Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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How can I change my Desktop Icons “Gravity”?

The Icons on my XP desktop have the normal left "gravity". That is, they fill-up from the left side to the right side. However, the wallpaper that I have just switched to makes the left side "busy" ...
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Network icon not showing up on the system tray

I'm not sure why but my network icon is not letting me connect to the internet because is doesn't exist. I tried to enable it but it is blacked out and is not changeable. This is on windows 7 ...
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All icons are Internet Explorer

My partner was doing something on our laptop, and now all our icons look the same (the Internet Explorer icon). When you open something up (eg Windows Media Player), it goes straight to Internet ...
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Icon changes to old one when filename matches old one

I'm using Vista Home Premium x64. I wrote a program in Visual Studio 2008 I put it on my desktop. Then, I deleted the program and changed the icon in Visual Studio and recompiled it. Then I moved ...
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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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Desktop icon layout keeps changing when resuming from standby

I use my laptop for college and as a result, it's moved around a lot. When the lid is shut I have it going to standby, but however every time I resume it, my desktop layout changes. It goes from ...
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How many pixels in the Windows Taskbar Icons? [migrated]

I'm making a program that will show you when caps lock is turned on. I want it to display a little icon on the Windows Taskbar by the icons such as the battery, volume and internet connection. I was ...
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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 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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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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Remember icon size, sort order, and sort options per-folder on Windows 7

Sometimes when I change the icon size in one folder, all other folders are changed, too. Sometimes they are unchanged: Sometimes when I change the sort order, all other folders change too, ...
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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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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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Remove the rectangle around desktop icon when selected

Is there a way to remove the rectangle around desktop icons, whithin the aero theme? Take a look at this icon. You can see the box around the icon when it's highlighted: Now, take a look at the ...
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Icons are not displaying properly in Open and Save dialogs

My Open and Save dialogs are not showing icons. I am using Windows Server 2008 R2. I have tried resetting the icon cache and restarting Explorer, but nothing works. How can I fix this?
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How to make Windows 7 save new files on secondary desktop?

I have two monitors and when I save file on a Desktop, it saves on a primary destop. I need to tell system to arrange new files/icons starting with my secondary desktop. Any suggestions how to do it?
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Windows folder organized similarly than desktop

As far as I understand, the Windows desktop is just a folder in the computer. However, it has a special organization compared to normal folders (when you turn on the computer, not when you access to ...
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windows 7 users cannot adjust system volume

I have a number of pcs for public use. When we installed them, the system volume icon could be adjusted by users, though it was muted, which was enforced by DeepFreeze. It worked this way for many ...
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Bluetooth Taskbar Icon dissappeared and can't get it back?

When a PC with Bluetooth inside or has a Bluetooth dongle/usb inserted there is a blue Bluetooth icon that appears in the taskbar on Windows. It was there a few minutes ago and now I can't find it. I ...
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GTK can not load image from icon theme

I have always used the Numix theme and icons at my system, both home and at work. I have never ever had any problem. But, someday, without any interference, somehow they stopped working. Absolutely ...
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Is it possible to lock/pin icons in place in Windows 7?

Does anybody know of a way (in Windows 7) to lock/pin the desktop icons in place once you have arranged them? My desktop isn't exactly cluttered, I think, there are at any given moment some 45-50. ...
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Desktop icons with check boxes

The icons on the desktop are displayed by default with a check box. Clicking on one of them will check the box, and a second click is needed to launch the app. Any idea on how to cancel this 'check ...
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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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A small red cross flashing next to the battery icon

I replaced my laptop (HP 6735s, Windows Vista) battery about 3 months ago due to its poor performance (it was running out after about 20 minutes). The new battery (some cheap one off eBay) that I ...
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How to rearrange items inside directories in Windows 7?

In all previous versions of the Windows OS, one is able to move and rearrange items inside folders to their liking. But Windows 7 does not allow this, it moves the items itself and does not allow ...
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Is there any software or registry hack to add a specific item to the context menu for specific executables?

Is there any software or registry hack to add a specific item to the context menu for specific executables or associated file types to those executables? For example, right clicking a.ext would have ...
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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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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 to do a move symbol in word?

Is this move symbol available in Word? I can find the left right arrow (↔) and the up down arrow (↕), but I can't find it combined. Is there an alt code or something?
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background screen and cursor but that's it

I am trying to help out my neighbor who was getting an error on his laptop. He doesn't have his original windows 7 CD, so I used my copy of the boot CD. When I do this it asks me to select a ...
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Changing the Sublime Text 3 icon in the Dock on Yosemite

I tried to change the Sublime Text 3 icon on the dock changing the Sublime Text.icns file in path /Applications/Sublime\ Now in the dock appears the default app icon (the one for apps that doesn't ...
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How do I make a transparent desktop icon (like the Firefox icon)

I have this icon converted into a .ico When I change a desktop folder to this icon, the four outer corners are white, and not see through. An example of an icon I'm trying to replicate would be ...
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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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Change the glyph on a Mac OS X folder icon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the icon (apply a thumb) of a folder on Mac OS X? I noticed that some system folders on Mac OS X (such as downloads, movies, etc..) have a glyph. Is it ...
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How do I customize the default icon of .txt files?

I wish to change the appearance of the default .txt icon I have already replaced all the icon resources within all the different imageres.dll's (system32, syswow64, winsxs(amd64 and amdx86) but the ...
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Where are my icons in Windows 7?

In previous versions of Windows when I right click on a shortcut and dived in to change the icon the initial list populated with a whole catalog of default icons. On Windows 7 (RTM) here is what I ...
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How to restore desktop icons locations?

After updating video drivers and flipping screen resolution, locations of all my desktop icons are lost (again). However, I have a backup of the system disk. Is it possible to restore locations from ...
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Systematically change folder icons in Windows 7 to accommodate Movie Collection

I was google-ing for the past day or so, and could not find an easier way of changing the icons for a folder in Windows 7 than the following... The thing is, I have a movie x264 collection, and each ...
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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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Sequel: Where are folder icons kept and what is the mechanism? OS: XP SP2

A few weeks ago I asked Where are the folder icons generated with the folder properties kept in the Registry? and received some useful answers (from Nixda and Scott). Since then I've found that there ...
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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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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 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 ...