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Windows 7: taskbar icons query

24 Sep 2012   #1
JG2206

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
taskbar icons query

hello everyone


Currently, i have my program buttons on the taskbar always combined, as shown here:
http://i.imgur.com/KPxOl.jpg
I would like to make use of the uncombined function, shown here:
http://i.imgur.com/b2f6n.jpg

As you can see, only the explorer icon is the same. Firefox, VLC and itunes icons return to their defaults in the uncombined option.
Is there a way to keep all icons the same as the custom ones i have installed?

Thanks for any help


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24 Sep 2012   #2
Bongo

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Go to C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar folder, are the shortcuts icons changed there?
AppData is hidden use step 3 of this tutorial to unhide it File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Jerry
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25 Sep 2012   #3
JG2206

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply
The icons in that folder are changed to ones i want:
http://i.imgur.com/nm6wM.jpg
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25 Sep 2012   #4
Bongo

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So when you go from uncombined to combine or vice versa the icons change back and forth?

In your second screenshot is Firefox and VLC and iTunes are those programs open or closed?

Jerry
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25 Sep 2012   #5
JG2206

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

in the second screenshot where i have them uncombined, the programs are open. When i close some of them, it looks like this:
http://i.imgur.com/WI72v.jpg
Firefox is the only one running. You can also see that when they are not running the icon changes back to the custom one that i want.
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25 Sep 2012   #6
Bongo

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That is because when you start the program the .exe takes over and uses the icon in .exe, the only way to get those icons to stay with the custom icon would be to edit the .exe in the program folder, example for Firefox in C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe. That is how I have done it.

Then you need to Icon Cache - Rebuild after editing them.

Jerry
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25 Sep 2012   #7
JG2206

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thanks alot for the explanation.
Is it relatively simple editing the .exe?
Im an absolute rookie when it comes to that sort of stuff. Is there a guide you know of, or a program that can do it for me or something similar?
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25 Sep 2012   #8
Bongo

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You would need a resource hacker of some kind so you can open up the exe and import/replace the icon then save it and put it back in the program file (you should use a copy of the exe and put it on your desktop to edit it)
To properly change a system file or .exe you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information

Jerry
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25 Sep 2012   #9
JG2206

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

awesome, thanks a lot for the information, ill give it a go!
whats the worst that could happen
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25 Sep 2012   #10
Bongo

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You're welcome.
If you need any help doing that let me know.

Jerry
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