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how do I change google chrome icon?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by tilldeath, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. tilldeath New Member

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    I want to change the icon on the taskbar, I know how to change it in the properties but can't figure out how to add more icon options. For example if I made my own icon and wanted to use it in place of the chrome icon how would I do this?
     
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    There's a site I use that converts .png files to .ico files, but I forgot its name. :eek: I'll get back to you on that (on mobile right now). It's important to use .png pictures because .bmp and .jpg don't support transparency (important if you want professional looking icons. :D

    EDIT: here we go... http://www.convertico.com/
     
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    exactly the info I was looking for thx guys. :toast:
     
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    i use this program called ToYcon to convert png to ico and it can do other stuff aswell.
     

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    If you want to change Google Chrome icon that is shown on the Windows Taskbar once Google Chrome is started, then you should follow this link:

    http://superuser.com/questions/613851/is-it-possible-to-customize-taskbar-icons-if-so-how

    The answer is given in comments: you need to change icons that are stored in chrome.dll using Resource Tuner (use Trial version) or Resource Hacker (free).

    I've used IcoFX (Trial version) to generate various .ico icons.

    Currently I'm running 4 separate instances of Google Chrome v37.0.2062.124. One instance is installed and three other instances of Google Chrome are portable, downloaded from:

    http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/google_chrome_portable

    Here's how my Windows 7 Taskbar looks like when all 4 instances of Chrome are opened:

    [​IMG]
     
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    you can save a picture as bmp and then rename it to .ico :3
     

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