Irritating little icon glitch

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  1. Posts : 127
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Irritating little icon glitch


    On my start menu, the tiled part, all my icons have the same blue background, except Firefox and Thunderbird which are butt ugly gray. Chrome was also gray but I managed to change it by renaming chrome.VisualElementsManifest.xml to chrome.VisualElementsManifest.xml.bk and reselecting the icon. Cannot find similar files for the 2 Mozilla programs. Just changing icon does nothing (it does change the icon but retains gray background).

    Also tried a utility from Windows Club designed for this purpose but it can't touch these 2 icons.

    Ideas?
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  2. Posts : 26,390
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #2

    I can't help you, as I'm just learning to personalize tiles manually, but I will post two forum members names, with mentions, that possibly can, as this is there area of expertise.
    Let's see who gets here first, and shine the Bat light::
    Calling @Edwin and @Hopachi
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  3. Posts : 35,417
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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  4. Posts : 1,300
    Linux: Rocky / CentOS / Fedora 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit VM
       #4

    True.
    This should do it.
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  5. Posts : 1,300
    Linux: Rocky / CentOS / Fedora 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit VM
       #5

    wreckwriter said:
    On my start menu, the tiled part, all my icons have the same blue background, except Firefox and Thunderbird which are butt ugly gray. Chrome was also gray but I managed to change it by renaming chrome.VisualElementsManifest.xml to chrome.VisualElementsManifest.xml.bk and reselecting the icon. Cannot find similar files for the 2 Mozilla programs. Just changing icon does nothing (it does change the icon but retains gray background).
    Not sure if they use a tile but that's possible.
    Do you have a screenshot of Firefox and Thunderbird icons?

    In case of the VisualElementsManifest.xml, don't rename it: you can edit it and change the background color:
    Code:
    BackgroundColor="#123456"

    Color in hexadecimal notation. Save the xml.
    Un-pin and re-pin the program.
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  6. Posts : 127
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Excellent idea. Unfortunately, there's this caveat:

    "Also this method doesn't work for Mozilla Firefox web browser as Firefox registers itself as a "dual-mode" web browser and Windows handles web browsers differently. That's why even if you put a visualelementsmanifest.xml file inside Firefox folder, it gets ignored by Windows."

    Appears to apply to Mozilla Thunderbird too. I don't have time to try recreating icons in Photoshop just now, got 2 feet of snow to dig out, but will put it on the todo list.
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  7. Posts : 1,300
    Linux: Rocky / CentOS / Fedora 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit VM
       #7

    I only have Firefox Dev Edition but it's also grey.
    Must be somehow automatically generated; I don't see Firefox as dual mode, must have ignored something after the install a while ago.
    Will give it a try.
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  8. Posts : 127
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Hopachi said:
    I only have Firefox Dev Edition but it's also grey.
    Must be somehow automatically generated; I don't see Firefox as dual mode, must have ignored something after the install a while ago.
    Will give it a try.
    Not a big deal, just irritating.
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  9. Posts : 1,300
    Linux: Rocky / CentOS / Fedora 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit VM
       #9

    wreckwriter said:
    Not a big deal, just irritating.
    All other tiles are blue? I guess from the theme color?
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  10. Posts : 127
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Hopachi said:
    All other tiles are blue? I guess from the theme color?
    Correct. Just Firefox and Thunderbird remain gray.
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