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Windows 7: Dock Icons


31 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Dock Icons

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I've been clicking around and searching my tail off all morning trying to find out how to install custom dock icons. Can anyone here help me out? I am trying to use the icons located here:

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If anyone could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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01 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I don't know which dock you are referring to. I use either RocketDock or ObjectDock and I simply copy the icons to the respective folders in the program's icon folder. I can then use them.
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01 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey my friend, like roban said dont know what dock but if its Rocketdock then put/copy the icons folder into for example "c:\Program Files (x86)\RocketDock\Icons\" that folder.
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01 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

If you are talking about the native Windows 7 taskbar - to change the icons for these...

right click on the icon on the taskbar and then you should see an entry for the program right click on this and select "Properties"

In the properties dialog there will be an entry to "Change Icon" from here you can navigate to the icon you wish to use - Note this must be an .ICO format file (included in the DA set you list, but not all sets)
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01 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
If you are talking about the native Windows 7 taskbar - to change the icons for these...

right click on the icon on the taskbar and then you should see an entry for the program right click on this and select "Properties"

In the properties dialog there will be an entry to "Change Icon" from here you can navigate to the icon you wish to use - Note this must be an .ICO format file (included in the DA set you list, but not all sets)
Actually, this doesn't seem to work. I've tried to change both my Firefox icon and Windows Live Mail icons that I've pinned to Windows 7 taskbar.

The .exe icon does indeed change (you can see it in the dialog box) but the icon on the taskbar remains the same.

(And yes, I was using true .ico files.)

I'd really like to find a hack for this. I'd really like to use the Windows 7 taskbar, but I'd also like to use custom icons.
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01 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

If you are getting the change for the .EXE file but the taskbar shortcut is not changing you could try unpinning and then pinning again from the changed .EXE. This may be some form of cache causing this - I did notice when I tried this it would sometimes take a re-boot or so to get the new icon to show up
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01 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ahhh! I can't believe it was so simple, I was looking for like a full blown tutorial telling me to go backup my explorer.exe and go into the registry and blahblah download this program and do this and what not. Thanks Barman, and all the others who replied. By the way, Soupie, what I did was unpin the program from my taskbar, changed the icon the way that Barman said, and then re-pinned the program back, and it worked!
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01 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

One other tip I forgot to add was that for certain programs such as Microsoft office that do not have the standard type of shortcut, (shortcut is not editable), simply create a manual shortcut, change the icon and pin the shortcut to the taskbar
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01 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Barman, how would I do this? I just ran into that problem right now with iTunes, and the "Change Icon" button is grayed out and I cannot click it. How do I get around this?
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01 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

You need to find the actual itunes.exe program file in the program files area - not sure of the actual name by the way - right click on the .rxe and select create shortcut - choose to create on the desktop when prompted.

When created you should be able to right click on your new shortcut and select change icon.

No iTunes here so cannot confirm all aspects of this
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