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Taskbar iconized folder buttons show the wrong little icon

Q: Taskbar iconized folder buttons show the wrong little icon

I have an annoying problem with Vista's taskbar buttons and iconified windows not showing correct window miniatures anymore for drives, special folders with azure-green icons like Music, Documents etc., e.g. http://f.imagehost.org/0502/Immagine.jpg
Once I enter Documents\mydir for example the icon in the taskbar for that folder turns like that in the image instead of reflecting the folder mini-icon you're in at that moment!

There is nothing on the net about this kind of problem! I've Googled for hours!
Hope someone can help me to find and reset the correct key(s) in the registry.

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A: Taskbar iconized folder buttons show the wrong little icon

This bug has been confirmed by other users and also after a clean install from MS DVD disks. It's a (minor) bug and has been reported to MS.

Here is how it should look like: http://f.imagehost.org/0269/Immagine.jpg
Here is what happens after a while: http://f.imagehost.org/0502/Immagine.jpg and the system starts using instead this ugly yellow folder+green arrow icon for all folders:

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Hello everyone,

I have run into some trouble and I desperately hope you can help me.

I was browsing on the web when I came across this: http://download.cnet.com/7-for-XP/3000-2106_4-10967929.html?tag=mncol;pop a skin which made xp look like windows 7. I didn't like it so I decided to undo it and now my desktop icons all snap to weird places and the start bar looks like this:
Its because I clicked on a registry file called Iconized Taskbar which I downloaded and it came up with these messages (the second one only came up once I clicked yes on the first)
How do I fix this and how to I get the icons to snap to the normal grid?

thanks in advance.

Oh and here is a screenshot of my desktop with the icons all the wrong size

A:Iconized Taskbar

Welcome to TSG!

Click Start | Run (or press WinKey+R), type regedit, press Enter
Navigate to here:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
Delete the MinWidth value
Log off, then log back on.
Copy the text in the following code block into Notepad.
Save it on the desktop with a .reg extension. Be sure to change the Save as Type: box to All Files when saving.

[plain]Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]


Double click the file to merge it into the Registry.
Click Yes in the prompt to confirm.
You should get a Success message, click OK.
Log off, then log back on.

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Hi, when i make new shortcut for download folder with *explorer* and *space* in front of the path name, right click on folder and pin to taskbar,
when the download folder open, at the same time opened another folder (separate) "this pc" and i don't know why. This happens on W8.1
not on W7.

On W7 it's very simple (with the same method but on w7 it work well). I have try many methods, but none of them work. Have any idea of how?
Image example: https://image.prntscr.com/image/aNHdMlXSQO_jRwhhDT1-aQ.png
Image: left folder is the pinned folder, and the right folder icon opens when i click on the left folder (W8.1). 
Thank you.

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how do I put "show desktop" icon in taskbar....

thank you...

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I use to have an icon on my XP task-bar that would allow me to open my desktop and minimize all open programs to the task-bar. Is there a way to do that in Windows 7?


A:How do I put a Show Desktop icon on taskbar

At the right (or bottom) end of the taskbar is a small "Show Desktop" rectangle.
Will that work for you?

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I searched but didn't find the answer.

How can I put the Show Desktop icon in the taskbar? I just want the one small icon like we have in XP. Thanks.

A:Show Desktop Icon in Taskbar? I want it.

I dont know how to do that...but you can always use shortcuts

WINDOWS KEY + D = minimize all aplications and show the desktop
WINDOWS KEY + M = minimize all open windows

its faster and you dont have to click anything xD

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My OS Win7 Show and Hide an icon Continuosly. I just take a screen shot and attached here pls help to disable.

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I'm sorry for the title but I don't really know how to explain better my problem. I think it's easier to take a look to the attachment.
The pin and the X are huge! I don't know why and I how to solve the problem.
It's a windows 8.1 with bing installed on a brand new Acer notebook.
I tried to change fonts, themes, show small icons and some other things but no luck.

Does anyone know what can I do?


A:Right click on a windows in the taskbar show some big icon

Just found the solution: Taskbar jump list has distorted icons and placing
(sorry for the post)

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6100 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3766 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1755 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 462501 MB, Free - 294348 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 5742Z
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Hi Folks,

All of a sudden my Network Icon is missing from my taskbar. I have tried using the fn/f3 keys as the little blue light is also not showing.
I also have a problem with my Date & Time changing every time I reboot. Yesterday I purchased and installed a new CMOS
battery and changed my BIOS to the correct Time & Date. I still have had no luck.

TYIA for any help.


A:Network Icon Dosen't Show in Taskbar

Click on the "Show hidden icons" up arrow in the Notification Area - Customize... . Is "Network" there? If so, if it is already set to "Show icon and notifications" set it to something else and then change it back.

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There are some old threads on this subject which are useful but have become dated, so, following instructions, I have decided to open a new thread. The Show Desktop button in W7 is over on the right, and I wanted to move it to the left, but that appears to be impossible. Now, I know the W-d keyboard shortcut achieves the same goal, but I would also like to have a clickable icon in the taskbar on the left. Here's what I did:

In XP, I created a shortcut to Show Desktop, and placed it on my desktop. Then I "pinned" it to the taskbar, and it worked just fine. So, in W7 I copied the XP shortcut to my desktop, where it still works just fine. However, when I pin it to the taskbar, W7 creates a link to Windows Explorer, which is NOT what I want! (In Properties, this shortcut is described as "Windows Explorer Command (.scf)".

So, if anyone out there has a way to create a Show Desktop button on the left of the taskbar, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Surely there must be a file or command buried somewhere in the system that performs this task. I have looked, but haven't found a thing that is useful.

A:Show Desktop icon on left in taskbar

This may be what you're looking for.

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The icon on my taskbar displays a CAT5 connection with an "x" thru it for my internet connection. I use a wireless connection that normally displays a "bar" icon. How do I change the icon?

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My taskbar icons seem to 'morph' from their site specific LOGO back to the IE or Firefox logo (icon) as a result of something I am doing.

I have gone for months with them showing as I wish, with the site specific LOGO and today I opened IE (instead of Firefox) to do something specific and my site specific icons changed back to the IE icon.

I use this task bar alot and would like my icons to be site specific.

Can you explain this?


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I have just reloaded Windows 10 and applied all of the updates. Additionally, I have loaded Malwarebytes and CCleaner and performed the scans. Lastly, I ran Windows Defender to make sure I didn?t have any viruses.

I found the following write-up below and performed the tasks described.

Maybe you need to reinstall edge before  do this   below>>
winlogo + X > windows powershell admin > then copy paste   this command below
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation   -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage  
-DisableDevelopmentMode -Register   "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
If it does not appear, Second we need to delete the corrupt   Microsoft Edge Folder. Close edge then the path =>   C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Delete the "Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe"   Folder
You may not able to delete the folder itself and 2 or 3 files.   but it does'nt matter. Select the folder, Hit Delete, Then if
it asks for   admin privileges, Just hit skip and then ok . Restart the computer.  You   could do it in safe mode if fails to delete.
Then Launch Powershell as administrator and run the following   command. Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge
| Foreach   {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register   "$(... Read more

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I'd like an icon to show up on the taskbar whenever I insert a USB thumbdrive. Then I can click this icon to safely eject the USB. I'm not talking about the notification area. I'm talking about the taskbar where open programs show their respective icons. How do I do this?

A:How do I get USB thumb drives to show a taskbar icon when inserted?

Quote: Originally Posted by jtodd929

I'd like an icon to show up on the taskbar whenever I insert a USB thumbdrive. Then I can click this icon to safely eject the USB. I'm not talking about the notification area. I'm talking about the taskbar where open programs show their respective icons. How do I do this?

Something like this?

Safely Remove Hardware Shortcut - Create

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System spec: Win2K Service PK4, Office2K.
I have 3 profiles on my pc administrator, user with admin rights, user without admin rights. I connect to the internet through an ADSL modem. I have enabled the "show icon in taskbar when connection is active" under all the profiles so that its clearly obvious when the connection is live.

However, it does not display for the user without admin rights. The icon displays only when I enable admin rights for the user without admin rights.
How do I resolve this?
I need to have a profile without admin rights for the rest of the family and still be able to see the the icon in the taskbar when the connection is active.
Any help?

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When right-clicked my Windows Explorer icon in the taskbar only displays "Desktop" under "Recent". I use it to open lots of things, how come I never see them listed under "Recent". I guess these are called Jump Lists. They also don't display at all for Microsoft Word. There are some there for IE but they don't seem like my most recent visits. Are my jump lists messed up? This example is from a tutorial.

A:Explorer icon in taskbar doesn't show recent items

Right click taskbar, select properties, switch to Start menu page, check Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar.

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Please see the picture below,
this is on my network adapters properties :

where is the General Tab In this Network adapter ?

Also, I couldn't find that check box for Display Network Icon on the Taskbar?

Where can I find it?

Is something wrong with my new installation of windows 7?

The link below is for windows xp, but I couldn't find anything for windows 7!
How Display Network Icon on the Taskbar in windows xp


i have 3 network adapters and i want to show all of their icons in system tray.

so the below links could n't help :

official page of M$ for Windows 7
How can I show the network icon in the task bar like in windows?

thanks in advance

A:Check Box -> Show icon in taskbar notification area when connected is

Welcome Moolight to the windows 7 forums.

something tells me that your out of luck for an internal icon like you can get like in XP, but several people
wanted the same thing and had to settle for a 3rd party icon or a Gadget.


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I have a Bible program in my taskbar that when I click on it, a popup appears asking if I want to continue installing Office Professional 2003, which is already installed. If I let it run the message pops up that is attached by screen capture. Even if I try to start eSword from ?All Apps? I?m presented with the same issue. After clicking in the cancel window some 4-5 times of the Office window, then eSword will open. It isn?t a major issue, just a nuisance.
It must have something to do with the fact that I finally got back to Windows 10 Pro from a Reflect Image backup I did back in July when I first up-graded to 10 from 7.
Any suggestions why this is happening?

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Every time I open windows explorer, the active application highlight appears behind the Control Panel icon instead of the Explorer icon.

Is there a way to fix this?



A:Taskbar Active Highlight Appears Behind Wrong Icon

Quote: Originally Posted by pcdragin

Every time I open windows explorer, the active application highlight appears behind the Control Panel icon instead of the Explorer icon.

Is there a way to fix this?



Can you provide a screenshot...i do not image it entirely

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For a couple of days now, I've noticed that my explorer icon when opened, shows the icon of the folder (or where I am currently i.e. My Computer) on my taskbar and it used to just show the libraries icon instead. I haven't done anything for it to ever
do that and I have no idea how to fix it and restore it the way it was supposed to be. I was trying to find an answer on Google, but it yield no results as it seems like I'm the only one with that issue. What can I do without reinstalling my OS?

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I have a Satelllite L830 10U with Windows 7

I can't see the volumen icon on the taskbar.

I tried to turn it on, but the "show icon /notifications" option does not show any icon, just plain text
and under the system icon tab (volumen, battery, net, ...) the volumen icon is in unselectable grey

Any ideas??
Are Toshiba's and Windows updates interferring somehow??


A:Satelllite L830-10U: WIn 7 Volume icon missing in taskbar + unable to show

Its not notebook problem but your system is muddled up.
Check this YouTube video which shows you how to enable this sound icon again:
[Volume icon is disabled or grayed out|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl_-4T8Uf8k]

Its about Vista but should work for Win 7 too

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I want to enable this setting on many PCs at once and also on new deployment.
Is there a registry setting (or other automated way) to enable "Show Input Panel Icon" in taskbar (Windows 7)?  
Specific option checkbox I want to manipulate automatically is highlighted below:
(Show the icon on the taskbar)

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Okay when I turn my computer on, it goes through all of the normal stuff, but then it automatically logs on to my main account (which I use, but it's password protected and everything) and all of my scanners did not find any problems.

Also, the volume control icon does not show on the taskbar anymore. It comes back after going into control panel > sounds, speech, and audio devices > sounds and audio devices > uncheck "place volume icon in the taskbar" + click apply > recheck "place volume icon in the taskbar" + click apply

When I go to taskbar properties, the audio icon has "always show"

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Automatic Logon to Windows Account / Sound icon on taskbar doesn't show

try deleting the need for a password and immediately reenable it and set a new one. You should NOT automatically bring up the desktop if the password is set.

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Hi, I'm using Windows 8.1 x64.

In the MUSIC folder I have 1 folder for each artist. In each Artist folder I have 1 folder for each Album. And in each Album folder I have all the songs, with the cover art embedded in them, in every single .mp3 I have.

In folder options I've set folders to show thumbnails, not icon. So, each Album folder's icon is the album art of the .mp3 files it has inside. BUT in the MUSIC folder, all the Artist folders don't show the album arts they have inside. Their icon is not a folder's icon neither, it's like thumbnails of folders:
And I'd like them to show the thumbnails of the albums they have inside. Well, the maximum amount of images that a folder icon can show is 2, so if I have more than 1 album in an Artist folder, then the icon should be 2 random thumbnails (of 2 albums).

An example here:

I put a song (with embedded cover art) in the desktop. The archive's icon is the cover art.

Now I create a NEW FOLDER (the icon is a default folder icon) called "Album". I put there the .mp3 file. Now, the "Album" folder's icon is the cover art of the .mp3 file.

Then I create ANOTHER new folder called "Artist" (default folder icon), and I put there the "Album" folder. And here, the "Artist" folder's icon is NOT the cover art, but the icon of the image above, and I want it to show the cover art.

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A:Folder icon don't show thumbnails/images

Hi there?

How can I do this, that a "Mother" folder's icon shows cover arts embedded in the "Son" folder's icon?

-Folder A (rare folder's icon, image in the first post) contains:
--Folder B (folder's icon is the cover art of the files it has) contains:
---mp3 files with embedded cover art

I want A folder's icon to be the same as B's.

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Hi All,
I have an HP 8600 printer/fax/scanner that I've set up to save my faxes to my computer. I've created a shortcut to the fax folder and pinned it to my task bar. As it is now I have to click on the folder when I want to see if a fax has come in. Is there a way to have the folder change in appearance to show when it has something in it?
The fax software is supposed to let me know when a fax comes in but it doesn't.

Thanks in Advance

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Hi everybody, I have a small problem. I used to have a icon in my taskbar that opened a specific folder on my computer, when I clicked the icon the folder would open in a window next to the icon (I hope you understand what I mean).

The problem now is that I accidentally deleted the icon and when I try to pin the folder it opens in the same icon. Does anyone know how to get it back to the way it was?

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Hey, how do i get the icon on the taskbar to change when i have a folder open?

A:How to change icon on taskbar when i have a folder open?

Quote: Originally Posted by Utopia73

Hey, how do i get the icon on the taskbar to change when i have a folder open?

Can you explain what you mean in a little more detail please?

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My friend has noticed on his computer that several different file types have a generic folder icon.
Same are: .JPG .PNG .BMP .RAR etc. They all have the same icon.
I have tried multiple things to fix it and so far none of them have worked. (Changing the default program, rebuilding icon cache, and a couple other small fixes. None worked so far.)

Here's the icon that shows up:

Computer specs:

AMD FX-8320
Asus M5A99X Evo R2.0
Geforce GTX 970
500 GB Samsung 850 Evo
Windows 7 Professional

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hi. i dont know where to post this.

in my taskbar, i have a shortcut for my pictures folder. but when i minimize it, it minimize to the explorer folder. how i change it. i want to minimize it to his shortcut, not to the explorer. but i want to keep explorer shortcut too.

how i changed it?

please help me. and sorry for my english.

any problem understanding please report

A:Pictures folder on taskbar minimizes to the Explorer icon

Hello Pajolool,

On items opened by explorer pinned to the taskbar, the open windows will default to being displayed from the "Explorer" taskbar icon that is the farthest to the left (taskbar on bottom) or closest to the top (taskbar on side). A work around for this would be to unlock the taskbar, drag your pinned pictures folder icon to the left of the pinned Explorer icon. However, all explorer windows will now default to the Pictures folder on the taskbar now.

Hope this helps,

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I've got a new machine with bloatware that is creating an unwated taskbar icon.
I searched the internet but all suggestions I found have yielded nothing. Does anyone know the path/folder to remove this?

A:reg path or folder for default/public taskbar icon

Ah ok... found it. Just hidden in hex under

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I wonder if someone can help me please,

I got windows 7 64 bit running, Since last two weeks I am having issues with desktop icon on my taskbar. Actually I have got this little screen icon on taskbar to easily minimise all the open windows when I click on the desktop icon on taskbar. But since last two weeks whenever I open any folder from (my computer > drive a> any folder from drive a) or any folder from any other drive or from desktop, my desktop icon from taskbar disappears. And when I close these open folders then this comes back. Its very announcing.
I want to see this icon on taskbar all the time as before.

Can you please help.


A:Desktop Icon on taskbar disappears when I open any folder

The only thing I can think of.

Right click on Start Orb and select Properties and then go to Taskbar at the top. Remove the check mark from Auto Hide Taskbar.

You could go to a restore point before all this happened.

System Restore

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I downloaded an app that helps in replacing icons. everything went fine except for the windows explorer system folder icon (i think its called as that)

Here is a pic to help you guys:

I know this has something to do with a registry error? Quesiton is, how do i revert that back to the default icon or if not revert, at least replace it with a new one.
If any of you guys out there can help me, it would be very awesome!
Thanks in advance!

A:Missing icon on windows explorer system folder on my taskbar?

Welcome to the Seven Forums
What App are you using to replace icons?

You may want to rebuild your Icon Cache Icon Cache - Rebuild

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Hi all, as the screen shots indicate, once I open enough folders that windows decides to group them, the icon changes on the task bar to "Lenovo Thinkvantage Tools". How can I reset it to the default icon? It's pretty annoying.
Thank you in advance.
P.S. I am running a Lenovo x61 tablet with windows 7 enterprise service pack 1.

A:Taskbar open folder group icon hijacked by Lenovo Thinkvantage Tools

Welcome to the Seven Forums
Have a look at this and see if it will help forum.thinkpads.com • Windows Explorer shown with ThinkVantage icon?

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Hi, I have a kiosk PC that is looking pretty good however I have two outstanding issues. 
The users can still right click on applications on the taskbar and receive a context menu even though I've disabled the context menu in the group policy editor.
User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar/Remove access to the context menus for the taskbar - Enabled
And I can't figure out how to remove the "show desktop" icon in the systems notification tray.
Thanks in advance for any help
Megan Armstrong.

A:Windows 7 Restricted User - Remove Right click on taskbar icons; Remove show desktop icon

Hello Megan,

Hope you're doing fine.

Disabling context menu from application on the taskbar
Please note the task bar context menu for any application for windows 7 is sub-divided into two sections :

   a. Jumplist(to access recently opened files) 
   b. Creating a new instance of the application, Pin/Unpin, Close window

We can only disable the Jump List of the Taskbar context menu but not the "new instance creation, Pin/Unpin, close window"

Please follow the steps below to disable jump list:
1. Right-click on the Taskbar and then select Properties.
2. Click on the Start Menu tab and uncheck "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar".
3. Click OK.

Disabling Show Desktop from the system tray
Regarding the requirement of disabling the "Show Desktop" button alltogether from the System tray, this is by design.

There are no ways to remove it. All we can do is to disable aero peek at Taskbar properties by right clicking and uncheck the option "Use Aero Peek to preview the desktop".
There's a third party software which addresses this sopecific purpose but I'm not pretty sure if this works perfectly for Windows 7 SP1 as well. Please refer to the link below.

Ref :

Nabarun Chakraborty | Support Engineer | Micro... Read more

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For some reason FireFox doesnt want me to use my own icon for it in the taskbar. ill change the icon, pin it to the taskbar, click the new icon and itll open up a new firefox default icon on the taskbar so there will be 2.

anyway around this?

A:FireFox Taskbar Icon, Makes Duplicate Taskbar Icon's

Let's fix the duplicate icon first, open Firefox from the pinned icon you have already after the second one opens up unpin the first one and pin the second one that should stop the duplicate icon.

Now the icon go to C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar then right-click on the Firefox shortcut click on properties make sure you're in the Shortcut tab and click on the Change Icon Button. After you open up Firefox again icon will revert back to the default icon because it opens up Firefox.exe you would have to change the icon in the .exe for a permanent change.
AppData is hidden is this tutorial Step #3 to unhide it File and Folder - Hide or Unhide


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I want to see all task bar buttons and not have them grouped. XP Taskbar menu offers check "Group similar taskbar buttons." I leave this unchecked, then Apply, then OK. XP still groups the similar buttons (e.g., Word doc1, Word doc2, etc.) instead of having these ungrouped. Ideas? Suggestions?

A:XP Taskbar fails at NOT Group Similar Taskbar Buttons

Hi arthurk and welcome

Have you also 'locked' the taskbar option? Rightclick on the taskbar and see if there is a tick next to this item. If not, Rightclick again and choose Properties and see if there is a tick next to Taskbar and Group Similar Taskbar Buttons.

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So i used IOBit Advanced System Care 5 to tweak some settings and apparently I messed something up lol I have reset them to default but it still does the same I have restarted several times, I haven't tried a system restore yet as that sometimes can cause problems beyond what it's worth, but I am willing to do it if it will help!

As you can see from the picture, when I have a single window open the button in the taskbar is stretched to fill the entire taskbar, if I open 2 they each take up 50% of the task bar and so on. I would like to return to normal sized buttons but I have no idea how to go about that!

Thanks in advanced if anyone can help, and PS I hope this isn't a repeat question I used the search function but the only threads I could seem to find were about stretching the taskbar across multiple monitors which is not what this is abut. so sorry for that if this is a common question

A:Buttons on Taskbar stretch to fill entire Taskbar

Welcome aboard, Charles Darwin Nice name

Advanced System Care 5 makes such a mess is reported earlier, too . First what I am to say you that windows 7 does not need any advanced system care at all . All these programs are not enough able to care windows 7 system. The inbuilt disk cleanup utility and CCleaner is enough for the OS.

Now let us discuss about the fix. If some registry backups are made by Advanced System Care 5 , restore those backups first.

If not fixed yet, follow SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker .

Another idea to fix it may be by applying the System Restore to an earlier date than occurrence of that mess.

If still not fixed, try Taskbar - Change Icon Button Width Size .

At the last point, you can always perform a Repair Install , when no other fixes are working.

Please post back with results

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"Customize" > "Folder pictures" > "Choose a file to show on this folder icon." no matter what picture I choose, nothing changes.

I am the sole user with full privileges/permissions. There are no thumbs.db, desktop.ini or folder.jpg files inside. I didn't disable showing icons/pictures in the explorer options.

Is there a specific image resolution I need to choose, or is something else?

"Folder.jpg" seems to work okay, but I really want to know why the normal route doesn't.

A:"Choose a file to show on this folder icon."

Scroll down to Manually create.

How to modify your folder view settings or to customize a folder

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Guys please see the attach image and help needed regarding this , How can I get back my Icon

A:"My Computer" Icon shows as Folder in Taskbar


Try rebuilding the icon cache:

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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This is a problem that started with the last windows update (which included an update for my wireless network adapter which I have since rolled back).

My setup is as follows: I have a dual band router. The 5Ghz band's SSID is (for example) Testg and the2.4 Ghz band's SSID is Testg2.

When I click on the network status icon and hover over the Testg connection, it shows the SSID as Testg2. When I go into the Manage Wireless Networks and open the properties for this connection, it shows the SSID as Testg.

I have fooled around with renaming the connections as all of a sudden one showed up as Test 2 3 with the SSID of Testg

Currently I have three connections listed in manage networks: Testg, Testn, and Test2. Testg and Testn (Testg was previously Test 2 3 renamed Testg) and Testn (previously named Testg renamed to Testn so I could rename Test 2 3) both show the SSID being Testg. The Test2 connection shows the SSID of Testg2.

Looking at this information by left clicking and hovering over the connections on the network status icon, they show as follows: Testg shows an SSID of Test2, Testn shows an SSID of Testg, and Test2 shows an SSID of Testg2.

Why is the SSID different for the same connection depending on where I look at it and is there a fix for this?



A:Network status icon and manage networks icon show different SSID

Well, due to other issues (thank you Cnet download for installing all kinds of malware on my computer with the program I was trying to get), I had to use a system restore to get rid of something that took over my computer and it also fixed this issue. I used a restore point from before the Windows update that I installed.

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I've had a problem for a long time and hope someone here can help me. Some of the time, some buttons on a screen simply don't show. One place this happens is at amazon.com when I am at the stage of placing an order. If I click around the screen where I know the button should be, eventually I hit it and it appears.

My computer runs Win98SE. I'm running IE 6.0.2600 and had the identical problem when I was running IE 5.5.

I do NOT have the problem with Mozilla on the same computer, but got tired of Mozilla being incompatible with the programming on many sites. I'd rather just use IE instead of having to go back and forth between the two programs.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated!

A:Some buttons don't show in IE 5.5 or 6?

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Hey all, my girlfriend is running Win 7 Home... she has always had the default Windows speaker "volume" icon down on her task bar by her clock. She uses it all the time to switch between her speakers and her headset, where she right clicks on the icon and selects "playback devices" and then changes between her soundcard/speakers and her usb headset.

Anyway, it disappeared last night.

Now open Taskbar, click on the "customize" link, get the window to select which icons appear... on the speaker "volume" icon under behaviors, it is set to "show icon and notifications"...


Then at the bottom click the link for "turn system icons on or off" and on that window, the icon is greyed out and set to OFF and it can not be changed to ON.

She's been bugging the heck out of me ever since to fix it.

We have no idea what changed it, or how it got changed.... we just know its been there and she's used it, for the past two years, and now its suddenly not there.

Any suggestions?

A:Taskbar Speaker Icon Missing and Greyed out on Customize Taskbar...

Hello Nyarlathotep,

You might see if step 9 in Option Two in the tutorial below may be able to enable the Volume icon again.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,

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Hi, all of a sudden and for no reason, various icons have stopped loading for both the programs and files used by these programs: 

Microsoft Edge
Various Windows Programs

The programs still work fine but I would like to have the icons back.
This seems to be a problem that many people are having but I can find no definite solution. 

Any ideas?

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I am running XP SP2 with IE 6.0.2900.2180-XPSP_sp2.
Since I upgraded I cannot see the interactive buttons (the buttons on the left that link to other pages) on several websites that were published with Front Page 2003. When I log on, I see the blocks where the buttons are but no text and they are not active. I have 3 other computers on this network and they all work just fine, but they have not been updated to SP 2, which makes me think it's something in the program. Of course, one cannot go back to the old IE 6 because one cannot uninstall the new one. I hope someone else has run into this problem and found the answer.

A:IE 6 SP2 doesn't show buttons

Fully enable Java and the buttons will all show.

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In 'folder options' the action of 'show' and 'don't show' hidden files have got interchanged.

So, when I select 'don't show' hidden files are shown, and vice versa.

How to get this back to normal?


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I don't want to combine my windows, but when i have only one window open in any program, i know what it is and don't need to see the label as that makes the whole taskbar filled up pretty fast.
Is there a way to hide labels when there is one window open, and show labels when having multiple windows?
I've tried googling it but it doesn't seem like it is possible with some program either.

A:Taskbar, only icon when one window, icon+label when multiple windows?

Nevermind, catered to my needs by altering the minimum width of the taskbar "entries".

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