Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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How do I make the Linux Mint Cinnamon desktop more rigid?

I am running Linux Mint Cinnamon, and my desktop is currently very loose and hard to manage. Windows, however, has a desktop with a very rigid structure, with the icons in preset imaginary "boxes" on ...
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Icons missing in Thunar for non-root user on Ubuntu-Server

I have 64-bit Ubuntu-Server 16.04 running in Virtualbox. I installed Xorg, Fluxbox, Slim, Thunar, and gnome-icon-theme. I'm trying to avoid installing a pesky full desktop environment. The icons show ...
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Refresh Icon Cache Without Rebooting

Normally, to refresh the icon cache in Windows, we have to reboot. Is there a way to refresh the icon cache in Windows 7/8 without rebooting?
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How to Change File Type Icon in Thumbnail Preview, Windows 10

I use Google SketchUp a lot and each new model/file I create, SketchUp makes a .skb back up file of the last save. I was able to create a subkey in the registry to associate a different icon file for ...
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How can I change the user icon in Chrome Browser?

I have more than one user in Chrome Browser (chrome://settings/ Add new user) and can't find out how to specify a custom icon for each user. Chrome allow me select an icon from a list of icons set, ...
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What actions can I take if somebody steals my YouTube logo/icon without permission? [closed]

I recently made a YouTube account by the name of StormSix. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF_po0v0JMqOqBGpVUl_7iA) But today I searched my name on YouTube only to find a channel with a similar name ...
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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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Windows 10 taskbar right click doesn't work properly

So I've had this problem for quite some time, I can't really explain it in the title. I'm running Windows 10 and when I right-click on the icon of a running program on the taskbar the only option I ...
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How to : Run an App WITHOUT a taskbar button ?

In the MS Windows GUI - say Win XP for definiteness, I want a GUI app to run WITHOUT a taskbar button-icon (while its main window is not minimized). Is there a 3-rd party "tweaker" or combination of ...
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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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Save Windows 8.1 Desktop icon size?

I know this sounds confusing, but I want to be able to save the SIZE of my desktop icons in windows 8.1. I found out that holding CTRL and using the scroll wheel allows you to change them beyond the ...
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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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Application icons corrupted in Explorer

I recently installed Debut Video Capture (from NCH software) and now some of the application icons in explorer are corrupted, just showing a generic "folder" icon. So far I've found this has affected: ...
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Use Windows default icon with Notepad++

I do like Notepad++, but I hate its icon. I'm very happy with Windows icons for txt/ini/... files, and would like to keep them. How can I associate Notepad++ with all supported filetypes without ...
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Two blue arrows at top right of icons

If this is a duplicate post, my apologies but I couldn't find one. On some icons I am seeing a two blue arrows at the top the right pointing towards each other. I first noticed it on the icons on ...
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Sharing icons missing from all online sites - MAC after Google sync

I accidentally synced my Mac with Google, lost all bookmarks, etc., but the most puzzling thing is that there are now NO "share" icons on ANY online sites I visit. None. I used to see FB, Twitter, ...
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Change text colour of desktop icons on Windows 10

As the title says, is there any way to change the colour of text for the icons on your desktop in Windows 10? I have a lot of nature backgrounds so white tends to blend in. I have made them bold but ...
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All icons missing [duplicate]

As the title says, all of my icons are suddenly missing (Windows Explorer, Registry, Task Manager). Only metro icons in the start menu are showing This is my current situation: Additionally, I can't ...
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Grouping Categories of Icons in Windows 10 Taskbar

I have lots of icons in my task-bar - they're all necessary, because monitor real estate is at a premium and I need that sliver of visible desktop for things other than launch icons. What I'm ...
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How can I extract an icon from a file-type and apply it to a shortcut?

I have a file of type *.xyz that has a nice icon. I would like to set that icon as the icon for a shortcut on my desktop. However, the "change icon" option in the properties dialog can only extract ...
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change Windows 10 drag files (icon size)

When I drag a file to move to a folder in Windows 10, the icon that shows is so large that it hides the folder name. I want to know how can I re-size the icon that shows, or remove it altogether? (I ...
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icons disappeared from windows 10 only names of files and folders are visible

Today I got a weird problem with my windows 10. There is no icon image for any file/folder and programs have a default icon. How can I resolve this issue? Possible duplicate question has nothing to ...
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Where does Windows store icon positions?

Where do Windows XP/Vista/7/... save the positions of the icons on the desktop? Is there a built-in way to save the positions? Can I lock the position of certain items?
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Make Recorded TV Appear in Windows 7 Libraries/ Change library Icon

The Library Recorded TV exists, as you can add it to the right side of the Windows 7 Start Menu, but It doesn't appear in the Libraries Folder? Is it possible to make it appear there? I went to start ...
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How to disable only the synced icon overlays from MEGASync?

MEGASync adds icon overlays to files and folders that are synced. It has three different icons to represent: currently syncing, synced, and sync failed. The currently syncing and sync failed overlays ...
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Windows 7: Desktop icons for new files are [sometimes] added in wrong position

I have 62 icons on my Windows 7 Desktop. (Only one monitor.) (Windows Classic theme.) Enabled are "Auto arrange icons", "Align icons to grid", and "Show desktop icons". With Windows XP and prior, ...
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Set Folder Icon for all Os

I want set icon to my folder in My external hard drive but when I change it (by right click on it and -> properties -> customize -> change icon (i address the icon from my extenal hard ...
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What does the this Windows 10 Action Center tray icon overlay indicate, exactly?

Here is a screenshot, containing the icon (the one in the middle, presumably describing a text note, with what looks as a stop sign at lower right corner of it): I cannot find explanation on what ...
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windows 7 desktop icons: new icon placement

When moving/saving/etc a new file on the desktop, the icon appears second (just after "Computer"). I find it annoying, since I want my "special" icons to be first (such as the recycle bin, "Network", ...
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No “Extra Large icons” on High DPI laptop (Win)

I have a high DPI laptop (3200x1800, 13" screen. Hardware is Lenovo Yoga2Pro), which I hate for these reasons. My specific question is about the size of thumbnail icons in native Windows (10). The ...
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Wanna know the default location of disk drive icons in any windows os

Where can I find the default disk drive icons that I get on opening My Computer. Must be in shell32.DLL or imageres.dll , but what is the exact location and is it same for all versions of windows os?
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lxpanel: Dropbox icon missing

I'm using dropbox on my lubuntu 15.10 machine. It works fine, unless the dropbox icon, which tells the state of the application and allows interaction, is missing. When I start dropbox, no matter if ...
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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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Where did this loading image come from?

This is an image I have had for a while, and I want to know where it came from. I believe it came from windows so if you can point me towards the right dll/folder I'd really appreciate it!
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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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Shortcuts now insist on being pinned to the icon of the program that opens them

I have several Oracle VM VirtualBox virtual machines configured on my Windows 7 host. There are two ways to start a virtual machine: 1) Start the VirtualBox VM Manager, select the virtual machine ...
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Windows 8 missing glyphs / icons

So recently I installed few fonts on my system inorder to design few banners in photoshop so I bulk installed them and when system prompted to replace the existing fonts, I replaced them. Now am not ...
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Mac icons change when selected

Is there a way or a third party program that changes the mac finder icons to another icon when not selected but if selected restores the icon to the correct one.
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Annoying white arrows on the taskbar icons area. Windows 10

I've just installed Wiondows 10 Insider Preview Build 14279 And I get these annoying white bands/arrows on the taskbar icon area. How can I get rid of them? I've tried different options at ...
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How can I hide the Homegroup icon on the desktop?

Last night a Windows update on my Windows 7 machine added a new "Homegroup" icon to my desktop. I don't want the icon on my desktop but can't see any way to get rid of it. It's not listed in the ...
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Is it possible to change the layer visibility (eye) icons to be more readable, in Photoshop Elements 11?

In previous versions of Photoshop Elements, the eye icon appeared as opened or closed to indicate a layer's visibility. In Photoshop Elements 11, the layer's visibility is only indicated by a diagonal ...
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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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Is It Possible To Lock/Freeze Windows 10 Taskbar Icons?

Often I must drag icons from the unseen/unused portion/s of the taskbar to the part of the taskbar I can see. For example, I must endlessly drag the Chrome icon from the "bottom" of the taskbar, the ...
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Why windows use icons which are in the %sytemRoot%installer folder?

I found my driver c: ,have a lot of .msi file in %SystemRoot%Installer Folder.Then I delete them. Now A lot of software can't found the icon file,and I choose to changed icon for the shortcut,there ...
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What does this nonprinting symbol mean in Microsoft Word?

I have a document from another editor that includes a non-printing character (it goes away when paragraph icon in ribbon is toggled) that I do not recognize: I don't know how to search for an ...
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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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My Windows 10 taskbar icons are messed up and I don't know how to fix it

My Windows 10 taskbar icons are messed up and I don't know how to fix it. Here is the screenshot, any ideas? Symptoms: All my active icons are not displayed... only 4 at a time in a slider. This ...
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Remove shortcut overlays from hard links

I have learned from this and many other that the folder winsxs inside Windows folder contains a lot of hard linked folders. But none of the folders in winsxs shows shortcut overlays. However, when I ...
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Laptop used with multiple other additional screens - lock icons to the actual laptop screen

Hi I have a LT running windows 10. I use it by its self but also on a projector at work, with an additional 24" at home, two additional 24" at my work desk (one via USB graphics card) and ...
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Sound system icon disappeared

System icon disappeared in my system tray. So I am not able easily and quickly turn off/on sound or change the volume. I did search the net and found that right click of system bar can take me to ...