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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Firefox bookmarks folder icon

Is there a way to assign a custom icon to a folder in Firefox bookmarks? That way not all folders would look the same, so I could delete the names and save some space in the bookmarks bar.
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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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Set Icons for Start Menu Folders in Windows 7

In Windows XP, you could assign icons to the sub folders in the Start Menu. I loved this feature because I'm a very visual person and recognizing an icon is much faster for me than reading a sub ...
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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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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 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 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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Why can't I reposition my desktop icons in Windows 8.1 Pro?

I've tried everything that I can think of. When I try to drag and drop a desktop icon, the cursor turns to a slashed-out circle and won't let me move the icon. I can't drag them into folders or ...
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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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Windows Taskbar/ Jumplist Bug/ Glitch

I have a problem with my Windows 8.1 Taskbar/Jumplist. When I right-click any icon in my taskbar the background/ icons are completely bugged (As you can see on the screenshot). It is not resolved even ...
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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 can i make shortcuts to applications in desktop in Ubuntu GNOME?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 GNOME. I find it difficult to start an app by pushing the mouse pointer to the top edge. Is it possible to create shortcut icon in desktop just like windows icons? If so , what ...
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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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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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SyncFusion Metro Studio Usage [closed]

I'm using syncfusion metro studio to generate icons for my clients. Now I'm interested in using a icon, specifically the eagle icon in my brand logo which will be used for commercial use and ...
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Changing Pale Moon :hover menu-button transparency with CSS?

I've been looking everywhere all day for an answer to this. How do I change the button transparency when hovering over toolbarbutton / menu-button icons placed by extensions into the navigation ...
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How can I efficiently replace the icon for documents/files of a certain type?

I've downloaded a set of Adobe CS4 replacement icons, and I'd like to change the Adobe applications/document icons I have to use this new set. Is there an easy and efficient way I can do this?
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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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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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Incorrect icon of Time Capsule in Finder

Have a little perfectionistic problem: quite often in Finder Time Capsule's icon not displayed correctly, when I click on it - becomes normal, what's the problem?
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ImageMagick is truncating (squaring) my icons on resize

Trying to resize from 48x48 icon to 16x16 and the resulting file from imagemagick is 16x16 but cut off around the square. Command: convert -resize "16x16" businessman_add.ico -depth 8 mynew.ico ...
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How to reduce the size of the windows icons in the xfce4-panel taskbar?

How can I reduce the size of the windows icons in the xfce4-panel taskbar? I've reduced the height of my xfce4-panel from 20px to 16px and now the icons in the taskbar are truncated by one or two ...
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Icon size of OriginLab virtualised on Mavericks

I hope that someone can help me because I'm freaking out! I just installed Origin 9.1 on a Mac (15 retina late 2013) using parallels 10 on Windows 8.1 Everything is fine, but, due to the high ...
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Restore OS X desktop icon size

Somehow I changed the size of the icons at my desktop. How can I restore them to their original size? This is how they look now:
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Is there a “save desktop icon arrangement” option in windows?

I normally work on Windows with a 1600x1200 or similar large desktop screen and have my icons laid out just perfectly so. Every now and then I need to hook up to a projector or do a WebEx at 1024x768 ...
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How do I reduce the desktop icon size in Windows 7?

How can I reduce the size of my desktop icons if the video resolution is already on the highest setting?
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Thumbnail do not appear for office documents

The thumbnails for all Microsoft office (2010 pro) files quit working. They show the type (word, excel, etc) icon but not a thumbnail of the actual document. All other icons (pdf,etc) that show live ...
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Can't change Icon of a DMG or air package in osx Mavericks

Hello I was hoping someone would be able to help. I'm attempting to make a fancy DMG for program I have developed for the company but keep coming up short when I try to change the icon when I view the ...
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Remove Norton One Icon?

I recently installed Norton One, and it installed Norton 360. It works ok, but now I have a yellow "1" right next to my start button, on the taskbar! How can I get rid of the icon while still keeping ...
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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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Can I change the image associated with my computer when it's sharing as a media server?

I currently have my computer setup to share its videos, music, and pictures as a media server so I can easily access all of my stuff from my PS3 and play it on my TV (since I can't connect my computer ...
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How can I pin a folder to the Windows 7 taskbar with a custom icon?

The Windows 7 taskbar pins normal applications easily enough; but pinned folders are rolled up under generic instance of explorer.exe and generic folder icon. Is there anyway to have folder pinned to ...
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Which software can be used to create icons? [closed]

Can anyone recommend software for creating .ico files? It must be able to create an icon with various resolutions: 128x128, 64x64, etc.
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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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Are there symbols for newer Windows key icons?

Microsoft's Windows icon has changed multiple times throughout the past decade. In doing so, the Windows key's icon has changed as well, from Windows XP to the most modern iteration, Windows 8. Now ...
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Making Windows Explorer distinctive (changing background color or file/folder icons) for specific folder

Is there a way to change the background color in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 when the current folder being displayed meets a certain condition? Or is there a way I can change the icons of the ...
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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?
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What does the “two-man” folder icon mean?

My folder icon usually looks like this: However, I have a folder (in the location %appdata% \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Start Menu \ Programs) that looks like this: What does that icon mean? What ...
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Change default program without changing file icon

How can I change the default program for a file without change it's icon? I want some of my files (.css, .js, .cshtml, ...) to be opened with Sublime Text. but I want them to have their original icon ...
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taskbar icon preview (and Alt+Tab icon preview) disappears quickly

OS: Win7 Pro x64 Laptop: Lenovo x240 Dock: Lenovo ThinkPad Basic Dock - Port Replicator Monitor 1: AOC 21.5", E2243FW (VGA) Monitor 2: Lenovo 21.5", LS2223 (DVI) Issue: When hovering the cursor ...
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How to change to list view for “Show All Windows” in Word for Macbook 2011 when right clicking the dock icon

I used to right click the word icon, hit "Show All Windows" and see everything I was working on in a list view. Now, I see the documents in a thumbnail view and I hate it, I want the list back. I ...
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Can't place icons on the bottom row of the desktop (Windows 7)

It seems since I connected a third monitor the desktop icons can't be placed at the bottom row. Here's a screenshot: Any idea how to fix this? Thanks.
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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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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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OneDrive Subfolder Icons Keep Resetting

I'm having a frustrating time with my OneDrive client where, when I customize the shell icons for subfolders inside my cloud drive, it resets the icon to default upon synchronization. As frivolous as ...
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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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Can I change the favicon of Google Maps?

It is possible to change the favicon of Google Maps? I want to be able to use a new favicon that I've created.
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Is there a way to easily set the icon a folder uses?

I want to have certain folders show a picture I made my own instead of having to use the properties and specifying an *.ico file. Is there a way to use a *.jpg or *.png or *.gif or something like that ...
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I mistakenly assigned .exe files as .txt, issue resolved but icons won't change.?

I mistakenly assigned a .exe file with .txt file. All the programs stopped working, but, then I resolved the issue using Microsoft fixit tool. Now all programs work well, but, still the icons are ...