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Windows 7: How do I change the icon of running programs on the taskbar?

18 Feb 2013   #1
KHdasdasd

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How do I change the icon of running programs on the taskbar?

Hello. I need some help with customizing my taskbar. My desktop has a black/white theme and I want to change the icons of running programs on the taskbar to match my theme. However, it only seems to work for some programs. I want to change my Google Chrome from the default rainbow to a white version. I have done it once and the taskbar chrome was white, but after about a week, it reverted back to the rainbow wheel. How do I change it back to my other icon? Thank you.


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18 Feb 2013   #2
Bongo

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You need to change it in Chrome.exe in C:\Program Files (x86) with a resource hacker, but the next time chrome updates you will need to do it again.

Jerry
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18 Feb 2013   #3
KHdasdasd

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
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You need to change it in Chrome.exe in C:\Program Files (x86) with a resource hacker, but the next time chrome updates you will need to do it again.

Jerry
So I'm looking in the Chrome.exe right now and there are icons of different sizes. Do I have to change all of them to a white one of matching size or can I just change one of them?
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19 Feb 2013   #4
Bongo

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Yes you do in a way a icon has layers but you are only changing 1 icon
-restorator-2007-cusersjerrydesktopchrome.exe.png


Use this tutorial Icon - Make from Image to make a icon.

Jerry


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