How to customize the app icons

in the Windows Taskbar

by dpcdpc11

Introduction

Over the years, Windows has become a weird ecosystem, especially since Windows 8 was launched. Now, the operating system has different types of apps, ranging from legacy/Win32 to UWP/Modern apps. As a result, some apps allows us to change the icon of the apps pinned to the taskbar and some don't. To fix this problem, I've created a method that works regardless of what kind of app we want to pin to the taskbar. So please follow the steps bellow and if you have any questions, email me using the support address at the end.

Compatibility

This guide is compatible with Windows 8, 8.1, 10, 11.

STEP 1: CREATE THE SHORTCUTS FOLDER

STEP 2: DOWNLOAD THE 'WIN7APPID' TOOL

STEP 3: FIND AND COPY THE APP ID

STEP 4: CREATE A CUSTOM SHORTCUT

STEP 5: CHANGE THE SHORTCUT APPID

STEP 6: CHANGE THE SHORTCUT ICON

STEP 7: PIN THE SHORTCUT TO THE TASKBAR

BONUS TIPS:

And that's it! Now you can enjoy some awesome custom icons on your Windows taskbar. And if you found this guide useful, make sure to check out my CUSTOM WINDOWS THEMES HOW-TO GUIDE.

Contact & Support

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