Questions tagged [icons]

Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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Change Windows User's home folder's icons to generic [closed]

I see news Microsoft updated Windows icons, Gizmodo 2021-05-06: "RIP Windows 95 Icons". Personally, I find all Windows user icons to be busy icon salad To clean this up I found a post here: ...
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How do I enable “preview” with first snippet for a mpeg file ?

I used to have the video's first frame for an mpeg-file on my Desktop as an Icon, but now I'm getting this. I have installed several new videoplayers and I've lost that preview and now I cannot ...
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Windows - how to change desktop pdf files icon to same as in explorer?

As you can see in screenshot - on desktop pdf files icons show edge icon. In explorer it shows some icon with pdf. How to change descktop icons for pdf file so they would be same as in explorer? I ...
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How to change Windows drive left storage bar

I wanted to ask how I could change the bar over disks that shows how much storage is in use. I wanted to know how could I change Properties Theme from a light version to a dark mode style? I hope you ...
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When change Windows default Icons functions get deactivated

Hey I have changed some icons in the Imageres.dll.mun file. Now some functions are gone can someone explain me why? DO the default Icons contain code? Here one Example. Here is no bar anymore that ...
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Desktop icons keep rearranging after reboot

I've got a weird issue with my Windows 10 - after every restart it rearranges icons on desktop, since I've got multi-monitor setup it's a little bit annoying. It looks like running a game in lower ...
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Windows 10, can the view of Pictures folders show extra large icons, while all others show details?

I have a very high resolution monitor, and the default icon views are far too small for images. So I want all picture views to show extra large icons. But I'm a developer, and I need to see all the ...
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Change size of icon type in Windows 10

Windows view has LIST TYPE. Is there any way to change the icon size for those views? For example, I want to explore in LIST VIEW but I want the icon a little bit larger. In the above image can I ...
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Where is the Windows 10 Start Menu button icon stored?

Where does Windows 10 store the icon(s) for the Start Menu button? I mean the icons used for the button on the taskbar that opens the start menu. They look like this (dark and light themes, ...
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Change file icon while vscode is installed?

I've been trying to change the icons of my code files (e.g. .c, .cpp, .js, .lua, etc.) and I've been having a super annoying problem: Because I use VSCode, all the icons are grouped together (VSCode ...
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Windows 10 - some app icons in search results (win + s) are overlayed with a photoshop icon

I would be most grateful for any pointers which lead to resolving the following issue. The Problem When I use windows search (win + s) the icons for windows 10 related apps are shown with a photoshop ...
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Pinned Chrome users icons showing different user avatars

I have 3 different user accounts in Chrome and they are pinned to my taskbar for ease of switching. Previously, they would show the correct avatar on the Chrome icon all the time. After updating ...
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Change a folder's icon with a custom right click menu

I try to make a custom right click menu that allows me to set a folder's custom icon using whatever folder.ico I put in that folder. My way so far: Have a right click menu on folders that runs a batch ...
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MS Paint/Wordpad 'Open', 'Save', and 'Save as' icon locations

This is most definitely the wrong forum to post this on, but I couldn't work out where else this would go on this list. Where on Windows are these three icons saved? Using IconsExtract, I've looked ...
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Windows 7 desktop icons view to Medium returb back to List | Why?

I set all icons view to list and apply it on Folder options view. Now i want to change desktop icons view to medium - Not other places. The problem is after change desktop icons view to medium it ...
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How to Create/Assign Custom Folder Icon via Command Prompt

What I like to do is create folders and assign image/cover arts as the folders thumbnail, rather than generating the standard folder icon. I do this very often (basically every folder I can bother to ...
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How do I load locally saved icons on “new tab” homepage firefox?

I would like to know if it is possible to load icons stored on my computer in the "new tab" homepage of firefox. This came out because when firefox starts, it takes massive time to load the ...
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Any way to change icons of Chrome shortcuts pinned to taskbar? (Windows 10)

I have a bunch of websites "saved as shortcuts" from Chrome, and pinned to taskbar. But I would like to customize the taskbar icons, e.g., to distinguish Outlook Mail from Calendar: How do ...
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Is it possible to create a “double-decker” toolbar in the Windows taskbar?

For toolbars within the Windows taskbar, Win7 lets you specify if you want to use small or large icons. If you select small icons for a toolbar, but large icons for the primary taskbar, the icons in ...
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Windows 10 Taskbar icons are taking over the Taskbar, cannot hide them

I got a new work laptop recently, it is a HP Elitebook running windows 10 64 bit (version 20H2). The windows taskbar notifications icons can normally be configured from the settings app such as: I ...
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Move Running Applications from Taskbar to System Tray

Hey there everybody so I have an apparently rare question. I wish to take running programs and hide their icon from my taskbar while keeping them open on one desktop. For example; say I have my steam ...
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What is the meaning of this Eclipse icon?

I've been coding with the Eclipse IDE for some time now, and I renamed a few of my files, and this icon has popped up. I did some research and didn't discover anything. What does it mean? Check this ...
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Program's icon disappears after moving into a folder

By disappears I mean it defaults to the blank white paper icon; happens to both a link and the program itself and they display correctly in other sizes. It didn't happen when I first installed it, ...
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Change default windows folder icons - their shortcuts

I've managed to follow the instructions here to change the default folder icons for all folders (since hey're super boring and I don't want to change each folder icon manually): https://www.askvg.com/...
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desktop.ini in network folders problems

I am testing desktop.ini on network folders and have a problem. Shared from a windows server, when creating a local folder with icon and copying it to the network location, the icon is saved, if I ...
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Error: Could not find this item [duplicate]

can you please help me? I made (or brought) a folder named "con" using command prompt by cd C:\Users\glmanuel\Desktop Then, mkdir con/ I was ready to delete it. So, I dragged it to Recycle ...
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Fix broken app icons in taskbar when launched from Start Menu

Windows-1 64-bit Home, 20H2 I don't know whether this is an issue with any specific version of Windows, but since the 20H2 update I chose to remove all my apps pinned to the taskbar and pin them to ...
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Identify source of icon for arbitrary file extension

How would one locate the source file of an icon for a given file type? For example, I have a .py but all versions of Python have been uninstalled on the system, yet the typical icon remains and the ...
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How do I get Visual Studio Code to show its icon on the taskbar in Windows 10?

Here's Visual Studio code in Windows explorer - note the icon And here it is in the taskbar, when I right-clicked it. It never has its own icon on the taskbar, even if I don't right click - I only ...
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Ubuntu Linux: How can I remove the double icon in the task bar of Cairo dock when calling a Java based program (jar)?

I want to assign an icon to SoftSqueeze (a software radio based on the Logitech Squeezebox, written in Java) in Ubuntu 20.04 with gnome 3. I created a .desktop file in ~/.loca/share/applications: [...
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Symbols (icons) do not render as they should

This has been around for some time now. Any way to fix it? The icons for play control are not rendered. I do not recall what exactly caused this problem, but it has been like this since I dual-booted ...
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Ribbon Icon for new page form in Outlook

I have created a new page to add additional details to the default task template in Outlook. The new page shows up in the ribbon, but with the icon as shown. How can I customize the icon so it matches ...
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Is there a cross-platform method of packaging many icons into one file?

I'm trying to find a method of packaging/archiving many .ico icon files (or another cross-platform equivalent) for use with a program for its multiple file type associations. On windows, I could ...
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All the icons disappeared on W10 after a reboot

All my icons disappeared suddenly after a reboot.. See screenshot. I tried to reboot but to no avail. W10 up to date. Any idea on what to do? Thanks a lot, EDIT: also tried to repair the icon cache ...
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Duplicate icon on duplicate session in Putty?

If I choose Duplicate session, icon is not duplicate. At left you see taskbar of original Pytty and at right you see it's duplication. Can I make that clone has the same icon?
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Setting icon of folder on a removable drive automatically?

Is there a way to change the icon of a folder on a removable drive automatically? I have a ton of folders on it, and I changed all the icons. The icon files I used were on the drive, but when I ...
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Location of Notification area icons size in RegEdit Windows10

I wonder if anybody has encountered with notification area icons size in Windows 10? Because after a Windows update the time panel under right-corner of screen Before: https://i.stack.imgur.com/92BLg....
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Change rar icon [closed]

How Can I Change a Specific RAR File? not all of them? for example I have Fonts RAR and this is icon for change this RAR file
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Unidentified icon in Mac status bar

I have an unidentified icon that sometimes appears in my status bar (MacOS High Sierra). Graphic quality is low. It looks like a white "O" on an orange background, with an upward-pointing ...
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How do you directly change icons in cache of windows 7?

Basically I want to modify icon cache directly, without actually changing the icon; changing the icon temporarily (until next cache rebuild). How would I go about this?
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Is it possible to insert and filter icons / images together with cells in MS Excel?

I'm using Icons (which are basically graphics/images) in my Excel Sheet (Office 365). I figured that resizing the icon to the cell will "lock" it to the cell (allowing to copy/cut the icon ...
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Group different running program icons on taskbar in Windows 10

Imagine we have Skype and Symphony and Cisco Jabber running on Windows 10 PC. Then in the taskbar we will have three separate icons one for Skype one for Symphony one for Jabber Q: Is it possible to ...
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Wifi icon disappeared in Windows 10. Could the network card be broken?

So a friend of mine has a Windows 10 laptop. I haven't worked on Windows in more than 15 years so I'm kinda handicapped on it. Her problem is that the wifi icon disappeared from one day to the next ...
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Can I save a folder's icon as png?

I have a folder with a customized icon and I want the customized icon as a PNG file; what should I do?
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How can I increase icon/thumbnail size in Finder list view in macOS Big Sur?

I would like to increase the icon size in Finder list view, as seen in the screenshot below]. I set it to the max in view settings and tried editing com.apple.finder.plist already, but without any ...
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In Windows, how do I change the fallback .exe file icon?

I want all files of .exe type that have not their own icons to have some another icon while those that have an icon inside to keep using that. Is it possible? I want to replace this icon everywhere ...
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Windows 10 Kaomoji panel categories have missing icons

I'm using Windows 10 20H2 en-US x64 (19042.572, fully updated). When I press Win+. or Win+; to bring up the Emoji/Kaomoji/Symbols panel, on the Kaomoji 'tab' the category icons at the bottom are ...
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Windows 10 Taskbar Icons Blinking (Compressing)

Windows 10 Taskbar Icons Blinking (Compressing) Symptoms: The right-most icon on the Taskbar appears to compress to the left (as you look at the screen). The other icons then also bunch to the left. ...
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Why are my icons are not displayed correctly in albert launcher?

Under some circumstances Albert launcher does not show the icons correctly. Either the system theme is not picked up or the icons are simply empty. What should I do to let Albert display the icons ...
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Icon spacing in WIN 10

I have a problem where the icons have changed their spacing and are now very spaced out but are the same size. I have done some research to find the fix to this problem and came across someon else ...

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