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Windows 7: Taskbar Icon Change Issue

23 Apr 2013   #1
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Taskbar Icon Change Issue

I am experimenting with different icons for certain apps and functions. However, although the icon in the properties dialogue updates, the icon in the taskbar does not. The only way I know of to see the changed icon is to restart the computer. This is annoying. Is there a way I can update/refresh/etc. the taskbar w/o restarting the computer in order to see the changed icons?

(fwiw, I am using one of Mark's custom themes)

-thnx


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23 Apr 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello MourningStar,

You might see if restarting explorer instead may work. If you like, the tutorial below adds "restart explorer" to the desktop context menu to make it easier to use.

Explorer - Add "Restart Explorer" to Desktop Context Menu

Hope this helps.
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23 Apr 2013   #3
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
... Hope this helps.
I was hoping it would too, but no, icon did not update icon change.
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23 Apr 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, so much for easy. I suppose you could see if signing out and in may work. Not has convenient, but better than restarting if it does work.
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23 Apr 2013   #5
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

^
yeah - that worked.

thnx
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23 Apr 2013   #6
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Could it be a iconcache problem? Does logout then login rebuild it?
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23 Apr 2013   #7
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Could it be a iconcache problem? Does logout then login rebuild it?
Hi Rich - see post #5.
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23 Apr 2013   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
^
yeah - that worked.

thnx
Good.
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