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Windows 7: FireFox Taskbar Icon, Makes Duplicate Taskbar Icon's


28 Aug 2012   #1

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FireFox Taskbar Icon, Makes Duplicate Taskbar Icon's

For some reason FireFox doesnt want me to use my own icon for it in the taskbar. ill change the icon, pin it to the taskbar, click the new icon and itll open up a new firefox default icon on the taskbar so there will be 2.

anyway around this?

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29 Aug 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Let's fix the duplicate icon first, open Firefox from the pinned icon you have already after the second one opens up unpin the first one and pin the second one that should stop the duplicate icon.

Now the icon go to C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar then right-click on the Firefox shortcut click on properties make sure you're in the Shortcut tab and click on the Change Icon Button. After you open up Firefox again icon will revert back to the default icon because it opens up Firefox.exe you would have to change the icon in the .exe for a permanent change.
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29 Aug 2012   #3

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did all that, right clicked firefox.exe in C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\ and there is no way to change the icon there, all i see is this

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29 Aug 2012   #4

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You can only change it on the pinned shortcut on the taskbar shown above in the C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar folder. Or right click the taskbar icon then right click on firefox then go to properties make sure you're in the Shortcut tab and click on the Change Icon Button.
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If you want to change it in the .exe you need a resource editor to do it.

Jerry


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