Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Display different icons for different properties of a file (in the Windows Explorer)

Is it possible to set an icon for files with a specified extension ( .abc ) but not from an icon file? What I mean is if I can have a program (.jar or .bat) to decide the icon of these files. In the ...
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Setting custom icons based on files' contents

I'd like to have a custom icon for the files with extension .extension the same way images do. In the Windows Explorer I see a preview of images as their icon. Instead of having a general icon for ...
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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 ...
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How to have file/folder icons use a relative path?

On my portable hard drive I set icons for almost every organized folder. All these icons are located in an Icons folder located on the root directory of the same hard drive. When I change the drive ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Remove Norton One Icon?

I recently installed Norton One, and it installed Norton 360. It works ok, but now I have a yellow "1" right next to my start button, on the taskbar! How can I get rid of the icon while still keeping ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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?
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How do I force Windows 7 to double click control panel icons?

For everything else, icon-wise, I can double click. But using the classic control panel in Windows 7, they appear to still be links, so when just single clicking it, will launch the applet, which is ...
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No Ruby icon on '.rb' files after Ruby installation with RailsInstaller on Win XP. How to associate?

At first time I installed Ruby using RubyInstaller for Windows. And in the process of installation there was a checkbox whether I want to have .rb files to be Ruby files. If I agree all the .rb files ...
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Mac Lion icon change issue

My Mac is doing this weird thing. I changed the icon for my Documents and Downloads folder and everything is fine. The new icon shows up in the dock when I drop there. The problem is when I create a ...
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Windows 8, pinning Downloads to the taskbar, with correct icon, etc

I'd like my Downloads folder pinned to the taskbar in Windows 8. Evidently this is not something they want you to do, so I had to look for a workaround. Currently I have something pinned with the name ...
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Office 2010 Starter removes all icon pictures on desktop and taskbar temporarily

This may seem like an unconstructive question, but this has been very irksome. I have office 2010 starter and every time I launch it all my icons in my taskbar and on desktop take on the appearance of ...
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Launch programs from pinned taskbar custom icons

I've just followed a tutorial on how to customize icons in Windows 8 (see link below). However, when I open the program, it shows the default icon in the taskbar and not the changed icon. How do I get ...
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Why are Icon Overlays (from 3rdParty-Apps) not showing up in the Win8 Explorer?

These wonderful icon overlays that give you useful information in the Windows Explorer are not showing up. It's the most annoying with Dropbox (I already read https://www.dropbox.com/help/154/en). I ...
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What is the file path of the default Windows notification area icons?

I'm designing an icon. I want to copy the style of the default notification area icons in Windows: Volume, Network, Action Center, Battery, etc. What is the file path of the default Windows ...
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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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How to change Linux icon in dual boot?

I have just intalled Linux Mint as a second option for Windows 8. But the icon of Mint is not cool as Windows 8 in the dual boot screen. It looks like this: How can I change the Linux icon in dual ...
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Is there a software to create iPhone icons for any size?

I use http://www.quirco.com/iPhoneIcon/ to make icons for iPhone. Unfortunately, it doesn't allow the dimension go over 114 x 114. I want a higher dimension because I display the larger icon in the ...
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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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Simple way to replace Dock Finder and Finder Sidebar icons?

I am trying to do several things without getting into the 'Terminal' scenario. Is there a simple way and/or application to use to change the 'Finder' Dock icon and to change the 'Finder' Sidebar ...
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Icons in start menu are gone

My system is Windows 7 64bit. I start my PC today, and noticed that most of the icons of the applications in the start menu are gone...but the applications are still working. How can I get the icons ...
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How to change the default icon for .url in Windows?

How do I change the filetype icon for .url? I have used Default Programs Editor to change it, but it does not work. This initially made me think that the program doesn't work on Windows 8, but it ...
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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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What Application do Microsoft Use to Create their New Office2013/VS2012 Icons [closed]

All, I want to modernise and existing UI. I currently use Expression Design to creat my icons, but this is not ideal, as it can be difficult/tedious to perform certian operations. My question is: Do ...
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Windows 7 missing icons and taskbar

We are running Windows 7 on a notebook. After logging in with one account (it has Admin rights), empty desktop appears, with no icons and no taskbar. I can change desktop properties (e.g. Themes), I ...
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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 ...
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No more icons on the Windows 7 Desktop

I'm visiting my father-in-law, and he asked me to solve a problem he has with his Windows 7. Since 1 or 2 weeks, all the icons that were present on his desktop disappeared (even the trash, or computer ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Change the default icon allignment of windows desktop

When a file is created or moved or anything inside the desktop dir, the default alignment is from left-top to down: What I want to do is to assign a different default alignment, for example from ...