Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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How to show icons for some file types and thumbnails for others?

How can I control which file types are shown as thumbnails and which as icons? I do think that showing these tiny little thumbnails for things like text file or spreadsheet is utterly stupid. You can'...
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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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Desktop icons larger than 128px

I'm wondering if there's a way to break the limit of 128px for desktop icons in OSX Lion 10.7 (I have 10.7.5) by hacking some system files?
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Change chrome application shortcut icon on taskbar in linux mint

I use a lot of web applications on Linux Mint. I'm confused with the icons being the chrome-icon all the time i.e. the same icon for all running programs. So how can I change the Chrome application ...
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Change icon positions from the command line?

Is it possible to use the Windows command line to get or change the positions of icons the screen? For example, I can drag and move a file's icon on my desktop. How would I retrieve that position ...
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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 Windows 10 drag files (icon size)

When I drag a file to move to a folder in Windows 10, the icon that shows is so large that it hides the folder name. I want to know how can I re-size the icon that shows, or remove it altogether? (I ...
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Can I prevent the change of overlay icons?

Background Several programs modifiy the icons in explorere to indicate a state ("synched" etc.) It is a known fact, that Windows (win7, win8, win10?) can only handle a limited amount of such icons ...
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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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No “Extra Large icons” on High DPI laptop (Win)

I have a high DPI laptop (3200x1800, 13" screen. Hardware is Lenovo Yoga2Pro), which I hate for these reasons. My specific question is about the size of thumbnail icons in native Windows (10). The ...
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Icons went missing in Windows 8 after installation of NCH Software

My icons were replaced by a folder-like icon throughout after I installed NCH Software. This only happens with the following extension: .doc (opened with Kingsoft Writer), .png (opened with Windows ...
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Broken Directory Icon Overlay Image

How would I go about tracking down the cause of (what looks like) a broken directory icon overlay? Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about I've had a look at the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\...
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VBA Editor title bar buttons show up oddly large

In VBA editor, there are buttons on the menu bar associated with objects like sheets, modules, forms, and classes. The buttons are the minimize, restore, and close buttons in the top right. They only ...
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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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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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Why isn't my new PC displaying font icons?

Quite simply, I just cannot see what should be font icons on lots of websites, regardless of if I use Firefox, Chrome, or IE. Here is a screenshot of what I see when I visit icomoon.io I cleared the ...
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Office Document Icons still messed up after reassociation

My MS Office 2010 documents show up like this in Explorer: They open fine, but I'd like to get the icon corrected. I have run a repair from Add/Remove programs. I have cleared the icon cache ...
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Changing icon for file (extensions) without changing other file icons openend by same application (Windows 7)

I use Notepad++ for many files, like c, c++, txt, etc. I have a problem changing some icons for certain files opened by Notepad++ without also changing the icons for other files opened by Notepad++. ...
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Desktop items vanishing

The problem I am having is with my desktop items. Just to confirm, I have already: Right clicked and selected "View" :- The box is checked. I have tried showing hidden and system files, - no joy. ...
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How do I get current icon theme name in linux?

Im writing small TODO applet for conky in lua. Id like to display small icon next to task, which matches current icon theme. I have already read which icon to look for on freedesktop.rg. How to get ...
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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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Change defaults Stacks icon settings?

Every time I create a new Stack, the Dock icon is automatically set to Sort by: Name Display as: Stack View Content as: Automatic and I have to change it to my preferred settings: Sort by: Kind ...
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How do I change the icon for a Windows 7 taskbar group?

One of the programs I use, Coot, is launched from a batch script, which sets some environment variables, which then launches a program that prints to a console and in-turn launches the program window. ...
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How to change Windows 7 Aero Desktop Icon Text Color

The default icons are white on blue. Since I am older with vision issues I find a pale green or yellow with black text easiest to read and see. We were developed on a yellow-green planet! I would ...
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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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Windows 10 - different icons and font after scaling?

Never would have thought, but I think I'm running out of keywords to search for on Google. Here's what bothers me: There are two monitors involved. One has a resolution of 2560x1440 and the other ...
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Is there a way to hide the blue compression arrows on a Win 10 icon

In Windows 10 there is a new indicator to show a folder or file is being compressed. It even shows this for shortcuts and folders. I don't want to see this... How do I make them disappear (...
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Location of new flat Microsoft Icons

Is there any way to access the new stylish flat icons that Microsoft uses lately (in Word, Excel, Dynamics, ...)? Are they located in some .dll or anywhere in Windows? I am talking about these: ...
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Launching Animations for Unity dock not working after installing Numix-Circle Icons

After installing Numix theme and Numix-Circle Icons there are no animations (pulse, jump, etc.) in the Unity dock even though the Unity Tweak Tool says they're activated. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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Icons for Chrome and Firefox missing background after updating Windows-10 to November Update 1511

After updating Windows-10 to November Update 1511, icon (more background of the icon) for Chrome and Firefox is missing as in the screenshot, also Chrome and Firefox icons show gray background instead ...
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windows 7, prob with Lenova

I keep getting a message from Lenova that I am running out of disk space on my Lenova Recovery. They suggest deleting files from my Recycle Bin....not the desk top icon, but the one containing all my ...
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Wrong icons displayed in Windows 10

I don't know what caused this, but in Windows 10, this wrong icon is spreading like a virus everywhere! Some examples: This icon somehow displays on some desktop icons, task bar icons and in start ...
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How to move specific icons from message tray to top panel in Gnome 3.14?

I'm using Fedora 21 with GNOME shell 3.14. I found an extension called TopIcons which works well but it moves all icons, whereas I need only specific ones. I found an instruction but it seems to be ...
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Adding an icon to a Truecrypt/Veracrypt volume

I used an external hard disk with an Autorun.inf file in the root directory to assign a label and an icon to the volume. But now I encrypted it with Truecrypt, and when I mount it, the Autorun.inf ...
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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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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 this:...
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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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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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Where is the icon for shared folders (as seen in “Network”) located?

I see this gorgeous icon when going through "Network" that scales up to "very big icons". But when I access it from the drive and try to customize it, all I can get is a very small and pixelated ...
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How to reset the look of .htm file icon?

My htm/html files saved on the desktop in Windows 8 looked like this: Now when I upgraded to Windows 8.1 they look like this: How can I return their previous look? PS. I went as far as tried to ...
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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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Gnome 3.8 icons on the desktop (Nautilus managed) are on the wrong monitor

I'm running GNOME 3.8 with a multi-monitor setup. In Gnome 3, it's possible to get the icons in ~/Desktop back on one's desktop by changing a setting in gnome-tweak-tool: http://wiki.gentoo.org/...
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Can't see the power options icon in the notification area

I've formatted my windows 8 64 bit laptop, and encountered the following issue: The power options icon won't show up. I tried adding it manually, but it shows the massage "This notification icon is ...
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Thumbnails in Chrome does not show up

This is my Chrome's homepage. Whenever I start Chrome or open a new tab, this page appears. The page thumbnails just does not show up. Although the page icons and titles are proper. I figured that ...
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Windows 7 icons not retaining correct size

I was building a folder with extra large custom icon shortcuts to all of my games, because why not, and everything was going well. But when I was halfway through, suddenly icons I had already set ...
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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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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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Change the default icon allignment of windows desktop

Scenario When a file is created or moved inside the desktop dir, the default alignment is from left-top to down: Problem What I would like to do is to assign a different default alignment, for ...
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Is there a way to close the stuck “Show hidden icons” without clicking an item in it?

I'm talking about this little window on the taskbar: It rarely gets stuck without closing (not directly reproducible) and it doesn't close unless I click on an option in it (e.g. "Customize...". ...