Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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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. ...
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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) ...
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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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Has icon support in Windows 8 changed?

I am considering porting some of my favorite vector based icon sets to Windows, and was hoping to include support for Windows 8. Has Windows 8 changed the icon set format? Can I use SVG for my desktop ...
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Can I change the image associated with my computer when it's sharing as a media server?

I currently have my computer setup to share its videos, music, and pictures as a media server so I can easily access all of my stuff from my PS3 and play it on my TV (since I can't connect my computer ...
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Bigger icon just for one of the shortcuts on the desktop

On Windows 7 professional, I want a bigger icon just for one of the shortcuts on the desktop (only one program shortcut should have large icon, rest of the shortcut icons should be of the ...
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.png application icon in KDE4?

Possibly stupid question, but: I'm creating links to some applicatons on my KDE4 desktop. If I change the icon to a built-in system icon, it displays correctly. If I try to change it to an custom ...
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How do I embed multiple sizes in an .ico file?

I have seen .ico icons that have different images for multiple sizes, eg. 16x16, 32x32, 48x48, 128x128, 256x256. On Windows, how can I create an icon file that supports multiple sizes in this way, ...
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Google Drive status icons not appearing in Windows Explorer

I have installed the Google Drive client for Windows. However, the status icons (green check mark, à la DropBox) are not appearing next to the files' names in Explorer. I'm running Windows 7 Pro SP1, ...
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How to change PHP file icon set to open with Notepad++

I just installed Notepad++ and opened a php file using open with, I then checked off Always use selected program to open this kind of file in windows. The file has a notepad icon. How can I change ...
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Where are native Windows 8 icons located?

I'm talking about simple white icons that appears on start screen. I want to use them on shortcuts. So, I need a file or .dll that contains metro icons.
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Batch convert svg to ico, specifying size?

In Windows, I have a GNOME icon theme in the svg format; several svg files residing within subfolders. Is there a way, on the command line, to convert these to ico files with the same name in the same ...
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How to create a icon from a picture on Linux?

On Ubuntu Linux, though I don't think it's about which distro. I have a picture... How can I create my own icon from the picture?
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change smart card logon icons to two different icons

We have two accounts mapped to our smart cards, a regular user account, and an admin account. When logging in with our CAC, the logon icons are the same for both, and people are getting confused and ...
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Remove arrow mark from shortcut icons on Windows 8

I tried this registry tweak to remove the shortcut arrows, which worked on Windows 7, but doesn't work on Windows 8 anymore. It just shows a white space instead of an arrow. Windows Registry Editor ...
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How do I remove icon overlays from unversioned folders in Tortoise SVN?

How do I remove icon overlays from unversioned folders in Tortoise SVN?
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Disable scrolling-icon

How can I disable this scrolling icon? Windows 7, Synaptics TouchPad
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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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Can I edit the snapshots of websites on most visited sites page in Chrome?

I saw the previous chain of discussion, but did not find a way to continue the thread - I have found the "Preference" (I have Windows 7), but in that, I did not find clearly what to modify. I did find ...
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Icon for Tracking Responses to Meeting Requests in Outlook 2010 is gone

In Outlook 2002 and 2003, small icons shaped as heads helped track meeting responses. In Outlook 2010, I see no such "heads." Have they totally gone away or is there a way to restore them for ...
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How can I universally change the icon for a type of file when the default app doesn't recognize it

I use BBEdit for my coding. I know how to tell all my .cfm, .php, etc. files to open in BBEdit. But The icon is just the plain Jane (what did she ever do?) dog-eared document icon. Instead I'd like to ...
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Odd behavior of permissions and icons

After some virus had infected my Windows 7, I did a complete format and re-installed the OS. I was just installing applications and copying back some data when I noticed some shortcuts changing their ...
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How do I install an icon with an underscore in its name with xgd-menu?

The image file is here, named it 'An_Icon.png' and saved it to ~/Desktop . I used the following commands to install it to my menus: xdg-desktop-icon install --novendor ...
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How to force Windows to save desktop icon positions?

Is there a way to force Windows to save desktop icon positions?
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Is it possible to change the icon for a bookmark folder in chrome?

I have a number of bookmarks in chrome that I have on the bookmarks bar with no text. I have found online tutorials to changing the bookmark icons. However, I cannot figure out how to change the icons ...
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How to fix missing icons in the taskbar and start menu?

I installed Visual Studio 2012 yesterday and during the install my path somehow got screwed up1. Since then, the icons for applications that are part of Windows are the default "unknown" icon, but ...