Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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Battery icon missing from task bar

I used to have an icon on the Windows Vista taskbar showing the battery amount remaining (laptop). It has mysteriously vanished. How can I get it back? I followed the Windows FAQ (see How can I hide ...
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Change Computer Icon?

After finding out adding an autorun on a flash drive to change the icon to actually look like your flash drive, then after finding out that it'd work for Hard Drives too, I started to wonder if you ...
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Windows 7 Desktop icons turned off after every reboot

I have a windows 7 x64 laptop, and every time I reboot all icons on my desktop are missing. I can get them back by right clicking on the desktop and selecting View -> Show Desktop Icons, but I'd ...
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How can you remove icons from the Eclipse/MyEclipse main toolbar?

I could get enough screen space for a few more lines of code by removing some icons from my MyEclipse toolbar. There are some icons I'd like to keep, so hiding the toolbar altogether isn't what I'm ...
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How to rearrange items inside directories in Windows 7?

In all previous versions of the Windows OS, one is able to move and rearrange items inside folders to their liking. But Windows 7 does not allow this, it moves the items itself and does not allow ...
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Modifying the icon in the firefox search box for a website's search engine/feature? (ie. GoogBinHoo, Wikipedia, Ebay, Superuser, etc)

Does anybody know how to change the icon in the firefox search box to a custom made icon? For example if I wanted to change the google icon that is next to the google search box(or wikipedia, ebay, ...
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Upon installing SP3, desktop icons don't load, taskbar disappears and nothing runs at startup

I have recently been forced to reinstall Windows XP. Since then, every time I install Service Pack 3, my task bar does not load when I log in. The only way I have been able to get it back is to ...
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Can anyone tell me the reason for this odd glitch? [closed]

So, here I was using my Windows 8.1 laptop when I noticed something odd. My Firefox window was sharing the icon of whatever was next to it on the taskbar. It sometimes didn't have any icon at all. ...
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How do I change my icons in Windows 7?

For my last 2–3 computers I've always changed a lot of the Windows stock icons with ones that I ether downloaded, or got from a CD that a friend of mine gave me back in 2000. In Windows 98 and Windows ...
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Windows Explorer doesn't show correctly the custom icon

I have an issue with a custom file extension that I've added in the registry, I've followed all steps, reviewed the .ico file path, deleted the associated registry entries and tried again, rebooting ...
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Cannot delete or see properties of desktop network icons

This is probably a really dumb question, but I have spent hours on this problem. I suspect it has to do with privileges, but I can't seem to find the relevant information! The problem is on my wife's ...
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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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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 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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Sort icons in Finder window

Where do you enable the option (if there's any) to automatically sort and line up the icons in a Finder window, when you resize it? I have the default Windows behaviour in mind where the icons take ...
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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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How to restore desktop icons locations?

After updating video drivers and flipping screen resolution, locations of all my desktop icons are lost (again). However, I have a backup of the system disk. Is it possible to restore locations from ...
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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I change the icon for a Windows 7 taskbar group?

One of the programs I use, Coot, is launched from a batch script, which sets some environment variables, which then launches a program that prints to a console and in-turn launches the program window. ...