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Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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keep windows iconset from 100% display scale in higher scaling settings

I noticed that Icons get swapped at 100% display scale. Not that this is a pressing issue, but still somebody might know if there is some tweak in Windows to keep those Icons that are shown at 100% ...
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Change icon of .exe file ALSO for taskbar and top of window IF that .exe file does not have any icon yet

So I am able to successfully change icon to any .exe file that already have its own icon Using resource hacker And I am talking about icon inside folder icon that is displayed for program when it is ...
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folder icons on the desktop are cut in half

As the title suggests, for some reason the file icons are cut in half like this I have found no solutions on the internet other than this and the solutions failed. What should i do? Edit: Thanks to @...
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Is it possible to move chrome's title bar icons position?

Seems unlikely but it wouldn't hurt to ask -- Is it possible to move chrome's title bar icons position, the window resize and close icons? Such icons' position are different between Linux and Mac, I ...
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Windows 11: how to unhide recycle bin icon when all desktop icons are set on hidden?

I set my desktop icons hidden, but I need only the recycle bin. How to unhide it without changing the settings of the other desktop icons?
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desktop icons on win 8.1 appear white

Some of the icons on the desktop are normal others suddenly appeared as white squares. I tried changing the registry entry: exefile\shellex\iconhandler. However there is no iconhandler to change?
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Windows 11: Blank desktop icons for some apps (calculator and time)

I created desktop shortcuts for a few Windows 11 apps (by drag-and-drop from the start menu), and their icons turned to the default blank page after a short while (maybe when restarting the Explorer, ...
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I have a undeleteable Linux icon which leads to wsl.localhost on my windows 10 desktop

So one day when I boot up my Windows 10 PC, there was a Linux icon on my desktop which leads to wsl.localhost in the file manager. And like I’ve said in the title, the icon/shortcut thing can’t be ...
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I Can't Make Customized Icon to be bigger on Desktop Window 11

I try to View>Large Icons and Small Icons either but it's the same
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File icons on desktop moving left when they are renamed

Sometimes when I rename a file on my Desktop, the icon position gets reset to a position in the top left corner. My PC is running Windows 11 Home, version 22H2, OS Build 22621.3155. "Auto ...
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How to change the user icon in taskbar from Chrome Browser?

I found a way to change user avatars by changing them in C:\Users \...\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Avatars: And they've changed in Chrome profile header: But haven't changed in taskbar: ...
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What does a question mark over a blue folder icon mean?

I use conda to manage virtual environments for my coding projects. I have a specific environment that when activate through the Terminal app will make the following icon appear on top: This is right ...
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Some .exe files have blank icons on taskbar despite having icons

Most of games I install are GOG versions and the installers generate loads of unnecessary files, all have uninstallers, and if I want to uninstall, I will just delete the installation folder. I use ...
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How to change pinned Taskbar Icon of Whatsapp?

On my Windows I have the Whatsapp App installed from Windows Store. Now I would like to change its Icon, without luck so far. I tried following this answer and it does create a taskbar Icon that opens ...
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Changing a folder icon on an external hard drive not working

So I've been putting custom icons on folders for years. I do it on my desktop. I do it on any external hard drive folders I have....just for fun and it looks better. Here is the method I use: Take ...
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Why isn't my custom context menu entry showing an icon?

On Windows 11, I have added a custom context menu item for .stl files by adding a new key in Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.stl in the registry that links to the .exe I want to use:...
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Where are the images/icons used in the power menu saved in Windows?

I am trying to create shortcut icons for actions like Shutdown, Restart, etc., on my Desktop, and wanted to use same icons as used by Microsoft on the power menu. I am not sure which DLL/EXE file ...
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Tray icons - WIFI vs VPN icons

I noticed when connected to the internet via VPN, the desktop tray on my laptop shows one of two icons - see uploaded image. I get the WIFI icon and the VPN icon see images. If I click on the WIFI ...
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How to assign an icon to a specific file extension in Windows 11?

I added a new file extension to the windows compressed file using the following regedit script and it works perfectly (mostly) Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zab] @="...
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Why don't I have an Icons tab in my properties?

I'm trying to extract an icon from a .exe file, and there are 100 instructions around the web that tell you to go to the file properties and click on the "Icons" tab. Except mine doesn't ...
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How to set Windows Shortcut icon to relative path?

Background I have a Windows Shortcut that executes a file using a relative path. Now, I want this shortcut to have a nice icon. I already have the icon image and I placed it close to the bat file my ...
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Custom Shortcut Icons Not Showing (Blank Page), Using UNC Path for an SMB Share

On my Server have a custom Icon (ICO) that I created that is in the directory of a .NET / C# Application that I want to share, right along side the EXE for the Application, which has an Icon (ICO) ...
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how do I make an icon (on the win 11 taskbar) that opens windows terminal as an ssh profile by default

I have an icon on my task bar that opens a windows terminal to cmd.exe by default, and in the profile for windows terminal I also have an entry for doing ssh to a server that I connect to. I would ...
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Desktop Icons and all other things grow larger

I am using my pc for coding and listening song simultaneously but suddenly my pc stop working and screen got turn off this happens frequently. But when I tried to pause the song and got no response I ...
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windows 10 Audio Bug - Red x on speaker icon

I'm having a red x on speaker icon. I know few manual way to fix this but this is not permanent solutions. I have to try these steps every time I reboot the PC. This is a bug that has been reported ...
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Windows Explorer - Using icons (not thumbnails) for specific files

How can I force Windows to use icons (not preview thumbnails) only for specific file types? For example, I want to use an icon for all PPTX files, but a preview thumbnail for all PNG files. The ...
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Anyone recognise this app (and how to identify)?

Started up my W10 PC and noticed a new icon on my Start Menu, under "Recently added". The thing is, I don't recognise or remember adding anything recently. It's a sort of turquoise cloud ...
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Unknown icon on Windows 11 thumbnails

I don't know how it happened, but now on my Windows 11, I see strange thumbnail icons on files in my C:\Users folder and all subfolders inside. I don't see that on other partitions/drives or locations....
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Windows 11 Apps Icons Broken [duplicate]

The taskbar can't display my UWP apps (Windows apps like Photo/Media player, but not the apps I installed) properly, as shown: Taskbar glitch (This is supposed to be the app "Movie and TV") ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu Using Generic Icon for Programs

Occasionally I have seen Windows 10 use a generic icon in the start menu for every program: but it should look like this: I have not been able to determine the cause for this happening. It has ...
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How can i get Icons from this Software? [duplicate]

I've been trying to get toolbar icons (not the .exe Icon) from a software called "Roblox Studio" and export them has PNGs, but i don't know how to get them. I tried using Resource Hacker and ...
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How do I change how a specific file extension is called in the details pane with its own icon?

I want to change the info here (in the details pane): I want it to say what the file is used for and what it's called, and in this instance, I want it named "NES Game ROM" (for example) ...
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ICO of 32-bit images

Requirement I'm using this shell script to create an ICO file to fulfill this requirement: Icons should be Windows .ico files and contain 32-bit images in the following sizes: 16, 24, 32, 48, and 256....
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Change default location of icons

When clicking the properties of any given folder in Windows File Explorer we have the option to change the folder icon. When we click on this a default path is chosen showing us the contents of: %...
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Custom Icons Displayed Incorrectly in URL Files

On Windows 10, I am saving all browser bookmarks as local URL files where I can use the built-in syntax below to pick the identifying icon from ICO files stored on the same drive. [InternetShortcut] ...
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Cannot resize taskbar icons anymore in Windows 11

Some Windows 11 updates reset taskbar icon size, truly annoying. Before I managed to revert to small taskbar icons through registry, but now the latest update finally broke it completely, it does not ...
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Icons too small, 2023-07-03 GIMP 2.10.34

2023-07-03 Windows 10 - up to date. Tags: Brush-icons-unreadable left-side-icons-excellent Windows10 Gimp2.10.34 Uniform-icon-size-not-respected After a fresh install of GIMP 2.10.34: The left icons ...
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Custom taskbar icon layout aesthetics

Today I realized I can add a custom taskbar to Windows which would be a folder full of shortcuts to common tasks. I created the folder, added the taskbar, and thought 'eh this could be pretty nice'.. ...
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combining two animated GIF icons [closed]

I'm trying to combine two GIF icons and I would like the result to be like what I see when I open a document in libreoffice draw or libreoffice impress , import these 2 icons and group them : both are ...
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Google Chrome missing icons and high CPU usage

I recently found that icons in Google Chrome (EG next to tab names, and also in bookmarks bar), which were previously working fine, were not being rendered and instead showing the "Globe" ...
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Delete and replace desktop shortcut only if icon exists

I am updating a desktop icon for end users, not all clients have the icon. I need to deploy a script if icon exits delete and replace, if not stop and do not replace. I tried the below script, but ...
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Where are mspaint icons stored?

Where are these mspaint icons stored? I'm trying to find them in Windows XP.
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Firefox Extension: New Tab Shortcuts per Container? [closed]

I can pin shortcut icons on the new tab page. Has anyone found a Firefox extension that displays pinned icons based on the container chosen? e.g. The new tab page icons for the banking container ...
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Windows 11 - Taskbar icons missing under specific user account

Several questions have dealt with that error, but none of the solutions have worked for me. Some taskbar icons disappeared at some point a couple of days ago and nothing brings them back. The problem ...
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Windows Explorer - icons Large or Extra Large View - Is it possible to define a minimum distance in pixels between icons?

Windows Explorer - icons Large or Extra Large View - Is it possible to define a minimum distance in pixels between icons? It would be easier to hit empty space between icons with mouse-click to open ...
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Virtualbox and Zoom icons appear zoomed in, in fresh Windows 10 installation

I think I might know the cause of the issue, but don't know the fix. I installed Zoom, and Virtualbox on a fresh Windows 10 install, before I installed the graphics drivers. Once the graphcs drivers ...
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Windows 10 desktop does not react on icon mouseover in the first minutes of RDP connection

I connect to a Windows 10 PC (the host) over RDP from a Ubuntu Linux machine (the client). On the Linux machine, I mostly use remmina, but I experience the same problem with xfreerdp as well. This is ...
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Changing the mac desktop icon resize shortcut in finder

By default finder has a keyboard shortcut for changing icon size/zoom, ⌘ = and ⌘ -. If you are like me you press these on accident and the result is desktop icons all over the place as the grid ...
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Can I reorder (unstick) side-by-side icons on the taskbar in Windows 11?

The Windows 11 taskbar has two "features" that are driving me crazy. The first is that it groups icons of the same task together into a single icon that you have to hover over. This ...
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Windows 10 system tray icon (Skype) keeps getting hidden

I want to be able to always see the Skype icon in the system tray. I know of the setting in the task manager config (choose which icons should show, and I choose Skype to always show), but every few ...
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