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Questions tagged [icons]

Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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Remove icon from MacBook toolbar

I have MacBook Pro 2015 running Mojave and it’s connected to two external Monitors. I have a few icons on Desktop toolbar like VNC, Insomnia, LastPass and etc that I want to get rid off. Various ...
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Excel - Embedded PDF - “Change Icon” file name

Weird one. I am running a Win10Pro system with Office 2013 and Adobe Reader DC. Whenever I embed a PDF object into Excel, the 'first' part works fine - I get a normal icon. However, when I try to ...
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All my desktop file icons have a small symbol; where is it coming from? [duplicate]

As of a few days ago, all of my files on the desktop have a small icon on them - see the first image in the bottom. Why is that extra symbol being added? If a program is adding the icon, how can I ...
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Should Outlook 2016 show mail icons for message classes “unread message” and “read/not replied message”?

I have just migrated from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 2016. In Outlook 2010 I had icons (mostly envelope icons) for all different message classes/types, such as unread message, read (but not replied/...
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What does the 'right arrow' icon mean on iPhone? [migrated]

It's visible in the following image, to the left of the 63% battery level.
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Backup & Restore desktop icons on Windows 7

My home computer, laptop and work PC have different desktop sizes. When I remotely connect from home to work or laptop to work via Citrix, Citrix rearranges my desktop icons on my work PC. I would ...
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Blue arrows on icons won't disappear even when I refresh icon cache

I have some blue arrows on the upper corners of some files on my C drive, mostly on photos, documents and text files. my shortcuts do not have the arrows. screenshot below. I've refreshed my icon ...
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Using images as icons for files of the same name, possible?

If I have a folder that has files: filename1.typ filename2.typ filename3.typ and filename1.png filename2.png filename3.png ...is there a way in Windows to modify the .typ file type so that it ...
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Dropbox icon does not appear in the menu of Ubuntu 16.04

I believe that after the last update of Dropbox, the icon does not appear anymore in the menu of Ubuntu 16.04. enter image description here I tried to update the Dropbox with the command "dropbox ...
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Windows 10 - System Tray Icons Won't Hide

I have a three monitor setup on my new Win10 machine and I'm trying to hide the system tray icons - it just doesn't work. I know how you are supposed to do it via "Taskbar Settings" and "Select which ...
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Script to remove icons from the Windows 10 taskbar

I am trying to clean up our deployment process and give all users a clean and bloat-free desktop, start menu, and taskbar. We are using Windows 10 (1803). My Goal is as follows { Desktop: Icon for ...
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All the shortcut icons (desktop / Start Menu / taskbar) are plain white w/ folded corner

First, this is a work computer on a domain, and we're seeing this across all profiles, including the local Administrator profile. The shortcuts do work, they just don't display the icons. I'm sure y'...
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Organising the Windows 10 Start Menu - Cannot move (or delete) Groove Music icon

On my new Windows 10 (v1803) PC there are a bunch of strange pre-installed applications, like Groove Music. These clutter up the Start Menu > All Apps list with no hierarchy, just all on the same ...
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Can't launch the applications

My OS is Kali Linux Debian version. My applications are not showing there icons. When i check my applications in /usr/share/applications there is no icon.It shows like this in the image check out and ...
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Windows 10 does not remember icon position

Running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v1803. Missing context menu items View > Auto arrange and View > Align to grid have been restored (using the tips in this article). View > auto arrange is ...
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Windows 10: Sort/rearrange icons in taskbar

I was wondering if there is an option in Windows, a tweak or third party software to allow arranging icons in the taskbar (currently it is possible only to drag a group of the same program, but not an ...
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mystery dog / bear / husky icon in taskbar [closed]

Can anyone help me figure out what program this icon is for? When I click it, it doesn't show any information. It's a school laptop. I've tried looking in programs and can't find anything. Here is ...
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How do I get a specific MS Edge icon for MS Edge link on Desktop or Quick Launch bar?

I have Windows 10 Home 64 bit v1803 on my Asus laptop. I have enabled the old XP style classic Quick Launch bar on the taskbar. I have added a few items to it as you can see in the below screenshot ...
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Override icons in a QT5 app on other platforms than KDE/Linux

Afaik KDE apps are supposed to use a system-wide theme for the decorations, fonts and icons—even if just some of them. Can this property be used to override icons in a QT5 app on a platform other than ...
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Desktop Icons get a awkward frame at some times, and at other times they look fine

Basically, when I boot Windows [as you can see I'm running W10], my desktop icons sometimes look like this, and sometimes they look normal. I really dislike the frames, merely because it doesn't fit ...
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Where are Windows 10 app icons stored?

I created a link to ms-screenclip: in my startmenu folder that, obviously, starts the "Windows Snip and Sketch" app (formerly known as "Screen Sketch") in capture mode. I would like to add the right ...
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Is it possible to replace shell32.dll in Windows 7 with Windows XP's?

I was looking to theme my PC in an XP style but nowhere can I find a reliable way to replace my icons (i.e. Recycle Bin, Hard Drive, CD icons) with XP's. I was curious as to whether I could perhaps ...
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Can't see icons within file explorer - Windows 10

I have recently discovered that when I open my File Explorer to view the Pictures folder, there are no icons or file thumbnails present. I found that I can get them to reappear by going to View and ...
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My custom wallpaper is gone, and I can't set any existing wallpaper. Large & extra large icons are blank

Today my Windows 7 Pro booted, but without my custom image desktop image. The path was correct and image was there (and could be previewed with any software), but Windows didn't display it. I tried to ...
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Kali Linux desktop not working (not showing files and changed right click dropdown menu) [duplicate]

After a package upgrade (apt-get upgrade) my desktop icons dissapear on Kali, whether they are files or folders. As you can see, there are files on Desktop that are not shown. Even the right click ...
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Create higer resolution icons from existing png

I have from a very old project a set of icons but I don't have the psd I made. I have 72x72 material design icons like this Is there a way to properly convert this png icons to higer resolutions?
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How to personalise Win7Pro recycling bin icons so that refreshing cache is not needed when the bin is emptied or a file is put into it?

On Windows 7 Pro I have changed both icons for the recycling bin (full and empty) to ones I prefer. But when the bin is empty and I put a file in it, the icon only changes to the one for a full bin ...
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How are the Icons for “top sites” in the firefox new tab rendered?

When I open a new tab in firefox, I get the top sites based on my history, or based on what I select to be shown. One row from that list of top sites is shown here. Some are simply rectangular (eg ...
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Windows 10 Icons not showing, explorer loads slow, processes are fine

Last night I connected to my office computer with team viewer and I had some problems on loading Explorer (Quick Access Folder) took forever to load, I thought something related my internet connection ...
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Change the default icon for shortcuts in a specifc folder

I'm organizing a bunch of documents. These documents can be categorized into one or more categories, and each "category" will be a "folder" in Windows 10. So what I'm doing is to put all the docs in ...
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Changing the icons for output files

Problem: I have files that have been output by WinEdt whose icons have accidentally been changed. How can I get them back to normal? The image with the "corrected" .synctex file icon: Background: I ...
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Skype taskbar notification icon appears as 2 smaller skype icons

I use the Mate Panel, version 1.16.2, as part of the Cinnamon desktop environment (but in fall-back mode because of Graphics issues). When I start Skype for Linux (I keep it up-to-date, so 8.28.0.41 ...
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How to change the icon for a BitLocker encrypted Drive Icon in Windows 10

I've followed several guides for changing the icon of a USB drive, but none of them seems to work. My drive is encrypted with BitLocker. I can't get the icon to use my .ico file regardless of whether ...
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Chrome Drag&Drop URL from address bar to desktop creates a file shortcut but is missing the website icon

Chrome's file shortcuts that it creates is missing the icon from the website. I've used internet explorer and if I drag-and-drop from the address bar to the desktop, it creates a file shortcut with ...
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Active Directory - Computer icon with arrow pointing downwards

What is the meaning of the PC icon including an arrow pointing downwards?
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What is this strange flash drive icon in Windows Explorer?

I connected a USB flash drive to my laptop and it is displayed with this strange icon in the Windows Explorer: It's certainly not the default icon and I didn't change any icon settings in windows. ...
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Why is Linux Mint corrupting certain application icons?

Linux Mint 18.3, in both Cinnamon and KDE desktops, is doing something strange to the icons for LibreOffice (and only that application). I tested the most recent versions of various other distros and ...
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Old and Missing Icons on Windows 10 Upgrade

I just upgraded a Windows 7 machine to the latest version of Windows 10. The one pre-existing user account, Administrator (my clients aren't terribly creative :)), is missing task bar icons for all ...
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How can I directly display an icon with a known dll ID?

Anyone knows how to directly display an icon in its "Registry" format? E.g. "%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,112", i.e. C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,112, is typically the ID of an icon as it is ...
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How do I extract an icon from an ICL file?

I have an ICL file which contains an icon. This file is normally used by a Windows executable. I am trying to extract the icon from the file. I'm using Linux, but I could do it on a Windows computer ...
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Creating a combo chart with bar and data icons

I'm not sure if this is even possible. I'd like to create a chart like so: My data source is a pivot table with 3 columns - Category, Revenue and Growth (a calculated field). I'm thinking of a combo ...
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Several icons are not displaying right

Several icons in Windows 7 are not displaying right. Not all of them. Just some. I don't know what it depends on. This is what a Word document icon looks like: This is what a BitTorrent icon looks ...
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UWP apps: Blank icons in start menu [duplicate]

All of my UWP app icons are blank/empty/missing in the start menu search only. They appear correct in the start menu list itself, in settings. Some are missing in the taskbar as well, some are not. I ...
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What determines the icon for entries in the New context menu?

I'm not entirely sure how this works. So I can add items to the "new" context menu (that appears when right clicking or pressing the menu button) through the registry editor. For example, if I want to ...
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Windows default media icon

Windows 7 upwards (I think) uses a built-in set of default icons for all media types; images, videos, music, etc. When looking the icons more closely with, for example, FileTypesMan the icon location ...
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Win 7 Ultimate Word Doc Icons

Word doc icons are normal in Word Docs folder. If I move any one to the Desktop the icon appears like a fighter out of my Starcraft program! I've run security scans. System Restore may correct it, ...
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Win 10 Home v 1803 - Remove blue arrows on compressed file/folder icons?

Anyone know how to remove the blue arrows displayed on compressed file/folder icons in Win 10 v 1803? Apparently there was a simple registry tweak to remove them in older versions of Windows 10, but ...
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Windows 10 - Updating Background for Start Icons/Pins

Requesting information on how to change background color of Start Pins in Windows 10. An example would be changing from the blue background to black (example image: VS Code with black and VS 2017 with ...
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Where is the Icon Tray (notification area) registry stored?

I'm in need to know where the position and order of the Icons from the System Tray are stored. (notification area) I'm talking about these ones: I've been trying to go through some reg files and my ...
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Playback Devices Not Showing in Windows 10

Playback and Recording devices options are no longer in where they usually were. I found this answer, but it is a long workaround: https://www.windowsdigital.com/playback-devices-not-showing-in-...