Questions tagged [icons]

Questions about using and changing icons on your computer.

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Windows 10 - how to change desktop icon for URL shortcut?

In Win7, one could give a desktop shortcut to a URL (website) any image one wanted, but that seems not to be the case in Win10. It forces the same image, in this instance the Firefox icon, for all URL ...
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In search of a solution to preserve thumbnails (thumbscache.db?) only for a specific directory

As you probably know, Windows XP has a feature of thumbnail caching. On each directory with photos you can find a hidden thumbs.db file that stores folder and file thumbnail references, that "thumbs....
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System tray icons grouping

Is it possible to manage or group tray icons somehow ? Let's say I have multiple apps running in background: steam, docker, discord, google sync. They are doing its job while remaining in notification ...
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Hidden Icons Window In Windows 7 Occupying 50% Of The Screen

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise and for the last few months, whenever I select the 'Show Hidden Icons' button in the bottom-right corner of the taskbar, the window that appears on screen is huge - ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu showing default or empty icons for UWP apps

I have been having this issue since I last decided to reinstall all windows apps using a powershell command. I have tried deleting the thumbnail / icon cache and rebuilding it, reinstalling again all ...
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icon overlapping on my desktop (Windows 10)

My icons suddenly overlapped on my desktop. Cannot find a way to fix it. I tried to right-click and go for the options there (align etc...) but nothing. How can I fix this
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i have a one on my chrome icon and i do not know why it's there

There's a 1 in a blue circle in the lower right corner of my Chrome icon on macOS Catalina.
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Customize SPECIFIC icon in Windows 10 notification area in registry

Ok so, i'm aware that in the registry you can easily "always show all icons in the notification area" or turn this feature off. What I'm looking for is a way to specifically hide or show an ...
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Hide taskbar icons of user apps

Very simple question, let's say I have an app installed that has it's icon in tray. This isn't system icon and can't be removed with standard taskbar settings on Windows 10. I need a way to completely ...
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Text under icons in PCManFM and Desktop are gone

I was messing about with cursor themes, and all of a sudden, my text goes. it happened on my desktop, but I thought it didn't matter cause I could still pcmanfm, right? Well yeah, but not for long. By ...
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In Word 365, customize the icon shown in quick access for commands without specific icon

In Word 365 I've added "Go to Next Page" and "Go to Previous Page" to my Quick Access. The problem is, they have the same nonspecific icon. In the "Customize the Quick Access Toolbar", the "Modify.." ...
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Some text file icons are displaying improperly in jumplists, how to regain parity relative to the way they display elsewhere?

I'm trying to resolve my text based icons not showing up properly in jump lists. (most of them) I have just about ALL text based files set to open with or be edited with notepad++ Here are 3 ...
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What does a blue downward-pointing arrow inside a white circle at the bottom right of a macOS folder icon mean?

On macOS 10.15.4, what does the arrow on this folder icon mean? Additionally, is there a name for the kind of thing this arrow is? Is there a canonical reference?
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Why does my system tray Wi-Fi icon keep flashing from white to grey in Windows 10?

Why does the Wi-Fi icon in my system tray icons area go from white (as it is normally) to grey (completely grey, no asterisk or anything next to it, just greyed out) again and again? It's been ...
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How can I change the font on the desktop icons so there is no shadow?

I cannot read the icon labels with the shadow text it is using on my desktop. I am running windows 10
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Remove Search Icon from Taskbar in Windows 1909

I would like to remove the completely useless search icon from my Windows 10 taskbar. Usually, there used to be a way to do this, by right-clicking on the taskbar and then selecting Search -> Hide ...
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Windows 10 + Visual Studio: after starting build taskbar icons are gone

After starting build in the Visual Studio all (except the Calculator app) the taskbar app icons are gone: What is the (potential) reason? Product versions: Windows 10 Pro Version 10.0.18362 Build ...
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Windows 10 laptop REALLY doesn't want to show battery icon

So, the battery icon just disappeared from my task bar. I look around and find out that I should check the task bar settings and set "power" to "on". "power" is greyed out. I find out that to fix ...
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how can i change my windows 8.1 font, without changing the icons? if possible, is there also a way to find all of the icons and replace them? [closed]

i am writing my first question here (ever). but i would like to focus on changing my font on windows 8.1. i already attempted this with this tool called winaero tweaker the tool changed the fonts, but ...
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an exe file icon broken

I just encountered a strange issue. The icon of one exe file suddenly turned blank page. I tried clearing thumbnail cache but this problem persisted. Even more strangely, after I renamed the folder ...
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How to make Windows completely “forget” a system-tray icon?

Ok, so you know how you can right-click the taskbar in Windows, then click Taskbar settings, and under the Notification area toward the bottom, click "Select which icons appear on the taskbar" as ...
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Why are some file types linked together?

I used FileTypesMan by NirSoft to change the icon on .SQL files. The issue is that this also changes .PHP files icons with the same icon. This happens either way I do it. For some reason, my system ...
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What is the meaning of the Windows icon of a green axis attached to the fax machine?

I find a strange icon in Windows 10 shell32.dll. It looks like a green axis attached to the fax machine. I think it means a special fax machine, but I am not very sure what makes it special. I ...
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What could be the cause of my task bar and my shortcut icons sporadically disappearing or appearing as a white paper icon?

When using my PC, as of recently, the icons have been sporadically disappearing from the task bar which makes it hard to determine which app I'm opening up. On top of this happening, my shortcut icons ...
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Fixing icon representation on macOS

I have two different file extensions opening with Atom notepad, one is .cpp other is .py, both have the same icon represented differently. macOS had associated .cpp extension with Atom automatically ...
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Autorun.inf | mention full path to icon file

I'm trying to set an .ico file as my USB flash drive icon. Icon is located at this path: C:\Users\Ahsan\Pictures\gear.ico What i want is: when the USB is connected to my laptop (running windows 10),...
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How to get the macOS “.zip” icons to go back to the original macOS default “.zip” icon

I'm running a brand new install of macOS Catalina and I changed my default application for unzipping files from Archive Utility (built into macOS) to Archiver by Incredible Bee. I right clicked on a ....
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How can I get Windows 10 to zoom old icons above 200%?

This is the icon for PuTTY at 175%, 200%, 225%, & 250% zoom: In comparison, here is the icon for Word at 175%, 200%, 225%, & 250% zoom: All my programs that use old style icons ...
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Windows Taskbar Icons Have Ugly Border

Nowadays, icons really look good due to vector graphics. However, I somehow have the impression that something must have gone wrong, since the Google Chrome shortcut icons of Google Maps/Search and ...
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Windows 10 large Icons in Applications

I think I hit a keyboard shortcut or so, and all my icons in applications like outlook are really big. I tried the accessibility I tried the display settings, asked colleagues but nobody seems to know....
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The sound icon on the panel disappears. Linux Mint MATE

I'm using Linux Mint 19.3 MATE. And sometimes the sound icon on the panel is disappearing. This mainly happens when other icons appear on the panel (e.g Skype, Update Manager and other). Please help. ...
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kubuntu - run script from desktop icon?

i just rebuilt my system with a fresh install and a bash script i regularly use has started behaving oddly. the script moves the active window to a specific position on a very large desktop. i have ...
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Icon spacing and monitor disordered on Windows 10

this morning I switched on my laptop (with a second monitor) and my icons on the desktop were disordered, they had a too long spacing (width and height) and they were on my second monitor. I searched ...
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How to change Tree View icon from plus/minus to an arrow on Win 10?

I've accidentally changed my default tree view icons from these arrows: to plus/minus icons: How can I change them back? Thank you!
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Hide Specific Desktop Icons

I am looking for a way to hide icons that are placed on my desktop from Active Directory. I do not use these icons and want to declutter. If I delete or move them, my PC will restart during off-hours ...
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Icon is default “blank page” in properties and when the program is pinned to the taskbar

The unity icon for version 2018.4.16f1 (64-bit) is missing in properties and on the taskbar and instead I see the default blank page icon on both. So far: I tested with resource hacker, removing ...
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Ubuntu 18.04, dropbox icon gone after screen lock

Under Ubuntu 18.04, the Dropbox icon appears normally. However, if I lock the screen and unlock it, the icon is gone. The process is running in the background, but there's no icon. How to keep the ...
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Pushing icons that are weblinks using group policy

I am working on a Windows 2008 R2 server and the client has asked if I can push out an icon using the group policy. I got on to their server and I do this remotely so it is slower than I could ever ...
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How to align taskbar icons to the left

Using Windows 10. I have read that this is on by default but for some reason, it doesn't work for me. The problem is that when i open a new app (one that isn't pinned), its icon appears on the taskbar ...
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Windows 10 - Dynamic folder icons in windows explorer?

I know you can manually customize the icon of a folder, but I'm wondering if there is a way to have the icon change themselves. For example, if there is an empty folder on the desktop background, the ...
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Is it possible to make a Windows 10 taskbar icon unclickable/non-highlightable?

I currently am using a couple of do-nothing batch programs, with background coloured icons, as taskbar separators (the only way I could find to partition icons on my taskbar). I would like to make ...
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Application icons and associated shortcuts are generic

All of a sudden this morning my application icons are "generic." System application icons such as Explorer, Task Manager, etc are not affected. Other file types such as txt, pdf, jpg, etc are not ...
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Windows 10 wrong taskbar icon for explorer

The issue: On my Windows 10 build 1909 PC, when the explorer icon is open it shows the icon of the current navigation pane folder on my taskbar. I did few thing like rebuilding icons cache, but that ...
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Is it possible to change all folder icons with in a folder with Windows 10 Pro? Using a batch process

For instance, if I have 200 folders within a single folder where many of those icons in the nested folders had been changed in the past and I want to revert them all back to the default icon—can it be ...
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Windows 10 desktop icons are disordered when an external display is attached

I am using a laptop and sometimes I plug in an external (and bigger) monitor via a docking station. The problem is that I have my desktop icons arranged in my laptop (picture 1) but when I attach it ...
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Where does Windows 10 (1703+) store the Desktop icon positions?

Does somebody know where recent versions of Windows 10 store their Desktop icon positions? I already found this question: Where does Windows store icon positions? - however this only works for older ...
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Can you scale small icons (and only small icons) in Windows 10?

I know you can scale icons, text, and apps via the Display menu. I know that you can change views to 'medium', 'large', etc. However, is it possible to scale up only small icons? The reason for this ...
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Certain applications appearing as black icons

Taskbar icons appearing like this: Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook icons appear as blank icons on the taskbar. Also, no longer offering the option to Pin/Unpin from the taskbar.
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Metro Apps have blank icons on the Taskbar

I've pinned a handful of programs to my taskbar (as one does). Some of these are regular Windows programs, and some are Metro apps. When I first pinned them, the icons all showed up fine. However, ...
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Opening the first file in an application's file list from a shortcut icon

In earlier version of Windows/Word it was possible to get a desktop icon to not only open the application, but also to open the first file in its list of recently accessed file. This was done by ...

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