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Windows 7: can I do anything to let the icon stay the same


19 Apr 2011   #1
Cov

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can I do anything to let the icon stay the same

Oh and another thing please.

The icons that I have changed, are looking beautiful ... as long as I don't open them. After I do, they look different. Does it have to be like that, or can I do anything to let the icon stay the same, whether it's been closed or opened.

closed = before
opened = after




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20 Apr 2011   #2

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Not sure if this will work for you, but it did for me in similar circumstances.,

Make the shortcut read only.
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20 Apr 2011   #3
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Make the shortcut read only.
Hi, thanks .. but it didn't work this time.
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20 Apr 2011   #4

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Shame. Did you make it read only before putting it on the taskbar. That is sometimes necessary. Also I don't think it will affect the running icon, just the pinned one when the app is closed.
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20 Apr 2011   #5
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Did you make it read only before putting it on the taskbar.
I did the following:

1. unpin the old shortcut from the task bar
2. go to start and type "replay media catcher"
3. right click the icon and select properties
4. go to the "general" tab and put a tick on "read-only"
5. go to start and find "replay media catcher" again
6. right click and select "properties"

The result is the picture from above.
"Change icon" is still grayed out ... strange
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20 Apr 2011   #6

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Oh well, perhaps someone else will have an idea.
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23 Apr 2011   #7
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

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23 Apr 2011   #8

 
 

Hi,

The sarcasm really is unnecessary

You may want to try creating a shortcut to those programs then changing the icons for the shortcuts. You can then pin the shortcuts to the taskbar.

It's worth a try
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23 Apr 2011   #9

 
 

Ok, scrap that, just tried it and it didn't work
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23 Apr 2011   #10
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi, The sarcasm really is unnecessary
Hi sharky, that's not sarcasm, that was supposed to make you smile.
Every culture is different, and since the internet age, you might get in touch with people who don't live in the same country like you are. What's funny in your country, might not be funny at all at where I live - and the other way around.

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You may want to try creating a shortcut to those programs then changing the icons for the shortcuts. You can then pin the shortcuts to the taskbar. It's worth a try
Yes, it's a good idea trying to pin shortcuts to the task bar instead, but sorry ... didn't work either.
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