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Windows 7: Generic Task Bar Program Icon!

20 Aug 2014   #1
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Generic Task Bar Program Icon!

I have dozens, if not hundreds, of programs installed on my Win 7 64-bit computer. Only one of them--a web design program--exhibits a generic "blank page" icon on the task bar, instead of the program's icon. I have tried refreshing the icon cache to no avail. I have scoured the internet but can't seem to find a solution. Does anyone know why this is happening or how to fix it? Any and all help appreciated!


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20 Aug 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Let start off the simple way.

Put the same icon on your Desktop.
Right tick on the icon.
Select Properties.
Under Short Cut select Change Icons and see if there is a selection of icons.
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20 Aug 2014   #3
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Let start off the simple way.

Put the same icon on your Desktop.
Right tick on the icon.
Select Properties.
Under Short Cut select Change Icons and see if there is a selection of icons.
Yes there is a selection of icons there but the desktop icon is fine-- it is the program's icon. It's the icon on the TASKBAR that is generic..
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20 Aug 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is that Icon on the Taskbar when the program is closed?
You can remove the icon from the Taskbar and leave the one on the Desktop.
Right tick the Icon on the Desktop and select Pin to Taskbar.
Once pined to the Taskbar it should look just like the one one the Desktop.

If that doesn't work I'm thinking it's the program that is generating the Icon and don't know how to help with that.

This tutorial by Brink may or may not help. Take a read.

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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20 Aug 2014   #5
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Is that Icon on the Taskbar when the program is closed?
You can remove the icon from the Taskbar and leave the one on the Desktop.
Right tick the Icon on the Desktop and select Pin to Taskbar.
Once pined to the Taskbar it should look just like the one one the Desktop.

If that doesn't work I'm thinking it's the program that is generating the Icon and don't know how to help with that.

This tutorial by Brink may or may not help. Take a read.

Icon Cache - Rebuild
As stated in my original post, I have already tried to rebuild the icon cache several times - to no avail.

I don't want a shortcut for the program on the desktop. I don't want the program icon pinned to the taskbar. I merely want the icon to display properly on the TASKBAR when the program is open...
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20 Aug 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As far as I know that setting if their is one would be in that program.
Therefore I'm unable to help you.
There might be someone come along that has more answers.

I know you posted that you rebuild the icon cache.
I posted the tutorial because I didn't know if you read it.
Their is a lot of information in the tutorial that is very handy.

Have a nice day.
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20 Aug 2014   #7
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I know you posted that you rebuild the icon cache.
I posted the tutorial because I didn't know if you read it.
Their is a lot of information in the tutorial that is very handy.

Have a nice day.
Thank you for your replies!
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