Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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Where are located Excel button icons?

I have made my own excel button icon, in ms paint, for my personal macro. It is .png format. When I will be renaming my macro group cart, I will change macro's icon.
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How to set xpm icon on an executable in linux

I downloaded eclipse for developing some java on my centos 5.9 linux machine. After extracting the files that came zipped to a folder I noticed one of the contents was a file called icon.xpm. I ...
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Where does Windows store icon positions?

Where do Windows XP/Vista/7/... save the positions of the icons on the desktop? Is there a built-in way to save the positions? Can I lock the position of certain items?
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gray dotted box outlining desktop icons on windows 7

I occasionally get this problem where for some reason small, dotted gray boxes appear around my desktop icons. It always goes away after I restart, but I'm just curious what it is. I don't know of ...
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Changing Windows 8 file type icon

I'm having trouble changing the icon for specific file types in Windows 8. I have read countless how tos including this question and this one, tried FileTypesMan and several other programs and edited ...
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Is it safe to use Icons from Shell32?

I found a bunch of old Icons in shell32.dll, and I want to know if they are safe to use. I know this might be a really stupid question, but I'd rather be safe then sorry.
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Changing an Application's icon from the terminal OSX

So I have an application that I'd like to change the icon for. If I drag and drop the new icon into the app's Contents/Resources/ via the GUI, the app updates ok. However, if I cp the icon in the ...
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How do I fix GitHub icons (octicons) on Firefox?

Ever since GitHub added octicons, I have been unable to see them in Firefox. I found the UTF codes listed here, but I have no idea how to fix them.
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How do I customize the default icon of .txt files?

I wish to change the appearance of the default .txt icon I have already replaced all the icon resources within all the different imageres.dll's (system32, syswow64, winsxs(amd64 and amdx86) but the ...
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Webcam Icon Invisible in My Computer in Windows 7

I want to use my Webcam to take picture, but my Webcam's icon is invisible in My Computer. My Webcam's driver is already installed and my OS is Windows 7. How can I solve this problem?
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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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File type icon not displaying correctly for some applications

For example here, .rb, .py, .pdf icons are shown on top of an empty file icon, while the others are correct. Tried rebuild %USERPROFILE%/AppData/Local/IconCache.db and reboot, which didn't help. ...
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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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Mac get info always showing png icon instead of the icon

When I open 'Get Info' copy my icon over the default and it applies it but it never shows it. It only shows the default PNG icon (with the pictures and the camera). Does anybody faced the problem ...
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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, ...
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How Can I Change the Icon on Outlook 2013?

I would like to change the Icon for Outlook 2013. When I right-click and select Properties, 'Change Icon' is greyed out. As a supplementary question, how can I 'Run As Administrator'? That option ...
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Assigning icon to new extension in Windows

Here is code I tried: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\DLI\DefaultIcon] @="c:\\dli\\fav.ico" [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\DLI\shell\open\command] ...
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Prevent thumbnail in folder icon, Third party tool allowed

When I disable thumbnail preview, I like my folder icon, but I also lose photo preview. How can I get the folder icon like second one along with having photo preview in thumbnail? I compromised ...
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does exist an open source font supporting primarily unicode's symbols / dingbats?

does exist a font supporting primarily unicode's symbols, pictograms, dingbats blocks? http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2600.pdf http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1F300.pdf ... and more on ...
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USB drive's icon not appearing on Windows XP

I have a USB flash drive for which I want to use a custom icon. My autorun.inf looks like this: [Autorun] UseAutoPlay=1 Label=TrueCrypt Traveler Disk Icon=Volume.ico Action=Start TrueCrypt Background ...
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How can I permanently divide / separate files, folders, and shortcuts on Windows 7 desktop? [duplicate]

Basically I want to devote a flexible, visibly divided fraction of my screen to each type of icon visible on the Desktop (files, folders, shortcuts). What will I (or someone much more skilled than I ...
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mac: change icon of app launched with arguments?

I launched firefox from the Terminal with some command line arguments. It appears in the doc and now I want to change the icon from the firefox icon to something else and keep it in the dock. How do I ...
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How can I restore the icon for MS Office 2010 Word?

I am running windows 7 and due to some funny things that have happened with me attempting Ubuntu for a few months I have since lost its MS Office 2010 Word icon and now it appears as the generic icon. ...
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Is there a good reason why desktop icons are 32x32 pixels

i have a program that allows me to create icons which i normally use to assign to folders and shortcuts, alot of icons i find on discs for games are 32x32 and this programs allows me to create icons ...
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Thumbnails in Chrome does not show up

This is my Chrome's homepage. Whenever I start Chrome or open a new tab, this page appears. The page thumbnails just does not show up. Although the page icons and titles are proper. I figured that ...
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How do I make my Perl scripts act like normal programs on Linux

Perl programs I've written earlier were simple text processing scripts, for executing them I use to use terminal. Now I am learning GUI programming(I want to make some games as a hobby), using Tcl/TK ...
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Windows 7 icons not retaining correct size

I was building a folder with extra large custom icon shortcuts to all of my games, because why not, and everything was going well. But when I was halfway through, suddenly icons I had already set ...
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Disappearing desktop icons

Every now & then an icon or two will just disappear. I have vision scanning problems so I keep 134 icons on my desktop in a specific order so I can find them. If an icon comes to mind I know where ...
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How do I get current icon theme name in linux?

Im writing small TODO applet for conky in lua. Id like to display small icon next to task, which matches current icon theme. I have already read which icon to look for on freedesktop.rg. How to get ...
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Display different icon for empty folders on network drives?

I have to work with a lot of files on network drives. There are kind of "project directories" which are always organized in the same structure with sub-directories which are again divided in ...
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Unable to remove/hide icons from desktop folder

I wish to hide some windows icons from my desktop folder1, but cannot. When I click delete, it says they will be deleted from my desktop (which they already are), but they remain visible in the ...
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Can I get the black and white 7zip filetype icons back?

I've been using 7-zip for a long time. Any archive that 7-zip recognizes was given a black and white [7z] icon. I just switched from Win7 32 bit to Win7 64 bit, and when I reinstalled 7-zip all of ...
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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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Display different icons for different properties of a file (in the Windows Explorer)

Is it possible to set an icon for files with a specified extension ( .abc ) but not from an icon file? What I mean is if I can have a program (.jar or .bat) to decide the icon of these files. In the ...
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Setting custom icons based on files' contents

I'd like to have a custom icon for the files with extension .extension the same way images do. In the Windows Explorer I see a preview of images as their icon. Instead of having a general icon for ...
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Can’t use icons for shortcuts from network in Windows 8

I am using icons in server PC in network for shortcuts in users' desktops. On all my Vista/Win7 machines they are fine and the icons are what I set them to be. On all my Win8 machines the icon is just ...
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How to have file/folder icons use a relative path?

On my portable hard drive I set icons for almost every organized folder. All these icons are located in an Icons folder located on the root directory of the same hard drive. When I change the drive ...
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How do you move a desktop icon offscreen?

I am using Microsoft's SyncToy in Windows 7 to do backups between several locations, including my desktop. Unfortunately, SyncToy stores metadata in hidden .dat files that it leaves wherever it backs ...
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Where do third-party icons appear in Windows 7 Control Panel

I have various third-party settings icons for proprietry hardware that appear in the Control Panel as icons in Windows XP. When I reinstall the system with Windows 7 (including all latest drivers ...
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How to change icons For MSOffice applications in Windows 7/8 Explorer?

Update: This is NOT for fixing corrupt icons - this is for changing icons, corrupt or not. Original queston This is NOT for the library icon nor for the Metro icons. This is for Windows 8 Explorer ...
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Remove Norton One Icon?

I recently installed Norton One, and it installed Norton 360. It works ok, but now I have a yellow "1" right next to my start button, on the taskbar! How can I get rid of the icon while still keeping ...
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Windows 8 desktop and explorer icons don't work - default icons shown

I'm starting to see a very interesting issue. Some icons are being shown as 'default' icons despite the fact that they launch fine with their proper associated programs. This is in the traditional ...
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Windows 7 explorer icon handler for audio files

I'm looking for a way to preview all of my .WAV files fast. I don't need to hear them but prefer to "see" them, i.e. observe a plot of their wave-form (these are very short files so it is an ...
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How to change the icon of html files?

Windows (at least XP and Vista, I haven't tried 7) refuses to honor my setting of the icon to show for html files. It insist in showing the paper sheet with the IE logo on it. On XP I changed the ...
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git bash icon on windows 7

The shortcut icon to Git Bash is correct. However when I run and open the shell, the shell window icon is that of exe files. This is disturbing while alt-tabbing. It is working correctly on windows ...
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Icons appear as blocks (windows 8)

Some windows 8 icons just got corrupted (i have no idea how) and now appear as blocks. Many icons work fine... many don't Any idea how to fix this?
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How do I force Windows 7 to double click control panel icons?

For everything else, icon-wise, I can double click. But using the classic control panel in Windows 7, they appear to still be links, so when just single clicking it, will launch the applet, which is ...
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No Ruby icon on '.rb' files after Ruby installation with RailsInstaller on Win XP. How to associate?

At first time I installed Ruby using RubyInstaller for Windows. And in the process of installation there was a checkbox whether I want to have .rb files to be Ruby files. If I agree all the .rb files ...
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Mac Lion icon change issue

My Mac is doing this weird thing. I changed the icon for my Documents and Downloads folder and everything is fine. The new icon shows up in the dock when I drop there. The problem is when I create a ...
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Windows 8, pinning Downloads to the taskbar, with correct icon, etc

I'd like my Downloads folder pinned to the taskbar in Windows 8. Evidently this is not something they want you to do, so I had to look for a workaround. Currently I have something pinned with the name ...