Change the icon on Windows?

Extensor extensor at cybonix.com
Wed Jun 12 14:54:01 EDT 2002


I use Axialis - AX-Icons 4.5 to change my Windows icons.
http://www.axialis.com/index.html


----- Original Message -----
From: "Magnus von Brömsen" <webmaster at studioalice.se>
To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: Change the icon on Windows?


> Hello Jan
>
> (Sorry for not coming back to you earlier).
> I tried your suggestion - change the extension from .bmp to .ico - but
> in the properties window for my .exe (standalone) file I have no button
> for changing the icon. But if I make a "shortcut" I can change that icon
> in the properties window. But just only for the shortcut.
>
> I also looked around on Download.com -- but everything I tried was only
> for creating icons.  You don't happens to know the name of a app that
> can do what need?
>
> /magnus
>
> On Monday, June 10, 2002, at 04:34 , Jan Schenkel wrote:
>
> > Hi Magnus,
> >
> > There are plenty of freeware/shareware utilities for
> > this on http://www.download.com, but I can give you
> > the following tip:
> >
> > Save the Photoshop-made icon as a .bmp file, and then
> > change the extension from .bmp to .ico
> > Then  you can assign this file as the icon of the
> > program via the "Change icon..." button in the
> > "Properties" window in the WIndows Explorer.
> > Downside of this approach is that the icon is a
> > separate file, but again, one of the utilities on
> > download.com can 'move' these into your .exe file.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Jan Schenkel.
> >
> > "As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more
> > foolishg at the same time."  (De Rochefoucald)
> >
> > --- Magnus_von_Brˆmsen <webmaster at studioalice.se>
> > wrote:
> >> Hello
> >>
> >> I know this had been an issue before:  How to change
> >> the icon on Windows?
> >> If  doing it then building the standalone -- 16
> >> color seems to be the
> >> limit. And that just not looking good (I know it can
> >> never look as good
> >> as on Mac OS  X, but...).
> >>
> >> Is there another way to change icon? Making a
> >> windows-icon with the
> >> plug-in for Photoshop "Iconbuilder" creates a .icn
> >> file. How can I use
> >> that?
> >>
> >> Any Windows-pro that know?
> >>
> >> /magnus
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
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