Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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Is it possible to enable Tiles View for icons on the Windows 7 desktop?

Is it possible to enable Tiles View for icons on the Windows 7 desktop? You can get the same thing in Windows Explorer by going to a folder and selecting "Tiles" for the icon view option. The Windows ...
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Icon generator to emulate Windows 7 folder with contents

(Note: I didn't know how to properly word this question: improvements are welcome!) I'm looking for an utility (whether desktop or online service) to create folder icons in the same way as Windows 7 ...
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Windows 7 how to display proper icons

I am running windows 7. I have the default program for .py files set to the python.exe. If I double click a .py file it will launch correctly with python. But in the windows explorer the icon next ...
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How Can I Change the Icon on Outlook 2013?

I would like to change the Icon for Outlook 2013. When I right-click and select Properties, 'Change Icon' is greyed out. As a supplementary question, how can I 'Run As Administrator'? That option ...
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How to disable Winamp agent in the taskbar?

I remember the days when I could right click on the Winamp icon in the Windows taskbar, and select "Disable Winamp Agent", and it would actually disable and not appear again. This no longer seems to ...
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How to open the parent folder in a new window in Windows Vista or Windows 7?

In XP, control-click on the "up folder" icon opens the parent folder in a new Window. After much searching, I find no way to do this in Vista. It's easy to get to the parent folder, but not in a new ...
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How to change the ugly looking JavaScript file type icon in Windows 7?

I'm just starting out to learn JavaScript, and I already hate the ugly looking icon that Microsoft uses for this file type. It's old and boring, looks like something that came right out of Windows 95. ...
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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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Move icons around freely in Windows 7

I just installed a pre-RTM build of Windows 7 that I downloaded from Microsoft, so this may have changed in the RTM version, but I do not think so. (EDIT: Same thing in the released version.) In ...
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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, the number of different tools ...
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How is an icon stored inside an executable?

I am not able to find any information on this. There are tools that exist to extract icons from .exe files, but my question is how are they stored in the first place?
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Change program icon in Win7 notification area

I want to totally change my win7 DE to black and white. I've managed to replace icons in pinned icons, and standart win7 notifications are great, but for custom programs the icons are colored . I ...
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Connect to a network stuck at getting information on Windows 7

so I just added a password to my Wifi cause I felt someone was stealing it. On my macbook I was able to reconnect just fine. I just typed the password and done. But on my windows 7, I am not able to ...
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How can I replace icons of an application's executable?

I have an application whose executable contains some default icon. Now, I know I can use a shortcut with whatever icon I want, but what I'm looking to do is change the icon without the executable ...
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Windows .exe file icon changes when file name is changed?

I'm making a program in Java. After I make the program and compile it into a .jar file, I wrap it in a .exe file (yes, I know this defeats the purpose of cross-platform but I am most comfortable with ...
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Start menu icons move - Windows 8.1

I have the icons on my start menu set to the smallest size, and in a particular order. When I start my machine and login, the order has changed. I have been unable to recreate this issue when shutting ...
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A random frame around icon

I would like to know why for some icons on my desktop (I am using Windows 7) I see a frame around the link icon for some app (even though the app to which the link points have icon without surrounding ...
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Batch convert SVG images to desired size PNG or ICO

I have bunch of SVG icons that I'd like to use for my application to be developed in VB.Net 2010, and since it has no support to handle SVG icons, I need to convert those icons into either PNG or ICO, ...
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Why isn't my new PC displaying font icons?

Quite simply, I just cannot see what should be font icons on lots of websites, regardless of if I use Firefox, Chrome, or IE. Here is a screenshot of what I see when I visit icomoon.io I cleared the ...
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Poor Preview Behavior

First, I am not sure it is preview. I am using OS X 10.9.3. This is what happens. When I change the size of a graphic inside a window, by pressing command+ for example, some images have their image ...
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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 ...
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Skype hanging with sync Icon

I just started my machine and I have a lot of start up files that run from the start up folder, such as two networked folders, Microsoft Outlook and a few excel Spread sheets. My Skype is set to ...
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How to fix missing icons?

I have an issue with my Windows 7 where the small icons are missing from the address bar in windows explorer. The icons are replaced with white squares. Happened a few months ago, didn't bother ...
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Windows doesn't resize/scale icons correctly

I created 3 icons (.ico) from a png using IconFx. Each .ico has a resolution of (32 bits) 8x8 , 16x16 , 20x20 , 24x24 , 32x32 , 40x40 , 48x48 , 64x64 , 96x96 , 128x128 , 256x256. However, after I ...
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Windows 7: folders' taskbar icons issue

I compressed the files on my System drive to gain some space, and now my folders icon looks like this in the taskbar: I KNOW there is a very easy way to set this icon back to normal, since it ...
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Wrong Icons for some files [duplicate]

After opening my .pdf files in WINDOWS 8 , it shows the icon of wordpad. Moreover for some softwares like sonic visualiser, it shows the same icon as wordpad. There is no iconCache.db file in my ...
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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, ...
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Where is the icon for shared folders (as seen in “Network”) located?

I see this gorgeous icon when going through "Network" that scales up to "very big icons". But when I access it from the drive and try to customize it, all I can get is a very small and pixelated ...
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How to move a livestream wallpaper behind desktop icons?

I have recently put the International Space Station (ISS) live stream as my background via VLC. With some adjusting of the zoom i've managed to fit the live stream perfectly to my desktop but my ...
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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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Windows 7 icon alignment

I have downloaded several youtube videos to my video folder, but they are not in the order I want them, if I try to reposition them, they fly back to their original positions. What can I do to make ...
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Removing shortcut overlay icon from symlinks only

I have recently started using symlinks to organise my folders on my PC but I do not like the Windows shortcut icon overlaying the link. I have seen tutorials for removing the icon from shortcuts (I ...
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Malwarebytes Task Tray Icon sometimes does not Load

Just recently, I noticed that the task tray icon for Malwarebytes does not always load when I start up Windows 8.1. Sometimes it does, and sometimes it does not. Whenever it does not, I still open ...
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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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How to increase maximum number of rows displayed under desktop icon on Windows desktop?

Maybe you know that if any Windows desktop icon has too long display name, only first two rows are displayed when it loses the focus. See the second icon in the example: focused: focus lost: ...
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Is there hotkey for Show Desktop Icons function in Windows?

On my desktop there are a sea of icons and I realy like ability to hide them. I can do that if do right click on desktop and find arrange icons -> Show Desktop Icons I am also addicted to many types ...
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Taskbar icon for unpinned applications uses 16x16 instead of 32x32

For an application (specifically a DOSBox SVN variant) I created a filetype, so that all .dosbox configuration files will open with dosbox.exe. That works, but the icon of the started application only ...
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Windows 7 explorer icon handler for audio files

I'm looking for a way to preview all of my .WAV files fast. I don't need to hear them but prefer to "see" them, i.e. observe a plot of their wave-form (these are very short files so it is an ...
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Show power icon in tray on desktop PC [duplicate]

I have many power plans in my desktop PC - one is optimized for downloading (PC doesn't sleep but turns the display off), one for reading, one for games and so on. But the problem is that I have no ...
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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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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 ...
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How to customize Foobar2000 icons (including main icon)?

Foobar2000 is a highly customizable player, but is it possible to customize its icons - including its main icon? (I don't hate it, but I might want to change it, especially that multiple portable ...
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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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Why can't I change the icon being displayed for a desktop shortcut?

I wanted to change the icon showing for a shortcut on the desktop, which points to a .Net utility I created for myself. I rebuilt the exe after changing the icon used within the project. In Windows ...
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The old style network activity icon with animation - how to get it back?

I found it quite useful to have network activity flashing in my sys tray, as I have no LED on my laptop that does a similar function. Whats the optimal way of getting the original functionality back?
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Windows 7 Taskbar Icon Highlight Sticks

After running Win 7 for some unknown period of time, the taskbar icon highlight starts to stick (video demo here: http://screencast.com/t/l5LhJ2uM). If I restart or kill explorer.exe and relaunch, it ...
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Turn pngs to one ICO file

How do i convert a series of pngs of 16,24, 32, 48, 64, 128 to one *.ico file
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Chrome browser width and icon hiding?

I have windows 7 at work , chrome version 34 ( latest) I do see the extension icons as : But , at my home , same chrome version , windows 8 , I see the icons like this : Question How can I ...
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How to reset the look of .htm file icon?

My htm/html files saved on the desktop in Windows 8 looked like this: Now when I upgraded to Windows 8.1 they look like this: How can I return their previous look? PS. I went as far as tried to ...
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Giving focus to a desktop icon using the keyboard

When I start Windows 7 none of the icons on my desktop have focus. I have to click on one of the icons with the mouse to give it focus. Is there a keyboard shortcut to give focus to an icon? (It ...