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Changing Sys Desktop Icons (My Computer, Recycle Bin, etc..)


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First off, if this tutorial is inappropriate for this forum, as it's not actually how to make something w/ PdN, sorry. I, however, believe it's ok, since it's teaching how to USE what you've made in PdN.

edit: rick moved it to the overflow, so i guess he didn't agree with me. oh well!


    [*:7b767]Right Click on any blank space on your desktop.
    [*:7b767]Click 'Properties.'
    [*:7b767]Click the 'Desktop' tab.
    [*:7b767]Click 'Customize Desktop.'
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    [*:7b767]Choose the icon you want to change, and click 'Change Icon...'
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    [*:7b767]Browse to the icon file you want to use (or select one of the default ones in shell32.dll) and click 'OK'
    [*:7b767]Repeat 6. for each icon you want to change, then click 'OK' on each of the remaining dialog windows.
    [*:7b767]weeee!

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Ahhh... got it. Thanks!

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I knew how to change those.

v An excellent open–source strategy game—highly recommended.

 

"I wish I had never been born," she said. "What are we born for?"

"For infinite happiness," said the Spirit. "You can step out into it at any moment..."

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or you can just use IconPackager

You could also try the free IconTweaker, however not as many themes but if you know where to look. I've seen (and used) a Vista one, Buuf plus all the defaults and you can change individual icons one at a time in one window, it saves on having to open each dialogue for each icon.

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Yes, please! Only free programs, if any!

v An excellent open–source strategy game—highly recommended.

 

"I wish I had never been born," she said. "What are we born for?"

"For infinite happiness," said the Spirit. "You can step out into it at any moment..."

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stardock EWWWWWW!

Just remember, without Stardock there would be no Galactic Civilizations.

never heard of that before now. but lemme rephrase anyway. ahem. ObjectDesktop EWWWWWW!!!

better? :P

Galciv II! Love it! And I use Icon Packager, Window Blinds, and pretty much most of wincustomize.com on my computer. Can't live without my DesktopX! :D

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You see now I'm curious, how many people have patched their uxtheme.dll?

I did once but then my laptop buggered up because of...well don't know why actually, and haven't patched it since. So just wondering what people think to doing this kind of fiddling.

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