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Windows 7: Open Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon - Fix


23 Nov 2009   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Open Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon - Fix

How to Fix the Windows Explorer "Open" Application Toolbar and Context Menu Icon in Windows 7

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02 Sep 2010   #20
Japa

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, but blank in context menu and explorer icon on toolbar so that wouldn't have worked.


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02 Sep 2010   #21
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Japa View Post
Yes, but blank in context menu and explorer icon on toolbar so that wouldn't have worked.
Which context menu?
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02 Sep 2010   #22
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Japa,

If you like, the Remove_Restore_Shortcut_Arrow.zip download in METHOD ONE of the tutorial below has a Blank.ico file included in it that you could use instead that will give you a blank icon in both locations.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Sep 2010   #23
Japa

Windows 7
 
 

@Greg S
Well the one we talk about in this thread. See topic title and images from first post.

@Brink

OK, maybe my English is bad I'm sorry about that, but I don't want blank icons in both locations just in context menu. I like the open application toolbar to have explorer icon and the only way I now how to do that is to reshack explorer which I did.

Here is what I have and I'm just saying how I did it if there is an alternate or easier way please feel free to share. I think I'll it now.


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11 Oct 2010   #24
hexaae

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I think this a real bug anyway.
I say this because by default HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\DefaultIcon = %1 that should be "use the currently selected" icon... but it doesn't and falls back to the first icon in shell32.dll (i.e. the horrible generic W95-like file icon).
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11 Oct 2010   #25
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Hexaae, and welcome to Seven Forums.

They used %1 so that every EXE file will use it's own icon (first one included in it) instead of a specified one for all EXE files. Unfortunately, we get this as a result.
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11 Oct 2010   #26
hexaae

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
They used %1 so that every EXE file will use it's own icon (first one included in it)
Thank you. Hello world
Yes, that's why I see this as a "bug": looks like the idea was to use the selected exe own icon in the toolbar, but it doesn't work and the sys falls back to first icon in shell32.exe... Should we report this to MS?
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11 Oct 2010   #27
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yes, reporting it to MS may help to get a fix faster for it one day in a Windows Update.
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13 Jan 2011   #28
persep

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No matter what icon I choose I always get the 3d flip icon in windows explorer, ie: Imageres.dll,-32, should be a disk drive but doesn' t show like so.

I've done some testing and I've found out that if you do the registry change what it really changes is the context menu icon, that's the right click on an exe program , th eicon next to the open entry. But it doesn't change the icon in th eopen button in windows explorer. in the windows explorer it shows the 3d-flip icon because it's the 1st icon in the imageres.dll so I think it's a bug in the windows exploere program
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13 Jan 2011   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Persep, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This is normal. While the context menu will use the icon # (ex: imageres.dll,-15) you selected in a file, the toolbar button will always only use the "first" icon included in the file.

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You can use the file that Greg posted at the link below instead in the path in the tutorial to have the (imageres.dll,-15) icon at both locations though.

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