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Windows 8.1 taskbar, changing icons of pinned programs?

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#1 rp88


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Posted 20 April 2015 - 11:45 AM

I wanted to ask whether anyone knew how to change the icons for programs pinned to the taskbar in windows 8.1.

For example changing the icon for VLC from it's usual traffic cone to some symbol of the user's own choosing.

Or changing the size of some of the icons, so things you want to use more often have larger icons and things you use less often have smaller icons.

Or perhaps editing an icon for a program on their so that the icon becomes the usual icon for the program but with a dark or bright coloured line around it, or a load of small inward pointing arrows.

Or switching one from colour to greyscale.

Is this possible to do? How?
All I could find from google searches were things about how to add and remove icons, or change the look of the taskbar as a whole.
Thank You

Edited by rp88, 20 April 2015 - 11:46 AM.

Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.

My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 06:53 PM

Hi rp88 :)

You just have to change the icon of the shortcut or application that you drag in the taskbar, it'll keep that icon. Just tested it myself and it worked :)

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