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Q: Icon on the taskbar that got changed are smaller...

Hello everyone,

I do not know why it is like this but icon that are not the original that come with programs look much smaller on the taskbar

and yes I am sure I download the icon at the maximum size 512 if I am not wrong and checked it on several computers

here a picture to demonstrate:

here is the site with the icon:

from a test I did the icon on my taskbar show with 24 pixel size when it should be 32 pixel and I just do not know how to fix it

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A: Icon on the taskbar that got changed are smaller...

Third party site with icons, yes they can be the incorrect size for whoever created them. The larger the real estate, the smaller everything gets on the screen.

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Hi all,

I can't remember what I just done but an icon from taskbar folder changed to IE. All folders rus properly but it drives me crazy.

Thanks for your time.

A:Taskbar folders icon changed to IE

Hello vcq,

That looks like it's for Windows Explorer. See if this may help: Right click on the taskbar icon to open it's Jump List menu.
Right click on Windows Explorer in the Jump List.
Right click on Properties in it's context menu.
In the Shortcut tab, click on the Change Icon button, select the folder icon, and OK out to apply.
Sometimes you may need to repeat this 2-3 times to take affect.

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It changed, it's dynamic now. I like it now. But I'm curious, what has change it? Can I get it back to the general icon which is a yellow folder icon?

A:My taskbar Windows Explorer icon changed.

well , i think that you have to make a restore point to get it back
try that

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Since I started using Win7, the windows explorer icon on the taskbar has never given me any options - left-clicking it opened windows explorer.
Suddenly it has changed - clicking it now brings up "autoplay" and I have to right click to get the option to open explorer ( as well as the options to unpin from taskbar and close the window).
Can anyone tell me how to get it back as it was?

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Dear team,
I am customized taskbar system tray Icon but Taskbar system tray Icon settings get changed frequently. so kindly suggest how to avoid. 

Rahi Padariya

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Taskbar - any way to make the taskbar size smaller?

Seems like the size of the tabs at bottom (with programs open) are quite large.


A:Taskbar - any way to make the taskbar size smaller?

I got it, click on use small taskbar buttons under properties. Duh..............

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Recently our secretary informed me that in the past 2-3 months she had a strange occurrence twice:
The 3040 micro (running windows 10) was locked and making a beeping sound (she couldn't describe the pattern, but must had been very noisy since she mistook it with an alarm going off)
On the monitor there was a blue (not 100% sure about the color) screen, with a big computer icon in the center, no description or text whatsoever, no windows taskbar or anything. Underneath this central icon, was a smaller one with a speaker icon that you could click on (from what she explained the mouse was working) muting the beeping sound.
The only escape route was the power button of the computer.
At first I thought it must have been the new Windows 10 BSOD. When I googled it though, I couldn't find any similar incident, the BSOD appears different from her description too. I checked the event log, but there was nothing critical or error that I couldn't account for. It has Kaspersky internet security installed and it's up to date so I doubt it's some virus/malware; Plus the computer is new (4-5 months).
Now I'm wondering if it was indicative of hardware failure or power surge. I asked her to take a photo next time she sees it, but I thought I'd ask here in the meantime.  - I've seen computers coming up with a screen from the MoBo informing me that the computer was locked in order to avoid damage from a power surge that just happened. But never seen one with ... Read more

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(using win7 x64)

I used a program called "Types" to change a few file icons in windows. I did the same thing on a laptop but used a different program so I didn't get this problem. After I changed the default icon for .exe every exe program changed to the default icon I had selected. Not just the programs I already had on the computer but it uses the default icon for new programs downloaded and even ones viewed on disc. And it changed all shortcuts to the default icon.

I've been able to restore most of the shortcuts through the properties menu. Interesting thing is I have to do it twice on every icon since the first attempt seems to do nothing (and refreshing the desktop doesn't work).

I've downloaded additional icon programs that have a restore setting but that hasn't worked. I've tried a registry fix but that doesn't work. Neither has using the windows restore point. I've gone into the registry itself and changed around the default icon for the exe. Sure it'll change the icon but no exe programs with their own icons will return to their original state. My last attempt has been to delete the icon cache and that has also failed.

So now that google has let me down I'm hoping someone here can help me. A big thank you in advance cause this is really annoying.

A:[SOLVED] Changed EXE Icon Now All EXE's are changed to default Icon

Hi, well you have made quite a few changes trying to fix this, we may have to do this in stages first we will clear the Cache (only proper way to do this):-

Go to Start all programs accessories and right click on command prompt select ?run as administrator?

At the prompt type:- taskkill /im explorer.exe /f press enter
(Your desktop will go blank)

Now type each line and press enter after each line.
Note the spaces.


attrib -h IconCache.db

del IconCache.db

Shutdown /r
Post back, do not attempt anything else, there is more we can do.

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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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Hi guys, so I have a little problem, I've downloaded FileTypesMan because I wanted to change the .exe files appearance on my computer.

I did this using this program - all .exe file icons changed, however, with them changed ALL the shortcuts to all the programs that I have on my laptop - now they all look the same.

I can't figure out how to change it all back.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
View image: Capture - how my Desktop looks now

A:Programs shortcuts'icons changed when changed exe file icon appearance

Hello Max, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you might see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed exe item in the tutorial below may be able to help. It'll restore the default association and registry entries for exe files.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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i have an question....
i have windows 7 ultimate 32bit installed and i want my taskbar smaller then the "Use small icons" option, Does someone how i do that >or someone know how to do it in the registery. Thanks.


A:how do i make the win7 taskbar smaller?

R-click your taskbar > properties

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Hi again;

I have two icons both of the same thing. For some reason, the large icon is the only one that wants to go onto the desktop and allow me to associate a website shortcut link to it.

I want the smaller icon to represent the shortcut.

How do I do this?

I believe the reason for this problem stems fro the fact that the larger icon is a .ico image while the smaller image is a .png image.

Unfortunately, I am having trouble converting that .png image to a .ico image using the ConvertICO.com - Convert .PNG format files to .ICO or .ICO format files to .PNG : Windows Vista compatible icons that I have used before. Maybe I am not doing it right. In which case, maybe someone can tell me what I have done wrong?

I just tried to add the icons as an attachment so you could see what I am doing but unfortunately only the smaller icon (the .png image) would upload. The larger image (the .ico image) would not. It is listed as Invalid File. This does not compute!

I await any replies and help.

A:Smaller icon won't take to the desktop

Since they closed the other theread, I will post the same answer. Even if this does not work there is a record of what was presented.
Desktop Icon size

Before you try this one, try to download to a cd etc. to make sure it is virus free

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Hello all very new here....
i want to know if there is an option to make the icons that on the desktop smaller than what they are now....

A:Smaller icon on the desktop

Two ways:
right click on the desktop -> view -> small icons
single left click on an icon, hold control and scroll down on the wheel on your mouse

and welcome to the best forum in the world!

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How does one make the task bar on the left side of the screen smaller? Selecting the edge and dragging works fine. However, it does not allow reducing it to the typical 1/4 inch size that WinXP allows. Yes, the icons are a small size.

Note that along the bottom, it can be reduced to the 1/4 inch size.

A:How to make taskbar on left side smaller

Welcome to the Seven Forums

The taskbar on the left or right sides will not get as small as the top and bottom.


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I'm a Mac user migrating over to Windows 7 for some development work and while I love the new Windows 7 Taskbar, I'd actually like to get the icons larger to somewhat match my old Dock.

I know I can go to Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display and set the UI to Medium or Larger, however this tweaks all of my interface elements, not just the taskbar and its icons.

Is there a simple way to have the taskbar icons as (reasonably) large as possible without making all of my interface elements humongous? I don't need 16 point type, I just need big, dock-like icons. :-)

A:Big, dock-like taskbar icons w/ Smaller (100%) Display?

Quote: Originally Posted by JoeyCalamaro

I'm a Mac user migrating over to Windows 7 for some development work and while I love the new Windows 7 Taskbar, I'd actually like to get the icons larger to somewhat match my old Dock.

I know I can go to Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display and set the UI to Medium or Larger, however this tweaks all of my interface elements, not just the taskbar and its icons.

Is there a simple way to have the taskbar icons as (reasonably) large as possible without making all of my interface elements humongous? I don't need 16 point type, I just need big, dock-like icons. :-)

Unless someone posts otherwise...you can't adjust the size of the inons on the Superbar besides the "Use Small Icons" option in the Start Menu Propertied

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Hi i'm just bought a XPS 13 with windows 10.
But got some problems that some my applications view small icons.
Can it be fixed?

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Windows xp pro, Icons on the taskbar, immediately to the right of the START button are so large that 2 lines are used to display them ( Clock and date are shown on 2 lines, so are small icons for Right side programs.)

How do I make the (? quick launch ? ) [ left end ] icons smaller ?

A:Solved: Icons TOO LArge in Taskbar; How make smaller

ten: First, unlock the Task Bar if it is not already unlocked. Put your cursor on the top of the task bar, it will become a double arrow. Now, carefully left click and drag the task bar down until it becomes a single line of icons.
If you drag it down too far it will dissapear so be careful. You can get it back by just reversing the drag.
When you get it where you want it, lock it.

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Hello and thank you for offering such a great help
first of all i am having the same issue as one of your members had before but the links to resolve the problem were taken down here is the link:

[SOLVED] Changed EXE Icon Now All EXE's are changed to default Icon

I used a program to change the default icon on programs and I made a mistake when i changed the default icon for all the .exe not knowing that all the icons on my desktop would look the same now since they are all .exe.

I can't do a system restore and i need them to go back to default
I am running Win 7 64x Pro

Thanks for your help

A:Changed EXE Icon Now All EXE's are changed to default Icon

It's much safer to change application shortcut icons on a "one at a time" basis, using the built-in Properties > Change Icon feature which most shortcuts have. Using software to do it is unecessary and also (as you've discovered) risky.

Doesn't the software have a way to restore defaults?
If it doesn't, you'll have to restore each one manually by right-clicking one, choosing "Properties", then clicking "Change icon". Click "Browse", navigate to that shorcut's parent application in C:\Program Files, find the main executable and select that.

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Hey, I tried to install a Windows XP theme (which worked before previously), but something went wrong and I changed it back to the default XP theme. For some reason, all MS Word .doc files are now displaying the wordpad icon -> .
The files still open in MS Word, like they should. It's just that it's not very convenient, and I want my OS to work the way it should

A:Solved: .doc word icon changed to wordpad icon

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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 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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I need help getting to the bottom of this, not sure why it's happening, or when it started happening, maybe a week ago...

I get a seemingly random icon flash on the taskbar for no more than a few miliseconds, so i checked
event viewer to track down what was happening and the only thing i can find is 2 events in the subcategory
Application that states the source as RestartManager
and the event ID as 10000 and 10001, these both appear every time the icon flashes on the taskbar

I think this issue is also causing fullscreen flash vids to show the taskbar and a loading circle on the cursor... also Battlefield 4 likes to get a black screen then when i alt-tab i'm back to the game without any crashing or any error besides this ominous
black screen

I'm running 8.1 legit

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I have created a shortcut icon which takes me directly to my Online Banking Login page.
I would like to place this icon (an image of a padlock taken from windows icon cache) on the taskbar.
My problem is, when I drag the icon to the taskbar a popup asks me if I want to 'Pin to Internet Explorer'...this is the only option given.
If I drop the icon onto the taskbar it changes my 'Padlock' icon to that of Internet Explorer...Clicking on this IE icon still takes me to my Online Banking Login page but I find it confusing having an IE icon.

Does anyone know how I can have my 'Padlock' icon showing on the taskbar.



A:Adding Online Banking Icon to taskbar changes to IE Icon

jan18, try the tips here

How to Pin a Website (Windows)

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2 problems:
1) no IE icon on desktop or in programs. i have internet access through verizon. i recently got windows update to install IE7 in the hope that would restore the icon/program but the only way i can access the internet is via the verizon browser. i clearly installed IE7 because now the "sidebar" of my verizon browser says that "sidebar i currently not compatible with IE7...". so why can't i get the IE7 icon in my program list or desktop?

i have attached the HijackThis file

2)my volume controls have disappeared from my windows taskbar and i'd like it back. do you know how?

A:Lost IE icon and sound controls icon from taskbar

go to control panel/display/desktop. go to bottom. an click on custom desktop. an see if there's a check in Internet explorer. if not put one in it an click OK an then apply an see if that puts it back. buy if there is a check in it? uncheck it an then hit OK then apply. an then redo it an see if it helps?


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I installed a program yesterday and pinned an icon onto my taskbar. I've noticed today that the icon has gone and has been replaced by the default windows icon (red, blue white). Even if I go into properties, change icon etc, nothing happens.
What can I do?
Thanks to whoever can offer suggestions.

A:Taskbar icon is replaced with default windows icon

Try rebuilding the Icon cache.
Icon Cache - Rebuild

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ever since my last factory restore my network icon shows i am in a local access only but i have access to the web, like right now i am on this forum but my computer says i only have access to the internal network. i asked this question in the newsgroup and they said to make sure the services for the network were put down as automatic and that they were started, this is the reply i got:

Double check to make sure that you have the have the Services "Network
Connections", "Network List Service", "Network Location Awareness", and
"Network Store Interface Service" set to Started and Automatic. If these
are not, then it can cause the Network icon to not function properly.


Hope this helps,

well he was partially right, there was something not running and one of them was manual. but it still does the same thing, hope someone can help me. also it seems to occur mostly when my aircard is connected, it is pcmcia btw. it is from t-mobile and i disabled the wifi antenna on the air card since my laptop already has one and it (aircard wifi) is being a pain because it is trying to connect even tho my laptop antenna is connected, which it's why it is disabled.

edit: my apology i wasn't aware that the newsgroup and forum where interconnected but the issue is still not fixed, hope someone else has an idea

A:network icon taskbar icon not showing right

*bump* no one can help me further?

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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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Recently my battery icon disappeared on my taskbar and in its place is a blank spot. When I turned the power icon display off and back on, the space went away and reappeared. I turned my Wifi icon display off and back on and where the wifi icon once appeared, the battery icon displayed and a blank space appeared next to it where the wifi icon would be displayed. I've included two screenshots to show my issue: Is there anything else I can do other than a system restore to a previous version? I feel as though ever since my warranty ran out (literally two days after) I've had nothing but annoyances with this computer and have had to do too many system restores. Thanks.

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At Windows 7, I created 3 program shortcuts which execute same executable. Then I changed icons for second shortcut and third shortcut. When I launched the executable from the second and third shortcut, the taskbar icon of the executable will be that of the shortcut icon instead of the executable MainForm icon. In XP and Vista, it will use MainForm icon in the taskbar. Is this the intended behaviour of Windows 7?

A:Windows 7 use shortcut icon as taskbar icon

Looks that way...

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My Vista system folder free space becomes smaller and smaller quite quickly.

I increased a few GB but it is occupied again in a month.

I then downloaded Malicious Software Removal Tool. After run it for more than 10 hours, something was removed. However, the free space is still remain small.

How can I know what rubbish is occuping my system folder and can you tell me how to remove them if any?

Thank you in advance for your help!

A:My Vista system folder free space becomes smaller and smaller quite quickly

The most probable cause of your problem is
System Restore points.
Reduce the amount of space that they occupy
System Restore - disk space

Run a full anti virus scan, download and run a full scan with malwarebytes

Your own stuff
Download windirstat and see whats on the drive
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

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alright so here is my issue, my laptop HP Pavilion dv7 notebook PC, running windows 7 is having a slight issue. For the past weeks i have noticed that my hard drive space is shrinking, even though i have not been placing any new files on computer
my specs are windows 7, intel core i7, installed memory (RAM) 6.00GB, system type is 64bit
and i only now have left 10.1GB out of 450GB

i have purchased a external drive and moved all personnel files and movies and so on

i even deactivated hybernation on my pc, which gave me an extra 7GB
i then ran disk clean and deleted temp files

also ran defragment but after 6 days, i gave up as it was still running, then i tried to run ccleaner and that ran for 6 days as well with it being stuck at 0%

not sure what else i can do, buddy of mine suggested that my drive is just dying and i'mim due for a new 1
is that correct?
is there anything else i am missing, what am i doing wrong
and why is the space getting less, i'm sure within the next few days it'll be down to 0GB

please help!

thank you

A:Solved: hard drive space is getting smaller and smaller

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I had a search hijacker on my Internet explorer (safesear.ch) and on my Chrome browser I had trovi. I removed both. Below are some issues which I did not have before, please help me resolve those
- there is a padlock icon on IE icon which is on the task bar,
- I terminate Chrome and check running processes with task manager, there are two or three Chrome processes still running.

A:Padlock icon on IE icon on taskbar

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Please right click the existing shortcut and click on Unpin this program from the Taskbar,
If you also have a shortcut on your desktop right click and delete it as well,
Close all open ie windows,

Click Start and click on All Programs If ie is also listed as your recently opened programs right click it and Remove from list,

Click on All Programs,
See if ie has a shield on that listing if not Open and right click it on the taskbar and Pin to Taskbar,

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Yesterday I went into msconfig startup and disabled Quick Time and Apple Push. When I rebooted, the taskbar color had changed from light blue to purple and when I click on the systray, there is now a thick border around the icon menu. When I also noticed other appearance changes, e.g. the startup menu had the light blue border, now it has a light green (see attachments). What could have cause the change? Is there a way to get back to the former appearance without enabling what I disabled?

A:Taskbar changed color

Right click on the middle of your desktop and choose Personalize.
When the Personalization opens you will see Color as one of the options, if you click on this you will see different colors you can use for desktop's surrounded area.  Click on the color you want, then click on Save changes.

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I have windows 7.
I turn on the pc and see that the icons of Origin( a gaming program) and firefox changed. instead of having their default picture they have a different one.
My question is : Why does it happen?

A:icons on taskbar changed. why so?

Do the programs still work? What do the icons look like? Have you tried right-clicking an icon and looking at Properties then Change Icon button, see if the shortcut finds the correct one?

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Does anyone else think the taskbar should be changed in the final of Windows 7?
I don't mean the way it works, I love the new "icon only" thing going on.
But the appearance of it is too blocky in my opinion.
I think it should be smoothed off a little, because it looks squarish.
But yeah, I'm picky & fussy

A:Should the taskbar be changed in 7 final?

Quote: Originally Posted by stephenjay

Does anyone else think the taskbar should be changed in the final of Windows 7?
I don't mean the way it works, I love the new "icon only" thing going on.
But the appearance of it is too blocky in my opinion.
I think it should be smoothed off a little, because it looks squarish.
But yeah, I'm picky & fussy

It too late to ask now...Windows 7 is FINAL...this is what you are going to get

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For no reason I can think of my icons changed in appearance lit up
like a xmas tree. No big deal but I would like to know what they are called
and would like to get back the way they have been for ten years.

A:Taskbar icons changed

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Hi Guys,
Something weird has just happened to my ie 11. the icon has just changed to a picture of an animated cat/lion sort of thing. i'm assuming I've picked up some sort of malware but when I ran the malware tool from Microsoft it picked up nothing.
I've not installed anything at all recently so don't know where this could have come from especially as I use chrome for nearly everything outside of virgin media tv anywhere which doesn't work on chrome.
I've tried resetting all the settings back to original and have an up to date Kaspersky anti virus which isn't reporting anything at all.
any ideas?

A:IE 11 Icon changed to a Cat pic?

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Hi, after getting rid of a virus my pc is still strange. My computer icon has changed to a big red X and it is still slow and I can not use a USB stick, I can not see it anywhere.When I am in safe mode everything works normaly, even the icon of the pc is normal. This is my HijackthisLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2.
Can anybody help me,please. Thank you,Miro.
Scan saved at 15:01:27, on 06/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\TVR\RecSch... Read more

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I thought someone pointed this out before, here, however I guess it was somewhere else.Anywho, I just the most recent version 1.0.614, and have the latest definitions and the icon in the taskbar has changed from red to blue.I'm not upset, I'm just curious as to why this is happening. Anywho, anyone else have this..

A:Icon Changed?

Are you running terminal server(remote desktop)?

If you do a search for this issue on the web, it comes up with several articles that reference that this is a known bug when running terminal server(remote desktop).

It could also be doing an update....

If you reboot does it still appear?

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Somehow on WINNT Workstation 4.0 SP6a, icons have changed to the attached screen shot. Does anybody know how to change this back? It is the most annoying thing I have ever seen. I'm trying to avoid re-install, and i have been through virtually all settings i can think of. I have also tried re-service packing...

A:Icon's have Changed

If the icons are looking kinda funky (ie..not like usuall) ... Look for a file called ShellIconCache in the WINNT dir (file is hidden.) delete it and windows will rebuild the icon library and put them in that file (Make a backup first just in case something else is wrong with the OS - but we all know Windows is flawless ).
Windows stores the icons associated with applications in that file. If it is deleted, Windows will rebuild it right after you delete it...but it may take a few minutes - that is why I say reboot. This is worth a try.

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i have hp g62455 tx laptop,with win7 sp1.today its all icon changed in paint icon.and any program not open.when change a icon it will not work..what can i do..

A:icon changed

Please re-explain what the issue is step by step...I am confused.

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i am using winxp home. the e drive dvd icon has changed in the "my computer" folder. it now says MMC/SD (E). this has happened before and usually goes back to normal somehow or if i do a system restore. is there a way i can change it back myself. i really dont want to do a restore as i will have to reinstall some new software. thanks,franco

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Snipping tool icon has changed and program no longer responds, can't understand why, I don't use it that much,

Any ideas on recovery of correct icon and working.

A:Icon changed

Hi wysiwyg,

Have you by any chance disabled the Tablet PC Optional Components as these are needed to enable the Sniping Tool. To reenable them, click on the start orb and type Programs and Features into the search box and press enter/return. Click on Turn Windows features on or off, and provide administrative credentials when prompted. Scroll down the list, and ensure that the above mentioned item is selected, i.e. is ticked (see image below), and then click OK. You may need to restart, but the tool should be back.

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Not sure if this is the correct forum for this, but hope someone can help me.

I just noticed that the icon which shows in the Taskbar when I open Computer, C:\, Recycle Bin... has changed to the attached pic. I don't know how/why it changed, but I do believe it has.

Can someone explain to me how to revert this back to normal?

A:Changed Icon?

Try using this tutorial.
I'm not entirely sure if it'll help but it should.

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I been having this problem for ages, basically my PDF icon has changed to this..

Now it is annoying me because I sometimes forget which program it is.. In windows explorer I can see a small adobe Icon (for files with pdf extension) but as soon as I click it in the taskbar the icon looks like that. Adobe is the default reader for PDFs. I have tried to set it in the file extensions in Control Panel but pdf extension does not exist there!

I am completely at a lost now...

A:PDF Icon changed

Do your PDF files open?

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