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Windows 7: Customizing Google Chrome Icon

27 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Customizing Google Chrome Icon


I'm trying to customize my Google Chrome Icon.
I downloaded a custom icon off the internet, then I changed the icon of the shortcut and pinned it to my task bar. All well and good as can be seen in the picture below:

But when I open Google Chrome it reverts back to the old icon, as can be seen in the picture below:

Does anyone know how to fix this?
Thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2015   #2

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

Well I'm sorry to say that I don't have Chrome installed but I do have SRWareIron portable version installed.

So using that Chromium browser I tried changing icons and got the same problem. The old icon still shows up in the taskbar when it's run.

The solution was to not only change the icons in the .exe files using Resource Hacker

Customizing Google Chrome Icon-ironportable.jpg

but also to modify chrome.dll

Customizing Google Chrome Icon-chrome-dll.jpg

Hopefully that should give you a clue as to where to start looking.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2015   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

I needed to modify two chrome.dll files and one chrome.exe, but now it works.
Thank you very much for the help. =)

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