Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

2
votes
2answers
177 views

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 ...
5
votes
5answers
10k views

How can I hide the Homegroup icon on the desktop?

Last night a Windows update on my Windows 7 machine added a new "Homegroup" icon to my desktop. I don't want the icon on my desktop but can't see any way to get rid of it. It's not listed in the ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How can I change the user icon in Chrome Browser?

I have more than one user in Chrome Browser (chrome://settings/ Add new user) and can't find out how to specify a custom icon for each user. Chrome allow me select an icon from a list of icons set, ...
0
votes
1answer
504 views

Mac get info always showing png icon instead of the icon

When I open 'Get Info' copy my icon over the default and it applies it but it never shows it. It only shows the default PNG icon (with the pictures and the camera). Does anybody faced the problem ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I customize the width of the icons in the Windows 7 taskbar?

I'd like to make the icons in the Windows 7 taskbar a little more narrow to fit more in. I can't find the setting anywhere. Is there a way to change it?
2
votes
1answer
243 views

USB drive's icon not appearing on Windows XP

I have a USB flash drive for which I want to use a custom icon. My autorun.inf looks like this: [Autorun] UseAutoPlay=1 Label=TrueCrypt Traveler Disk Icon=Volume.ico Action=Start TrueCrypt Background ...
2
votes
5answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
184 views

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, ...
8
votes
4answers
6k views

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, ...
5
votes
3answers
625 views

What is the “Circle With A Vertical Line” icon appearing on removable disk icons?

In Windows 7, a removable disk's icon sometimes has a smaller icon in its corner similar to the 0/1 icons resembling power on/off. Look: I don't remember the small thing appearing there before. It ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Is it possible to change the layer visibility (eye) icons to be more readable, in Photoshop Elements 11?

In previous versions of Photoshop Elements, the eye icon appeared as opened or closed to indicate a layer's visibility. In Photoshop Elements 11, the layer's visibility is only indicated by a diagonal ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

How to change the icon of %windir% on win 7

Win 7 have Customize tab in folder right click context menu for most directory but C:\Windows as an exception. Anyone knows how to customize the icon of %windir% (usually C:\windows)? BTW, I mean ...
3
votes
3answers
275 views

How do you show desktop in Windows 7?

In Windows XP, you get a 'Show Desktop' shortcut button in your task bar by default. This does not appear in Windows 7. How do I add a shortcut button in Windows 7 to show the desktop and hide the ...
0
votes
3answers
59 views

Assigning icon to new extension in Windows

Here is code I tried: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\DLI\DefaultIcon] @="c:\\dli\\fav.ico" [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\DLI\shell\open\command] ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
268 views

.ico Plug-In for Photoshop CS5

I went through all the steps discussed on this website to install this plug in and when I try to save my project as a .ico the option is not availble. Site: ...
1
vote
1answer
125 views

does exist an open source font supporting primarily unicode's symbols / dingbats?

does exist a font supporting primarily unicode's symbols, pictograms, dingbats blocks? http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2600.pdf http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1F300.pdf ... and more on ...
4
votes
2answers
10k views

How to change Hard Drive icons on Windows XP

I would like to know how can I change a Hard Drive icon under Windows XP. I know how to change folder icons, but how is it done for a Drive icon?
0
votes
1answer
76 views

mac: change icon of app launched with arguments?

I launched firefox from the Terminal with some command line arguments. It appears in the doc and now I want to change the icon from the firefox icon to something else and keep it in the dock. How do I ...
0
votes
1answer
245 views

How can I permanently divide / separate files, folders, and shortcuts on Windows 7 desktop? [duplicate]

Basically I want to devote a flexible, visibly divided fraction of my screen to each type of icon visible on the Desktop (files, folders, shortcuts). What will I (or someone much more skilled than I ...
0
votes
1answer
144 views

Is there a good reason why desktop icons are 32x32 pixels

i have a program that allows me to create icons which i normally use to assign to folders and shortcuts, alot of icons i find on discs for games are 32x32 and this programs allows me to create icons ...
3
votes
5answers
8k views

How do I make the icons smaller in Stacks grid view for Snow Leopard?

Since I installed Snow Leopard, I'm stuck with huge icons in my stacks/folder views in my dock. It use to adjust the layout and size of the window so that as many icons as possible fit on the screen, ...
1
vote
0answers
142 views

Thumbnails in Chrome does not show up

This is my Chrome's homepage. Whenever I start Chrome or open a new tab, this page appears. The page thumbnails just does not show up. Although the page icons and titles are proper. I figured that ...
0
votes
1answer
247 views

How do I make my Perl scripts act like normal programs on Linux

Perl programs I've written earlier were simple text processing scripts, for executing them I use to use terminal. Now I am learning GUI programming(I want to make some games as a hobby), using Tcl/TK ...
0
votes
1answer
983 views

Can’t use icons for shortcuts from network in Windows 8

I am using icons in server PC in network for shortcuts in users' desktops. On all my Vista/Win7 machines they are fine and the icons are what I set them to be. On all my Win8 machines the icon is just ...
0
votes
4answers
31k views

How to restore icons to default in Windows 7

Installed a theme by "ZeusOSX". The problem is that I removed all the files, copied back the dll's, did a sfc /scannow (which still found some problem) and now I still have the MAC like folder icons. ...
2
votes
3answers
638 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
86 views

Windows 7 icons not retaining correct size

I was building a folder with extra large custom icon shortcuts to all of my games, because why not, and everything was going well. But when I was halfway through, suddenly icons I had already set ...
0
votes
2answers
134 views

Disappearing desktop icons

Every now & then an icon or two will just disappear. I have vision scanning problems so I keep 134 icons on my desktop in a specific order so I can find them. If an icon comes to mind I know where ...
1
vote
0answers
80 views

How do I get current icon theme name in linux?

Im writing small TODO applet for conky in lua. Id like to display small icon next to task, which matches current icon theme. I have already read which icon to look for on freedesktop.rg. How to get ...
10
votes
5answers
6k views

Is there a way of replacing those ghastly 7-Zip default icons?

I like 7-Zip a lot - it's my compression utility of choice on Vista and XP. I have just one problem with it: it's butt ugly. I'm really kind of reluctant to install it on my fresh Windows 7 system ...
4
votes
2answers
5k views

Application icons are gone

Today I have installed an exe icon changer application unfortunately this application did not work as expected, so I decided to uninstall this... I can't remember the application name, but I remember ...
4
votes
1answer
404 views

Remove the rectangle around desktop icon when selected

Is there a way to remove the rectangle around desktop icons, whithin the aero theme? Take a look at this icon. You can see the box around the icon when it's highlighted: Now, take a look at the ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Missing Desktop Icon Labels in Windows 7

My desktop icons have been stripped of their icon labels, and nothing seems to be recovering them. To be clear, when I attempt to rename, the text shows up, and when I view my desktop in an explorer ...
1
vote
2answers
609 views

Can I get the black and white 7zip filetype icons back?

I've been using 7-zip for a long time. Any archive that 7-zip recognizes was given a black and white [7z] icon. I just switched from Win7 32 bit to Win7 64 bit, and when I reinstalled 7-zip all of ...
3
votes
1answer
712 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
153 views

Where do third-party icons appear in Windows 7 Control Panel

I have various third-party settings icons for proprietry hardware that appear in the Control Panel as icons in Windows XP. When I reinstall the system with Windows 7 (including all latest drivers ...
1
vote
0answers
119 views

Resize just one Icon on Desktop, Mac OSX Mountain Lion

There are some items on my Desktop that are begging for more attention than the others!! I would like to resize choice items! That would be great! :) (Everything I searched resulted in "how to resize ...
2
votes
6answers
4k views

Windows 8 desktop and explorer icons don't work - default icons shown

I'm starting to see a very interesting issue. Some icons are being shown as 'default' icons despite the fact that they launch fine with their proper associated programs. This is in the traditional ...
1
vote
1answer
766 views

How to change icons For MSOffice applications in Windows 7/8 Explorer?

Update: This is NOT for fixing corrupt icons - this is for changing icons, corrupt or not. Original queston This is NOT for the library icon nor for the Metro icons. This is for Windows 8 Explorer ...
4
votes
7answers
72k views

Desktop icons corrupted in Windows 7, how do I fix this?

Booting up Windows 7 the other day, I was sent into a temporary profile. When I logged out and logged into my normal profile, all the normal icons show but with a document icon superimposed on the ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Icon not changing

As you can see in the first image, I have selected always open with notepad++ program. But, the problem is that the all the php files are opening with notepad++ program but the icons doesn't change. ...
1
vote
1answer
7k views

Changing the (Taskbar) icons in Windows 8?

I want to change the icons in my Taskbar to square tiles, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how you change icons in Windows 8. What is the easiest, snazziest way of changing the Pro (non-RT) ...
0
votes
2answers
10k views

Remove shortcut icon overlay from shortcuts on Windows 7

How can I remove those overlays that are put on every shortcut? They are a bit annoying, especially on my desktop because most of the icons are shortcuts.
1
vote
1answer
136 views

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 ...
2
votes
7answers
2k views

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 ...
14
votes
7answers
16k views

Windows 7 taskbar, create popup menus?

Is there a way in Windows 7 to create a single icon that pops up with a menu? I'm used to having True Launch Bar installed, but at the moment it doesn't integrate with the new taskbar/shortcut bar of ...
1
vote
1answer
181 views

Icons appear as blocks (windows 8)

Some windows 8 icons just got corrupted (i have no idea how) and now appear as blocks. Many icons work fine... many don't Any idea how to fix this?
0
votes
0answers
3k views

How to successfully pin iTunes on Windows 7 Taskbar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iTunes 9 does not show icon in Windows 7 taskbar? Do you guys know how to correctly pin iTunes to the taskbar? Yes, I can pin it but when I open iTunes, it will open ...