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Windows 7: Task bar icons

07 Jun 2009   #1
lozanoa11

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 
Task bar icons

how would i go about changing the icons on the task bar?


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07 Jun 2009   #2
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Do you mean startorb right click/ properties/
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07 Jun 2009   #3
lozanoa11

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

sorry i mean the actual icons. The apperence of them. i have some icons i use for my dock that i would like to use for the task bar
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07 Jun 2009   #4
lozanoa11

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

found a way to but all my icons are .png can i just change the file type on them? What should the extension be?
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07 Jun 2009   #5
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lozanoa11 View Post
found a way to but all my icons are .png can i just change the file type on them? What should the extension be?
maybe this is what you need
Download IconViewer
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07 Jun 2009   #6
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

how about this one maybe even better
IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor
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07 Jun 2009   #7
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

lozanoa11, just make a shortcut the program you want to change the icon for. change the shortcut's icons in its properties dialog, then pin the shortcut to the taskbar. that way you can use whatever icons you like.
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08 Jun 2009   #8
lozanoa11

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

i dont want anything pinned to my taskbar is the problem.
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08 Jun 2009   #9
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lozanoa11 View Post
i dont want anything pinned to my taskbar is the problem.
I think I understand your problem. U start an app with a nice icon from the desktop and on the taskbar appears the original icon of the app. That was my problem with the TotalCommander. You may use ResourceHacker or something to change the icon inside the app's .exe or .dll .
I think Resource Hacker is not compatible with win7, so you have to "hack" it in XP.

You can convert your .png files also with the free irfanview.
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08 Jun 2009   #10
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi. Just right click and unpin them from the task bar. J
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