Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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Taskbar icons appearing jagged in Windows 7

Title explains it all. I'm setting up a new laptop and noticed some of the icons look like crap and are blurry/jagged. Laptop is at native resolution, and the taskbar icons are the only ones that ...
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Divide desktop into partitions?

In my office PC desktop, because of high office load, I have lots of icons on my desktop. Is there any portable software (for example : Stardock Fences : but it's not portable) which divides desktop / ...
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Adding icon covers for opera 11

I recently installed opera 11. I chose my web pages stored in my system to open up with opera but now no icon image comes with it. I mean the icon image is default as in when the system doesn't know ...
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Windows word *.doc icon

I recently installed office after clean install. then my genius brother decided to make notepad the default open with with *.doc files. when I reassigned it to open with Word 2007, i got that horrible ...
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Unable to run Microsoft Office 2010 install file

This problem began when I noticed that the icons in the Windows 7 task bar for MS Word and Outlook were generic. I rebuilt the icon cache. Still not the right icons, but not the generic "document" ...
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HTML document no icon?

All my HTML documents on my PC do not show an icon as shown on the image below: Firefox is set as my default browser. How can I configure an icon for them?
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All my program icons in Windows 7 have disappeared

All my program icons in Windows 7 have disappeared: What could be causing this? I followed the instructions in this question but it didn't fix them. What can I do?
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Can I use the first page of a PDF document as its alias icon in OS X?

Is there a painless method for using the first page of a PDF as its alias icon in OS X? The operating system does this for PDF documents on the desktop, and I'd like to replicate the behavior for ...
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How do I remove the dashed border on previously selected desktop icon on Windows 7?

Title is very informative in fact. When you select an icon and then click on the desktop, the previously selected icon remains in a non-focused selection mode which consists in it having a ...
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What secondary status icons are in Trillian Astra?

Im using trillian astra. A secondary status icon annoys me. I have not idea what the meaning is of it. Its like a triangle, and its white-yellow. Can anyone help me to find out what it is exactly?
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Desktop icons and taskbar not shown in Windows XP

I am not able see any desktop icons, taskbar in my Windows XP system. Also none of the keyboard shortcuts like Win Key + R, Win Key + E are not working. Yesterday I installed AVG 9.0 in my machine ...
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Windows 7 icons rearrange themselves

To begin with, Auto arrange icons and Align icons to grid are turned off. The machine has 3 monitors attached. I like to put my gadgets on one, icons on another, and leave the main desktop space ...
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Undesirable Two Different Logon Photos for Windows 7

When I reboot my Windows 7 computer, a differently sized, undesirable user icon is displayed instead of the one I want. When I lock my computer, the correct icon is displayed. I have a customized ...
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How to swap Icon of running Application in Taskbar (on Windows)

I am using Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windos 2000. There is a windows taskbar where each running application is represented by a rectangular button with an icon and a caption, one button per ...
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Different icons for different excel files

In my work, all coding can be done in VBA only - hence, all of our tools (dbase queries, data processing, cash overviews, etc) are written as xlsm files. At the moment, the number of different tools ...
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Why isn't my new PC displaying font icons?

Quite simply, I just cannot see what should be font icons on lots of websites, regardless of if I use Firefox, Chrome, or IE. Here is a screenshot of what I see when I visit icomoon.io I cleared the ...
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Office Document Icons still messed up after reassociation

My MS Office 2010 documents show up like this in Explorer: They open fine, but I'd like to get the icon corrected. I have run a repair from Add/Remove programs. I have cleared the icon cache ...
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Show icons in Windows explorer toolbar in Windows 7 or 8

I want to show icons for every options in Windows Explorer toolbar. Like when we select any folder then icon for Open option displays but other options like New folder,Share with have no icons. How ...
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Desktop items vanishing

The problem I am having is with my desktop items. Just to confirm, I have already: Right clicked and selected "View" :- The box is checked. I have tried showing hidden and system files, - no joy. ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Xfce - minimizing windows to tray (iconifying)

For XFCE (v. 4.8), I'm searching for possible options to minimize windows to tray (iconify). This means that 1) they're not in the window listing and 2) they're not in the alt+TAB menu and 3) when ...
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Can I have the Windows 7 taskbar pinned icons change like they do when unpinned?

I just discovered that if Windows Explorer is unpinned from my taskbar it displays the icon of the currently active folder. This is what I see if it's pinned But if it's unpinned I see the current ...
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Chrome extension icons fritzing out

I'm having trouble diagnosing this in part because I don't know what to look for on Google. About a week ago my Adblock and download icons on Chrome went all "noisy": These noisy bits blur around ...
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Show different directory icons in windows explorer depending on ownership

In the Windows file explorer - Is there a way to give a certain icon to directories which I own? In Windows xp? In Windows 7? Henrik
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How do I set icons and description of file types associated with Notepad++?

I tried using Nirsoft's File Type Manager to change the icons and file descriptions of individual file types associated with Notepad++. However, if I change the icon of one file type, all of the other ...
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Speeding up tray icon hide

"Hide inactive icons" is checked. But the arrow to slide the hidden icons in/out of view moves very slowly ( >2 seconds to reveal, about the same to hide them again ). Is there any way to tweak the ...
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Is it possible to enable Tiles View for icons on the Windows 7 desktop?

Is it possible to enable Tiles View for icons on the Windows 7 desktop? You can get the same thing in Windows Explorer by going to a folder and selecting "Tiles" for the icon view option. The Windows ...
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Gnome setup to show icons for windows along bottom of screen?

I am using Gnome window manager on RedHat Enterprise Linux v2.6.9-67 and recently my Gnome sessions started behaving differently and I do not know what I did to cause this or to restore the old ...
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Why aren't my games starting when I click on their icons?

I've been having an ongoing issue when trying to start up games. I have my various games pinned to my taskbar, and sometimes, when I try to click on them to start 'em up, the icon lights up for a ...
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How to change Windows 7 Aero Desktop Icon Text Color

The default icons are white on blue. Since I am older with vision issues I find a pale green or yellow with black text easiest to read and see. We were developed on a yellow-green planet! I would ...
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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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How can I get the icon from a Windows XP application?

I’m running Windows XP, and I’d like to get a decent-sized (e.g. 256x256) image file of the icon of an app I’m running. On the Mac, I can right-click (take that, Jobs) on an app, select ‘View Package ...
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Free Icon Software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: icon creator software I want to make icons for Windows Vista. What free software can I use? What do you recommend?
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Creating Apple iPhone/iPod-Like Icons

What is the best way to create apple iPhone/iPod shaped icons, ideally there should be a website that you can upload images to and have an them shaped to the default shape, etc. Does this exists? ...
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Uninstalled Program Icon Stuck on Launchpad in Mac OS X Lion

I am currently running OS X 10.7.2 on a MacBook Air. As a quick note, while this program was installed through Steam, I don't think it's a Steam issue. Background: Through Steam, I recently ...
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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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Create a Static Google Chrome Desktop Icon in Windows 7

Is there an easy way to make it so the Google Chrome icon on the desktop cannot be deleted? I want it to appear just like Internet Explorer does by default.
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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 do you disable Icon grid snapping in Windows 7?

Remember the "Snap to Grid" context menu option when you right clicked the desktop? Well I was trying to arrange my icons in a certain way (like a brick stagger), and it was a no go. They just kept ...
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How do I arrange my desktop icons in rigidly alphabetical order?

Currently, my desktop icons are divided into three groups: Upper left icons in the following order: Libraries Computer Recycle Bin Network Magic Continuing to read downwards and to the right: ...
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Best way to export an icon from photoshop? [closed]

I'm writing a program to notify me of new email. It's mostly complete, I'm just working on the notifyicon code now. It's supposed to display the usual application icon with a box containing the count ...