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Make Realistic Icons More Realistic?

Q: Make Realistic Icons More Realistic?

I have seen many screenshots where the icons in Devices and Printers very realistically represent the device it represents, but mine dont.

Here is a screenshot:

I'd like to change the iPod to represent my Nano, make the display look like my Samsung, make the Printer look like my printer...

How can I accomplish this?

Preferred Solution: Make Realistic Icons More Realistic?

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A: Make Realistic Icons More Realistic?

Right click on Icon>properties>change icon
Some cannot be changed
Others you must look under the last tab

EDIT: Sorry just checked the icons you want to change and it cannot be done the way I said

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Which war game for Playstation 2 is considered the most realistic, not just in graphics but in game-play and everything?

A:Most realistic war game?

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Hi , can anyone recommend any modern warfare type first person shooters please.

Ive completed Cod4 already on veteran , ive also played BF2 , delta force and expansions and Americas army.

Im more interested in single rather than online multiplayer games , so games with a good story/background intros would be cool. Also games with reasonable graphics , I know theres not gonna be much that compares to Cod4 on that front at the moment but something closeish will do

A:Recommend realistic fps games please

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I don't see any.

It does not seem faster.

Vista never uses more than 2 GB on my System, for all the 4 GB+ talk.
The virtual memory/page file is as big as ever.

Drivers take for ever to come out, and are usually last.

You'd need an electron microscope to notice the additional features in 64 bit editions of games versus their 32 bit counter parts.

Am I completely missing the point of 64-bit Vista?

What percentage of Vista installed today is the 64-bit edition? Is it increasing?


A:Is there any Realistic Benefit Using Vista 64 vs 32?

For me,the 64-bit version just Felt that little faster than the 32-bit Version.

If you are using 4GB RAM then u have to use X64 to make sure Vista uses all 4GB (Even if its not using it currently,with newer apps taking lots and lots of RAM,4GB will become a standard sooner rather than later).

Driver problems are more Vista Related (i.e both 32 and 64 bit) ,than only X64.
Yes the percentage of people using Vista X64 is increasing,In fact most people jumping onto Vista are getting the X64 version.

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Can anyone recommend a good Photo Realistic Printer?
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I am thinking about giving an old Fujitsu lifebook B110 a new lease of life, I have it since new and although it's old I am quite attached to it.

It has a Pentium 233MMX processor, and 160MB ram.It currently runs Win98.

The hardware meets the minimum specs for XP, but seriously, would it be usable? Or would it be like watching paint dry? The most it would do is a little light web browsing and maybe some email.

Also, I wonder if XP home would be any less demanding than say, Pro?

I know I should just go ahead and give it a try but I can't do anything at the moment until I get an external CD drive, so I am just thinking ahead.

if it's not up to running XP; I might give Puppy Linux a try.

A:XP minimum specs realistic?

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Hello everyone!

I am about to buy a 21 inch monitor. A secondhand one from yahoo auctions in japan.
There are many options, but as a foreigner here in tokyo I prefer to go safe and get an old usual hp.

I intend to use it for spreadsheets and every pixel space counts for me.

The question is,
My first option, Hp p1100 model does not support 2048x1536 at flicker free refresh rates. Is around 100$.

hp p1110 or later support 2048x1536 at 72hz or more. around 150$.

Can one use 2048x1536 with a 21 inch monitor for spreadsheets or general use? I mean realistically. If it is an unrealistic resolution then I will not bother about it and get the cheaper one.

Your experiences would be appreciated.

A:21inch monitor 2048x1536 realistic?

If $50 critical for you go ahead and get the 1100 .You can run the CRT at a lower resolution and still have the extra territory.
But get the 1110 if you can. Remember, at the higher resolution ,spreadsheets may be too small so you might have to increase font size.but the letters will be nice and crisp.

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Hi all. I need a little help making photo look more realistic. I have been asked if it is possible to remove the door, gorilla and extra kids from this photo so only the boy playing the marimba is left.

Using Corel PhotoPaint 11 I have managed to do the following:

Basically I cut out the kid and his marimbas. Then I created a wall using a portion of the original wall as the "paint" and the same with the carpet. It all looked too "smooth" so I fiddled around and eventually settled on adding noise which seems to make it look better. The kid had very straight edges so I used a thing called feather to blend him in a little better.

I am still not happy though. It still looks a little cut and paste to my liking. Particular areas of annoyance is the "halo" above his head and the flat look of the front marimba.

Is there anything I can do to make this look a little more realistic?

I have only ever cut out logo's before and worked with text. I do a lot of work with vector graphics, but this is a bit new for me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: help making photo look realistic

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Ok I see

this picture and all and i don't remember that hurricane which led me to beleive it was computer generated as a prank or something.

Regardless of whether it is real or not is it possible to computer generate an image like this using a program like photoshop? i could have a little fun *evil horns*

A:Creating Realistic Hurricane Images

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I've gotten the OK from the CFO (wife) for my new computer. The funds will be in place next week. Does anyone have an idea of a realistic timeframe for the P51 release date? In my estimate, I figure it will be at least a few months before I can spec one out and order. Perhaps another month for delivery. Does this sound about right?

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How do I get realistic distance representation using GIMP?

Thanks for your input to my postings. I am using GIMP 2.8. I am not an expert.

I have two images (image1 & image 2). I have same object in image 1 & image 2, but the object is displaced between images. I used GIMP to overlay both the images to figure out the displaced distance. Here is what I did.

I created the 1st image from clipboard, I open a new layer and placed the 2nd object. I adjusted the opacity to provide transparency between image 1 & image 2 . I find image 2 is layered on top of image 1, but the displaced distance is not representing realistically on layered image. I tried with zoom. Images look odd.

How do I make the images to be sync to displaced distance?

I am attaching the layered image for review.

Thanks for sharing.

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Hey, I have been using Tux Guitar to compose music, mostly kinda Alternative Rock/Punk Rock sounds. I have a friend who i can send my .midi files to, who runs them through 'Logic' mac software and makes them sound alot less like some crap ringtone, It's still not entirely realistic but it sounds a heck of alot better, and from that point it's alot easier to show my friends and say "play this" when we're jamming


I was wondering what kind of Windows PC software i can achieve the same results with - close to, if not better. Just something i can run my programmed midi's through, and substitute the polyphonic sounding beeps for more effective digital instruments. any improvement is good... so it doesn't have to be ULTRA SOFTWARE 80000!!!!111one!!one!! that does a whole bunch of other things too, but it would be great if i could achieve something similar to what Logic does to my music. And if it's all expensive, is there something atleast free to use that I could improve them with even a little in the meantime?


A:Midi Files: Improving the Realistic-ness?

Give this link a look, and see if it may be something that could help

FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec

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Here's Mine-

Koolance PC2-601BW Full tower Liquid Cooling case $300

INTEL Pentium 4 XEON 2.8GHz 512K 2 of them. $1,000


6 of them- Crucial 512MB DDR PC2100 CL=2.5 Registered ECC 7.5ns 2.5V 64Meg x 72 $1,200

RAID Contoller:
Promise Fasttrack 100 $70

Hard Drives:
8 of them: Western Digital 200GB Special Edition. $2,800

Zip Drive:
100 MB and 250 MB. $150

DVD/CDRW Drives:
Memorex DVD+RW and Pioneer DVD-R. $550

Thermal Paste:
Artic Silver 3. $10

Floppy Drive:
Mitsumi $9

3 of them: Apple 23 inch HDTV widescreen LCD Flat Panel. $10,500

Sound Card:
Sound Blaster Audigy2 Platinum $150

Video Card:
Matrox Parehelia $250

It may cost a year's salary, but it'd be sweet wouldn't it

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Hi all,

Just a quick question here, does anyone know of any software that can render and animate creatures with flesh and skin that move realistically? Not just with a shape following a bone but where the flesh squeezes out around bending joints and is effected by gravity etc. They use it all the time in films e.g. to create dinosaurs. Is there any software like this generally available that wont break the bank? Or is it only available to film companies etc.


A:Looking for animation application that handles realistic flesh and skin movement.

Oh yes, and being able to handle clothes would be useful. But that is less important.

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I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could refer me to where I could find a high quality falling snow simulation. It can either be independent (transparent and active on all screens), or associated with any background. It will most likely be found as part of a holiday screensaver or animated wallpaper, but I'll take it any way I can find it. I've searched extensively and can not find any very realistic simulations. Most use conspicuous and common symbols as snowflakes, seriously lack assorted effects, and just look too artificial and unrealistic.

At one time I had installed and used a screensaver associated with the attached desktop picuture (and this one has even been modified from the original picture with a superimposed Santa, snowman and snow puffs), but I somehow have lost it thru many computer changes. I have been unable to relocate it since, although the desktop picture alone was recently found on some sights. That screensaver had the best falling snow simualtion I've ever found, with shifting winds and speeds, and also a realistic snow concetration and depth perception. If you know where the that original screensaver can be found, I'd truly appreciate it.

Thanks for your interest......

A:Seeking most realistic falling snow simulation for desktop/screesaver

Are you looking for something free? If so, do be careful. I do not recommend free screensavers on the Web 'cause they come bundled up with adware and spyware.

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Does anybody know how to make Windows 7 Icons look like Mac Icons?
I have a 64-bit computer. Thanks

A:How to make Windows 7 Icons look like Mac Icons?

It depends on with icons, most are in the imageres.dll in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64, but some like in the notification area and control panel will have there own .dll.

You would need to find/make the icons.

This tutorial will help some Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker

If you needs some help just ask.

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I did make icons by opening a 32 by 32 pixel graphic in Paint with 96 x 96 dots per inch. Then saved as "name.ico". Now when I do this, it shows this without a graphic. I can open it in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer as a graphic. I like to change some folder icons to a graphic that tells me at a glance what is in the folder. I made a "name.ico" and copied it to a folder that is not the folder where the icons are usually kept. The graphic is shown. When I try to attach it to a folder I get a notice that it is not an icon. If I copy it elswhere, the graphic is shown. I have lost it. Can someone help me get it back.

A:Cannot make icons

When you saved the file in Paint did you have the "Save as type" set to 24-bit Bitmap?

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I need an icon please!
Its to impress my g/f!

Screen 1: I Love Candice Faber red letter in front of black. make it look like an invisiblr hand is writing it in cursive please.

Screen 2: Girl with medium lentgh short brown hair brown eyes with red capris and a gray tshirt that only a little above the belly button (make her look hot) light skin

Thank lots! If you get this too me soon and its cool ill tell all my friends about this site!!!
Thanks again!

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I'm working on a computer that belongs to a friends daughter which I have inadvertently deposited two icon on her desktop that I can't seem to delete. I had started to download a utility and changed by mind and canceled it, but the icon had appeared on the desktop by then. The icon is rather strange, it is of a monitor with the title of the utility below it.

I have tried right clicking and deleting only to get the message "cannot delete (name of utility): It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using it and try again." I have tried clicking and dragging it to the recycle bin, deleting in safe mode and gets the same message. I have even tried to rename it to no avail. Any help on this one would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, dc3

A:How To Make Icons Disappear

How about using one of those deletion programs like KillBox. I've never used it before but I've seen other members recommend it.

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Can I do that and if so How? please be simple detailed, I am learning here.

Have a woderful great day friends!

A:How can you make your own custom icons?

Hi -

Some free resources of pre-made icons that are available to download.

- Icon Archive - 231,862 free icons, desktop icons, download icons, social icons, xp icons, vista icons Is a great resource with many icon designs.

Once you have found a suitable icon, download the .ico file and find the program icon you want to alter, Right Click - Change Icon - Browse - Locate file.

Regards, - GJ

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I use an invisible icon for my Recycle bin so my desktop is completely clean, the problem is I've tried multiple icons and all of them show up black upon a restart - upon changing the icons they are invisible again and the process repeats.

What do I do?

A:How to make invisible icons?

Give yourself a black background?

Found this tidbit, no idea if it works, not going to test it incase I can't get the icon back.


Ok, I tested it, it works. However, you have to switch the program Tweak UI with the program Ultimate Windows Tweaker because Tweak UI won't work in Windows 7 even if you run it in compatibility mode. Tutorial coming soon.

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I did make icons by opening a 32 by 32 pixel graphic in Paint with 96 x 96 dots per inch. Then saved as "name.ico". Now when I do this, it shows this without a graphic. I can open it in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer as a graphic. I like to change some folder icons to a graphic that tells me at a glance what is in the folder. I made a "name.ico" and copied it to a folder that is not the folder where the icons are usually kept. The graphic is shown. When I try to attach it to a folder I get a notice that it is not an icon. If I copy it elswhere, the graphic is shown. I have lost it. Can someone help me get it back.

A:Solved: Cannot make icons

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this my my current desktop.

I would like to make the icons far smaller. They are annoyly large. I'm sure theres a setting in vista for this but I have been unable to find it.

A:Make my icons smaller

Right-Click the desktop -> View -> Classic Icons.
That's as small as I've been able to get them.

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H'ppl from the forum... i've an ernest request here..its not actually a problem though..but rather its like...well a Novice question(?) so the thing is:-


I mean like when u start a game -such as half life, u put the cd on ur cd-r drive and the ' red lamda' icon appears in the place of the old "cd+a drive from which it is sticking out" icon. Or like when u put the tom-raider cd on the drive,the face of lara becomes visible. So how do i make my cds display special icon when they are inserted? Is there any special soft/procedure??

And what the hell is autorun feature? (well i know what it is but how do i make ma cds run automaticly?"


A:How do i make CD icons or whateva they r

Just create a icon file and load it into a autorun.inf file like so:


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I really need a commandline program that can produce 32bit icons and Vista Icons from PNG files. It has to be a commandline program since I need to use it in a batch script.

I've tried png2ico, but it can't produce icons with more than 256 colors and a 128x128 resolution. I then tried IconBox/ToYcon, but it didn't work from the commandline.

So could anyone recommend a program like png2ico that can make 32bit icons?

Edit: Tried XnView, but the transparency looked screwed up in the icons it made and it didn't work from a commandline.
Edit: Found an application called "Any to Icon", it worked great except it can't make icons for Vista (256x256 with PNG compression) so I'm still searching...

A:Make Icons from Commandline

Does it need to be a windows/dos command line program? I think ImageMagick on *nix can do it. I do something similar but not for icons. I think there is even a windows version of ImageMagick and it's GPL.

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I've been playing around trying to make my own ICONS using one of the icon makers. Usually, what I will do is screencapture or save an image, then bring it into the editor and go from there.

Sometimes.... the image will look quite well "as is". Other times, it appears nice as an image on a website, and then once it's saved and imported into the icon editor, it looks not very good.

Any ideas or tips as to the types of images I should look for, and the format I should save them in before I attempt to do any editing? Jpg, Gif, Png...etc... does it make any difference?

Also, even though icons are indeed tiny images, for some reason most of the image editing programs like PhotoImpact and others I have tried don't really let you do much with an icon, for whatever reason. Probably something I am doing wrong, whick is usually the case... lol <gr>

Thanks in advance


A:Trying to make my own ICONS... any tips?

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Hey guys, i have a question about my desktop icons and that is the background of the text doesnt blend in with my wallpaper. Now when i first installed xp i think i remember the background of the text being transparent but somewhere along the line it changed and i didnt notice. But now i just pu on a multicolered wallpaper and the icons look very much out of place so i was wondreing how to change it back. I looked around on my pc and couldnt find anything so help is appriciated. Thanks.

A:How Do I Make My Desktop Icons Blend In?

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This is wierd because this problem is on and off.
my shortcuts and icons etc. only say 6
instead they should say 6.bmp

I may sound strange but checking out my attachments should help...

A:how do i make programs/icons say what they are eg.) 8.jpeg

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I have everything to make them but i don't know howto make those differnt cool looking texts that everyone has. Could you please help?

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This is kind of a small detail but how do you make Icons visible while moving them on the desktop. In XP there was an option to show the actual icon when you were moving it to a new location on the desktop. This was kind of handy so you can see exactly where you are placing the icon before you actually drop it. In Win-7, when I go to move an icon all I have for reference is the mouse pointer and a little gray cursor box, not the actual icon. Maybe I am missing it but I just don't see an option for making them visible.

A:Make Icons visible while moving them?

Open the start menu, right click Computer and click Properties. From there click on Advanced system settings. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click on Settings. There select Adjust for best performance and click OK. If it dosen't work, open your start menu, open the Control Panel - under Appearance and Personalization select Change Theme. Select Windows 7 under Aero Themes and click OK. If it dosen't work, open your start menu, type services.msc and press Enter. Scroll down at the bottom of the list, right click on the Themes service and click Properties. Ensure that start type is on Automatic and that State is Started. If no click on Start.If it still dosen't work or don't want to start, ensure that you have the latest driver installed for you graphic card. You can get the latest driver on the manufacturer website. If you don't know the model of your graphic card, download and open gpu-z and look right to Name.Good luck.

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I find the new taskbar icons in Win 10 to be annoyingly small. Is there a way to make them appear bigger?

Thanks in advance. =)

A:Make taskbar icons bigger?

I would like to know that too.

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With out changing any thing else. just put 10 on my laptop and 1 PC so far. so far so good. lol

A:how to make icons on taskbar bigger

As of right now, I don't believe there is a method of JUST changing the taskbar icons.

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My icons are stacked and I want to make them horizontal in my systray. How do I do that?

A:How do I make my icons in systray horizontal

I'm sorry, but I don't understand what you are asking. Could you please post a screenshot to help explain.

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My problem is that on my new computer I can not see the images of the pictures or anything else in general that I have in my folders even though I change the settings to show icons.

A:how to make icons visible in folders

See this tutorial,
Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

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I enclose a screenshot of what I mean. I'm talking about the icons on the 'sky' background, which I have great difficulty in reading. Is it possible to have so;id clour for those icons (all of the desktop icons)?

I'm using Win 7 64 HP. I've tried using Fences and Iconoid, but couldn't make much sense of them!

Thank you,

A:Make my desktop icons more readable!

Hello Bertie,

You might see how the icon text looks to you after turning off drop shadows for them.

Desktop Icon Labels - Turn Drop Shadows On or Off

In addition, you might open the Advanced Appearance Settings, select the Icon item, then adjust either it's font, font size, and try bold or unbold to see if it may help. I marked them in red in the screenshot below to help. The screenshot shows the default settings for the "Icon" item. This will change the text for all icons though, and not just on your desktop.

Hope this helps,

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Win7 Pro

With XP I can customize to my hearts content.....

With Win7Pro I'd like to make the Icons smaller and closer together and I am not finding where to do so.

Any Ideas.

I downloaded the Mail client from MS and it isn't even as good as OE6. Any suggestions


A:How do I make the Desktop Icons smaller?

Hold down the Ctrl key while simultaneously scrolling back with your mouse wheel (makes them smaller).As for the email, please create a new topic in the Web Browsing/Email and Other Internet Applications sub-forum.

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By default the icons for programs I'm using in the taskbar (firefox, fl studio, etc.) are on the left, right next to the start menu button. How can I make them on the right, next to the notification area icons?


A:How do I make my taskbar icons on the right side?

Move Taskbar Icons in Windows 7

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At the moment, the descriptions under my icons are inside of a little white box (on my desktop) like this:

I would like to make the box transparent if I can. I've poked around in my control panel but if the answer is there, I am not seeing it.

Anyone know if this can be done?


A:How do I make the writing under my icons clear?

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hello. I was wondering if anyone could tell how to make seeing and reading text and icons clearer.? my screen is fuzzy hard to see.please if anyone has this problem. thank you for taking time.have a Great DAY!!!

A:how do i make text & icons clearer

Can you post a screen shot of the problem, so we can see what you mean ?

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The tabs and favorites bar icons on my Internet Explorer 11 got bigger. Is there a way to make them smaller, like about half the size? I have Windows 10 Enterprise version 1511.

Chris Hansen

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does anyone know how I could make the icons on the taskbar bigger..
the only option under 'right click' -> 'properties' is to make them smaller..
the other option under "Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Display" makes everything big..
I'd love some help like a reg edit I could do or anything really...
I've googled forever with no results..

A:How to make the taskbar icons bigger?

I would also like to know how to customize the icon size. Personally I want a size inbetween the small and large sizes.

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I like to change the standard, boring, default folder icons to something meaningful and neat-looking from an excellent icon pack which I have got my hot little hands on.

'A meal.'


Sometimes they stay changed, often they revert to standard, even after several reboots/weeks. How make my changes permanent?

Thank you.


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I had been using IE8 forever and now I am using IE11. When using IE8, it had the option to make icons larger, which would also make the search address bar larger as well. I don't see the option to do that with IE11.

Has this option been removed or do I need to go change it somewhere else.



A:How To Make Address Bar/Icons Larger In IE11

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Most of the size options work off you dpi settings so I suppose just icon options have been removed
DPI Display Size Settings - Change

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I just switched over to vista but I find that the optimized screen resolution is too concise​ for my comfort reading level. I have tried​ changing the resolution and the DPI settings and those seem to help to a degree but I still can't get it where I want it. My web browser icons are too small and although I can adjust the text on each webpage​ with ctrl​+mouse​ wheel, it still doesn't seem right, and that also doesn't change the browser icons.

Is there a better way for me to make everything​ a bit bigger without it looking out of place or crazy. My XP settings were fine but I don't know how to replicate that in Vista. Thanks.

A:Anyone to make text, icons, websites, etc, bigger?

hi i know you say you have changed the dpi but please read this and see if it can further help you http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-change-font-size
edit also this may help http://www.terryscomputertips.com/computers/changing-web-browser-fonts-and-font-size.php

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I want my desktop icons to be arranged to a pattern I like. But whenever I do this Windows 8 will destroy my pattern randomly back to default. Is there a way to stop this? I have Auto arrange icons unchecked BTW.

I have Start8 and Windows 7 widget support installed if this makes a difference. (I don't want to remove or diable them)

A:Make desktop icons stop rearranging themselves

I use Iconoid.

Iconoid - Hide and show desktop icons, maketransparent backgrounds

It works pretty good.
Not perfect but pretty good at keeping icon position & other things.

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I like to use custom icons for my folders, but noticed that whenever I wake the computer up from sleep or do a restart, all my custom icons assigned to the OneDrive section have all reverted back to the default icon.

Does anyone know if this is a bug? Or otherwise how to make the icons "stick" for this section?

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