Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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Where do I find the Google Drive icon?

I made a custom link to my Google Drive directory on the Windows 7 Professional application bar. Now I'd like to change that icon, so that it's obvious it's the Google Drive folder. How do I find the ...
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Why does the Outlook taskbar envelope icon sometimes remain active, even if I have no unread email?

Outlook has a nice envelope icon that displays on top of the taskbar icon when I have new mail. Sometimes this icon comes up when I get a new message, but then doesn't go away when the message is ...
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windows 7 taskbar icons moves by group (grouping is disabled)

I have win 7. Taksbar grouping - "never" All tasks(icons) are not in one small group, but big tasks as it must be. But if I open 3 notepad programs etc & then I'll try to move one of this task in ...
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how to disable desktop picture and desktop icons when a program is started? (in windows 8.1)

i have heard that if you disable the desktop background and hide the desktop icons, your pc will run faster. is there any way i can disable both the desktop background and hide the desktop icons when ...
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How to distribute files with custom icon in Windows

I know how to assign a custom icon to a folder on my own computer. But is there a way to distribute a folder that has a custom icon without having to manually assign the custom icon on each new ...
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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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Make taskbar icons' size bigger/smaller than options given Win 8.1

I am using Windows 8.1 and I want to make my taskbar icons size bigger/smaller than options given in settings. If I set the option to bigger icons, it is to big: If I set it to small, it is ...
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How to fix icons and text in programs that suddenly enlarged, on Windows 8.1?

A few days ago, my desktop icons and certain text in programs (eg the text in my Mozilla Firefox toolbars) suddenly enlarged, but I changed nothing. To confirm this uncontrolled suddenness, I just ...
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How do you change an individual icon's size on the desktop for windows 7

Is it possible to change an icons size on the desktop individually? I have already tried using group methods such as CNTRL and the scroll wheel but that just changes every icons size not the ...
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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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Icons for drawing architecture diagrams [closed]

Do you know any repository of icons for drawing system architecture diagram? Something with nice and tidy server, database, client icons, etc.
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How to remove icons like Hearthstone in launchpad [closed]

Usually I play Hearthstone by logging in to battle.net first. I never use the icons like Hearthstone. How can I remove them? Usually, I can remove them by hold left click, and then a small close ...
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Combine taskbar shortcut and window icons

I've noticed on my windows 7 PC that some pinned shortcut icons on the taskbar do not combine with their application window icon. For example, the normal behaviour is shown with Google Chrome when ...
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Yellow exclamation mark on the Wifi icon whereas the Wifi is working

Sometimes I see a yellow exclamation mark on the Wifi icon, while the Wifi is working. What can cause the exclamation mark to appear? I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. Yellow exclamation mark on the ...
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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 can't turn on system power icon in win 8.1

The power icon in the system tray is missing. I have tried right clicking the taskbar then selecting properies and then 'turn system icons on or off' the power icon options are greyed out and set to ...
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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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Why can I sometimes not drag icons to a supposedly empty spot on my Mac OS X desktop?

I'm using align to grid. There's an icon. There's an empty space. I drag from icon to empty space. It bounces back to its original spot as though there were an icon in the empty space. But there's ...
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Does an open source font exist supporting primarily unicode's symbols / dingbats? [closed]

Does a font exist supporting primarily unicode's symbols, pictograms, dingbats blocks? http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2600.pdf http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1F300.pdf ... and more On ...
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Dropbox missing icon.. Sometimes

I'm stuck with a problem about Dropbox icon. I'm using Debian 7 Wheezy. I've installed Dropbox. When I run manually: dropbox start -i -> Everything is fine and I've an icon on the top-right ...
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Broken Directory Icon Overlay Image

How would I go about tracking down the cause of (what looks like) a broken directory icon overlay? Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about I've had a look at the ...
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How does Windows 7 taskbar “color hot-tracking” feature calculate the colour to use?

This has intrigued me for quite some time. Does anyone know the algorithm Windows 7 Aero uses to determine the colour to use as the hot-tracking hover highlight on taskbar buttons for ...
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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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ShellNew Icon for “.” File Type

I have successfully created a ShellNew command so that I can create a new blank file with no file extension. The reg file looks like this: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.] ...
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Changing MS Word (office 13) QAT icons to be readable

For icons used on the Quick Access toolbar/ribbons (e.g., Merge Cells), is there a way to change them? I can't read the new Office 13 Merge / Unmerge Cells icons easily. They are sparse boxes with ...
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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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What causes icon corruption in Windows 7?

I have read this question and this workaround does not work for me. Now when I launch FileZilla the icon shows fine on the taskbar. How can I fix this in Windows 7? What causes icon corruption? ...
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How to re-enable green Offline Files icon in Windows 7

I have a few folders on a network share that I have set up to always be available offline using Sync Center. The sync works fine, but Windows no longer indicates which folders I've enabled sync on. ...
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What happened to most of my icons?

What happened to most of my icons? Most programs and even just plain text files or word files have lost their icons. I haven't installed any weird crap, and I don't have any viruses/malware. How can ...
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How prevent to auto change view of a folder icons in windows 7

In my windows 7 i want to set all folders view to list. So i opened explorer and went to Tools -> Folder Options -> View and pressed Reset Folders button and ok button. After reset i went back ...
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Where are my icons in Windows 7?

In previous versions of Windows when I right click on a shortcut and dived in to change the icon the initial list populated with a whole catalog of default icons. On Windows 7 (RTM) here is what I ...
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Showing application icon on windows8's windows

Is there any way to display the application icon on it's window borders. like it used to on older version of windows on the top left corner? that new window is beautiful and looks great and have ...
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Pinning task bar icon shows old icon image

I have desktop application that changes the default icon after login. I am using Windows 7 ultimate. After login, if I pin the task bar icon, the icon is not updated and shows the default icon. When ...
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Photo icons have generic picture only

When going to a JPG photo folder OS C drive and opening it to view photos in an icon mode the icons only show a generic picture. If I click on the icon then the actual photo comes up. It seems like ...
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Why is vlc systray icon in i3 status bar

Somehow VLC has put a little icon in my i3 status bar. I know that I can go into VLC preferences and uncheck the "Show systray icon" option to remove it, but my question is how is this happening in ...
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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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Windows 8.1 - USB Autorun not changing the icon

I have created an autorun.inf file with the commands below : [Autorun] label = MyName icon = myicon.ico The purpose of this autorun file is the change the default name Removable Disk ...
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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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Windows 7 64-bit: icon does not appear on taskbar

I have installed the Opera browser on my Windows 7 64-bit. since it is my main browser, I pinned it to the taskbar. however the opera icon does not appear, instead the default Windows icon is show. I ...
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How to change the printer icon displayed in the Control Panel

Printers are displayed in Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers often with a vendor supplied icon. Is it possible to replace that with a custom icon?
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Mac get info always showing png icon instead of the icon

When I open 'Get Info' copy my icon over the default and it applies it but it never shows it. It only shows the default PNG icon (with the pictures and the camera). Does anybody faced the problem ...
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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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Is it possible to change Windows 7's Quick Launch icon size? Maybe registry?

I recently found out you can enable Quick Launch in Windows 7. The only problem is that the icons are slightly bigger than the original taskbar icons so there's a little gap on the bottom of the ...
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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 move specific icons from message tray to top panel in Gnome 3.14?

I'm using Fedora 21 with GNOME shell 3.14. I found an extension called TopIcons which works well but it moves all icons, whereas I need only specific ones. I found an instruction but it seems to be ...
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How can I hide an application from the Windows taskbar?

Is there a way to "hide" a normal windowed application in Windows? I'm looking for something that removes it from the taskbar and possibly puts an icon in the system tray instead.
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Windows 7 Desktop Icons corrupt

I've just run into an issue on Windows 7 whereby a couple of my desktop icons are not showing correctly, see screenshot: I've tried deleting the icon cache and also changing the Max Cached Icons ...
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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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Adding an icon to a Truecrypt/Veracrypt volume

I used an external hard disk with an Autorun.inf file in the root directory to assign a label and an icon to the volume. But now I encrypted it with Truecrypt, and when I mount it, the Autorun.inf ...
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Program Icons Missing in Windows 7

I have just received a new laptop, (HP Elitebook 8770w) and I am encountering an odd issue. Icons for a couple of programs are not displaying correctly. The programs currently affected are TeamViewer ...