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Firefox "Pin to Taskbar" icon wont open in it's own icon.

Q: Firefox "Pin to Taskbar" icon wont open in it's own icon.

Wish I had a better title, but I wasn't sure how to word this.

Basically what's happening is I have 2 instances of Firefox (different versions and different folder locations) and one of the instances is not opening where it's icon location is.

Example Screenshot:
As you can see. The far left instance does not want to open where it's icon location is.
The far right version always does it.
Even if I unpin the currently working instance (blue/orange icon) to only house 1 firefox instance (grey/black), the grey/black instance will still not open like the blue/orange instance current does (in it's own icon).
Hopefully this isn't confusing for anyone. I searched for a few terms to see if anyone had this problem and nothing came up, maybe I wasn't wording my searches correctly.

Hopefully someone can give some insights.

Preferred Solution: Firefox "Pin to Taskbar" icon wont open in it's own icon.

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A: Firefox "Pin to Taskbar" icon wont open in it's own icon.

right click the taskbar
pick properties
open the Taskbar tab

What is set for Taskbar buttons?
You could try Always combine, hide labels

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I'm setting up a new Windows 8 PC. In my Win7 PC, I have an icon on the taskbar that holds all open folders. I'll call it the "Open Folders" icon. I don't remember how that icon got on Win7's taskbar. How can I create a similar icon on Win8's taskbar.

In Win7, say I open the C: drive and click on "Program Files". Then I minimize that window. The "C:\Program Files" folder minimizes to the "Open Folders" icon on Win7's taskbar.

Then say I open drive D: and click on a folder named "Photos". Then I minimize that window. The "D:\Photos" folder minimizes to the same "Open Folders" icon on Win7's taskbar.

Now if I hover over the "Open Folders" icon on the taskbar, links to the Program Files folder and the Photos folder pop up. I can click the desired folder to open it.

How can I create a similar "Open Folders" icon on Win8's taskbar?


A:How to pin an "open folders" icon to Win8's taskbar?

Hi Skyzoomer,

it's very easy to do what you want. Here are the instructions.

Go to START and click on the arrow in the lower left part of the screen. Now you can see all the different installed programs etc. Scroll to the right and under the header "System" you can find an icon that says "Windows Explorer".
Rightclick on this icon and choose "Pin to taskbar".

Et voila! If you go to the desktopmodus you can see the pinned icon for Windows Explorer. Any explorer windows you open will be grouped 'in' this icon.

Hope this was helpfull.



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I have just re-installed my OS. After I installed Adobe Photoshop CS6 64 bit, I pinned it in my taskbar. The icon of the desktop shortcut looks good, but in the taskbar, this is how it looks:

How could I solve this problem?

A:The icon shows in taskbar as "unknown icon"

Hello barbu110 and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's possible that your icon cache became damaged or corrupt for some unknown reason. You could try rebuilding it and see what happens.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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I think something i installed had virus. Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft word 2007, Memo and everything except pictures is not opening. Instead a file opens saying,"Do you want to open and save file?" Clicking everything does not work. everything
except pictures is shown by a internet explorer sign. I have another account on this computer but it works fine. I searched this on bing on Hp dock. Please help.

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I think something i installed had virus. Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft word 2007, Memo and everything except pictures is not opening. Instead a file opens saying,"Do you want to open and save file?" Clicking everything does not work. everything
except pictures is shown by a internet explorer sign. I have another account on this computer but it works fine. I searched this on bing on Hp dock. Please help.

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A while ago, ALL my htm and html file icons in Windows Explorer changed to white paper icons with the corners turned town.

I do not have this problem with any other icons--just htm and html.
I do not have this problem with other file managers, such as XYplorer or Shelless.

The problem is only htm and html file icons in Windows Explorer.

Any suggestions appreciated.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

A:"Internet Explorer icon" = "white paper icon"

try the fixes suggested here: Incorrect or generic Windows icon displayed for HTM and HTML files

Please update your OS details as it currently shows as "XPPro":
Top of forum page > Quick Links >> Edit Your Details

If you post for help in future and forget to include your Windows version in your post, we assume it's the version shown under your username, so keeping it up to date is important to avoid giving you irrelevant advice.

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I use third party software to update and do other system functions so I don't need the Action Center icon nex to the clock, how do I get rid of it?

A:Remove the "action center" icon from the taskbar area near the clock?

The notification area is located on the right side of the taskbar by default, and it contains program icons that provide status and notifications about things like incoming e‑mail, updates, and network connectivity. When you install a new program, you can sometimes add an icon for that program to the notification area.

You can expand the notification area to view hidden icons

New computers often come with icons already in the notification area, and some programs automatically add an icon to the notification area during installation. You can change which icons and notifications appear in the notification area, and for certain special icons (called system icons), you can choose whether they show up at all.

You can change the order of the icons in the notification area, and the order of hidden icons, by dragging them to the position you want.

To remove or hide an icon from the notification area
Click the icon in the notification area and then drag it toward the desktop.

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Recently ran into major problem with Word 2000 SR-1.

Whenever I work on -- or try to -- on a .doc file, at the bottom of the screen in the taskbar that lists the page number, line, column, there is a small "book" icon with a pen, and as this pen moves across the book, I cannot edit the text, and the blinking cursor disappears until it ( the pen & book) *finally* decides to quit doing whatever its doing.

It has sat there and "wrote" for over 20 minutes before stopping. I can save and exit a .doc file, but just as soon as I reload it, and type anything, the "pen" starts writing.

What can I do to turn this annoyance off? Until its fixed I cannot use Word2K.

A:Word2K Taskbar "Book" icon -- Major Problem

That icon is for grammar and spelling. Under the Tools menu click on Options and then Grammar and Spelling to view your settings. Maybe if you play with those settings you will figure out a way to edit your document. Hopefully I've pointed you in the direction you need to go but I don't know what the solution is.

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Hi Guys,

I have Firefox pinned to my taskbar, but when I run the program, it opens up another icon in the taskbar to indicate that it's running. The other browser I use does not do that. In fact, I do not remember Firefox doing that previously. It will just "underscores" the pinned icon on the taskbar to indicate that the program is running.

How do I stop Firefox from opening another icon when it runs? Please see image below:


A:Program shortcut opens another "running" icon in taskbar

Right Click on the Taskbar and select Properties. In the option for taskbar buttons make sure the setting is to always combine.

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Unil this morning i could click on a little "up" arrow on the right side (not extreme right) of my taskbar to display a pop up list of my desktop icons. I could then click on the 1 i wanted. it was very convenient because i didn't have to close all my windows to see the icons. The arrow suddenly disappeared & everything became different & i don't know why. How do I get it back?

Desparate in ny


A:Desktop icon "list arrow" missing from taskbar

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I got a really bad virus that spread all over my computer and installed 2 toolbars one was called "Security ToolBar" which i uninstalled without any problems. The other was "Toolbar 88" i tried to uninstall it but it still appeared on my IE so i Disabled it from the addons. The other thing that came up was a flashing icon on my taskbar that says "Critical System Errors" and it links to virusbursters.com and norton began to detect all sorts of trojan and spyware tools so i switched to Safemode and ran my Norton AntiVirus -after updating it- and removed everything it detected, but it when i ran my windows in normal mode Norton found more trojans and they were trying to connect. I read a few thread here and there and i tried to follow the steps.. i used "SmitfraudFix" and this is the Log:

SmitFraudFix v2.129

Scan done at 4:16:50.70, 13.12.2006
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\ReeM\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in normal mode

Before SmitFraudFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll

"{8A5849C4-93F3-429D-FF34-660A2068897C}"="OpenGL additional"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{8A5849C4-93F3-429D-FF34-660A2068897C}\InProcS... Read more

A:Solved: Need Help With Removing "VirusBurster" System Taskbar Icon

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You know, the small icon that appears in your taskbar when connecting a USB device? It no longer shows up, so now I have to go to Windows Explorer and click "Eject" directly on the USB device. How can I have this icon re-appear?

It's the one that let's you select your USB device to "Safely remove device".

A:"Remove USB Device" Icon not showing up in taskbar

happened to me quite a few times on my laptop ...

if it is not just 'hidden', try this

Start, Run, paste this line and click OK:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

This will bring up the add remove wizard. When I did this, it actually put the icon back in my task bar as soon as I removed my USB drive.

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So I've been having A LOT of trouble with my computer recently but much of it has seemed to sort itself out. HOWEVER I have been having an issue with "Win Defrag". It appeared on my desktop and ever since that I've been getting a "Windows Security Alert" red cross icon in my task manager. I know they're related as when I double click on the icon Win Defrag opens. Whenever the icon is on my task manager My Documents disappear to be replaced with an empty "Programs" folder.
When I use Rkill the icon disappear and My Documents come back but I'm sure it's still there --> I've used MBAM countles times and it keeps finding and deleting things, I've also tried Stopzilla and Dr. Webb along with just my McAffee. They seem to find more things every time.

Plese help if you can below is my most recent HJT/MBAM and Rkill logs.



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:21:05, on 12/01/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage ... Read more

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Some time over the last few weeks I lost the Speaker Volume control icon on my Taskbar (Normally on the right side near the digital clock). I don't know what I did to make it leave, but I was looking for it just the other day and realized it was gone! I went into my Control Panel to access the audio sliders, and when I checked the box to display the volume control icon on the Taskbar, a text box popped up telling me that I have to install it from my add/remove programs function. Well, I can not find the Volume Control icon function anywhere, including on my original Windows XP Professional installation CD. Can anyone tell me how I can re-install the speaker Volume Control icon on my Taskbar?


A:Lost "Volume Control" icon on Taskbar

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Just bought a new Dell Inspiron 3000 (actually a 3847) and reinstalled Win 7 Professional. There is an icon at the far right of the taskbar for "My Dell" (it's a blue circle, outlined in white, with a white wrench inside). Right clicking on it brings up a list of Dell tasks (notification,checkup,backup,system info,support,settings and finally the overall My Dell program) but right clicking again does not bring up a list with properties,etc.

Cannot move or unpin it - cannot tell what it references,etc. Any ideas??

A:How To Move/Delete the "My Dell" Icon On The Taskbar

Hi there .. It is Dell Software .. Read the Link below it will explain every thing ..
My Dell | Dell US

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The other day, I tried to send an email. Naturally, I was quite surprised when Windows XP Pro told me "Not enough memory". I rebooted the computer. Upon booting it back up, I found that my taskbar was locked, and in the lowest possible position (nothing visible on it). I did not set it this way. I unlocked the taskbar, but I still could not move it up. I also noticed that the "My Computer" Icon was no longer on my desktop. Upon opening task manager, i found that one of my SVChost.exe processes was taking up 99% of my computer's resources. Note that this is not a fake SVChost.exe, nor a non-essential one, as windows shut itself down when I ended its task. I booted the computer up in safe mode, and all three of the same problems were there. I was still able to open folders on my desktop so i managed to navigate to and use several diagnostic tools, including Adaware, Spybot, McAfee Virusscan 8, Stinger, and the FixWelchia and FixBlaster tools (all of which took an incredibly long time with SVChost slowing everything down). None of these found anything, except for Virusscan, which found a minor trojan, which I easily deleted. The problem persists, and the fact that it seems to have tried to stop me from accessing anything by removing "My Computer" and locking my taskbar leads me to suspect that some sort of virus is causing this. If so, it must be very new or very elusive to evade Virusscan and Stinger, both of which I updated a little over a we... Read more

A:SVChost 99% + No Taskbar + No "My Computer" Icon = Virus?

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I'm a new Win 8.1 user trying to setup a more normal looking desktop on my wife's new laptop.

In an attempt to populate the desktop toolbar with apps on the start page, I found it can't be done as explained in the tutorial. Either when I touch/hold the app icon, or right mouse click, the app is checked and the bottom application bar appears. However, on the app bar my only choices are: "Unpin from Start", "Uninstall", or "Find in Start". I'm not given the option of "Pin to taskbar". I also don't see the choices: "Open new window", "Run as admin", or "Open file location" that I see in an example under that tutorial.

I'm running this account in admin mode. The most recent Windows update was 5/2014, with no new updates available when checked today. Is there something wrong or a control panel setting I need to enable to see the other choices?

Your help will be appreciated. Thanks! -Matt

A:Missing "pin to taskbar" icon on the apps page

Check the items on the Task Bar in the desktop it should be there that is why you do not see the option to pin to the taskbar.

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A couple of weeks ago, I installed the software for a HP DeskJet 5940 photo printer that I purchased. Afterwards, a "Safely remove hardware" icon appeared in the taskbar.

None of the startup entries for the new printer are running in the background, so I don't know how to get rid of it.

I've tried following these instructions:

1. Right-click within the notification area, and then click Properties.

2. On the Taskbar tab, click Customize.

3. Select Safely remove hardware, and in the Behavior column, click Always hide.

but when I right-click on the icon, the only thing that appears is "Safely remove hardware".

I've gone into the taskbar properties and tried to do it that way, but it wants to hide all inactive icons, which is not what I want to do.

Any suggestions?


A:"Safely Remove Hardware" Taskbar Icon

Hi Frank,

For each system tray icon that you want to see, you also have to select the "Always Show" behavior - which is what I see posted at: http://www.tech-recipes.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=414#1213

-- Tom

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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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I'm trying to help a friend, via email, who has lost her icon which normally shows up on her taskbar at the bottom of the screen.... Can someone tell me where these options are designated? Is it in the Startup menu?
Appreciate any help available.....

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Each time I receive an email in my Gmail Inbox, I have set up a visual and sound advice to let me know, which suits me perfectly. But all of a sudden, I am now also getting an advice in my "New Notifications" window on the taskbar, advising me of these new emails. As I say, the advice via my Gmail program is perfectly adequate, so can anyone tell me how to prevent the same advice arriving as a new notification on my taskbar?

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ok . ive done a search but couldnt find a specific soloution. im trying to change the wmp icon that i have pinned to my taskbar. i guesse i have to change the icon in wmp prog file but i cant figure out which it is i have to delete or change to icon i want ,i know it can be done (somehow) as i spotted it in a screenie here on 7f a while ago. ty

A:how to change wmp "pinned" taskbar icon ?

Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah

ok . ive done a search but couldnt find a specific soloution. im trying to change the wmp icon that i have pinned to my taskbar. i guesse i have to change the icon in wmp prog file but i cant figure out which it is i have to delete or change to icon i want ,i know it can be done (somehow) as i spotted it in a screenie here on 7f a while ago. ty

1.Get the WMP icon in your desktop. (start > all programs > right click on wmp icon in programs list > send to > desktop.)

2. Right click on it > properties >change icon > browse (to the icon you want)

3. Open wmp , now the icon is in taskbar. Right click > pin the program to taskbar

You are done.

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WinXP (SP2)...

This may seem trivial to others, but:

I have several icons on the right side of my tray. I right-clicked on the taskbar and clicked "Properties". "Hide inactive icons" is checked. I clicked "Customize" and set certain icons to "Always show", "Always hide", or "Hide when inactive". In particular, I set the APC PowerChute icon to "Always hide". However, each time I re-boot the computer, it ALWAYS defaults to "Always show" and keeps showing in the tray. The other icons keep their settings.

Is there a registry setting where I can change that behaviour to "Always hide"?

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This is the easiest way to get rid of the icon. You can right-click on the date/time in Taskbar system tray and select "Customize notification icons" option. It'll open a new window. Now look for GWX (Get Windows 10) entry in the list and change its value to "Hide icon and notifications" using the drop-down box.

Apply the changes and it'll hide the White Windows flag icon in Taskbar notification area.

A:Get rid of that pesky "Get Windows 10" icon from taskbar

Originally Posted by Harrier

This is the easiest way to get rid of the icon. You can right-click on the date/time in Taskbar system tray and select "Customize notification icons" option. It'll open a new window. Now look for GWX (Get Windows 10) entry in the list and change its value to "Hide icon and notifications" using the drop-down box.

Apply the changes and it'll hide the White Windows flag icon in Taskbar notification area.

If you want to get rid of It you need to uninstall update KB3035583 as that is the main part of the GWX Upgrade process. You may hide the notification for a while but the application is still running and the notification will return. There are other ways to disable the function through Task Scheduler but uninstalling KB3035583 takes care of most everything. It also depends on what your intentions are re: upgrading to W10. If you don't want W10 right away then you should get rid of it and if you have a reservation in you won't have much wriggle room when your number is up.

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My internet works fine, but I can't figure out why the red "x" is over my internet access. (I've uploaded a pic of the toolbar area) It doesn't show how many bars I have unless I click it. I use Windows 7 and this is a brand new laptop. Any ideas on how to get it to go away?

I'd appreciate it.

A:Red "x" over the internet access icon in taskbar

Hi Millie0513,

I'm guessing your laptop has a Wireless and a Wired network card (who hasn't these days? :)) Anywho, it might be showing that one of your network cards is not connected to anything, thus giving a misleading image of the Network view.

Are you able to connect to a network if you click it?

Could you please do the following:
Go to Start > Search.
Type "cmd" without the quotes > Hit ENTER.
Type in "ipconfig /all > c:\ipconfig.txt" > Hit ENTER.

A logfile with your network cards/settings should've been saved to C:\ipconfig.txt. Attach this file to your next post.

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There is a Google icon before "Mozilla Firefox Start Page" and all that is about 3 tool bars down on the MF Start Page. How lose it?

A:Google icon before "Mozilla Firefox Start Page"

Post a screenshot.

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Issue/SUBJ: Regarding MS Edge Features Customization/Hack.

Good Day All! I hope you're all enjoying a pleasant one.

If Possible, how can I make "Open In New Tab" the Default when I click on an Icon on the Favorites Bar, and, if possible, other Links in General?

All The Best!


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When I try to open the "My Computer" icon, it takes about 3 minutes for the searchlight to return the list of drives and the shared documents and username documents folders. Have tried just about every anti-virus program and spyware program and defragged hd with Diskkeeper and nothing shows up but the three minute wait.

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Is it possible to add icon to the entry Open File/Folder Location? I created expendable string value and name it Icon and then in value i inserted the path to the .ico file, but no icon is showing up.

A:add icon to context menu "Open File/Folder Location"

Have a look here

Context Menu - Add Shortcuts with Icons

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Hey oh,

For some reason my desktop icons do not work when i click on them. When i double click or right click and hit open, a window pops up that has "Open with" options but none of them work. I noticed a couple other forum posts similar but none of the attachments or links in those posts are still active.

Please help. I am right pickled.

A:Desktop Icon's send me to "Open with" but none of the programs work

Oh I should mention that this happened a long time ago so the F8 restarts to a point in time don't work. Also I clearly learning my lesson as to backing up everything so that I can restart from a back up time.

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A:how do i change the default "open" folder icon in application bar?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

It is ICO_MYCOMPUTER.ico in explorer.exe in the Icon folder in C:\Windows

You will need a resource hacker of some kind so you can open the explorer.exe and import a new icon in its place. I would recommend getting a copy of explorer.exe and putting it on your desktop and then edit it leaving the original untouched until you rename it using the steps below.
Then you'll want to change the explorer.exe do the following.
To properly change a system file you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information

Let me know if you need any more help.

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My OS is Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium.

Recently, via Windows updates, I accidentally DLed IE 9. After realizing the error, I went to Programs and Uninstalled IE 9. and now a back to IE 8.

Now, whenever I click on a Desktop shortcut icon to open any of the programs I ordinarily use, instead of the program opening, I get a screen that says: Open With, and then there follows a brief list of programs I have recently used.

This is driving me crazy!!! How do I get rid of the problem, and go back to opening programs in the usual manner [simply double clicking on the icon]?????

Thanks so much if you can help with this. This is so frustrating, and I will go completely mad if I can't get this fixed!


A:[SOLVED] "Open With" screen opens when I click on a desktop shortcut icon????

I had this aswell, my file association list was messed up and so i ended up having the hardest time of my life, the simple answer to this is a file association changing reg.edit file which i ll start work on for you unless some1 else can get it done faster
so dont worry also it may be possible that most of your program's standard openers have been forgotten so next time it says open with then you should choose browse, or set the real program as default

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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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Hello all,

I have a problem with my Windows XP, and the problem is like the title says, Why when I Open(double clicking) My Computer icon on desktop, it displays searching "Flashlight" icon rather than browsing or showing my folders and drives?

Do you guys know how to fix it?


A:Solved: Open(double clicking) My Computer Opens Searching "Flashlight" Icon

Just googling and found the solution. It's because a Windows service called Windows Image Acquisition (WIA), the solution is by stop and then disable this service from control panel --> administrative tools --> services.

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The icon beside "Open" (upper-left) is undefined. This only happens for EXE files.

It seems it has been a problem since early Win7 days based from this post (#5).

Quote: Originally Posted by octoberasian

The same issue is when I open Windows Explorer and I click on a program (.EXE file). The icon right next to "Open" at the top toolbar is the default icon if it couldn't find the program, like the one you see in the screenshot above.

I hope this gets fixed in Service Pack 1 or another Windows 7 update.

I do not have problems with my desktop icons, just the one above.

Any workaround for this?

A:Undefined icon beside "Open" when EXE file is selected

Hi there That belongs to Ccleaner ... Not sure what problems you have with it ...

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My Dell Latitude D600 Laptop with XP generally works well, except, when I try to access my drives by clicking on the "My Computer" icon. When I do this, it takes takes 2 to 3 minutes before I see the drives! A flashlight shows up during the wait. Does anyone have any idea what is going on? "My Documents" will open fast, but if I click on the address line at the top where it says "My Documents" and try to drop down the list of folders and drives...I get the same long wait. Any help would be appreciated. I tried one of the Registry mechanic type of programs, but I'm afraid I got sucked in to spending $29 for nothing.

Thanks! John

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I can't open mail "icon" in control panel office 2013 Home and business & windows 8.1 (fully patched), nothing happens just a short slowdown then this error.
Have **replicated** the error on **three different PC's** including 2 x fresh install VM's using 2 x different install CD's

I have also deleted the mail profile and try again and try to repair office. Have also tried Try to run the command "Control mlcfg32.cpl" and "Control
mlcfg64.cpl" this does nothing
win 8.1 64bit office 32 bit (have tried both 32 and 64)
This is the event log error
Faulting application name: rundll32.exe, version: 6.3.9600.16384, time stamp: 0x52158827
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.3.9600.16496, time stamp: 0x52b3e015
Exception code: 0xc06d007e
Fault offset: 0x00012eec
Faulting process id: 0xc6c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cf3de09eb3ddf7
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: e0176a9d-a9d3-11e3-8250-00155d003a04
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

Thanks in advance

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The "no icon" icon is that icon that shows while the system is booting up, smaller than other 'normal' desktop shortcut icons. It is then replaced with the 'official' icon for that shortcut..

After removing some malware that prevented access to the internet, I found that all my desktop shortcut icons are now overlaid with that "no icon" icon.
If I drag a new shortcut icon off windows explorer, as soon as I release the mouse drag - that "no icon" icon immediately over lays the original icon.
They still work, but is untidy and makes the original icon unreadable.

I created a new user, and upon logging that user on, all IT'S desktop shortcut icons are also over laid.

What to do?

Bob K.

A:Desktop ICONS being overlaind with "no icon" icon

Download and Run malwarebytes the long scan. Upadate before scanning
If you used another scan, use malwarebytes

Then try this
Icon Cache - Rebuild

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I right clicked on the Taskbar and checked Quick Launch and hit the Apply button. This put the Quick Launch toolbar on the Taskbar with the Show Desktop and Internet Explorer icons. I deleted them and now I can't duplicate this action. I can get the Internet Explorer icon back. But I can't get the Show Desktop icon back.

Does anyone know how to get the Show Desktop icon back on the Quick Launch toolbar.



A:How to get the "Show Desktop" icon back the "Quick Launch" toolbar

Go here http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm and go down to where it says 'Restore Show Desktop Icon'. Download the exe and run it.

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i accidentally un-pinned(!) a taskbar icon from taskbar. Now if i pin the program again to taskbar the icon opens up in another icon. How can i make it open to same icon
Note that the program was first pinned to taskbar during installation of program.
The program is Mozilla Firefox

A:How to do taskbar icon to open with same icon and not thread

this is a simple one , open firefox from your taskbar, when the other firefox icon shows pin that one to the taskbar also, then unpin the first one, then drag the newly pinned ff icon to where you want it on the taskbar

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I got this problem today. Normally when right clicking on the "explorer" icon it shows shortcuts of folders that I added as well as frequently visited folders.
But now it shows nothing but two options: "Windows explorer" and "detach the program".
I tried to move new folders in but nothing was changed.
Please, what is my problem? How could I solve it?
Thank you!

A:"Frequent" and "attached" disappear from Explorer Icon

Problem solved!

Jump Lists - Reset and Clear All Items

Delete everything in these two folders:


And then you can make new shortcuts as you want!

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Hello, I have a Lenovo R61i laptop that uses XP pro as its platform. I recently had to start from scratch, but now, when I tried to download photos from my Canon Exilim EX-V8 onto my hard drive, I see no "removable disc" icon under "My computer." Can anyone please help me download the photos?

A:No "removable disc" icon under "My computer"

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I need to always display the default audio input and audio output device currently on win7.
Would like to launch a small program on change as well or instead.
I tried to use task scheduler but was not able.

A:need "always on top icon & msg for "default audio input/output device"

Do a search on this forum. I think someone found a program to basically do what you want.

However, I just created a shortcut on my desktop to the Sound Panel/Playback section where you can change default playback devices. Go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound. RIGHT Click on "Sound" and then click to create a shortcut.

The audio input is another issue. If you set the default Recording device to the Stereo Mix then whatever input is used will be heard. In recording programs, select the Stereo Mix as the input and then whatever input device/port is used will be recorded. e.g. Mic, Line In, etc. Also, the Stereo Mix is needed if you want to record audio from the Internet or sites such as youtube.

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I cannot open User Accounts in Control Panel, I keep getting ...

Microsoft (R) HTML Application host has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Anyone with a fix? . My appreciations in advance!

A:"User Accounts" in Control panel wont Open-Error is "Html application Host Error"

Do you have a recovery restore install disc or partition?
You can try doing a repair or system file check...
Scan For Missing/Corrupt System Files...

Windows XP comes with a wonderful tool called System File Checker (SFC)
Itscans and verifies the versions of all protected system files after you restart your computer...
To Do This:
Click Start menu, and then click the Run icon.
In the small box that Opens, type the three letters: cmd then click the OK button.
In the command prompt window that just opened (a black background and white text), type the following command:
SFC /scannow
And then click OK
You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group to run SFC..
You will need your Windows XP CD during this procedure if SFC needs to get an original file. Please remember that Windows XP can have multiple instances of a .DLL file and remember which version is for which program.
I have been asked if it is possible to have a "progress meter" show when SFC runs... This is the registry hack you need. PLEASE do not go messing with your registry if you do NOT know what you are doing!
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: SFCShowProgress
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

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1.  I am using Windows 10 operating system.  

2. The Windows 10 Desktop menu at the bottom of the screen has a windows icon, (with 4 (four)window panes)
as the fist item on the menu list.  When this icon is clicked it shows apps selection sub-menu as one of the options.

3. The fist menu icon/item, at the bottom of the screen which is used to get to access to apps, and other applications
is no longer responding when I click it, but it responds when I right click, with a menu that contains "Programs and features, Mobility Center,..., Shutdown or sign out and Desk Top".  I therefore can no longer access the apps.

4. The other problem, which is not related to the first problem above, is:-
4.1 The system tries to update features and fails to update some feature,and returns
a message or notification,, "some features failed to load"

Could somebody please help
Daniel Ncwane
South Africa
cell number 0781363571


1. The system tries to update features and fails to update some feature, and return the message or notification that "some features failed to load" 2. The windows icon, (with 4 (four)window panes) at the bottom of the left and
which is used to get to access to apps, etc., is no longer responding when I click it, but it responds when I right click, with a menu... Read more

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