Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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Windows: Completely remove Action Center icon

Personally, the Action Center in Windows (that annoying white flag in the notification area, always telling you to repent and change the way you administrate your system) is one of the things I ever ...
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How to add Force Quit Icon in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have just migrated from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04. As most of the UI elements have been changed I don't know to add Force quit icon, which is needed for most of the not responding applications. So, how ...
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Why do my desktop icons resize themselves repeatedly?

I used ln -s (symbolic link) to link a folder to my Desktop on Mac OS X 10.6 to get Dropbox to sync it. I'm not sure if that's related to the symptom or not, but I did notice that shortly thereafter, ...
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How do I further decrease the width of small, pinned icons?

I would like to decrease the width of pinned icons. I already have the small icons set, but there is still a lot of whitespace around the icon that is unnecessary. I guess ideally I would like the ...
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Way to override taskbar icon of already running arbitrary program instance?

I have open several instances of programs like cygwin terminal, putty, etc., for different but related things. It would help me work if they had different icons each, because I have open a relatively ...
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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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How do I change an application icon on Ubuntu?

Specifically, I want to swap out the Chrome icon for that of Chromium, as I find the former garish.
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Moving Icons from one page to another in the Windows 7 Taskbar

As a programmer I have a tonne of icons pinned to my Task Bar (Visual Studios / 5 Different Browsers / Etc...) When you reach enough icons to fill the bar it flips the rest onto a 2nd page that they ...
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Why is a “Show Desktop Icons” toggle ultra slow in Windows XP?

Anybody who has used Vista and XP and likes to keep their Desktop items hidden most of the times would have noticed that this toggle is really really slow in XP, while almost instantaneous in Vista. ...
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Change icon order for .ico file

.ico file contains icon with various size in particular order. Is there any utility to change this order in .ico file?
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Resource Editor for Windows Applications to replace Icon , open source, quick and simple [closed]

I am using Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2000. Each application has a primary icon that is displayed in the taskbar and on the desktop and in the application window. The icon lives in the ...
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How do I keep an icon in the Windows 7 taskbar from disappearing when its program is open?

In Windows 7 I have icons pinned to my taskbar. But if the application is open, the icon is no longer visible. I want to open a second window of the application and it's a pain to have to traverse ...
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Windows 10 - Blank start menu icons

My start menu icons look like this I'm using windows 10 from windows 7 any advice? -jeff
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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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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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Gnome Settings - gsettings vs gconftool-2

In GNOME 3 desktop icons are hidden by default. I tried to show them up this way: gconftool-2 --set -t bool /org/gnome/desktop/background/show-desktop-icons true It didn't work. So I tried: ...
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Create new extension association and icon in SnowLeopard

I was searching for the best way to add a new file extension type (.xyz) and associate an icon to all files of that kind in SnowLeopard.
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Network-related icons suddenly removed

On a fresh Windows 7 installation, I created some shortcuts icons to network shares on the Desktop. Without any warning, these icons are sometimes and randomly deleted from Desktop. I totally don't ...
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Scaleable icons in Windows 7

I am big fan of having big icons. Some of them scale, but some does't. Why? How to repair this? What replacement should I search for?
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How to change gnome main menu icon?

I have tried quite a few things now. Nothing seems to work. The tutorial I found are outdated. And its hard to actually find out how gnome actually loads this icon. I have a special theme. I changed ...
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How to align all desktop items Right side? by default it always have at left side?

How to align all desktop items Right side? by default it always have at left side?
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Blank white desktop icons on new Windows 7 install

I just did a fresh install of Windows 7 professional on my father's Toshiba Satellite laptop and everything went smoothly except for the fact that certain desktop shortcuts appear as a blank white ...
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Where to put Aptana Studio on Ubuntu after downloading?

I am new to Ubuntu so I'm not sure where stuff usually goes. I am pretty sure I have Java 6 installed and working correctly. I have downloaded Aptana Studio 1.5 from their website, unzipped the ...
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Is there an online identicon creator? [closed]

I thought the pictures associated with our profiles were automatically generated until they were manually changed. A lot of people have these cool identicons based on their IP address. How can I get ...
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Are there symbols for newer Windows key icons?

Microsoft's Windows icon has changed multiple times throughout the past decade. In doing so, the Windows key's icon has changed as well, from Windows XP to the most modern iteration, Windows 8. Now ...
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C:\Users now reads C:\Google Drive

During a change of the folder location for Google Drive, Explorer crashed and when the dust cleared the "C:\Users" directory was now renamed to "C:\Google Drive". To add insult to injury, the folder ...
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Firefox - How to reduce spacing between icons on the Navigation Bar

I am using Firefox 24.0 on Windows 8.1 64-bit (RTM from MSDN) and have a few extensions installed which add buttons to the navigation bar. For some reason there is a large amount of wasted space ...
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Can I change icon in this case?

I have associated txt file and xml file with Notepad++ (both opened with it), so both of them have the same icon with Notepad++. Is there any way to change the txt icon to a different icon than the ...
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How do I fix GitHub icons (octicons) on Firefox?

Ever since GitHub added octicons, I have been unable to see them in Firefox. I found the UTF codes listed here, but I have no idea how to fix them.
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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 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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Why are notification area icons' settings not saved in Windows XP?

Every time I logon I set several icons to be hidden in taskbar properties. But after reboot this setting is lost. How can I fix this problem?
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How to change the icon for programs in Ubuntu's Applications menu?

I downloaded the latest Eclipse but it doesn't provide an installer (it runs off the unzipped file). I added a shortcut in the Applications menu to it but the icon is the Ubuntu default icon. How can ...
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Desktop icons sort by name (sort of) in Windows 7

I am having trouble understanding the Sort by> Name option in the desktop context menu. When I click on this, my icons are sorting vertically, mostly alphabetically. Upper left corner is Recycle ...
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Systematically change folder icons in Windows 7 to accommodate Movie Collection

I was google-ing for the past day or so, and could not find an easier way of changing the icons for a folder in Windows 7 than the following... The thing is, I have a movie x264 collection, and each ...
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Force my browser to use the “old” google tab icon

How can I force google Chrome to use the old Icon, which was used until some days before? I've got many tabs open and searching for the new Icon is much harder than searching for the old, which I'm ...
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How do I remove titles from Windows 10 taskbar and keep icons only

In my Windows 10 Pro I got icons and titles on taskbar. But I want to have icons only (like at the bottom on the picture). Is there an option for this? How do I remove titles from Windows 10 ...
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Icon Disappeared // Generic rectangle shows up

No clue what happened. Today, skype just does not have an icon on my screen. He does have this weird looking emblem. This is both on the desktop, like this... ...as well as on the task bar, like ...
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Is it possible to get an animated .gif as a folder icon?

I was wondering if it was possible to use animated .gif as icons for folders/files. I already know how to add pictures using the getinfo and pasting but I couldn't figure out if their was a way to ...
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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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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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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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Where is the Windows 7 games icon located?

I've created my own Games folder on my data drive and i'd like to add a picture to the default folder icon: Right-Click on Folder > Properties > Customize > Folder Pictures > Choose ...
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Windows 7 Start Menu / Taskbar shortcut icon issue

I'm running Win7 Ultimate x64, and have Visual Studio 2010 installed. The other day I mis-clicked and deleted the VS2010 program folder; I realised my mistake the next time I started the PC and ...
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Mysterious gray square outlines on certain desktop icons?

Recently, my hand slipped on my mouse/keyboard and I accidentally increased the icon size. After resetting it and fixing them, I noticed these incredibly annoying small gray outlines around only ...
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Restart explorer.exe in Windows 7 while keeping all icons in the system tray?

Sometimes when you are prompted to restart the computer (or log off), you can get away with just restarting the explorer process. I'm sure you know what i'm talking about. The problem is, that when ...
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Change Vim's icon

I'm on a Linux Machine ( Ubuntu ) and I use (g)Vim which is my favorite, I love everything but the icon, I like MacVim's icon but gVim's icon has a lot to be desired, is there a way to useea custom ...
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Hide an application's dock icon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show/Hide Application Icon in Dock Is there any way to keep an application from displaying an icon in the dock on Mac OS X?
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How to change radius of rounded rectangle in Photoshop

At this point, I'm thinking of just using CSS 3, esp. since I'm a programmer, but I'd like to do this with Photoshop because I think it's nicer since I'm working with images anyway, among other ...
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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 ...