Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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Why aren't my games starting when I click on their icons?

I've been having an ongoing issue when trying to start up games. I have my various games pinned to my taskbar, and sometimes, when I try to click on them to start 'em up, the icon lights up for a ...
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Tortoise won't display Status Icons [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: TortoiseSVN — Icons are not displaying I updated my Tortoise SVN client today to TortoiseSVN 1.6.8, Build 19260 - 32 Bit , 2010/04/16 20:20:11 Subversion ...
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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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Restoring the Outlook “you have mail” icon

So I'm running Outlook at work; I've done SOMETHING (but I don't know what) that stopped the little envelope icon from appearing in the system taskbar when I have new mail. I actually find that ...
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Uninstalled Program Icon Stuck on Launchpad in Mac OS X Lion

I am currently running OS X 10.7.2 on a MacBook Air. As a quick note, while this program was installed through Steam, I don't think it's a Steam issue. Background: Through Steam, I recently ...
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What free alternatives to Photoshop are there for making Android Icons?

The Android sdk has a section Using the Android Icon Templates Pack that says in part ... The icon templates are provided in the Adobe Photoshop file format (.psd), which preserves the layers and ...
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How can I change program icons?

I have some old Python programs that I compiled with a tool called py2exe. Now I no longer have the sources but I would like to change the program icons to something meaningful. I'd also like to ...
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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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Quick Mac OS X shut-down icon

How would I create an icon on my Mac OS X desktop, to do a "shut down"? (With... or without... the "are you sure" verification.)
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How to edit shell32.dll? How to add custom pictures/icons into shell32.dll?

I want to create an icon for my folder named "TOOLS", as you can observe there is no suitable/satisfying icon available in Windows XP, so I want to create an icon and include it in icon list. Is it ...
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Preserve icon with rsync

I was under the impression from here among other research, that rsync was the command used to sync directories and any contents they have. I have tried the following commands: rsync -avzr ...
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windows 7 desktop icons: new icon placement

When moving/saving/etc a new file on the desktop, the icon appears second (just after "Computer"). I find it annoying, since I want my "special" icons to be first (such as the recycle bin, "Network", ...
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Why do my desktop icons resize themselves repeatedly?

I used ln -s (symbolic link) to link a folder to my Desktop on Mac OS X 10.6 to get Dropbox to sync it. I'm not sure if that's related to the symptom or not, but I did notice that shortly thereafter, ...
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How do I further decrease the width of small, pinned icons?

I would like to decrease the width of pinned icons. I already have the small icons set, but there is still a lot of whitespace around the icon that is unnecessary. I guess ideally I would like the ...
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Way to override taskbar icon of already running arbitrary program instance?

I have open several instances of programs like cygwin terminal, putty, etc., for different but related things. It would help me work if they had different icons each, because I have open a relatively ...
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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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How do I change an application icon on Ubuntu?

Specifically, I want to swap out the Chrome icon for that of Chromium, as I find the former garish.
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How to add Force Quit Icon in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have just migrated from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04. As most of the UI elements have been changed I don't know to add Force quit icon, which is needed for most of the not responding applications. So, how ...
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Moving Icons from one page to another in the Windows 7 Taskbar

As a programmer I have a tonne of icons pinned to my Task Bar (Visual Studios / 5 Different Browsers / Etc...) When you reach enough icons to fill the bar it flips the rest onto a 2nd page that they ...
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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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Why is a “Show Desktop Icons” toggle ultra slow in Windows XP?

Anybody who has used Vista and XP and likes to keep their Desktop items hidden most of the times would have noticed that this toggle is really really slow in XP, while almost instantaneous in Vista. ...
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How can I convert SVG images to Windows ICO or Mac ICN icons?

I'd like to convert svg icons to windows icons and mac icons. A free option would be the best.
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Change icon order for .ico file

.ico file contains icon with various size in particular order. Is there any utility to change this order in .ico file?
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Resource Editor for Windows Applications to replace Icon , open source, quick and simple [closed]

I am using Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2000. Each application has a primary icon that is displayed in the taskbar and on the desktop and in the application window. The icon lives in the ...
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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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Has icon support in Windows 8 changed?

I am considering porting some of my favorite vector based icon sets to Windows, and was hoping to include support for Windows 8. Has Windows 8 changed the icon set format? Can I use SVG for my desktop ...
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Network-related icons suddenly removed

On a fresh Windows 7 installation, I created some shortcuts icons to network shares on the Desktop. Without any warning, these icons are sometimes and randomly deleted from Desktop. I totally don't ...
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Scaleable icons in Windows 7

I am big fan of having big icons. Some of them scale, but some does't. Why? How to repair this? What replacement should I search for?
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How to change gnome main menu icon?

I have tried quite a few things now. Nothing seems to work. The tutorial I found are outdated. And its hard to actually find out how gnome actually loads this icon. I have a special theme. I changed ...
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How to align all desktop items Right side? by default it always have at left side?

How to align all desktop items Right side? by default it always have at left side?
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Where to put Aptana Studio on Ubuntu after downloading?

I am new to Ubuntu so I'm not sure where stuff usually goes. I am pretty sure I have Java 6 installed and working correctly. I have downloaded Aptana Studio 1.5 from their website, unzipped the ...
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How do I keep an icon in the Windows 7 taskbar from disappearing when its program is open?

In Windows 7 I have icons pinned to my taskbar. But if the application is open, the icon is no longer visible. I want to open a second window of the application and it's a pain to have to traverse ...
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Is there an online identicon creator? [closed]

I thought the pictures associated with our profiles were automatically generated until they were manually changed. A lot of people have these cool identicons based on their IP address. How can I get ...
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C:\Users now reads C:\Google Drive

During a change of the folder location for Google Drive, Explorer crashed and when the dust cleared the "C:\Users" directory was now renamed to "C:\Google Drive". To add insult to injury, the folder ...
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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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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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Can I change icon in this case?

I have associated txt file and xml file with Notepad++ (both opened with it), so both of them have the same icon with Notepad++. Is there any way to change the txt icon to a different icon than 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 to overlay an icon like the tick sync in Dropbox?

How exactly do you overlay an icon? Like a shortcut icon on Windows? For example, Dropbox overlayed the icons on the files and folders with a tick sign, indicating that they are in sync with the ...
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Create new extension association and icon in SnowLeopard

I was searching for the best way to add a new file extension type (.xyz) and associate an icon to all files of that kind in SnowLeopard.
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How can I make gVim show a correct taskbar icon in Windows 7?

I'm using gvim 7.3, and for some reason the taskbar icon shown is just the default Win32 "program" icon. I run the EXE itself. Any idea how can I make gVim show an actual icon? I don't want to create ...
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How to change the icon for programs in Ubuntu's Applications menu?

I downloaded the latest Eclipse but it doesn't provide an installer (it runs off the unzipped file). I added a shortcut in the Applications menu to it but the icon is the Ubuntu default icon. How can ...
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Desktop icons sort by name (sort of) in Windows 7

I am having trouble understanding the Sort by> Name option in the desktop context menu. When I click on this, my icons are sorting vertically, mostly alphabetically. Upper left corner is Recycle ...
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Systematically change folder icons in Windows 7 to accommodate Movie Collection

I was google-ing for the past day or so, and could not find an easier way of changing the icons for a folder in Windows 7 than the following... The thing is, I have a movie x264 collection, and each ...
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Is it possible to get an animated .gif as a folder icon?

I was wondering if it was possible to use animated .gif as icons for folders/files. I already know how to add pictures using the getinfo and pasting but I couldn't figure out if their was a way to ...
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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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Batch convert svg to ico, specifying size?

In Windows, I have a GNOME icon theme in the svg format; several svg files residing within subfolders. Is there a way, on the command line, to convert these to ico files with the same name in the same ...
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Where is the Windows 7 games icon located?

I've created my own Games folder on my data drive and i'd like to add a picture to the default folder icon: Right-Click on Folder > Properties > Customize > Folder Pictures > Choose ...
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Custom trash icons does not refresh (windows 7)

I changed Desktop Recycle Bin default icons to custom ones. One for empty and one for full. But the problem is that the icons dont switch by themselves. I have to manually refresh desktop for icons to ...
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Windows 7 Start Menu / Taskbar shortcut icon issue

I'm running Win7 Ultimate x64, and have Visual Studio 2010 installed. The other day I mis-clicked and deleted the VS2010 program folder; I realised my mistake the next time I started the PC and ...