Windows 10: Cannot change Firefox 64bit icon in taskbar Solved

  1.    01 May 2017 #1

    Cannot change Firefox 64bit icon in taskbar


    Hey everyone,

    as the title states, I can't change the icon of Firefox in my taskbar.

    With the x86-version it wasn't an issue and the simple right-click -> right-click -> properties worked without a problem.

    However, now that I have switched over to the 64bit version, the properties window looks different and I am not given the option to change the icon.

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    I have tried to work with shortcuts, but to no avail.

    Anyone ran into a similar problem?

    Cheers

    Jan
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       01 May 2017 #2

    Navigate to the firefox executable in C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
    Right click it and select create shortcut (will be placed on desktop)
    Now right click that new desktop shortcut icon and select change icon
    Browse for an icon and select it
    (New icon appears on shortcut)
    Drag the icon to the taskbar

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  3.    02 May 2017 #3

    Thanks for the suggestion, WOT.

    Following your instructions has resulted in two icons, however - one with the original, one with the altered one. The altered one stayed in the taskbar, the new one would pop up as soon as I opened FF.
    I was able to resolve it, by reinstalling FF and making sure to also "install" shortcuts to the desktop and the start menu. Afterwards, the above instruction worked.

    Since I had both the 32- and the 64bit-version installed at the same time, that might have probably caused some confusion.

    Anyway, thanks again. :)

    Regards

    Jan
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  4. WOT's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)
       02 May 2017 #4

    You are quite welcome and glad you got it sorted.

    regards,

    WOT
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  5.    14 Nov 2017 #5

    WOT said: View Post
    Navigate to the firefox executable in C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
    Right click it and select create shortcut (will be placed on desktop)
    Now right click that new desktop shortcut icon and select change icon
    Browse for an icon and select it
    (New icon appears on shortcut)
    Drag the icon to the taskbar

    Click image for larger version. 

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    pakZ said: View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion, WOT.

    Following your instructions has resulted in two icons, however - one with the original, one with the altered one. The altered one stayed in the taskbar, the new one would pop up as soon as I opened FF.
    I was able to resolve it, by reinstalling FF and making sure to also "install" shortcuts to the desktop and the start menu. Afterwards, the above instruction worked.

    Since I had both the 32- and the 64bit-version installed at the same time, that might have probably caused some confusion.

    Anyway, thanks again. :)

    Regards

    Jan
    i am also having the same issue, i have 64bit windows 10 home.
    when i change the taskbar icon for FF, it changes successfully but when i run FF the icon changes back to default one.
    How to fix this?

    this happens to all icons like vlc, explorer,opera,groove, utorrent etc.
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