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Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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Remvove borders from icons on windows 11

I cannot find how to remove white borders from pdf icons. See image:
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Folder icon, desktop.ini and file attributes

When we set custom icons for folders, a desktop.ini file will be generated in it with the following structure: [.ShellClassInfo] IconResource=${path to the icon file},0 [ViewState] Mode= Vid= ...
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MacOS Monterey - not desktop icon, but icon for different RUNNING firefox profiles

Rather new to MacOS (monterey here) though I'm a linux guru for 2 decades, and a UNIX Guru from 3 decades ago. So my question might be trite. Icons for items on the desktop is working for 2 firefox ...
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Windows application (Microcap) toolbar icons too small in Ubuntu 20.04

I'd like to use this windows application called Microcap in Ubuntu 20.04. I execute it with Wine. Unfortuntely, even though the application font looks ok, it doesn't matter what fractional scaling I ...
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Greenfish Icon Editor Pro: How to edit a Windows icon?

I need help with modifying a Windows (10 Professional) icon. The change I want to make is simple: fill a hollow-arrow cursor with a color. I looked at some reviews and followed one that said Greenfish ...
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Is there a database of computer connector pinout / form factor diagrams? [closed]

Background I am making an open-source node-editor program for planning networks of devices (https://github.com/connorjak/Connectatron), and I need correct diagrams for over 100 common computer-related ...
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Icons on desktop all over the place and reordering is not saved

For some reason I'm unable to save the locations of the icons on my desktop. I can sort them by f.i. 'Item type' and the get the way I want but when I reboot all icons are all over the place again. ...
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How do I backup the structure of the windows 10 customized folder icons?

I have a tendency to customize many folders' icons throughout my windows system. just one example: The problem: Every time I migrate to a new computer or reinstall windows, I have to manually ...
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Windows 7 - Taskbar Icon Is Different When Program Is Running Compared To Pinned Shortcut

I am running multiple instances of Google Chrome. Each one has the same 'start in' directory but a different 'target' directory so in the Windows taskbar they all run and show as separate apps. I have ...
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Firefox bookmark icons won't show correct icon - only shows the default icon

Whenever I bookmark a site on Firefox, the bookmark always has an icon that looks like this. How do I change it to use the icon of the page that this link is attached to?
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Windows 10 Settings App missing icon on taskbar

For a good while (if I recall correctly, ever since I manually updated my W10 build from 1909 to 20H2 using Microsoft's manual update assistant in May 2021, been updating fine since then) my Settings ...
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Change Icons on Network drives on MacOS, unique Icon for each pc?

This exact question was asked 10 years ago, on this post. Unfortunately, the bundle download link is no longer active. I'm not very knowledgeable about this sort of thing so I don't know where to ...
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Icons in windows Start Menu / Search are gone and replaced with another app

When I open Start Menu, I can scroll through the apps and the icons are fine. However, when I start typing (searching), many of the icons get replaced with IrfanView. Uninstalling IrfanView did not ...
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win 10 desktop icon text show full length

How can i reset the desktop icon text to default length? It shall not overlap other icons! Problem:
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Why does Windows 10 incorrectly report that "The file example.exe contains no icons"?

I have shortcuts/links for several standalone/portable applications on my desktop. Up until last week, these shortcuts all had their own icons (i.e. the default icons for their respective applications)...
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Windows 11 group taskbar icons

Is it possible to group icons on the taskbar in windows 11. Probably using a 3rd party software or something. I saw many of the other posts like this one but so far all the suggestions only work for ...
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Windows 11 - Taskbar alert on icon not going away

I recently upgraded to Windows 11. PC is 64-bit Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G2, configured with [companyname].local domain. I am user [companyname].local/[username]. When the computer starts up, I have ...
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My alt tab thumbnails are super large

I was switching from a 4k display set at 1080p back to a display natively 1080p and the thumbnails in alt tab stayed massive Image of icons in alt tab with more than 4 windows they just go off the ...
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How to disable OneDrive making text files being previewed on the desktop?

After I install OneDrive and enable sync on the Desktop, my text files look like this instead of the usual text file icons. As shown, in the first image, OneDrive somehow makes the icon of the text ...
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Windows 11: Custom folder (.ico) scaling stops at around 60px

I want to use custom folder icons for folders, but when I set the icon for the folder to a custom .ico file the folder icon(in explorer) does not scale above 60px. The .ico file I am using is 240x135. ...
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Windows 11 how to ungroup network, volume and battery corner icons on taskbar tray

This is very annoying to me. Windows 11 groups the network, volume and battery corner icons on taskbar tray. Like show on the following picture: It also groups the interfaces of the respective popup ...
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Windows 10 Start menu and TaskBar bugs — tiles/icons disappearing or being replaced by other shortcuts

Sometimes, some tile of my Windows 10 Start menu simply disappears permanently. The associated shortcut still exists, but it is no longer shown as a tile. If I right-click the shortcut and select &...
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Is it possible to change Windows 10 taskbar icon (Windows logo) in a native way?

Is it possible to change Windows 10 taskbar icon without using external tools? This Windows logo: Where is the HKEY value? Is even more simple? Also I am curious wether that icon is actually a bitmap ...
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How to fix Windows 10 app icons in the Start Menu

Some of my Windows apps in the Start Menu are showing up with another (legacy) application's icon--ACDSee's, to be specific. The apps all launch fine, they just have incorrect icons. Also, their icons ...
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How to edit an icon in Visual Studio

In VS6 one could edit .ico files. Today I've tried to do the same in VS2019. It seems it can't now. Is this feature removed or am I missing something? Any replacement as simple as VC6? I've tried GIMP ...
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Volume button on taskbar doesn't show up any controls

Today, when I booted my Windows 10 PC, it was extremely slow, and it takes 15 minutes for everything to be stable. I can use the PC as normal, but how matter I try, I cannot get the volume button in ...
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How can I bring back my Microsoft Edge start menu icon?

About a year ago I spent quite a long time removing Edge from every part of my PC because Microsoft would bring it up at every chance it could even though chrome was my default browser. Now though I'...
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How to fix unknown icons on Taskbar on Windows 11

The Windows 11 does not recognize some icons on taskbar. As we can see in the pic below I have the Google Chrome and I don't know what to do to fix it. When I pin it on the taskbar, sometimes it ...
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windows 10: some icons show default picture at the quick launch bar

Quite a while ago I created a "separator" icon to get a more neat quick launch bar. I do not remember anymore how I finally created the .ico file. Unfortunately only the default picture is ...
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How to make sound icons appear on my slides in PP 2013 in order to format clips

Some time ago I created a large Powerpoint 2013 project (20 minutes), including audio clips. I now want to reformat the presentation, including the audio. I am unable to find a sound icon on anything ...
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Ghost icons in taskbar and icons not showing in windows search

All of a sudden my icons for apps in my taskbar has disappeared but the apps are still there and when I go to search for some of the apps which have a ghost icon in taskbar it shows what appears to be ...
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All Windows 10 Apps Icons Disappeared

I have windows 10 installed on an HP laptop. My taskbar appears to be working as usual, until I try to open any of the windows apps (the ones that came preinstalled on the computer and I can't ...
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Windows 10 desktop icon grid broken on cold-start

A few days ago I had some problems with my Windows pc. When I started the PC the explorer.exe wouldn't start correctly and I had to force-shutdown my PC. After that, every time I start my PC in the ...
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How do I add some icon for the usage in the Mate desktop bar?

I am trying to get some icon work in an application starter on the Mate desktop's main bar. Namely I've downloaded UnityHub.AppImage. Then I've setup some application starter on the desktop and in the ...
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32-bit colored icons not available on Visual Studio

I want to add an icon to my project and the icon is working, but Visual Studio (I've tried both 2019 and 2022) won't let me use 32-bit colors to create an icon. The icon editing tools are greyed out ...
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I have two folders in the same location but only one allows me to set the icon. See image

I'm trying to give Google Drive and OneDrive their own folder icons, but the OneDrive folder is missing an option under Properties > Customize that the Google Drive folder has. I tried using the ...
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How do I make my taskbar icons/items this small?

No matter what I try, it just won't work. I even tried changing the taskbar icons' size from the registry editor, but it won't make them this small.
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Windows corrupted icons

I don't know why but a bunch of systems icons seems to be corrupted. I've tried to clear icons cache (Explorer folder, etc...), enable the options in the Advanced System Settings (I don't remember the ...
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What is a box overlay on Windows Explorer icons?

Using windows 11, not sure if related. Some of my items appear with a box on the bottom left corner, and cannot be opened. For example, this is a regular PDF icon for me: But some look like this: ...
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How to change imageres.dll.mun icons using regedit?

Windows default icons are stored in C:\WINDOWS\System32\SHELL32.dll and C:\WINDOWS\SystemResources\imageres.dll.mun. I can change SHELL32.dll icons using regedit without changing the real file by ...
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What technology does this State Online icon belong to in Windows File Explorer

I was logged into a customer's system using GoToMyPC and saw the icon below in the status bar of Windows File Explorer when I navigated to a particular server on their network. It doesn't respond to ...
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Do you know what this strange icon means

My windows 10 shows (I am mainly Linux user) shows strange icon over other icons: What is it?
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How to change Windows Explorer folder icons in Google Drive App folder?

I was recently pushed from the Google Backup and Sync to the Google Drive. I really like having custom folder icons within the Windows Explorer to easily distinguish various folders. This can be done ...
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BUG - Arrow icon overlaps other taskbar icons

The image below shows a duplicate arrow icon (normally used to show hidden icons) overlapping with the microphone icon when it is displayed outside of the collapsed group. This happens for any icon ...
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Shortcut Icon is overlapping with another icon

After I download something from the Internet (may have a virus), all of my shortcut file icons are overlapped by a weird icon. The icon looks like the icon of the file without any icon attached to it (...
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How to remove the Google Drive Overlay Icons for Windows Files and Folders?

"Google Backup and Sync" was replaced by "Google Drive for Desktop", which brought some changes. One thing that is missing with version 51.0.9.0 is the option to disable the ...
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How do I revert shortcut icon turning into file icon

The icon for shortcuts changed into a file icon. How do I revert this? This only happens for shortcuts. Things I've tried: Restarting Deleting the icon cache
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Attachment display in Microsoft Outlook under Rich Text configuration

The question is quite simple, but I have not been able to find a solution - not even an easy one. I am using Outlook 2010. When I attach a certain file to an Outlook email in Rich Format, I get the ...
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20,000 Icon? files have replicated throughout my entire computer — Filename: Icon?

I did a Time Machine restore and in POPPED in 20,000 files called Icon? throughout my entire computer in almost every folder. No it's not a VIRUS OR SPYWARE OR MALWARE. It COULD BE an invisible data/...
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Icon of all file types that open with vscode has changed to one icon

I wanted to change default icons for .py .cpp .c using FileTypeMan. But after that, the icons of all of them became the same because the default app for these extensions was vscode. I tried to fix it ...
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