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  • How to get the Taskbar and Start Menu icons to change

    I am sure you have all experienced this at some point.
    You right click on a taskbar or start menu icon to change it.

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    You hit the "change icon" button,browse to were you are keep your
    new custom icon,choose it,apply it and nothing happens!

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    So you restart your computer thinking this will help,it doesn't!
    Now you do a Google search and find you need to rebuild
    your icon cache and restart your computer again.Finally
    your icons are changed!

    Well seeing as i'm lazy and not wanting to restart my computer every
    time I want to change taskbar and start menu icons(usually because
    I have 4 or 5 programs open and nothing saved)found an easier
    way to get them to change.With not restart required!
    First change all the icons you want changed.
    Now right click on your Desktop and go to Personalization,
    On the top left choose "Change Desktop icon"

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    Now pick any icon shown and change it(you can change it back after)
    As soon as you hit the "Apply" button the icons in your taskbar and
    start menu that didn't change before will be instantly changed!

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    This works for both Windows 7 and 8


  • #2
    Re: How to get the Taskbar and Start Menu icons to change

    This this great stuff Greg thanks brother

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    • #3
      Re: How to get the Taskbar and Start Menu icons to change

      nice tutorial greg

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        Re: How to get the Taskbar and Start Menu icons to change

        A great Tut, It will come in handy!:good2:

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        • #5
          Re: How to get the Taskbar and Start Menu icons to change

          This is really nice man,thanks on sharing with us :good2:

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          • #6
            Re: How to get the Taskbar and Start Menu icons to change

            Thanks Greg very good tutorial

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            • #7
              Re: How to get the Taskbar and Start Menu icons to change

              very nice tutorial. thanks.


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              • #8
                Re: How to get the Taskbar and Start Menu icons to change

                So your saying to 1st attempt to change the icons and when nothing happens like usual, you then go to Personalization and change them again and this makes Windows remember them, right?
                Will try this for sure, been changing them alot lately but always used this trick -> :JC_link:


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                • #9
                  Re: How to get the Taskbar and Start Menu icons to change

                  Originally posted by HammerJack View Post
                  So your saying to 1st attempt to change the icons and when nothing happens like usual, you then go to Personalization and change them again and this makes Windows remember them, right?
                  Will try this for sure, been changing them alot lately but always used this trick -> :JC_link:
                  I am saying if they don't change at first,then go to Personalization and change one of the desktop icons,like say the recycle bin.As soon as that one is changed
                  the ones on the taskbar or in the start menu will also change.Even for programs that are open.Like say if you are ready to take a screenshot and you notice
                  a couple of miss matched icons in the taskbar but you don't want to close the programs,then you can you this method

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                  • #10
                    Re: How to get the Taskbar and Start Menu icons to change

                    Thanks bud, this does sound easier for sure.. And your right, this happens all the time right before I want to take a screen shot, lol..


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                    • #11
                      Re: How to get the Taskbar and Start Menu icons to change

                      Originally posted by HammerJack View Post
                      Thanks bud, this does sound easier for sure.. And your right, this happens all the time right before I want to take a screen shot, lol..
                      Me too!Almost ever time

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                        Re: How to get the Taskbar and Start Menu icons to change

                        great work i was wondering how to build your own custom themes ?

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                        • #13
                          Re: How to get the Taskbar and Start Menu icons to change

                          Originally posted by jaggededged View Post
                          great work i was wondering how to build your own custom themes ?

                          Have a look here

                          wsb tutorial .pdf

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                          • #14
                            Re: How to get the Taskbar and Start Menu icons to change

                            Nice find. Like you I also use multiple programs and hate to restart pc for every change i make so this is prty helpful for me.

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                              Re: How to get the Taskbar and Start Menu icons to change

                              Thamks for the good knowledge I am new and was having issues!


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