Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: WIN7: How to change the default orange blinking icon on the taskbar?

22 Nov 2012   #1
dandeliondream

windows 7
 
 
WIN7: How to change the default orange blinking icon on the taskbar?

Hi,

Anyone knows who to change the blinking orange icon on the taskbar to other color?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Nov 2012   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Never seen it. Can you posta pic ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2012   #3
dandeliondream

windows 7
 
 

i mean when I try to open many same IE browser, the IE icon on the taskbar will start to blink orange.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Never seen it. Can you posta pic ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Nov 2012   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello dandeliondream,

I don't believe it's possible to change the color. Hopefully someone may know of a way.


@Brian,
This is when you have a window open without it ever being in focus (active window). The orange blinking icon for it on the taskbar helps to indicate this to you. If you like, open Windows Explorer, but very quickly click inside Internet Explorer before Windows Explorer opens, and you should see it flash orange for a while before staying highlighted in orange until you view it.

-taskbar.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2012   #5
dandeliondream

windows 7
 
 

i see, no wonder. I have a hard time finding a solution on the web.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello dandeliondream,

I don't believe it's possible to change the color. Hopefully someone may know of a way.


@Brian,
This is when you have a window open without it ever being in focus (active window). The orange blinking icon for it on the taskbar helps to indicate this to you. If you like, open Windows Explorer, but very quickly click inside Internet Explorer before Windows Explorer opens, and you should see it flash orange for a while before staying highlighted in orange until you view it.

Attachment 242586
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2012   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

They are part of the taskbar button image there are 4 images for top and bottom taskbar and 4 images for left and right tastbar.
Name:  TaskBand2_TaskItemButtonImage.png
Views: 13
Size:  8.7 KBName:  TaskBand2_UncombinedTaskItemCenterImage.png
Views: 95
Size:  4.9 KBName:  TaskBand2_UncombinedTaskItemLeftImage.png
Views: 94
Size:  5.7 KBName:  TaskBand2_UncombinedTaskItemRightImage.png
Views: 94
Size:  4.9 KB

I can tell/show you how to do it with a resources hacker and image editor.
Or
If you are using the default aero theme I can change that for you, using Windows Style Builder and post it here in a zip folder.
If you are using a custom theme you will need to ask the theme maker. It's not cool to change someone else work.
&
This will be a custom theme and you will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

Need a color and a name for the theme.
Let me know.
Jerry


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 WIN7: How to change the default orange blinking icon on the taskbar?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon
How to Change the Default Icon of a File Extension in Windows 7 This will show you how to change the default icon of any file extension to have a custom icon of your choice instead for it in Windows 7.By default, known file extension types are set to be hidden in Windows 7. You will need to...
Tutorials
Folder Icon - Change Default Icon
How to Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icons using Resource Hacker Windows 7 Folders are Live Folders , and they are not a single icon, but a combination of 5 different icons . In imageres.dll's icon group, the numbers of these 5 icons are respectively 3, 4, 5, 6, and 162 . So it is to change...
Tutorials
Taskbar Button: Change Color of Orange Flashing Button
How to Change the Orange Flashing Taskbar Button Color in Windows 7 This tutorial will show you how to change the orange flashing taskbar button color in Windows 7. You could use it to change to other states also. You should make a new theme so the defaut aero.msstyles does not get corrupt....
Tutorials
Taskbar icon is replaced with default windows icon
I installed a program yesterday and pinned an icon onto my taskbar. I've noticed today that the icon has gone and has been replaced by the default windows icon (red, blue white). Even if I go into properties, change icon etc, nothing happens. What can I do? Thanks to whoever can offer...
General Discussion
Default Programs - Change Default Icon in Start Menu
How to Change the Default "Default Programs" Icon in the Windows 7 Start Menu This will show you how to change the default Default Programs icon in the Windows 7 Start Menu to be a icon of your choice for all users or just your user account. EXAMPLE: Default Programs in the Start Menu ...
Tutorials
New Library Icon - Change Default Icon
How to Change the Default "New Library" Icon in Windows 7 This will show you how to change the default New Library icon to any custom icon that you want instead in Windows 7. You can only do this while logged into an administrator account. This will affect all user account's New Library...
Tutorials


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:12.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App