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Custom Icons Not Showing

  1. #1


    Posts : 75
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Custom Icons Not Showing


    I'm having problems changing the Metro tile icons for the "old school" apps.

    When I change the icon, it is blank... showing only the default white square icon. Do the icons for Win 8 have to be in a certain format? If so, can anyone give me the specifics?

    Thanks!

    *edit* It would be great if they let you use .png's... but no such luck.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    I have the same problem I've tried different sizes, with or without transparency with no luck. Strangely the icons that I have made previously in window 7 work when applied to a shortcut in windows 8 very strange.
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  3. #3


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    win8/lion hackintosh


    even when you use pngs with transparency (via vs2012 beta tile maker) you get a colored or white background for transparency. also noticed you cant have alpha for desktop images.
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  4. #4


    Old thread but... has anyone figured this out? I cannot apply my icons to apps and shortcuts... And the ones I created in Windows 7 don't show either. Not a HUGE deal, but I am visual... I like to stick my build and server run icons in my start bar for quick access...
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  5. #5


    Posts : 75
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    To my knowledge, there is still no way to do it. At least, I haven't found one.
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