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

13 Jan 2011   #30
hexaae

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

@Brink
I've reported the "bug" to MS but they simply ignored it and didn't even fully understand the problem.
If you can, as MVP, please report this problem.
The OS should display the selected application as the icon for the "Open" button (as a matter of fact the registry uses 'DefaultIcon=%1'), not fall back to a generic file icon...
For sure they have more important things to fix in the OS, but if they fix too would be better

What MS really needs is a direct contact with the users... That's what makes great and constantly evolving for example Linux. You can contact the author and report a bug and it will be fixed for sure. When will MS fully understand this?


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13 Jan 2011   #31
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Hexaae,

I have updated the tutorial to fix it for once and for all.
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13 Jan 2011   #32
persep

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why use an exe if all we want is an icon file? Because we don't. I've used the excellent program Iconsextract to extract the icon from imageres.dll. You can copy it to \windows\system32 and all you have to do is to modify the registry value to "imageres_15.ico,-1". For this you will have had to change the registry like it's explained in the first post.

I've included the icon as an attachment


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File Type: zip imageres_15.zip (22.6 KB, 136 views)
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13 Jan 2011   #33
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's a good idea Persep. I like using a .ico file better than an .exe as well. The tutorial has been updated for this.

Thank you.
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31 Mar 2011   #34
front360

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium x64
 
 

I see that there are 3 ways, on the first page of this tutorial to fix this problem. I was wondering Which of the 3 ways is safest, so that if Windows Update has a future fix, this fix will not interfere with the possible MS fix??

Thanks in advance,
Don
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31 Mar 2011   #35
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Don, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Both ways (step 7 or 8) do exactly the same thing by referencing the downloaded Application_Icon.ico file to be displayed on the toolbar for the Open button. Personally, using the tutorial with step 7 would be the easiest way to fix it.

It will not interefere with anything since it's only a reference added to the registry to the downloaded icon. If MS comes out with a fix, it would most likely change the same reference entry to be referenced to there file instead.
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31 Mar 2011   #36
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Thanks for this tutorial
For some reason the automatic method did not work. I had to manually specify the full .ico file path in regedit
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31 Mar 2011   #37
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Yowan,

Strange, the REG file does the same thing as step 8 but automatically. Did you do step 9 after doing step 7?
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31 Mar 2011   #38
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Yowan,

Strange, the REG file does the same thing as step 8 but automatically. Did you do step 9 after doing step 7?
Yes I killed explorer.exe but the icon did not change even with the 'Application_Icon.ico,-1', I had to add 'C:\Windows\System32\Application_Icon.ico,-1' to make it work
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31 Mar 2011   #39
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Strange, Application_Icon.ico,-1 worked for me and should have it look for the icon file in the C:\Windows\System32 folder by default.

I changed it to use the location below instead to make it more universal to help though.

%Windir%\System32\Application_Icon.ico,-1
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