Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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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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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 ...
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Google Chrome icon not visible

For some reason after I've installed Google Chrome the Google Chrome icons were not visible. I even reinstalled it and the same happens. How can I fix this problem? I also posted on Chromium ...
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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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How to remove (not hide) the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon

I want to remove the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon from the system tray, do I need to change the registry? Also how can I remove some devices in the "Safely Remove Hardware" list? I do not want to ...
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Where can i find the system broken image icon file

I am looking for the broken image file that the system uses when images break. I am on osx, but I don't really mind if i get the windows file instead. I would like the file that the system uses - I ...
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How to change the appearance of empty folders in finder?

I'm looking for a way to change the appearance of empty folders within finder in order to distinguish them from folders with contents. Does anyone know of a way to do this, either through third ...
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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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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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Remove multiple dimension icons from ico file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which software can be used to create icons? My question is opposite of this question. In my ico file, there are many ico files in one single ico file, and I need to get ...
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Google Chrome 'ruined' after someone else logged in

Google Chrome was the default browser that came with my laptop. I have a Google account which I was logged into Chrome with. Someone else logged into my chrome using their account which has resulted ...
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How to change the font color of the desktop icon while running DreamScene

I have a problem using DreamScene, that software is used to make video files into desktop background (like animated wallpaper). The problem is when I activate DreamScene, the video file become my ...
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How to change icons in LibreOffice toolbars?

I personally find (you're free to disagree) LibreOffice's toolbar icons ugly and not quite intuitive, so I decided to replace them... if I only knew how... Any advice? (I'm especially interested in ...
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Icon not changing

As you can see in the first image, I have selected always open with notepad++ program. But, the problem is that the all the php files are opening with notepad++ program but the icons doesn't change. ...
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Show filename as part of the file icon on MacOS

Is there a way to make a sort of dynamic icon that will show the filename as part of the icon instead of at the bottom/right of the icon? I am running Snow Leopard.
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why must I frequently rebuild the icon cache in windows 7?

Every few days of usage this will randomly occur on my windows 7 pro 64-bit pc: All explorer entries in the task bar will revert to the generic non-icon. If I try to run anything from start->run, ...
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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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Windows 7 icons shuffling

I have a client's computer that seems to have issues with icons that shuffle around. I've already tried to align them to a grid and turn off "auto arrange". It seems like that doesn't fix the issue. ...
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How do you customize the icon on a USB stick?

When I used my USB stick to install Ubuntu, the USB appears with an Ubuntu icon in My Computer. Is it possible to customize this icon to something I want?
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Gnome Settings - gsettings vs gconftool-2

In Gnome 3 desktop icons are hidden by default. I tried to show them this way gconftool-2 --set -t bool /org/gnome/desktop/background/show-desktop-icons true It didn't work. So i tried: gsettings ...
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Add an icon to Internet Explorer pinned site on the taskbar

Is there a way to add an icon to a pinned Internet Explorer page on the task-bar? One of the sites I have pinned does not and it is very ugly and I have no idea what site it is because the icon is ...
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How can I create a 24-bit PNG with alpha and no transparency in Fireworks CS3?

We're creating icons for a mobile app, and the developers have asked for very specific files. One needs to be 48px x 48px and has to be a 24-bit PNG with alpha and no transparency. I'm using ...
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I mistakenly assigned .exe files as .txt, issue resolved but icons won't change.?

I mistakenly assigned a .exe file with .txt file. All the programs stopped working, but, then I resolved the issue using Microsoft fixit tool. Now all programs work well, but, still the icons are ...
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Looking for “super icons” to organize Windows 7 Quick Launch toolbar

I am looking for special icons (I'll call them "super icons" here) for the Windows 7 Quick Launch toolbar. These super icons, as I envision them, have the property that, upon clicking one of them, ...
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Desktop icons arranged differently depending on where I'm logging in

When I RDP into my server from home, my desktop icons are arranged the way I want them; but when I log in from anywhere else, they're all bunched up on the left. I have no idea how this can happen; ...
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Sites folder icon is incorrect in Finder sidebar on Mac OS X Lion

I recently did a clean install of Mac OS X Lion. Now, I can't figure out why the icon for the Sites folder in the finder sidebar is just a regular folder and not the special Sites icon it used to be. ...
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desktop gadgets obscure icons

I'm using Windows 7 with pretty basic configuration. I have a few dekstop gadgets (clock, cpu and network meter, etc) which for some reason obscure the desktop icons. As far as I could understand this ...
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How can I change a file type's default program while keeping its current default icon on Windows 7

Let's say I want to open XML files in Notepad, I can change the default program through Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program. However, that ...
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Change icon positions from the command line?

Is it possible to use the Windows command line to get or change the positions of icons the screen? For example, I can drag and move a file's icon on my desktop. How would I retrieve that position ...
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Windows 7 desktop icons randomly

After reboots, my Windows 7 desktop icons will randomly change size. I am referring to the icons with a gray border around them. A search has not yielded me a working resolution. How do I fix this?