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Windows 7: The annoying "change icon" window

01 Jan 2013   #1
Frank Reginare

win7 pro x64
The annoying "change icon" window

Hello everyone,

I'm pretty sure everyone in here knows that annoying tiny window that allows you to pick an icon of your choice - you know, the one that pretty much looks like this one since God created the universe:

Since Microsoft isn't capable to make that stupid window resizable - and yes, that includes Windows 8 and most probably any other Windows in our lifetime - is there any way to change the dimensions of that Window via the Registry? Or is there a software that replaces the "change icon" window completely?

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01 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64

Looks like this is a dialog resource 1060 from shell32.dll. Maybe resizing it with a resource editor will work.
You may have to change both the main dll and the shell32.dll.mui file for your language (for example the one in en-US folder). Also on 64-bit systems there are twice as many dlls to change if you want to affect both 32- and 64-bit applications.
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 The annoying "change icon" window

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