1.    10 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 1
    windoes 10

    Start Menu Icon Problem


    So I upgraded to Windows 10 and so far everything seems to be working fine however the one problem I've had is a problem with the icons for Google Chrome and Origin on the start menu. The Chrome icon is really over sized compared to what it should be and is on a black background and the Origin icon has a black background. I've looked everywhere online and can't find a solution, I don't really want to reinstall Google Chrome, I reinstalled origin and it didn't fix it. I know that there must be a fix because they are working fine on my sisters laptop.

    Please can someone help me find a solution
    This is what it looks like:
    https://gyazo.com/ae148436128f83a8e32ffee5fdfc509f
    I want it to look like my sisters does:
    https://gyazo.com/c92f173bab9965e46d7f1bff39eda244
    https://gyazo.com/a740b6334fdece171e853ba7048af6bd
    Also even though I've tried updating it, chrome still looks like the windows 7 version than the windows 10.
    Mine looks like this:
    https://gyazo.com/a89699ff5a303334904c8d51a34288cb
    It should look like this:
    https://gyazo.com/e7e7f15e410da2cf987c064a55396bae


    Thanks
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  2.    10 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,891
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    No answers from me.
    Just to show you my Chrome tile. Same as yours.

    Click image for larger version. 

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  3.    10 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,480
    Windows 10 Professional

    @ tomnav12:
    Welcome to tenforums.com,

    Many programs like to use their own visuals,
    You could change the 'default' Chrome contextuals by navigating to the highlighted folder, copy the 2 png's to your desktop, open them in Paint, change the background color, then re-merge them to the folder, then restart:

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    Perhaps you could do the same with 'Origin'.
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  4.    02 Feb 2016 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 1
    win 10

    Quote Originally Posted by tomnav12 View Post
    So I upgraded to Windows 10 and so far everything seems to be working fine however the one problem I've had is a problem with the icons for Google Chrome and Origin on the start menu. The Chrome icon is really over sized compared to what it should be and is on a black background and the Origin icon has a black background. I've looked everywhere online and can't find a solution, I don't really want to reinstall Google Chrome, I reinstalled origin and it didn't fix it. I know that there must be a fix because they are working fine on my sisters laptop.

    Please can someone help me find a solution
    This is what it looks like:
    https://gyazo.com/ae148436128f83a8e32ffee5fdfc509f
    I want it to look like my sisters does:
    https://gyazo.com/c92f173bab9965e46d7f1bff39eda244
    https://gyazo.com/a740b6334fdece171e853ba7048af6bd
    Also even though I've tried updating it, chrome still looks like the windows 7 version than the windows 10.
    Mine looks like this:
    https://gyazo.com/a89699ff5a303334904c8d51a34288cb
    It should look like this:
    https://gyazo.com/e7e7f15e410da2cf987c064a55396bae


    Thanks
    good advice in this thread, except nobody told you how to actually shrink the icon. you may go and resize the image to be smaller, and find that it doesn't do anything. I use photoshop usually, but I took some screenshots with paint.net to show you my results. I had the same issue as you, and I'm assuming it's just the new version of chrome we're using.

    you need to increase the canvas size of the image, but leave the logo the same so that you don't lose quality. windows is recognizing the logo from the file and stretching it to fit it's pre-determined dimensions, sort of the same way facebook does with your default and cover photos. by making the canvas bigger, the logo will display in the start menu smaller.

    if you aren't a graphics guy, I went ahead and uploaded the modified images for you to use so that you don't have to worry about maintaining the background transparency (it's a little tricky).

    start: https://i.imgur.com/KsIVPIK.png
    finish: https://i.imgur.com/kbwkLnQ.png

    result: https://i.imgur.com/XAgBp8m.png


    copies of logo images for you to use:

    rename to logo.png https://i.imgur.com/HTqFM8N.png
    rename to smalllogo.png https://i.imgur.com/oIRM8f2.png

    where to place files: https://i.imgur.com/KC0wxbu.png

    note: keep in mind your file revision might be different than mine, so that string of numbers in the path to the place to put those files might be slightly different.
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