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Windows 8.1 taskbar, changing icons of pinned programs?

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#1 songsinh1241


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Posted 21 August 2015 - 11:26 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 



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Posted 21 August 2015 - 11:37 AM

Hi songsinh1241 :)

I'm pretty sure it's possible. The icons you pinned to your taskbar are located in the following folder:

C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
From there, right-click on any icon and select Properties. Click on the Change icon... buttom and select a new one, then apply the changes. Once done, the icon for the program in the taskbar should change.

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