Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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Windows 7 desktop icons are blank

The icons on my desktop are invisible, however, when I press F5 they show correctly for about 0.1 seconds before disappearing again. When I run the following batch script downloaded from How to ...
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How to fix application showing generic app icon in OS X (Yosemite)?

This happens in one particular application (emacs for Mac) in a particular directory in my /Applications folder, for one particular account in my system. It used to show the correct icon before but ...
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Assigning Icons To File Types (El Capitan)

I recently downloaded an app called Decompressor by Rocky Sand Studios from the Mac App Store. While this app works perfectly well and opens rar, 7zip and other formats, it does not supply icons for ...
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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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Change user icons on Windows 10

How can I change user icons of regular user icons (Downloads, Documents, Photos, Videos, Music,...)
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Missing file icon associations after application change in Mac OS X 10.11.5

So there's a couple of file types whose associated applications I've changed (notably .csv files and .m (Matlab) files). At some point, however, the files stopped displaying the appropriate ...
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Broken icons in Windows when doing a search

Whenever I perform a search in Windows, I get broken icons for some apps. They mostly seem to be Windows store apps (calculator, calendar, mail, camera). Anyone knows how to fix this?
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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 ...
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Disable scrolling-icon

How can I disable this scrolling icon? Windows 7, Synaptics TouchPad
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Location of windows service icon

Question I would like to use the icon that is used for the MMC when you go to Start -> Run -> services.msc. It's the two little gears icon that I'm after. Furthermore Is every icon Windows ...
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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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Is there a way to have different size icons on the desktop?

I basically want 1 extra large icon (e.g. my Daily To Do list) and the rest could be regular. I know that in the past with Windows Vista & 7 you could use a "Gadget", but that is no longer the ...
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Missing icon for one drive?

I turned on my PC today and found this: This is the only icon which is messed up. It also shows this way in Media Player and Firefox. I've already tried rebuilding the icon cache by different ...
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Why are Icon Overlays (from 3rdParty-Apps) not showing up in the Win8 Explorer?

These wonderful icon overlays that give you useful information in the Windows Explorer are not showing up. It's the most annoying with Dropbox (I already read https://www.dropbox.com/help/154/en). I ...
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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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Why are some icons in Window Explorer Recent list not the same as their normal icons in Windows Explorer?

In some programs on my computer, the items in the Recent list have the icons of the program and not of their file type. For example, this screenshot shows PNG images in Paint's Recent list: However,...
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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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Changing Chrome icon on the tile

The google chrome tile on my windows 10 start menu can't be changed. It has a dark grey box surrounding it (shown in image when it's suppose to be blue[due to theme]). Re sizing the tile would make ...
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Windows 10 Transperent Icons White Background

I've noticed that icons that are supposed to have a transperent background have a white background instead. I've tried rebuilding the thumbnail/icon cache, tried sfc /scannow, tried in-place ...
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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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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 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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Why do all my desktop icons all have a red X in the lower left

Upgraded to Windows 10 a couple of weeks and just noticed that almost all of the icons on my desktop have a small red X in the lower-left corner. The recycle bin and some documents seem to be the ...
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same icon for varios file type open with same program [duplicate]

I want change icon default for some file type. And for this reason i use filetypeman. But i have a problem because when i change a icon of (for example) avi file, automatically change icon of other ...
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Windows 10 Desktop Icons in Tile View Mode

Not sure why this is happening, but all my Windows 10 icons are listing their file size. Each icon has a KB or Byte list next to them and the icon box is super duper wide. Folders are not like this, ...
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Windows 10 - Microsoft Edge missing in start menu and pins

Note: People have seem to have had issues doing this in windows 10 pro, this could be because of windows updates. If the solution does not work, please use "Refresh your PC" Ok. I have just upgraded ...
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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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Seperate File Type Icons

So I want my .xml files to have their own icon on my desktop (instead of the Atom icon that it has from its default opening program). So I download "File Types Manager" from "Nirsoft" and change it to ...
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Change icon of ruby files [duplicate]

How do I change the icon of Ruby interpreter on Windows? It looks like this: http://i.stack.imgur.com/oipyZ.jpg I want to change the file icons associated with the ruby interpreter. I searched in ...
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Host file hijack

I wanted to add an entry into my host file so I opened the directory and Hosts Networks Protocol Services All files except the Imhosts.sam file are messed up. all 4 of those files when double ...
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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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Right clicking on windows 10 does nothing

I am having similar issues to what others had. I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, and all went fine and smooth except for not being able to right-click some shortcuts in start menu or taskbar. ...
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Where does TextMate2 store the icons it uses to represent specific file-types?

When you save a TextMate 2 document with a .py extension the window's title acquires a Python icon that I've only ever seen in TextMate: Does anyone know where this icon, and the icons associated ...
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Sort by bar dissapeared in Windows 7 folder explorer when viewing icons

Under Windows 7 sorting by thumbnail icon files takes longer, or a different path of clicks. I have to switch viewing files in details mode (select from the sorting bar) and then sort by date ...
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How do I remove the 'Recent Places' icon from my Windows 7 desktop?

How do I remove the 'Recent Places' icon from my Windows 7 desktop? I did something in Windows File Explorer and now it's just there. I can't delete it by right clicking on it or drag it to the ...
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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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Identification of task bar (or desktop) icons in screencasts? [closed]

Is there a best practice for figuring out what certain task bar icons represent, such as when you see them in a video instructor's screencast and you're curious if it's an app you should add to your ...
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How to download icons from any site

How to download icon from any website like sign-in or any other icon if i want to download sign in icon from following site click me to open the site how do i download it ?
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How to Remove UAC Icon Overlays (Blue-Yellow Shields) in Windows 7

Over some of my program shortcuts and install files, there is an uac icon overlay (blue-yellow shield) and I find them really ugly. Is there any way to get rid of them please? Edit I closed UAC to ...
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Looking for a Mac system icon - Finder PDF Preview icon

Looking for the .icns file for the Finder PDF Preview icon. Can anyone tell me where it is located?
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Icons in Chrome's pinned menu on Windows don't appear

When I pin shortcuts to Chrome in Windows 7, when I first pin them, their icons are the normal icons for the site, but after a while, the icons disappear and are replaced with icons like this: As ...
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Accidentally put my desktop icons in tile view on my Windows 8 hp probook, how can I restore the default/normal appearance of my desktop icons?

This happened when I was pressing ctrl+shift+(either 1,2,3 or 4, but I'm almost positive it happened while pressing 1). All of the sudden the icons on my desktop tiled themselves, and where I have ~...
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how to hide icons from the Desktop in Kali Linux (all folders in the root appears in the desktop)

I have asked this question before but from unregistered account which made me unable to answer any quires that had been raised I run many commands and I guess one of them made the following icons ...
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Hide NTFS compression blue double arrow icon overlay

Since the last Windows 10 update I have these blue double arrows on almost every item (all files & folders that are NTFS compressed). How can I remove these?
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Remove line under Windows 10 taskbar icons

That "underline" underneath taskbar icons was apparently added to indicate the application is open (vs. just pinned). I don't need this indicator. Is there any way to remove the open application ...
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How to hide (but keep enabled) Action Center icon from the taskbar

I am using Windows 10, and normally in recent Windows versions, I can hide system icons as well as app icons in the notification area (previously known as system tray). A little triangle button ...
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Disable Discord dock badge

I'm using the Discord app for Mac. The app icon in the dock has a red badge on it at all times. The badge looks like the ones that indicate new messages on apps like Mail, Messages, etc, only ...
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Change icon of a program

How can I change the icon of a program? I don't just mean the icon in the file, I mean the icon in the taskbar and the top left corner when the app is running. Also, how can I change the title of an ...
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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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Windows 10 Apps, right-clicking on Taskbar icons, Start Menu/Search Bar and clicking Windows System Tray icons all fail

So in the middle of the day (worked fine in the morning), I come to find out that all the crap listed in my Title starts to happen. Internet Explorer 11 also doesn't fully function: some sites fail to ...