Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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Unknown Internet Explorer 11 Address Bar Icon

I am a developer, and as part of my investigation our customer sent us a screenshot which contains an icon I could not recognize. Does anybody know what this icon stands for (the one with the arrow ...
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Task bar notification area icons dissapeared after update

After the last windows 8.1 update my task bar seems to no longer keeps the icons in the notification area >>> it keeps hiding them after every reboot Note: The setting in task bar properties is ...
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Microsoft Word files have weird icons suddenly?

All of a sudden, my Microsoft Office files have the generic file icon, and it happens with Powerpoint and Word, but not Excel. I can open the files just fine, and I tried restarting my computer, ...
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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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Where does Windows store icon positions?

Where do Windows XP/Vista/7/... save the positions of the icons on the desktop? Is there a built-in way to save the positions? Can I lock the position of certain items?
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Meaning of cookie icon in Google Chrome address bar

What is the meaning of the cookie with an red X mark icon in the Google Chrome address bar?
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All my shortcut icons changed into notepad icons [duplicate]

All my shortcuts in Windows 7 changed into notepad icons after i check something that appeared when i open a file, then the 'choose default program came out.I click notepad and i click the checkbox ...
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How do I fix custom font icons on Firefox (again)?

Using my answer from this question, I once-upon-a-time fixed this issue in Firefox where I was unable to see custom font icons. Sadly, this is now occurring on another Firefox profile of mine, and 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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Outlook New Mail Notification Icon Hides

I have Outlook minimize to tray. I set the "Microsoft Outlook" icon to "Show icon and notification" in the Notification Area Icons settings (this is the main Outlook "O" icon). That one works fine. ...
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Make Recorded TV Appear in Windows 7 Libraries/ Change library Icon

The Library Recorded TV exists, as you can add it to the right side of the Windows 7 Start Menu, but It doesn't appear in the Libraries Folder? Is it possible to make it appear there? I went to start ...
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Disable scrolling-icon

How can I disable this scrolling icon? Windows 7, Synaptics TouchPad
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An extra USB icon on taskabr

I have an extra USB icon on my system tray in Win 7. I have the vmware installed on this machine. The USB icon shows my HDD drives! I think it appeared when I uninstalled Intel Rapid Storage ...
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Edit task bar icons remotely [duplicate]

There are some instances where peoples pinned task bar icons on windows are being set to internet explorer 64-bit. I was wondering if there was a way to edit these icons, like browse to a folder ...
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Black folder icons in Windows 8 when try open files by Visual Studio

When I try to open a file from within Visual Studio or SQL Management Studio, within the browser dialog, all the icons are black as per the screen shots below. When I right click and go to ...
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Windows Store Apps are missing their small icons

On my Windows 8.1 Update machine, Windows Store Apps are missing there icon wherever the small icon shows up: In search and on the All Apps page of the start screen. The icons work fine on the actual ...
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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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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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.ico File not deletable on Win7 x64,why?

I have a computer running WIndows 7 x64, and I recently noticed that Files with an extension .ico on USB sticks cannot be deleted. I then tried the same on another PC, and the .ico file was properly ...
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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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Windows 7 Desktop icons turned off after every reboot

I have a windows 7 x64 laptop, and every time I reboot all icons on my desktop are missing. I can get them back by right clicking on the desktop and selecting View -> Show Desktop Icons, but I'd ...
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How to clear the list of “Notification Area Icons” in Windows 7?

I can't seem to find a way to clear the list of "Notification Area Icons" in Windows 7. Unfortunately I had installed a download manager (GetRight) which by default creates a tray icon for each ...
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Fixing blurry icons in linux icon theme for gnome

I am using the Insignia Icon theme https://github.com/fsvh/insignia in Fedora 21. I really like this theme, especially in the combination with Faenza icons. However I noticed, that the "show ...
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Desktop icon spacing changed after monitor replacement

I just replaced my monitor with a TV Monitor of the same resolution and size (22" 1920x1080), but when I restarted Windows all the icons were in a different position. I was expecting this kind of ...
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Uninstalled Program Icon Stuck on Launchpad in Mac OS X Lion

I am currently running OS X 10.7.2 on a MacBook Air. As a quick note, while this program was installed through Steam, I don't think it's a Steam issue. Background: Through Steam, I recently ...
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How do I add icons to the hicolor icon theme manually?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. My problem: I'm trying to manually add an icon to hicolor (default) icon theme. The only icon I have a 32x32 version of this icon. I've tried going about this by ...
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Windows 8 missing glyphs / icons

So recently I installed few fonts on my system inorder to design few banners in photoshop so I bulk installed them and when system prompted to replace the existing fonts, I replaced them. Now am not ...
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Which DLLs included in Windows contain icons? [closed]

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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What does a tiny person icon in front of a folder icon mean in Windows Explorer, Win 7?

Please consider the following screen shot from Win 7 Windows Explorer: I'm puzzled by "rcook", particularly by the little figure in front of the yellow folder. The figure resembles one Windows ...
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How can I browse white icons in Mac OS X Finder (Mavericks)?

I have bunch of white, transparent png icons in my folder and I find no way to see them clearly even if I change the background in view options (still white overlay on the image stays): I know ...
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How to get custom Windows folder pictures with transparency?

How can I get custom images/icons to be displayed in my folder's icons? I'm talking about icons with a transparent background. Like on these folders: When I try to change the folder image manually, ...
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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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Does anyone recognise this icon?

Can anyone tell me what this icon on Chrome in my taskbar is? It has only appeared today, I think chrome updated this morning but I can't be 100% sure. It seems as if it's being triggered when I ...
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How to provide relative path to folder icons in external hard disk

I am trying to set the folder icon in my external hard disk folders. In my PC the hard disk letter is 'J' and I have the icons inside the target folder, Icon for SampleFolder is within SampleFolder ...
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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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OS X: How to give different icons and titles to simultaneously running instances of Firefox

I often run two different instances of Firefox simultaneously. This works great, except that the various FF instances show up as identical-looking icons in the App Switcher (aka ⌘+tab), Dock, ...
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How to fix missing icons in the taskbar and start menu? [duplicate]

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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Icons for drawing architecture diagrams

Do you know any repository of icons for drawing system architecture diagram? Something with nice and tidy server, database, client icons, etc.
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Can’t use icons for shortcuts from network in Windows 8

I am using icons in server PC in network for shortcuts in users' desktops. On all my Vista/Win7 machines they are fine and the icons are what I set them to be. On all my Win8 machines the icon is just ...
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How can I hide an application from the Windows taskbar?

Is there a way to "hide" a normal windowed application in Windows? I'm looking for something that removes it from the taskbar and possibly puts an icon in the system tray instead.
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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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 ...