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: High Res Win 7 Icon Problem

21 Nov 2010   #1
Consequences

Windows 7
 
 
High Res Win 7 Icon Problem

On my second display I house all of my game icons and they're set to extra large. For some time all displayed properly but recently a few of them started to show up in their lower resolution form. I've tried re-setting the icon and that didn't work. I've tried rebuilding the icon database and that didn't work. Here is a shot for visual aid:



It is super irritating to me as I love my big icons.
Apologies if this was solved elsewhere.. I looked.
Oh I guess I should also note that they are internet shortcuts created by Steam.
Thanks in advance.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
21 Nov 2010   #2
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Consequences View Post
On my second display I house all of my game icons and they're set to extra large. For some time all displayed properly but recently a few of them started to show up in their lower resolution form. I've tried re-setting the icon and that didn't work. I've tried rebuilding the icon database and that didn't work. Here is a shot for visual aid:



It is super irritating to me as I love my big icons.
Apologies if this was solved elsewhere.. I looked.
Oh I guess I should also note that they are internet shortcuts created by Steam.
Thanks in advance.
This is not a problem with Windows, but rather the program that is providing the icon. Even from the early days of Windows 3.1, internal program icon resources included 16x16 and 32x32 icons in 16 colors. With Windows XP, this was expanded to include 48x48 icons, and also allowed 256 color icons. With the introduction of Windows Vista, icon resource can now include 256x256 icons in hi-color PNG format.

Windows will display the largest, highest-color depth icon that it finds. Not all programs currently include 256x256 PNG icons, which is why you get the small 48x48 icon instead.

The only alternative is to download your own icons, and then set the icon for a shortcut manually...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2010   #3
Consequences

Windows 7
 
 

Those icons DO support those depths and resolutions though. I did set them manually. I specifically downloaded high resolution icons. As I said.. they used to display in their high resolution form but now they don't.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Nov 2010   #4
Consequences

Windows 7
 
 

Anyone?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2010   #5
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry, I've only just gotten out of bed, and haven't yet had my coffee.

Have you check the properties of the shortcut to check if it is still pointing to the correct icon file? Also, if you re-create the icon (don't copy it, create a new one from scratch), does the large icon show, or is it still the small one?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2010   #6
Consequences

Windows 7
 
 

Even if I create the shortcut from scratch and set it to the high resolution icon it still shows the little one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2010   #7
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Where did you find those game icons? They're really cool.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2010   #8
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try the Icon Viewer utility that was recommended by Brink to another member. Install it, and then check the EXE, DLL or ICO files you are using for you icons, and see if the icon resources embedded within do indeed contain icons larger than 48x48...

The IconViewer program adds an Icons tab to the properties of EXE, DLL and ICO files, allowing you to view internal icon resources:
High Res Win 7 Icon Problem-image1.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 High Res Win 7 Icon Problem




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
realtek high definition audio and high definition audio device problem
Hi everyone, I would be very grateful for some help please! My laptop recently installed a BIOS update - I don't know what this was but since it happened I have been having sound problems with my laptop. After the update I had no sound. I read around and found how to get the sound back on - I...
Sound & Audio
Problem high cpu usage?
hello ,sir its my first post From some days i have been facing problem with high cpu usage leading to my computer becomes very slow after looking at the problem i found that dllhost.exe is consuming 80% of my memory and this happens when i open c:\uses\user\downloads after that dllhost .exe...
Performance & Maintenance
Desktop icon problem, programs in start menu problem and more...
Hello guys, For some reason my computer have some problem(s) that I don't know where it come from and how to solve it. I got this problem for 3 days and I have tried to fix it but to no avail and i have pretty much lost hope, because I have some important documents for school etc. and videos,...
General Discussion
High CPU Usage Problem
Laptop specs System Model: HP Pavilion Dv7 Notebook PC Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.53 GHz, 2 Cores, 4 Logic Processors My laptop is about 4 months old, and I began having this problem 2 months ago. My CPU power rises up to 100% and gets stuck there, and the system slows down to a crawl. I...
Performance & Maintenance
need help NEW problem high CPU usage
Well I haven't changed anything about my computer in about a month, but today my CPU and ram are being strained a lot more than they have before. I checked processes and nothings new. XFire, Sidebar... all the same, no major resources. My CPU Usage is usually about 3% and ram at about 20%. today my...
Performance & Maintenance
High CPU Usage - Problem??
Hey all, After upgrading from Vista and using W7 for a few hours on my laptop I decided to go look at the cpu usage and noticed that it was and stayed well over 40%. I remember from using Vista that it rarely went over 20-25% even when I had a number of apps open. I was just wondering if...
Performance & Maintenance


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 08:06.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App