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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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0answers
16 views

Windows 7 Starter Edition Cannot Click Icons in Taskbar (Acer Laptop)

The taskbar shows up on the bottom of the screen as usual, and the icons for (in this case) Firefox, Excel, and Wordpad show up there, but I can't switch between programs by clicking the icons. ...
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1answer
36 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
80 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
25 views

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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2answers
232 views

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 ...
2
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0answers
116 views

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 ...
4
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4answers
392 views

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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1answer
39 views

Windows 7: folders' taskbar icons issue

I compressed the files on my System drive to gain some space, and now my folders icon looks like this in the taskbar: I KNOW there is a very easy way to set this icon back to normal, since it ...
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0answers
64 views

Taskbar icon for unpinned applications uses 16x16 instead of 32x32

For an application (specifically a DOSBox SVN variant) I created a filetype, so that all .dosbox configuration files will open with dosbox.exe. That works, but the icon of the started application only ...
0
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0answers
112 views

How to hide the “hidden-but-not-really-hidden” parental controls icon on Windows 7 system tray

When Parental Controls are in effect, its icon gets displayed on the Windows 7 system tray. I am trying to hide it by customizing the system tray, setting the Parental Controls to "only show ...
8
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1answer
327 views

How does Windows 7 taskbar “color hot-tracking” feature calculate the colour to use?

This has intrigued me for quite some time. Does anyone know the algorithm Windows 7 Aero uses to determine the colour to use as the hot-tracking hover highlight on taskbar buttons for ...
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0answers
35 views

Different windows explorer icon/grouping domain user vs local user

I recently rebuilt my laptop because I needed to go up to a larger HDD. I reloaded all software from home under a local user. Then I fired up my vpn software and joined the domain from home. But I ...
2
votes
1answer
61 views

Can anyone tell me the reason for this odd glitch? [closed]

So, here I was using my Windows 8.1 laptop when I noticed something odd. My Firefox window was sharing the icon of whatever was next to it on the taskbar. It sometimes didn't have any icon at all. ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

Way to override taskbar icon of already running arbitrary program instance?

I have open several instances of programs like cygwin terminal, putty, etc., for different but related things. It would help me work if they had different icons each, because I have open a relatively ...
1
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2answers
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
321 views

Unusually large gap between lowermost icon and taskbar in Windows 8.1

When I have an icon located close to my taskbar, it looks like this: I'm using Windows 8.1. I started a game that for some reason defaulted to 1024x768. I went ahead and changed the in-game ...
0
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0answers
34 views

Is there a way to group taskbar icons of multiple instances of the same app in a more customizable way in Windows 7?

I'm basically using the SAPLogon. I have to open it multiple times, for one system, and then multitiple times for other systems. What i'd ultimatelly like is to have a depth 2 hierarchy of ...
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0answers
40 views

Launch an arbitrary application with a specific icon

I'm thinking about customizing my Windows 7's application icons, so that they all follow a specific theme (Token-like icons). This would involve using Resource Hacker (or similar) to patch each .exe. ...
1
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0answers
27 views

After upgrade to Windows 8.1, no Skydrive icon in task bar [duplicate]

I upgraded to 8.1 and now I don't see the SkyDrive icon in the task bar, nor the green light under it indicating the my computer is communicating with SkyDrive. When I go into Control Panel ...
0
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2answers
1k views

In Windows 7 I cannot change icon of VBS file from wscript icon And put multiple ones on the taskbar

note- I have solved this and will post my answer, though other answers are welcome of course. I have a VBS file, the contents doesn't matter but it acts as a wrapper and runs another program. The ...
0
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0answers
261 views

After RDP session, taskbar/start menu icons on host computer stop working

I frequently use Remote Desktop to access my work computer from home. For some reason every time I login to my work computer the day after I have used RDP, some of the icons in my taskbar and start ...
5
votes
1answer
170 views

Custom superbar shortcut icons missing after restart

I want to add web-app shortcuts to my Windows 8 superbar. Here's what I did: Created a shortcut (.lnk) Pointing to an URL (e.g. https://gmail.com/) Changed the icon to a custom, pretty .ico file ...
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1answer
43 views

What is this icon on the task bar?

I'm talking about the 3rd icon from the left, that looks sort of like an envelope. It's curious, because I often get several of these, but they mysteriously "evaporate" when you mouse over them, so ...
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3answers
1k views

Is it possible to customize taskbar icons? If so how?

I'd like to customize not just desktop icons but the icons that appear in the taskbar, is this possible? And no, I'm not asking how to customize icons pinned to the taskbar, but rather the icons of ...
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0answers
182 views

Windows 8, pinning Downloads to the taskbar, with correct icon, etc

I'd like my Downloads folder pinned to the taskbar in Windows 8. Evidently this is not something they want you to do, so I had to look for a workaround. Currently I have something pinned with the name ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Launch programs from pinned taskbar custom icons

I've just followed a tutorial on how to customize icons in Windows 8 (see link below). However, when I open the program, it shows the default icon in the taskbar and not the changed icon. How do I get ...
1
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1answer
219 views

Windows 7 missing icons and taskbar

We are running Windows 7 on a notebook. After logging in with one account (it has Admin rights), empty desktop appears, with no icons and no taskbar. I can change desktop properties (e.g. Themes), I ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to reduce spacing between pinned icons in windows 7 taskbar (horizontal)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I further decrease the width of small, pinned icons? I noticed a lot of people having the same problem. And I found no way around to fix or modify this huge ...
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4answers
15k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Google Chrome 'ruined' after someone else logged in

Google Chrome was the default browser that came with my laptop. I have a Google account which I was logged into Chrome with. Someone else logged into my chrome using their account which has resulted ...
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0answers
569 views

Windows 7 Taskbar Never Combine, Show Labels Only, No Icon

In Windows 7, in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties, there is an option to Never Combine which shows both an icon and accompanying text. I have seen people who want Never Combine but want no ...
2
votes
1answer
197 views

Moving Icons from one page to another in the Windows 7 Taskbar

As a programmer I have a tonne of icons pinned to my Task Bar (Visual Studios / 5 Different Browsers / Etc...) When you reach enough icons to fill the bar it flips the rest onto a 2nd page that they ...
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2answers
4k views

Windows 7 Taskbar Icons Randomly Disappearing

This is a problem that i'm totally stumped on. Taskbar Icons that are pinned, as well as open program thumbs keep disappearing. This is totally random, no set pattern. I've tried updating drivers ...
2
votes
2answers
283 views

Can I have the Windows 7 taskbar pinned icons change like they do when unpinned?

I just discovered that if Windows Explorer is unpinned from my taskbar it displays the icon of the currently active folder. This is what I see if it's pinned But if it's unpinned I see the current ...
1
vote
3answers
459 views

Windows 7 has broken icons that look the same

My daughter has done something to her Windows 7 PC, but I'm not sure what and she can't quite remember. She is not an Administrator on her machine so it perturbs me that she has broken it so well. ...
2
votes
2answers
998 views

Windows 7 Start Menu / Taskbar shortcut icon issue

I'm running Win7 Ultimate x64, and have Visual Studio 2010 installed. The other day I mis-clicked and deleted the VS2010 program folder; I realised my mistake the next time I started the PC and ...
11
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

TaskBar buttons show icon but no text

I installed Windows Server 2008 R2 (but I believe this question stil belongs here and not on serverfault) and the default look is one in which the taskbar buttons (taskbar, not notification icons) ...
2
votes
0answers
82 views

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. ...
1
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1answer
740 views

Why are notification area icons' settings not saved in Windows XP?

Every time I logon I set several icons to be hidden in taskbar properties. But after reboot this setting is lost. How can I fix this problem?
3
votes
1answer
992 views

Why aren't my games starting when I click on their icons?

I've been having an ongoing issue when trying to start up games. I have my various games pinned to my taskbar, and sometimes, when I try to click on them to start 'em up, the icon lights up for a ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
4k views

Changing running application's icon in taskbar (not pinned icons)

I'm using an IDE with multiple windows that cluttered up my taskbar. All the icons and labels are exactly the same (totally unhelpful). I used 7 Taskbar Tweaker ...
0
votes
1answer
981 views

On Windows 7, how do I fix my cmd.exe icon and remove cruft from the jumplist

When installing drivers for my Gigabyte motherboard, I installed a "Games" link which ran from a batch file. This was pinned to the taskbar by default. As a result, it changed the icon for cmd.exe to ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Battery icon missing from task bar

I used to have an icon on the Windows Vista taskbar showing the battery amount remaining (laptop). It has mysteriously vanished. How can I get it back? I followed the Windows FAQ (see How can I hide ...
2
votes
2answers
801 views

All my program icons in Windows 7 have disappeared

All my program icons in Windows 7 have disappeared: What could be causing this? I followed the instructions in this question but it didn't fix them. What can I do?
3
votes
1answer
663 views

Removing killed processes from Windows taskbar notification area

There are some windows programs that create an icon in the taskbar notification area. Even after these processes are killed, their taskbar icon remains there, until you hover your mouse over it, then ...
0
votes
2answers
132 views

Sound Icon is missing - Vista Home Basic

In my Vista Home Basic (laptop) today suddenly I noticed that sound icon is missing from the task bar. UPDATE It works from another login on the same laptop.
19
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6answers
25k views

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 ...