Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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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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display file icon on thumbnails of specific filetypes

for quite a time my windows 7 explorer showed me thumbs for jpg files as plain image, but overlayed the filetype icon over thumbnails for mp3 and avi files. now few days ago i installed sagethumbs—an ...
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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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folder icon looks like ms word document icon

I just copied a directory from a Time Machine Backup of a 2009 iMac running Snow Leopard to a 2013 14,1 iMac running Mavericks. I went into the backup via Finder, not through the Time Machine utility, ...
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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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How to set path to Windows 7 default icons using explorer?

I need to set up a icon in Ultimate Windows Context Menu Customizer for restart function. Program ask to select icon. I need to select appropriate icon which is provided with Windows 7 DLL libraries. ...
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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 ...
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ICO image file with no specific dimension

I have a Windows XP SP2. When I download ICO files from this page, they show no width and height properties. However, they all show the same file size: 108 KB, which is way too large for the site ...
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Windows 8.1 new apps on start menu

I want to get icons of the new installed apps directly on my start screen. I don't like to pin every app to my start screen before it's easy to access it. Does someone know how I can do that in ...
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How to hide the “hidden-but-not-really-hidden” parental controls icon on Windows 7 system tray

When Parental Controls are in effect, its icon gets displayed on the Windows 7 system tray. I am trying to hide it by customizing the system tray, setting the Parental Controls to "only show ...
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Turn off the Desktop Cleanup Wizard popup forever

Every one in a while, I get a notification asking me if I want to remove unused icons from the Windows XP desktop. How can I turn off this notification forever?
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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 ...
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How to change the Finder icon in Mac OS X Lion?

Is there a way to change the Finder icon in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, without using something like Candybar? Here's what I've already tried updating (neither worked): ...
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Can't see the power options icon in the notification area

I've formatted my windows 8 64 bit laptop, and encountered the following issue: The power options icon won't show up. I tried adding it manually, but it shows the massage "This notification icon is ...
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Windows Media Player file icons gone

WMP file icons do not appear. WMP works fine and opens the files, the file associations exist, but the icons (not thumbnails) for the media files are gone. The blank (unknown file) icon is shown ...
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Can anyone tell me the reason for this odd glitch? [closed]

So, here I was using my Windows 8.1 laptop when I noticed something odd. My Firefox window was sharing the icon of whatever was next to it on the taskbar. It sometimes didn't have any icon at all. ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut to a program, including its icon in Cinnamon

I read a few articles about how to create a desktop shortcut in Cinnamon, but none has answered my question completely. I know I can create a launcher and then set a path to run, but that leaves me ...
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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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Not all icons appearing on openSUSE

So, I recently switched from Linux Mint to openSUSE because openSUSE was more lightweight and customizable in my opinion. I installed all of my favorite applications from LM onto my openSUSE laptop, ...
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Differences in cursor previews

I was looking at some of the system cursors present in C:\Windows\Cursors and I saw that there are differences in the previews shown in different places by Windows Explorer This has happened on ...
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Different windows explorer icon/grouping domain user vs local user

I recently rebuilt my laptop because I needed to go up to a larger HDD. I reloaded all software from home under a local user. Then I fired up my vpn software and joined the domain from home. But I ...
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Change File Icon to “Blank” Windows 8.1

I recently opened a tar.gz on my Windows 8.1 computer using WinRAR, so now it had the WinRAR icon. However, when I uninstalled WinRAR, the icon is still there. I tried refreshing the File Explorer ...
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How to customize tiles (change/bigger icon, change color) for desktop applications in the Start Screen?

In my start menu have I have tiles (/shortcuts) to different desktop applications. They all get the same background color, a small icon etc. and don't look very nice compared to Modern UI app tiles. ...
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How to fix large and ugly icons in Windows 8?

Icons of Explorer and Office programs are enlarged in an ugly way - pixelated and then blurred. See screenshot below (click for a larger version): How can I fix this?
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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 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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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 ...