Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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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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Why do my shortcut icons get broken on Windows 7?

I have a strange problem. My icons seem to disappear randomly on my Windows 7. They were there a while back, now they ain't. It happens often and quite randomly. Anyone know a fix?
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Library icon appears at the back of some small icons in thumbnails view

I want to remove music library icon that appeared behind some of icons. I think it affects files without 128x128 icons. It began after installation of Windows 10 icons. I have Windows 7 x64. I ...
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Why are icons missing for certain programs in Win7? [duplicate]

For some of my programs, the icons have vanished. This applies to both the pinned Start Menu items and the programs in their program folders as well. Inkscape and IrfanView have both had their ...
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Which OneDrive icon/status is for which Icon Overlay Identifier name?

Similar to this question, I would like to selectively disable some of OneDrive's shell icon overlays. The registry ...
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Which Dropbox icon is for which Icon Overlay Identifier name?

Since Windows can only handle 15 icon overlay identifiers and the rest get ignored I though I can move the ones I want to the top and only have the ones I need. In terms of Tortoise SVN it's very ...
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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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Incorrect icon association Mac - El Capitan

I have recently switched from PC to Mac and since I am not very familiar with the environment I would like to ask for a help. My MacBook Air with El Capitan installed has problem with icons ...
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All .rar .jpg .png files in windows 7 are changed to an icon with a folder and little thumbnails [on hold]

All .rar .jpg .png files are changed to an icon with a folder and little thumbnails and I can't get them back to the normal icon please help I am running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit . i can still ...
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Why does Skype now show up as Skype[3]

The Skype icon on my task bar shows up with the S logo and a number 3 in it in gold. Does it mean 3 copies of Skype are open or that I am using version 3 of Skype? I only want to run 1 copy of Skype ...
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Notification icon sizing

What is the reg path to increase the size of the volume icon on the notification tray in windows 7? For some reason the icons in the notification area only have become super small and I want to ...
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Notification Icons

Question first then clarification. How are icon added to the notification area icons list so that they can be selected to be either displayed or not? Clarification. I had to reinstall the LAN card on ...
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Problem in Displaying HTML Files' Icons in Win 7?

I have Windows 7 x64 (built 7600). I just installed Firefox 3.6 and I set it as my default browser, upon I've set that all of my HTML files were been without any icons! Could you please guide me how I ...
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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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Icons on Quick Launch show as blank pages - Windows 10

I know this has been asked before, but no answer has worked for me. I rebuilt the icon cache two or three times and the blank pages keep coming back every time I reboot. If I click on the program ...
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Windows 10 updates & changes font back to microscopic

my laptop is <2 years old. Purchased with W 8.1 and upgraded to W 10. Windows 8.1 had tiny fonts but I was able to change the size by going to Tool icon (Settings) and System Display.. Changed a ...
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Desktop shortcut icons all changed to Notepad icons

All of my desktop shortcut icons on Windows 7 have changed to Notepad icons. How do I get my old icons back?
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Unable to remove/hide icons from desktop folder

I wish to hide some windows icons from my desktop folder1, but cannot. When I click delete, it says they will be deleted from my desktop (which they already are), but they remain visible in the ...
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What does the number on the visual studio solution icon represent?

Just out of curiosity - what does the number represent? At first I thought it was simply the version/year, because I saw some 10's and some 8's (I have vs 2010 and 2008) but, then why do I have some ...
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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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Is there a way to hide the blue compression arrows on a Win 10 icon

In Windows 10 there is a new indicator to show a folder or file is being compressed. It even shows this for shortcuts and folders. I don't want to see this... How do I make them disappear ...
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All Desktop Icons have disappeared

My Windows7-german-64bit installation worked fine until today. But this morning I have suddenly lost all my desktop icons. I can re-enable the icons via right-click on desktop > ...
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What are these favicon-like icons called in Chrome?

I just noticed some icons on the right side of the url in Chrome (on a Mac) with favicons of technologies used by the current website. Clicking on the single icon shows a dropdown/tooltip with ...
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What is this number 1 on my Google Chrome icon (Mac)?

After the latest update (or a very recent one if not the latest; basically it showed up sometime leading up to or including Version 47.0.2526.111 (64-bit), which is what is currently running), the ...
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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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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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Link shortcuts to icons? running nimi places, windows 10

Nimi places displays contents of folders in a gui sort of like windows fences. Many of my shortcuts in these folders do not have icons. Any way to link icons to the correct icon automatically or do I ...
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Windows 10 Task View Icon Error

I've noticed that when I use Task View, the window thumbnail is replaced by the default icon (i.e. the one with square with the white rectangle with the application icon on center) or with 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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The Windows Update icon suddenly gone missing in Control Panel (Windows 10)

Up until yesterday, things in Control Panel land were looking okay. Then, I want to catch the Microsoft Update Dump that was scheduled for last night. So I went to Control Panel, figuring I'd hit ...
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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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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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How does Windows explorer know which icons to display?

Or put in other words: where is the icons of program files stored? I have read something about specific icon files, but I figure if that's where they're stored, there still has to be some reference in ...
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Windows 10 icons appearance changed

A cat slept on the keyboard and all my desktop icons are now looking like in the picture : Three lines of text description to the right of the image. How can I fix it to see the normal behavior ( one ...
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Windows 10 icons are not displaying on the bottom row unless I move an icon to be the second from the bottom and then move one under that one

I ran a cmd file to change my registry for Windows 8 DPI scaling since Windows 10 scaling wasn't working, but it seems to have caused more problems than before, such as several crashes and the icon ...
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How to Save Desktop icon layout position with a different profile for one or two monitors

i am working with a laptop at work, now, when im sitting at the office, i use dual monitor settings, and when i work outside the office, i work with only 1 monitor. the desktop icons are driving me ...
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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 of what ...
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Plank modify icon wihout any duplicates

After having plank installed, I decided to modify an icon launcher (atom editor to be precise). The problem is that when I launch it, another icon appears: I have found several solutions (which ...
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How to change the icon of html files?

Windows (at least XP and Vista, I haven't tried 7) refuses to honor my setting of the icon to show for html files. It insist in showing the paper sheet with the IE logo on it. On XP I changed the ...
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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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How can I convert SVG images to Windows ICO or Mac ICN icons?

I'd like to convert svg icons to windows icons and mac icons. A free option would be the best.
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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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Location of new flat Microsoft Icons

Is there any way to access the new stylish flat icons that Microsoft uses lately (in Word, Excel, Dynamics, ...)? Are they located in some .dll or anywhere in Windows? I am talking about these: ...
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How to fix broken taskbar icons in Windows 7

I have a program pinned to the taskbar. After I upgraded the program (I think) the icon broke. What I get now is what you see below; that ugly default application icon thing. If I unpin it, I get ...
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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 can I see which DLLs included in Windows contain icons?

When changing shortcut icons it's useful to know which DLLs and EXEs included with Windows contain icons, but there are so many DLLs (especially in System32) that it's difficult to find the ones which ...
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Can I change the icon used to identify profiles in Google Chrome web browser?

I'd like to make the profile icons in chrome more meaningful. E.g. a pic of the profile's user, my company's logo for my work profile.
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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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How can I use Windows Libraries icons for my own folders?

I relocated my Windows Libraries to a set of folders of my own: Now I also want to use the same icons for these folders. How can I do that? I tried Customize under the folder's properties, but I ...
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How to correct wrong task bar icon for windows explorer.exe?

The windows explorer.exe program's task bar icon is mixed up with some other program, how can I fix that?