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Windows 7: Please help - duplicate Superbar buttons for iTunes?


12 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Please help - duplicate Superbar buttons for iTunes?

Hi, I'm new-ish to 7, and I've just set up icons for all my Superbar buttons.
As I'm sure most users know, if you set your Superbar buttons settings to "Always combine, hide labels", then the different windows you've got open for any one application will appear in the little mouseover menu you get for that application's button.
Although I've set iTunes as a Superbar button, when it's open it doesn't acknowledge that iTunes is already "pinned" to the Superbar, and instead of running in my custom-icon button it opens in a second button with the original, boring iTunes logo (see attached screenshot)

I wouldn't really mind but I like having my Superbar icons match, without an odd-one-out.
Please note - Because I couldn't change the icons for the original "exe" files of each application, I just dragged shortcut files onto the Superbar (which you can change the icon for) that link to the original exe files. This doesn't affect any other program though - for example if I open a Word document the Word button on the Superbar highlights to show that I have it open, and new word documents open within the button's pop-up menu as they should.

Sorry for the length of all that - point is it's only iTunes that creates this problem and it'd be really good to hear people's suggestions =]




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12 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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12 Feb 2010   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TomLeigh92 View Post
Hi, I'm new-ish to 7, and I've just set up icons for all my Superbar buttons.
As I'm sure most users know, if you set your Superbar buttons settings to "Always combine, hide labels", then the different windows you've got open for any one application will appear in the little mouseover menu you get for that application's button.
Although I've set iTunes as a Superbar button, when it's open it doesn't acknowledge that iTunes is already "pinned" to the Superbar, and instead of running in my custom-icon button it opens in a second button with the original, boring iTunes logo (see attached screenshot)

I wouldn't really mind but I like having my Superbar icons match, without an odd-one-out.
Please note - Because I couldn't change the icons for the original "exe" files of each application, I just dragged shortcut files onto the Superbar (which you can change the icon for) that link to the original exe files. This doesn't affect any other program though - for example if I open a Word document the Word button on the Superbar highlights to show that I have it open, and new word documents open within the button's pop-up menu as they should.

Sorry for the length of all that - point is it's only iTunes that creates this problem and it'd be really good to hear people's suggestions =]
Hate to say it but I think thats the way it is. Mine does the same thing. Sorry I couldnt help
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12 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Look at my post above.
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12 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 64bit Home
 
 

where did you find that dark skin for itunes?
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13 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kumobox View Post
where did you find that dark skin for itunes?


Silent Night iTunes 9 for Win by =DaHLiA-7 on deviantART

I think he's updated it for the newest version of iTunes as well (9.0.3)
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13 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Anyway, thanks for the answers - it's a shame there's no workaround, but oh well...
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14 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 64bit Home
 
 

Thanks Tom!
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10 Jun 2010   #9

windows 7
 
 

Not sure if this was resolved a while ago but found a fix, open the program then pin the open button, deleting the other one.
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25 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

To fix...
pin itunes icon to superbar
open itunes
right click the duplicate icon
pin that one to the superbar
delete the old icon
hey presto
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