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Windows 7: Windows 7 Game Explorer lack of Icon Customization Lack

02 Nov 2009   #1

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Windows 7 Game Explorer lack of Icon Customization Lack

I am a very disatisfied new Windows 7 user. My problem specifically is related to the new Game Explorer for Windows 7.

Windows 7 Game Explorer does not allow for Icon Customization. Not at all. I find this to be a horrendous problem. When trying to drag my game icons from the folders where the shortcuts belong I have encountered a large glaring problem. The shortcut will move to the Games folder but the icon disappear leaving in it's place the icon generally used for the GameLanucher.exe which is a horribly ugly icon! Not to mention this icon now exsists for something like 20 game shortcuts in my menu. When I drag the shortcut's they are properly named and set with the right icons yet when they reach the Games Explorer they revert to the ugly image of the GameLauncher.exe files. This is to me absolutely unexceptable!

I am like most gaming nerds a bit of a stickler for my asthetics. I have browsed through the internet looking for solutions to my problem but have found that apprently my problem was "by design" which very much upsets and insults me! I take direct offense to microsoft dumbing down there product so heavily that people with actual technical savvy are considered a minority. As I have not been able to find any sort of resolution to this problem and I also find the microsoft forums unhelpful and the feedback/ complaint ability nearly unheard of I am simply going to start voicing my disgust across the internet in hopes of making my voice heard. After all this was a "by design" choice because it seems microsoft does not believe "The large Majority of our customers don't customize game shortcuts, and those that do, it's a one time only thing." I customize everything! I do it fairly often and I do not believe that I am the only one.

I don't know where you get your information microsoft but I know no one asked me my opinion about this icon customization thing so this is my opinion. I feel removing the ability to make my computer operate the way I want, appear the way I want and run the way I want is unacceptable. I think running an advertising campaign totting the idea that Windows 7 runs smoothly because it was based off customer suggestions is a crock because my suggestions was never asked, had they been this would not likely be a problem. And I feel that should microsoft continue to dumb down, over simplify and insult computer users the steady progression of people fleeing to the Mac OS model will be astounding.

I am making this known right now. When my current computer dies and trust me running any Windows OS that is only a short matter of time I will be switching to Mac. I have had it up to high heaven with being treated like a moron because micrsoft wants to sell computers to people who don't want to learn how to use them.

Who else agrees with me? Let's make ourselves heard.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Is this perhaps what you are looking for?

Games Explorer Folder - Add Games To

If its thee actual icon in the main games window on the left,my icon there shows up exactly like the one on the desktop.

Could you tell me which it is?

*By the way,if its the first,its a flaw that will probably be fixed with SP1,and if its the second its a bug that doesnt effect everyone.I personally do not think that they have "dummed " it down,and i guarentee yo can change those icons with a little kow how.

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