Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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Different sized icons on desktop?

Windows (7 is what I'm running, but whatever): Is it possible to have different sized icons? For instance, have all but 1 be the standard size but then have 1 be extra large? I'd like to enlarge ...
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Yellow exclamation mark on the Wifi icon whereas the Wifi is working

Sometimes I see a yellow exclamation mark on the Wifi icon, while the Wifi is working. What can cause the exclamation mark to appear? I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. Yellow exclamation mark on the ...
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How do I remove icon overlays from unversioned folders in Tortoise SVN?

How do I remove icon overlays from unversioned folders in Tortoise SVN?
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How to force windows to show new icons?

I have windows 7 and I have a little problem when change folders icon. I have an external hard disk and I have lots of icons on it. I want to change their icons. this is content of my desktop.ini: [....
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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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Windows 7 Primary Folder Icon File?

In Windows XP and earlier, when changing a folder's icon, you can select system32\shell32.dll for a wide selection of built-in windows icons that include most folder types. In Windows 7, you can ...
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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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Sites folder icon is incorrect in Finder sidebar on Mac OS X Lion

I recently did a clean install of Mac OS X Lion. Now, I can't figure out why the icon for the Sites folder in the finder sidebar is just a regular folder and not the special Sites icon it used to be. ...
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Windows 7 desktop icons randomly

After reboots, my Windows 7 desktop icons will randomly change size. I am referring to the icons with a gray border around them. A search has not yielded me a working resolution. How do I fix this?
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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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Bizarre shortcut icon problem with XP-7 dual-boot

I dual-boot Windows XP and Windows 7 and have run into a peculiar issue with icons for shortcuts. A different desktop is used for each OS, so I have a shortcut to the other one on each for easy ...
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Battery icon missing from task bar

I used to have an icon on the Windows Vista taskbar showing the battery amount remaining (laptop). It has mysteriously vanished. How can I get it back? I followed the Windows FAQ (see How can I hide ...
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Upon installing SP3, desktop icons don't load, taskbar disappears and nothing runs at startup

I have recently been forced to reinstall Windows XP. Since then, every time I install Service Pack 3, my task bar does not load when I log in. The only way I have been able to get it back is to ...
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How can I use Windows Libraries icons for my own folders?

I relocated my Windows Libraries to a set of folders of my own: Now I also want to use the same icons for these folders. How can I do that? I tried Customize under the folder's properties, but I ...
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Black folder icons in Windows 8 when try open files by Visual Studio

When I try to open a file from within Visual Studio or SQL Management Studio, within the browser dialog, all the icons are black as per the screen shots below. When I right click and go 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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How to show/hide the My Computer icon on the desktop via the command line?

How I can show or hide the Computer (My Computer) icon on the desktop from CMD?
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I mistakenly assigned .exe files as .txt, issue resolved but icons won't change.?

I mistakenly assigned a .exe file with .txt file. All the programs stopped working, but, then I resolved the issue using Microsoft fixit tool. Now all programs work well, but, still the icons are ...
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Security Essentials tray icon disapeared?

I've been running Microsoft Security Essentials for quite a while. And I've just noticed that the tray icon has disapeared. I've checked every setting in the program, Windows Action Center claims that ...
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Icons are skewed

This happens on a Windows XP machine (SP3). The icons (and to some extent fonts) are skewed. They look blurry/distorted and slightly higher than normal. Any idea what is causing this? And how to ...
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Taskbar icons appearing jagged in Windows 7

Title explains it all. I'm setting up a new laptop and noticed some of the icons look like crap and are blurry/jagged. Laptop is at native resolution, and the taskbar icons are the only ones that ...
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Desktop shortcut icons all changed to Notepad icons

All of my desktop shortcut icons on Windows 7 have changed to Notepad icons. How do I get my old icons back?
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What's the difference between these two printer icons?

Do the different icons represent a different printer driver functionality? And should I be aware of the difference? I never specified anything different in the installation, but the disk makes me ...
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Windows 98 style flat icons in Windows XP

I am using Windows XP. I am tired of looking at the folder icons in Windows XP. I changed the color depth to 256 colors and the folder icons in Windows Explorer changed to the flat - windows 95/98 ...
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Modifying the icon in the firefox search box for a website's search engine/feature? (ie. GoogBinHoo, Wikipedia, Ebay, Superuser, etc)

Does anybody know how to change the icon in the firefox search box to a custom made icon? For example if I wanted to change the google icon that is next to the google search box(or wikipedia, ebay, ...
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Can I change folder icons permanently on external 2TB hard drive?

Any way to embed (or permanently change) folder icons (or folder thumbnail images) on file folders on an external hard drive so that the picture will be shown on all computers that access the drive ...
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Broken icon of Skype in the Windows 7 taskbar [duplicate]

Usually, I have Skype pinned to the taskbar on Windows 7 and its icon prints normally. For a few days, this icon has seemed broken/not found : If I un-pin the program from the taskbar, the icon ...
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Is it possible to change Windows 7's Quick Launch icon size? Maybe registry?

I recently found out you can enable Quick Launch in Windows 7. The only problem is that the icons are slightly bigger than the original taskbar icons so there's a little gap on the bottom of the ...
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Different icons for different excel files

In my work all coding can be done in VBA only, hence, all of our tools (dbase queries, data processing, cash overviews, etc) are written as XLSM files. At the moment, I have approximately 20 ...
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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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Google Chrome 'ruined' after someone else logged in

Google Chrome was the default browser that came with my laptop. I have a Google account which I was logged into Chrome with. Someone else logged into my chrome using their account which has resulted ...
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How to change icons in LibreOffice toolbars?

I personally find (you're free to disagree) LibreOffice's toolbar icons ugly and not quite intuitive, so I decided to replace them... if I only knew how... Any advice? (I'm especially interested in ...
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How do I set icons and description of file types associated with Notepad++? [duplicate]

I tried using Nirsoft's File Type Manager to change the icons and file descriptions of individual file types associated with Notepad++. However, if I change the icon of one file type, all of the other ...
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Vertical alignment for desktop icons in Ubuntu

Is there a way to enable vertical alignment of icons (so that icons span to horizontal lines) on desktop in Ubuntu? Similar behavior can be found in Windows desktop. Please note, that horizontal ...
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Lost icons (firefox,notepadpp,fzilla) on Windows 7

Okay the deal is simple. I lost the icons and see that white icon instead of them in the taskbar which is really annoying. Tried reinstalling Firefox, no use. (Tried checking the firefox icon in the ...
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Chrome browser's address bar prevents displaying any extension icons

How can we show extension icons in a new Chrome installation? Normally, in Chrome, once extensions are installed, icons appear to the right of the address bar. Sometimes, you have to drag the ...
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Robocopied Junction not Showing Icon? Robocopied Symbolic Link also Not Showing Icon?

I'm not familiar with how robocopy handles junctions, symbolic links, and hard links. I tried to copy one of each, and I noticed the icon that shows over a junction and symbolic link does not seem to ...
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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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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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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 to ...
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Desktop icons larger than 128px

I'm wondering if there's a way to break the limit of 128px for desktop icons in OSX Lion 10.7 (I have 10.7.5) by hacking some system files?
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Change chrome application shortcut icon on taskbar in linux mint

I use a lot of web applications on Linux Mint. I'm confused with the icons being the chrome-icon all the time i.e. the same icon for all running programs. So how can I change the Chrome application ...
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Google Drive status icons not appearing in Windows Explorer [duplicate]

I have installed the Google Drive client for Windows. However, the status icons (green check mark, à la DropBox) are not appearing next to the files' names in Explorer. I'm running Windows 7 Pro SP1, ...
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Change icon positions from the command line?

Is it possible to use the Windows command line to get or change the positions of icons the screen? For example, I can drag and move a file's icon on my desktop. How would I retrieve that position ...
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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 1.6....
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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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How do I restore shortcut icon images in Windows 7?

I recently uninstalled UI tweaking software WinBubble. This offered the option to remove the shortcut arrow from shortcuts (Similar to TweakUI for XP). Since uninstalling, all of my shortcuts look ...