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Windows 7: No icon when steam is pinned to taskbar

24 Nov 2011   #1
jeep123

New York
 
 
No icon when steam is pinned to taskbar

I have included some screenshots. When I try and pin the steam.exe application to the taskbar, it works, but has that default no image/icon attached image.

However, as you can see in the open window, the steam.exe application does show that icon as part of it.

Any thoughts? Kind of driving me nuts even though its not really a functional problem. Thanks.





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24 Nov 2011   #2
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

Welcome to Seven forums. Try right clicking the shortcut and selecting properties, under the general tab select change icon, navigate to the steam icon and select that. It should change the icon.
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24 Nov 2011   #3
jeep123

New York
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Welcome to Seven forums. Try right clicking the shortcut and selecting properties, under the general tab select change icon, navigate to the steam icon and select that. It should change the icon.
No dice. I tried changing forcing it to steam.exe (which is already assoc with the icon). Then I tried associating the icon with the little .ico picture file as well (that is whats shown in the screenshot).

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24 Nov 2011   #4
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

The only difference I see in yours and mine is, mine is installed on a seperate drive, but your icon is the .ICO file and mine is the .EXE file.
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24 Nov 2011   #5
jeep123

New York
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The only difference I see in yours and mine is, mine is installed on a seperate drive, but your icon is the .ICO file and mine is the .EXE file.
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Yeah thats what mine was originally, I could choose between the regular steam icon and the steam working icon. So i tried switching to the ico file like I mentioned. Unfortunately, it hasn't changed anything. Kind of odd little issue, I know it was working a while back when I had it pinned. Oh well. Thanks for the help.
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24 Nov 2011   #6
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

Have you tried going to the exe file and right clicking and selecting show on desktop or pin to taskbar? That's about all I can think of.
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24 Nov 2011   #7
jeep123

New York
 
 

So I tried unpinned the program and right after that I 'sent' the steam.exe to desktop as a shortcut.

All of a sudden I have the steam icon back and its pinned.

I thought to myself, well I just unpinned it...but whatever its back now.
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24 Nov 2011   #8
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

Great. Glad you have it the way you like it.
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