Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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How do I fix custom font icons on Firefox (again)?

Using my answer from this question, I once-upon-a-time fixed this issue in Firefox where I was unable to see custom font icons. Sadly, this is now occurring on another Firefox profile of mine, and the ...
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How can I identify a mystery tray icon in Windows 7?

A new icon has appeared in my tray in Windows 7 recently - a black square with a white A in it: It doesn't have any tooltip or right-click context menu so I haven't been able to identify which ...
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How can I turn off pictures in powerpoint thumbnail icons?

In windows 7 all of my powerpoint files show the title image in the icon. Is there anyway to turn this off show it just shows some default powerpoint icon. I find it hard to actually find my ppt ...
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Windows 8.1 : alt-Tab icons missing from thumbnails unpredictably

Too often when I hit alt-Tab in Windows 8.1 (Pro, 32bit) I get say 2.5 rows of thumbnails but all without icons in their bottom right corner, which makes it far less clear where to switch to. 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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Cydia App to change individual icons from icon packs for ios 7 (Sort of like how Android does it)

Is there a Cydia tweek that would allow me to change individual icons? Sor instance some of the cydia themes I have don't always theme all my icons, and I'd like to have the option to manually change ...
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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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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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How to remove (not hide) the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon

I want to remove the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon from the system tray, do I need to change the registry? Also how can I remove some devices in the "Safely Remove Hardware" list? I do not want to ...
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windows does not show icon preview only default preview is shown

I have a problem that is windows does not show the icon preview as shown in this image:
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Windows 8 Desktop Icons in Tile View

I appear to have some how placed my icons on my desktop in Tile View. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to restore the icons to their normal appearance. Any help is greatly appreciated. ...
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change icon sizes in only one folder on Windows 8.1

I would like to have the icons in a particular folder (and its subfolders) be displayed according to the "large icons" preset. However, if I go to view and select "large icons" in explorer, this ...
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Why is Windows 7 displaying a Windows XP style monitor icon and not using Aero theme when using Remote Desktop?

I recently discovered that Windows 7 is displaying a Windows XP style monitor icon when I view the properties window for the computer (e.g. Control Panel - System and Security - System). See the ...
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Prevent Windows 7 from hiding tray icons

I have a Windows 7 installed at my workstation and it is always try to hide one or more icons in tray (putting them to grouping arrow). Unfortunately these icon is very important for me as they ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to customize library icon in Windows 7

How do I change the icons in the library folder? I used a simple trick from howtogeek to change the location of a start menu item. What I did was to change the music library shortcut to a www ...
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Is there a way to close the stuck “Show hidden icons” without clicking an item in it?

I'm talking about this little window on the taskbar: It rarely gets stuck without closing (not directly reproducible) and it doesn't close unless I click on an option in it (e.g. "Customize...". ...
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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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How can I manage the system tray icons?

Windows hides all my icons. But I want to see some permanently. How can I pick myself what to hide? I need to pad my question with quality filler.
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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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Windows Shortcut Icon Issue

I created nice, large 512x512 ICO files for use as icons for my shortcuts. However, for some reason, when I scale them up some of them just do not scale. I've lived with it for 3 months, but, last ...
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icon text to the right

My wife's Windows 8 and now Windows 8.1 computer has the icon text on the desktop to the right of the icons instead of below it. The icons and text below it actually look like the "detailed" full icon ...
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What is this icon?

On my new computer there are two USB ports with USB symbols containing an extra ball on the ball side of symbol. They are right next to the Ethernet port. The ports are not blue and do not have ss by ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro - Strange Square Around Desktop Icons

For the first time today, I noticed that the desktop icons on my Windows 8.1 Pro laptop are acting strange. While some of them look as they should, others have this faint square around them that is ...
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How to change the font color of the desktop icon while running DreamScene

I have a problem using DreamScene, that software is used to make video files into desktop background (like animated wallpaper). The problem is when I activate DreamScene, the video file become my ...
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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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How can I create a desktop icon with a custom context menu

Before when I used Windows XP I had a program (it is called SCCU but I am not sure where I got it from) that allowed you to create an icon on the desktop with a completely custom context menu, now ...
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Windows Explorer doesn't show correctly the custom icon

I have an issue with a custom file extension that I've added in the registry, I've followed all steps, reviewed the .ico file path, deleted the associated registry entries and tried again, rebooting ...
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Office Document Icons still messed up after reassociation

My MS Office 2010 documents show up like this in Explorer: They open fine, but I'd like to get the icon corrected. I have run a repair from Add/Remove programs. I have cleared the icon cache ...
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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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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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How to find icon in new Microsoft's Start menu?

Suppose I want to find MyProgram's icon in new great superior progressive and very charming Microsoft's start menu of Windows 8.1? I press Windows button and this wonderwork appears. I starting to ...
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How to always display extra large icons in windows 7 explorer?

I view alot of pictures for QA duties. Is there anyway to always make Windows 7 display extra large icons when browsing through folders in windows explorer? Right now every time I change folders I ...
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Mac mail icon open applications window

In the last couple of days I click on the mail icon on the dock and the applications window opens. Mail is highlighted and when i double click on it the mail window opens but I can't do anything with ...
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.PDF icon corrupted on Windows 7

If I double click on the .PDF, files I can open them with Foxit PDF reader, but the icon is wrong (I have the icon of the unknown files). How I can fix this problem?
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How do I enable snap-to-grid by default on Mac OS X?

I'm setting up a new Mac, and when I drag icons on my desktop (or in Windows, if I switch them to icon view), the icons don't snap into place unless I hold the command key down. I can't recall how ...
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Change VLC multimedia icons (Windows)

I want VLC as my universal player. It has a lot of qualities that everybody acknowledges and a few shortcomings which made me use other players in time. But in the end I have to concede it is still ...
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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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How to set document icon instead of application icon in Windows?

If I have a file extension associated with an application, such as xml files with Sublime Text 3 or html files with Chrome, the icons in Windows explorer are using the "application" icon for the ...
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Changing icon for file (extensions) without changing other file icons openend by same application (Windows 7)

I use Notepad++ for many files, like c, c++, txt, etc. I have a problem changing some icons for certain files opened by Notepad++ without also changing the icons for other files opened by Notepad++. ...
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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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Stop desktop shortcuts to removed drives disappearing in Windows 7

I like to have desktop icons to various removable drives (USB pen drive, media player, external HDD etc.) for easy access - I've switched off auto-play for removable drives. However, each time I ...
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Where are native Windows 8 icons located?

I'm talking about simple white icons that appears on start screen. I want to use them on shortcuts. So, I need a file or .dll that contains metro icons.
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How to embed image to a Windows shortcut?

How can I add my custom image to a shortcut to a URL, so that if I move that shortcut to another system, the icon stays the same? I tried with copying my shortcut icon with image also.
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Why are icons missing for certain programs in Win7? [duplicate]

For some of my programs, the icons have vanished. This applies to both the pinned Start Menu items and the programs in their program folders as well. Inkscape and IrfanView have both had their ...
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After upgrade to Windows 8.1, no Skydrive icon in task bar [duplicate]

I upgraded to 8.1 and now I don't see the SkyDrive icon in the task bar, nor the green light under it indicating the my computer is communicating with SkyDrive. When I go into Control Panel ...