How to change the < icon

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  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       #1

    How to change the < icon


    Ok so I wanted to change the > icon you know the > icon let me show you It though if you dont know what im talking about
    How to change the &lt; icon-image.png
    This........ This little icon Right here. When i first saw it I didnt like So i wanted to change it only problem is....... Ive searched For 5 hours straight to no avail
    I CANT FIND A WAY every post keeps telling me to go to the "customize menu" and change the folder icon or program icon BUT IM NOT TRYING TO CHANGE A PROGRAM.., OR FOLDER OR EVEN SHORTCUT i just wanna change that one icon if anybody and i mean anybody could help me that would be life saving

    Im running windows 10 1909
    AND YES I HAVE TRIED CustomizerGod
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  2. Posts : 2,801
    Windows 11 Pro, 22H2
       #2

    I don't believe that this is something that can be customized. It's a standard UI element indicating continuation of the path to the right but is an indication that, unlike a simple backslash separator, you can click on the greater than sign to open a drop-down allowing you to select an item there to switch the current context. When you click the arrow changes direction to point down to the items in the drop-down list.
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  3. Posts : 25,026
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    Ihatedoingthis said:
    Ok so I wanted to change the > icon you know the > icon let me show you It though if you dont know what im talking about
    How to change the &lt; icon-image.png
    That is almost an industry-wide standard for displaying a hierarchical tree. The right-arrow indicates a branch that can be opened to show sub-levels, the down-arrow shows it has been opened. Click on the arrow icon to toggle between opened/closed. No arrow means there are no lower levels to see.

    You'll see it used everywhere, not just Windows....

    How to change the &lt; icon-image.png

    ... but in Linux too.

    How to change the &lt; icon-linux-tree.png
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  4. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Bree said:
    That is almost an industry-wide standard for displaying a hierarchical tree. The right-arrow indicates a branch that can be opened to show sub-levels, the down-arrow shows it has been opened. Click on the arrow icon to toggle between opened/closed. No arrow means there are no lower levels to see.

    You'll see it used everywhere, not just Windows....

    How to change the &lt; icon-image.png

    ... but in Linux too.

    How to change the &lt; icon-linux-tree.png
    Ok But How do i change that icon To another icon i want
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  5. Posts : 25,026
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    Ihatedoingthis said:
    Ok But How do i change that icon To another icon i want
    Probably with great difficulty. Those are such fundamental internationally recognised icons that they are probably built into the code of any OS that uses them.

    Anyway, what meaningful pair of icons would you replace them with?
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  6. Posts : 12,461
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #6

    Along with what Bree said keep in mind that editing/rewriting the base code for the program can violate the EULA/End Users License Agreement one agrees to during installation.

    The > shows there are more folders in that folder. When clicked to expand it turns into a down arrow which when clicked closes that list.

    Or maybe could use the File Manager from Windows 3.x, did it a different way.
    How to change the &lt; icon-image.png
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  7. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Bree said:
    Probably with great difficulty. Those are such fundamental internationally recognised icons that they are probably built into the code of any OS that uses them.

    Anyway, what meaningful pair of icons would you replace them with?
    I wanted to change it to this How to change the &lt; icon-pointer_icon_icon.png
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  8. Posts : 56,100
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #8

    Ihatedoingthis said:
    I wanted to change it to this How to change the &lt; icon-pointer_icon_icon.png
    You want to change the arrows in this pic



    to be



    ????
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  9. Posts : 1,249
    Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    Highly unlikely this is an icon. Almost certainly it is a text character whose value is hard coded in the program. Characters scale well to different sizes with no loss in quality while icons do not scale nearly as well. Windows does this in other places for the same reason.

    This was not meant to be changed. There is much in Windows that can be changed but there is also a great deal that cannot. The ability to customize is good but there has to be limits.
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  10. Posts : 56,100
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #10

    Alt + 16 (numeric keypad) = ►

    Alt +17 = ◄
    Alt + 30 = ▲
    Alt + 31 = ▼

    Arrow Symbols: Left, Right, Up and Down Arrow




    As LMiller7 said, these are hard coded, as are the > < ^ v
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