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Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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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 ...
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Why Windows 8 would display colored squares instead of icons in the Search charm?

If I try to search anything, I only see colored squares instead of app icons, but only for Windows Store Apps.
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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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SVN icons have changed to some non-svn related icons

I have several SVN repositories and up until yesterday the SVN icons were being displayed correctly. Today, some totally unrelated icons have been replaced. The only thing which I did was that ...
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How to show icons for some file types and thumbnails for others?

How can I control which file types are shown as thumbnails and which as icons? I do think that showing these tiny little thumbnails for things like text file or spreadsheet is utterly stupid. You ...
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Change defaults Stacks icon settings?

Every time I create a new Stack, the Dock icon is automatically set to Sort by: Name Display as: Stack View Content as: Automatic and I have to change it to my preferred settings: Sort by: Kind ...
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Microsoft Word files have weird icons suddenly?

All of a sudden, my Microsoft Office files have the generic file icon, and it happens with Powerpoint and Word, but not Excel. I can open the files just fine, and I tried restarting my computer, ...
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Custom Icon for NFS Volume Mount - Possible for OSX?

We are naming our various network volumes after Planets! I renamed the Mercury.icns icon, to .VolumeIcon.icns and copied it over to the mount point folder of the NFS server. So far remounting 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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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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Give different file types different icons but have them open with the same program

I have several file types that I want to have open with the same program. I also want them to have different icons. When I set one file to have a different icon, it changes the icon for all of the ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise Icons on running applications getting mixed up

I am running Win 7 Enterprise 64 bit, and I have an annoying problem. As a developer, I typically have several applications open at the same so I can jump back and forth between design documents, web ...
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what icon sizes are usually used for software deployment on a Windows OS? [closed]

I have an application that is currently utilizing a generic icon. I want to customize it. A shortcut to the application is placed on desktop by default. There is also an icon in the tray. I am ...
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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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“Safely Remove Hardware” icon in Windows 8

In Windows 8 the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon sits permanently in the System Tray even though no external drive is plugged into the computer. If you click on that icon the only clickable option is ...
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Refresh Icon Cache Without Rebooting

Normally, to refresh the icon cache in Windows, we have to reboot. Is there a way to refresh the icon cache in Windows 7/8 without rebooting?
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Strange 'locate' behavior and icon changing

I'd like to change the icon of a program called Refit with a custom one. This program has various tools and when I try to change those icons all is ok but then I run the following command: $ locate ...
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Sort by bar dissapeared in Windows 7 folder explorer when viewing icons

Under Windows 7 sorting by thumbnail icon files takes longer, or a different path of clicks. I have to switch viewing files in details mode (select from the sorting bar) and then sort by date ...
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How to reduce spacing between pinned icons in windows 7 taskbar (horizontal)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I further decrease the width of small, pinned icons? I noticed a lot of people having the same problem. And I found no way around to fix or modify this huge ...
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Change the background color of desktop app icon in Windows 8 start screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add a “metro” looking tile for a desktop application? How to customize tiles (bigger icon, different color) for desktop applications in the Start Screen? On the ...
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Change HDD icon in Windows 7

How can I change the icon of one of my HDDs in Windows 7, not using the autorun.inf trick? I'm trying to speed up my laptop for every day use as much as possible so I mapped my desktop to a RamDisk. ...