Tips To Customize Program Icons in Windows® 7
What are the various tips to customize the program icons in Windows 7?
Personalizing your icons is a great way to make your computer look uniquely yours, and today we have plenty of ways to customize Windows icons. If you are feeling monotonous with the inbuilt icons used in your PC, then individualizing the icons is a great way to make your PC exclusively exceptional. The latest Windows operating system comes with numerous customization options. Unlike its predecessors, you can personalize almost every feature of Windows 7 with a few clicks. The beauty of Windows 7 is that you need not have to use third-party software to personalize it. For example, you can even just customize the Windows 7 logo background screen yourself without the help of any third-party tool. You shall customize themes, screensaver, fonts, sounds, Desktop gadgets, user picture, drive icons, folder icon, and a lot more.
Tips to customize program icons in Windows 7:
- Customize the desktop icons
- Methods to customize taskbar icon
- Procedure to customize start menu
Customize the desktop icons
Right-click the desktop and click ‘Personalize’, then ‘Change Desktop Icons’. Now choose the icons you want to be displayed on the desktop. Click ‘Change Icon’ button and the 'Change Icon' dialog box opens up. Then click the icon you want to replace, select the icon, and press 'OK'. Click ‘Apply’. You shall change the icons for your folders as well. To resize the icons, right click a blank spot on the desktop, click 'View', and specify the size and alignment of the icons. Also, choose whether you want the icons to be shown on the desktop or to be hidden.
Methods to customize taskbar icon
As you use Windows 7 and keep more programs pinned to your taskbar, you shall start noticing that your icons clash with each other. To customize taskbar icons, simply right-click on the icon in the taskbar or click and drag up to open the jumplist, then right-click on the program icon near the bottom of the jumplist and select 'Properties' to change the icon. The taskbar icons get updated immediately when changed this way or sometimes after rebooting. You shall also create new, customized icons for your taskbar.
Procedure to customize start menu
You can add or remove items that appear on the right side of the 'Start' menu. You can also change a few items so that they come out as links or menus. For this, click the 'Start' button, then 'Control Panel', then 'Appearance and Personalization', and finally 'Taskbar' and 'Start Menu'. Click the 'Start Menu' tab, and then choose 'Customize'. In the Customize Start Menu dialog box, select the options in the list that you want to add to the list, click 'OK', and then click 'OK' again.
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