Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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How does Windows 7 taskbar “color hot-tracking” feature calculate the colour to use?

This has intrigued me for quite some time. Does anyone know the algorithm Windows 7 Aero uses to determine the colour to use as the hot-tracking hover highlight on taskbar buttons for ...
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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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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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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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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 to correct wrong task bar icon for windows explorer.exe?

The windows explorer.exe program's task bar icon is mixed up with some other program, how can I fix that?
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How do I get Windows 7 to highlight my icons again?

You know when your mouse goes over a desktop icon in Windows 7, a small box appears around it highlighting it? It's gone on my computer. And it annoys me because usually when I'm waiting for a program ...
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High resolution display desktop icon positioning

I am using Acer Aspire S7-391 and I can't position icons to far right and to the bottom of my desktop. I believe it has something to do with its resolution, which is 1920x1080. I know I can position ...
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How to remove borders around desktop shortcut icons? Windows 10

I don't like these ugly borders around my icons: How can I remove them?
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Windows 7 no start menu folder in app data - user pinned

I'm trying to resolve the problem detailed here: Pin to taskbar icon gets (2) appended It was all going well until I got here C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick ...
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Can't change Icon of a DMG or air package in osx Mavericks

Hello I was hoping someone would be able to help. I'm attempting to make a fancy DMG for program I have developed for the company but keep coming up short when I try to change the icon when I view the ...
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Photo icons have generic picture only

When going to a JPG photo folder OS C drive and opening it to view photos in an icon mode the icons only show a generic picture. If I click on the icon then the actual photo comes up. It seems like ...
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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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Sort by bar dissapeared in Windows 7 folder explorer when viewing icons

Under Windows 7 sorting by thumbnail icon files takes longer, or a different path of clicks. I have to switch viewing files in details mode (select from the sorting bar) and then sort by date ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Office 2010 Starter removes all icon pictures on desktop and taskbar temporarily

This may seem like an unconstructive question, but this has been very irksome. I have office 2010 starter and every time I launch it all my icons in my taskbar and on desktop take on the appearance of ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to get rid of these unwanted icon from desktop toolbars in Windows 7?

Please look the picture in the following link. How to get rid of these unwanted icon from desktop toolbars?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...