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Windows 7: Task bar icons

08 Jun 2009   #11
lozanoa11

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

still does not let me change the icon to a .png image


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08 Jun 2009   #12
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

?
You want to make a customized icon for a png image?
Or you want to change the default icon of png files?
My be my bad (sorry) but I now I really don't understand what is your question?
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08 Jun 2009   #13
lozanoa11

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

i want to change the icons when they are on the taskbar. I have png images for icons that i want to use. Windohs will not let me change them to a .png it has to be a icon file
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08 Jun 2009   #14
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Ok to do want you wish you have a two part process

First use one of the suggestions above to convert the .PNG files you have to .ICO files

Once you have done this you then need to use an application such as ResourceHacker to replace the .ico files embedded in the programs .exe or .Dll files with the new .ico files you have created
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08 Jun 2009   #15
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lozanoa11 View Post
i want to change the icons when they are on the taskbar. I have png images for icons that i want to use. Windohs will not let me change them to a .png it has to be a icon file
I think someone mentioned Irfanview, this is a freedownload image editor. all you do is right click on your png file then open with Irfanview and then click save as and in the dropdown for filetype there is an ico for windows icons. hope this helps
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08 Jun 2009   #16
lozanoa11

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

ok thanks
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08 Jun 2009   #17
lozanoa11

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

ohh its working ill get you guys a screen shot when im done
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08 Jun 2009   #18
lozanoa11

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 


havent done them all yet but you get the idea
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08 Jun 2009   #19
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lozanoa11 View Post
ohh its working ill get you guys a screen shot when im done
lozanoa11 Glad it is working for you looks good. Thanks for sharing the results with us. lm
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09 Jun 2009   #20
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Nice job lozanoa11!
Does the Resource Hacker work on Win7?
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