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Sounds like the Icon Cache needs to be rebuilt. According to Windows 10 Forums, The icon cache can sometimes become corrupted causing the icons of files to display incorrectly or distorted. When this happens, the icon cache needs to be deleted to reset and automatically recreate it. There is also a tutorial there to walk you through it.


Sorry for the late answer... This seems to be a bug in some applications on Windows 10. VisualStudio Code fixed it in their 0.8.0 insiders preview. https://code.visualstudio.com/Issues/Detail/18603 You might want to switch to insiders version of Visual Studio Code, in my opinion it is as good as the stable version: ...


An issue affecting Windows 10 was connected to ESET Antivirus (and their similar products). Once the AV removes a trojan/virus, the icon and folder (registry) settings become corrupted and there is no going back. Fortunately, ESET has succeded reproducing the issue and provided a fix today (through pre-release update servers): ...


It has been a long time since I have seen so much bull :) Right-click --> Properties --> Customize ---> Change icon is not available on SMB shares. ... ---> Change picture has no effect. Desktop.ini is NOT processed by windows for SMB shares, because Linux interprets the (folder's) "Read Only" bit differently, and reports it back to Windows incorrectly: ...


Take a look at this Tab Modifier: Modify your tabs in Chrome This Chrome extension allows you to automatically change some properties of your tabs, here is the features list: Rename the tab Change the tab icon Pin the tab Prevent tab closing Unique tab


I would try to use Favicon Changer Lets you change favicons for your bookmarks, single webpages and entire websites.


Use gtk_window_set_icon or similar (there's a _from_file variant, and Glade integration). Without root, I don't think you have access to the icon cache, and timely loading of the desktop file doesn't seem to be a reliable method as you've discovered.

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