Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

4
votes
2answers
154 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
515 views

Outlook Express XP's envelope icon does not change after Forward or Reply

When the user replies to or forwards a message, the envelope icon in the message list does not change to reflect that it has been replied to or forwarded. What causes this? How can I fix it? More ...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

Sharing icons missing from all online sites - MAC after Google sync

I accidentally synced my Mac with Google, lost all bookmarks, etc., but the most puzzling thing is that there are now NO "share" icons on ANY online sites I visit. None. I used to see FB, Twitter, ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Windows 7: Desktop icons for new files are [sometimes] added in wrong position

I have 62 icons on my Windows 7 Desktop. (Only one monitor.) (Windows Classic theme.) Enabled are "Auto arrange icons", "Align icons to grid", and "Show desktop icons". With Windows XP and prior, ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Icon in my taskbar becomes corrupt on execution

I have a program that seems to have a valid icon in my task bar, but when I go to execute the program a bad/missing/corrupt (place holder) icon is displayed. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling the ...
0
votes
1answer
161 views

Which OneDrive icon/status is for which Icon Overlay Identifier name?

Similar to this question, I would like to selectively disable some of OneDrive's shell icon overlays. The registry ...
0
votes
1answer
88 views

How to sort only selected desktop icons by name? (Windows 10)

I am running Windows 10, and I have many icons on my desktop. I would like to sort some of them (by name/date/etc), but when I Right click on my desktop and then do Sort By > Name all of the icons get ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Shortcuts now insist on being pinned to the icon of the program that opens them

I have several Oracle VM VirtualBox virtual machines configured on my Windows 7 host. There are two ways to start a virtual machine: 1) Start the VirtualBox VM Manager, select the virtual machine ...
0
votes
1answer
120 views

How to permanently hide a hidden system tray icon in Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 10

I have an application and it has a system tray icon. I don't want to display it. I hid the notification icon from settings, but it is visible with other inactive icons like the image below; But I ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

removing icon and profile name from taskbar in Windows (10)

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 (although I'm not sure if that's relevant or not), and I've figured out how to do some customizations to the taskbar that I really like, namely, showing just the ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Icons are not aligned to the right row

Windows 7 Pro.I've setup a second monitor on my PC (Samsung S24D300H LED Monitor 24"), on a GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC graphic card. Now, the icon can't fit to the whole desktop space. The last "row" is ...
0
votes
1answer
148 views

Size and position of icons not save in windows 10

When I move or resize icons and then refresh the explorer, icons size and position reset to default. can any one help me?
0
votes
1answer
677 views

How to make the icons work on Panel and Window Manager?

How do you get Window Manager and Panel to show up icons in Linux? I am not able to get the icons working for Zathura and Termite applications. I use OpenBox with Tint2 as the Panel. termite.desktop ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

Windows Volume Icon

Just a quick query on the windows volume control icon which is displayed at the upper left corner of screen when you change the volume. When I have fullscreen programs open like games, this icon does ...
0
votes
1answer
162 views

Where is the Java Jar icon located?

I'm trying to find what dll or folder the jar icon for Java is located in. it looks like I'm referring to the complete icon you see in the picture, complete with the paper backing. I've already ...
0
votes
1answer
182 views

Where can I find complete documentation on desktop.ini for Windows 7?

The documentation at the Windows Dev Center is fairly limited compared not only to third party sites, but to even what I can create by changing folder settings and opening up the resulting desktop.ini ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Can I restore a lost Firefox add-on the name of which I've forgotten?

I upgraded my Firefox from 30 to 39 and one of my add-ons disappeared. I don't see it in Customize, and I can't figure out which of my add-ons it is or remember the name of it (I know, I have too ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Explorer is searching for content, icons fail to load and/or display properly

When I first open a drive or folder in the 'My Computer' window, everything displays correctly, loads fast, works fine. In a few seconds the green loading bar appears. If I open any other folder ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

Pinning task bar icon shows old icon image

I have desktop application that changes the default icon after login. I am using Windows 7 ultimate. After login, if I pin the task bar icon, the icon is not updated and shows the default icon. When ...
0
votes
1answer
182 views

Icons not showing on my my External Drive

My friend could change icons on his external drive. I cant on mine though for some reason. Question 1: I make extensive use of custom icons on my computer. My icons are not working on my external ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Possible to change Outlook SMIME icon from RED to Blue?

Every SMIME clear signed message has a red icon located near the Urgent exclamation point as shown below. This is often confused with high priority, and sends the wrong subtle message. IMHO a red ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

How to reset Windows 8.1 icons?

I few weeks ago I had installed windows 8.1 on mu ASUS system and recently I discovered that the my system icons have been changed to these. can any one of please tell me how to fix it. Screenshot
0
votes
1answer
314 views

How to get custom Windows folder pictures with transparency?

How can I get custom images/icons to be displayed in my folder's icons? I'm talking about icons with a transparent background. Like on these folders: When I try to change the folder image manually, ...
0
votes
1answer
482 views

Change default program without changing file icon

How can I change the default program for a file without change it's icon? I want some of my files (.css, .js, .cshtml, ...) to be opened with Sublime Text. but I want them to have their original icon ...
0
votes
1answer
120 views

Icon size of OriginLab virtualised on Mavericks

I hope that someone can help me because I'm freaking out! I just installed Origin 9.1 on a Mac (15 retina late 2013) using parallels 10 on Windows 8.1 Everything is fine, but, due to the high ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

Strange Windows 7 dock icon hover behaviour

Something weird is happening to my new windows 7. When I hover over an icon in the taskbar/dock it glows and the application title appears, and when I remove the cursor it stays glowing and it's ...
0
votes
1answer
870 views

Network icon not visible in Ubuntu 12.04, how to get it back?

When I tried to configure a broadband connection in my Ubuntu 12.04 somehow the network icon has been removed from the system panel. I tried many kinds of solutions but still it is not visible. Now I ...
0
votes
1answer
226 views

How can I give a file a custom icon?

I would like a way to give a file a custom icon. I know it's possible to change the icons for an entire file type, but that's not what I want. I know it's possible to create a shortcut to a file, ...
0
votes
1answer
256 views

Network, battery, and sound icons missing from notifications in vista

The irritating thing is that I know I answered this question once, and now I can't find my own answer -- The network, battery, and sound icons are missing from the notification area and the boxes to ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
660 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
222 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
132 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
353 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

How to add webpage shortcut icon in chrome extensions sidebar?

I'm interested if it's possible to add shortcut(icon) for webpage in Chrome's extensions sidebar. Or what it's called there, don't actually know, area next to address bar where other extensions icons ...
0
votes
1answer
945 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
533 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Simple way to replace Dock Finder and Finder Sidebar icons?

I am trying to do several things without getting into the 'Terminal' scenario. Is there a simple way and/or application to use to change the 'Finder' Dock icon and to change the 'Finder' Sidebar ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

How to change the icon of %windir% on win 7

Win 7 have Customize tab in folder right click context menu for most directory but C:\Windows as an exception. Anyone knows how to customize the icon of %windir% (usually C:\windows)? BTW, I mean ...
0
votes
1answer
5k views

How can I create a 24-bit PNG with alpha and no transparency in Fireworks CS3?

We're creating icons for a mobile app, and the developers have asked for very specific files. One needs to be 48px x 48px and has to be a 24-bit PNG with alpha and no transparency. I'm using ...
0
votes
1answer
239 views

Padlock overlay and Authenticated Users Group in Windows 7

In Windows 7 Professional how to you eliminate the padlock overlay icon from multiple files? I can do it from individual files by adding the "Authenticated Users" group to the list that has full ...
0
votes
1answer
332 views

Created files/downloaded files go to the top left of the desktop instead of the bottom right

I have an issue with my desktop icons on Windows 7. It seems that downloaded files or any files made by programs are sometimes placed on the top left of the desktop, shifting all of my existing ...
0
votes
1answer
462 views

How do I copy/paste an icon into a launcher in Ubuntu?

In MacOSX I can copy an icon from any document/folder/application by doing Cmd-i on the object and then copying (i.e. Cmd-c) the icon and pasting the icon on another object (by bringing up the ...
-1
votes
1answer
26 views

Is It Possible To Lock/Freeze Windows 10 Taskbar Icons?

Often I must drag icons from the unseen/unused portion/s of the taskbar to the part of the taskbar I can see. For example, I must endlessly drag the Chrome icon from the "bottom" of the taskbar, the ...
-1
votes
1answer
121 views

Icons on Quick Launch show as blank pages - Windows 10

I know this has been asked before, but no answer has worked for me. I rebuilt the icon cache two or three times and the blank pages keep coming back every time I reboot. If I click on the program ...
-1
votes
1answer
82 views

windows audio running but no notification bar icon

Windows 7 64bit, VIA audio chipset I just updated some of my drivers using IObit Driver Booster (which is a recognized software developer group), but since the update, I noticed no audio icon on my ...
-1
votes
1answer
7k views

All desktop icons open the same program/file

My problem is that every icon on my desktop opens the exact same program. for a while, no matter which icon i clicked on, it only opened an old word document again and again. When i tried to delete ...
-3
votes
1answer
45 views

How do I make the Linux Mint Cinnamon desktop more rigid?

I am running Linux Mint Cinnamon, and my desktop is currently very loose and hard to manage. Windows, however, has a desktop with a very rigid structure, with the icons in preset imaginary "boxes" on ...