Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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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 can I customize the taskbar in Windows 7 to separate the programs that are running and those that aren't?

I want the open programs to be on the right, and the not-open programs to be on the left. It really bothers me that there are unopened programs in between those that are open, so much so that I have ...
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Windows 7: The item you selected is unavailable. It might have been moved etc etc etc

I am running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. An issue I keep coming across completely at random is that items pinned to my taskbar and start menu somehow become corrupt. The icons turn into a ...
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get rid of blue background behind the desktop icons

Today morning there was some problem with my pc and i forced Restart. After that i can see some Blue background behinde every icon. I have seen Texts below desktop's Icons became blue in Windows ...
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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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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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Volume/Brightness Icon Changed Somehow, Want Old Ones Back: Windows 7/ASUS

I successfully removed some adware off my laptop. Now when I lower the volume (with F11+FN), the usual popup icon changed to the old, ugly one. I'm pretty OCD about minor things, and this change ...
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Manually change filetype icons in Windows 7

I'm trying to find the dialog tab in Windows 7 that allows a user to change the icon used for a particular file type. In Windows XP it would be under the Folder Options properties dialog. Where is ...
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URL shortcut icon on multuple PCs

I created a shortcut for a webpage on my desktop. I added a custom .ico image for the icon picture. When I copy this shortcut over to another computer it doesn't keep that icon. Is there any way I ...
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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 icon of file

For those of you into Python you probably know about IDLE. I use it so often that I have it pinned to my taskbar, but I've got a metro/Modern UI theme going so I want to change the icon of it. The ...
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How to change Hard Drive icons on Windows XP

I would like to know how can I change a Hard Drive icon under Windows XP. I know how to change folder icons, but how is it done for a Drive icon?
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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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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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Simple way to replace Dock Finder and Finder Sidebar icons?

I am trying to do several things without getting into the 'Terminal' scenario. Is there a simple way and/or application to use to change the 'Finder' Dock icon and to change the 'Finder' Sidebar ...
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Remove small icons alongside text (Every thing without icon)

How do I remove the programme icons from menus, including Navigation pane. The Original theme is look like this: And it is what I want like this My theme is in high contrast mode. I know ...
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Tortoise CVS icons not visible in Win 7 x64

I'm running Tortoise CVS 1.10.10 (with CVS NT 2.5.03) on Win 7 x64, and my folder overlay icons won't appear. I don't remember when this happened, however I've a colleague running the same setup ...
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Change Application icon in MAC 10.9.3 in the Pre-build setup file (Customizing Firefox icon)

I want to change my the icon of Firefox 24.6 version for MAC OS (10.9.3), in the pre-build setup file. So the new image displays after the installation. I put my new icon in the Contents--> Resources ...
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How can I change an application icon in Mac OS X?

I've just created an AppleScript simple application and I'd like it to have a nice icon (besides the rolled paper it is by default). How can I change an icon for this application (or any other ...
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Set custom folder icon for a network folder in Windows File Explorer

I access a Windows share and the 'folder icon' section (the bottom one) is missing in its settings. It shows up properly in local folders. I would like to have it with both. A folder properties ...
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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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Strange Windows 7 dock icon hover behaviour

Something weird is happening to my new windows 7. When I hover over an icon in the taskbar/dock it glows and the application title appears, and when I remove the cursor it stays glowing and it's ...
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No Ruby icon on '.rb' files after Ruby installation with RailsInstaller on Win XP. How to associate?

At first time I installed Ruby using RubyInstaller for Windows. And in the process of installation there was a checkbox whether I want to have .rb files to be Ruby files. If I agree all the .rb files ...
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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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Display different icons for different properties of a file (in the Windows Explorer)

Is it possible to set an icon for files with a specified extension ( .abc ) but not from an icon file? What I mean is if I can have a program (.jar or .bat) to decide the icon of these files. In the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Mysterious gray square outlines on certain desktop icons?

Recently, my hand slipped on my mouse/keyboard and I accidentally increased the icon size. After resetting it and fixing them, I noticed these incredibly annoying small gray outlines around only ...
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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. The sync progress works fine, but the litte icon overlay isn't visible on the folders that are availble in ...
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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 do I remove icons from ribbon and menus office 2013?

In (Windows 8.1 Office 2013) Excel 2013 the menu caps don't bug me, but how can I have text only and remove the icons? I want text and remove/hide the icons. Is there a Text Only option?
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Can't open extensions

I understand that Chrome extensions can be launched by clicking their icons located across the address bar, or from a drop-down menu below a chevron to the immediate left of the Chrome control icon (3 ...
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How do I set icons and description of file types associated with Notepad++?

I tried using Nirsoft's File Type Manager to change the icons and file descriptions of individual file types associated with Notepad++. However, if I change the icon of one file type, all of the other ...
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Application icons are gone

Today I have installed an exe icon changer application unfortunately this application did not work as expected, so I decided to uninstall this... I can't remember the application name, but I remember ...
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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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Is it possible to enable Tiles View for icons on the Windows 7 desktop?

Is it possible to enable Tiles View for icons on the Windows 7 desktop? You can get the same thing in Windows Explorer by going to a folder and selecting "Tiles" for the icon view option. The Windows ...
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Icon generator to emulate Windows 7 folder with contents

(Note: I didn't know how to properly word this question: improvements are welcome!) I'm looking for an utility (whether desktop or online service) to create folder icons in the same way as Windows 7 ...
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Windows 7 how to display proper icons

I am running windows 7. I have the default program for .py files set to the python.exe. If I double click a .py file it will launch correctly with python. But in the windows explorer the icon next ...
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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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How Can I Change the Icon on Outlook 2013?

I would like to change the Icon for Outlook 2013. When I right-click and select Properties, 'Change Icon' is greyed out. As a supplementary question, how can I 'Run As Administrator'? That option ...
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How to disable Winamp agent in the taskbar?

I remember the days when I could right click on the Winamp icon in the Windows taskbar, and select "Disable Winamp Agent", and it would actually disable and not appear again. This no longer seems to ...
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How to open the parent folder in a new window in Windows Vista or Windows 7?

In XP, control-click on the "up folder" icon opens the parent folder in a new Window. After much searching, I find no way to do this in Vista. It's easy to get to the parent folder, but not in a new ...
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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 change the ugly looking JavaScript file type icon in Windows 7?

I'm just starting out to learn JavaScript, and I already hate the ugly looking icon that Microsoft uses for this file type. It's old and boring, looks like something that came right out of Windows 95. ...
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C:\Users now reads C:\Google Drive

During a change of the folder location for Google Drive, Explorer crashed and when the dust cleared the "C:\Users" directory was now renamed to "C:\Google Drive". To add insult to injury, the folder ...
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Move icons around freely in Windows 7

I just installed a pre-RTM build of Windows 7 that I downloaded from Microsoft, so this may have changed in the RTM version, but I do not think so. (EDIT: Same thing in the released version.) In ...
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Different icons for different excel files

In my work, all coding can be done in VBA only - hence, all of our tools (dbase queries, data processing, cash overviews, etc) are written as xlsm files. At the moment, the number of different tools ...
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How is an icon stored inside an executable?

I am not able to find any information on this. There are tools that exist to extract icons from .exe files, but my question is how are they stored in the first place?
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Change program icon in Win7 notification area

I want to totally change my win7 DE to black and white. I've managed to replace icons in pinned icons, and standart win7 notifications are great, but for custom programs the icons are colored . I ...