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Windows 7: sistray icons

28 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
sistray icons

Can i change the icons from sistray, without installing any programs ?

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28 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

If you wanted to make your own, then no. You'd need to install Resource Hacker in order to add your own. But there are some people that have made some Token icon versions of the usual Windows icons, like Action Center, Network, Volume, etc. Links are here, here, and here.

If you wanted to make your own and think that installing a program would be okay for this case, then get Resource Hacker. When you get it, go to C:/Windows/System32 and find "pnidui.dll". Open that up and look around. I don't have any experience working with that particular file, so I couldn't tell you where the icons would be, but since those links for the Token icons use that file, then what you want should be in there.

If you need help replacing the files, just ask, or look up a tutorial on Google. Good luck.
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28 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I wanted something like that :
OS X systray for Windows 7 V3 by ~asilaydyingdl on deviantART
I will have to google it hours, days, to fix it.
LE : i fixed the sound tray icon, like in this picture :
But the lan tray icon looks funny like in this pics, so i didn't keep it :
When i used XP, i remember, after i modified,there was like a black classic phone ( osx ) the icon for the lan in the sistem tray.
Like here :
But this is from Flyakiteosx, which is only ( i'm not sure ) for XP
Can i have the same icon - the black phone , in Windows 7, too ?
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29 Aug 2010   #4
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Have a look here, see if that helps.

A Guy
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29 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Have a look here, see if that helps.

A Guy
Thanks, but there is only the jpg image file.
Can you help me, please ? I don't know how to proceed.
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29 Aug 2010   #6

Win7 HP 64bit


This is my #3048 replacement if its any good to you.sistray icons-3048.png

The zip folder contains an .ico file and a .png file.

Don't forget that if you're running a 64 bit system you have two (different) pnidui.dll files to edit. One in C:\Windows\System32 and one in C:\Windows\SysWOW64.

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29 Aug 2010   #7

Win7 HP 64bit

To change the default icon. Take Ownership of then make copies of the system .dll files' then replace the icons I want to change using Res Hack 3.5.2 or Anolis Resourcer.
In ResHack browse to ICON GROUP, in Anolis it's called ICON DIRECTORY and replace (in this case) #3048 with the new icon. Click save. I then rename the system file (add "old" to end of file name) then paste my now "modified" system files into their original folder.

If I just want to replace a file type icon I generally use File Types Manager from Nirsoft.
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01 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I changed the network and sound icons. :)
But the clock digits - white color ? Can i , somehow, make them black ??
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