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Windows 7: Changing pinned icons??


09 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7, Mac OS 10.5.6
 
 
Changing pinned icons??

I just noticed that it seems impossible to customize the icons of programs pinned to the taskbar/superbar.

You can change the icon, and any other instances of it will appear properly, but the one pinned to the taskbar is the one contained in the EXE and nothing else.

This is terrible, the taskbar/superbar is a lot like the OSX dock, but what good is it to have these nice big icons if you can't even customize them?

Please tell me someone has found a work-around for this.

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09 Aug 2009   #2

 

Create a shortcut. Customize the icon. Pin the shortcut.
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11 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxsideburn
I just noticed that it seems impossible to customize the icons of programs pinned to the taskbar/superbar.
Not true
This is what i did;
You need to unpin the program from the taskbar, find the program in the Start menu, change the icon, open it back up, then pin the open instance.
Make sense? LOL

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxsideburn
the taskbar/superbar is a lot like the OSX dock
Also not true (in my eyes anyways)


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12 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7, Mac OS 10.5.6
 
 

doesn't work, only the shortcut thing worked for me.
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28 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I used Antmans method, worked sweet - thanks!!
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