amount of wasted space ...
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Extra HD icons for non-existing drives?

I have a E-machine with a 150 gb HD and win7 Vista Home 32bit. In My computer I am seeing 6 additional drives. I can't figure out what they are. Can anyone tell me what they are for and can I delete ...
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How can I configure Windows Explorer to use a single icon?

Windows explorer uses one program icon for Computer, a different icon for drive C:, another for folders and files, and yet others for libraries. (I am not talking about the icons inside Windows ...
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How to remove the Silverlight icon in Applications?

How can I remove the Silverlight icon in my Applications list? I tried to drag it into trash can but it just won't go.
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Show icons in Windows explorer toolbar in Windows 7 or 8

I want to show icons for every options in Windows Explorer toolbar. Like when we select any folder then icon for Open option displays but other options like New folder,Share with have no icons. How ...
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Can't place icons on the bottom row of the desktop (Windows 7)

It seems since I connected a third monitor the desktop icons can't be placed at the bottom row. Here's a screenshot: Any idea how to fix this? Thanks.
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Windows does not display any icon ,only names display

Whenever I start Windows7 there are no icons displayed neither in desktop nor in any folder directory of Windows. Only names of the folders and files are displayed . Also no icons in the task bar ...
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Make Recorded TV Appear in Windows 7 Libraries/ Change library Icon

The Library Recorded TV exists, as you can add it to the right side of the Windows 7 Start Menu, but It doesn't appear in the Libraries Folder? Is it possible to make it appear there? I went to start ...
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Gnome 3.8 icons on the desktop (Nautilus managed) are on the wrong monitor

I'm running GNOME 3.8 with a multi-monitor setup. In Gnome 3, it's possible to get the icons in ~/Desktop back on one's desktop by changing a setting in gnome-tweak-tool: ...
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Custom superbar shortcut icons missing after restart

I want to add web-app shortcuts to my Windows 8 superbar. Here's what I did: Created a shortcut (.lnk) Pointing to an URL (e.g. https://gmail.com/) Changed the icon to a custom, pretty .ico file ...
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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 ...
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Display hidden icons on taskbar

How to make windows to always show hidden icons on taskbar in Windows 7 (Profesional Service Pack 1, saying just in case that it isnt same on other versions) So I dont have to click to see what is ...
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Desktop items vanishing

The problem I am having is with my desktop items. Just to confirm, I have already: Right clicked and selected "View" :- The box is checked. I have tried showing hidden and system files, - no joy. ...
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Windows 8: “minimise” shortcut

How can I minimise the active program on Windows 8, using a keyboard shortcut? Win+down isn't good: if the program is maximised, it un-maximises it before, and I don't want that if the selected ...
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Windows 8 “My computer” desktop icon shown as "My computer 32-bit)

Hello after windows update "my computer" desktop icon shown up as "My computer 32-bit" (My system is 64bit) , my custom context menu also lost but it exists on my computer clsid in the registry.. ...