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Icon of PC Settings window

  1. #1


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    Icon of PC Settings window


    The PC Settings window has a purple gear as icon in its upper left corner.

    It is not contained in

    C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\SystemSettings.exe
    imageres.dll
    shell32.dll

    Where is this icon saved?
    Last edited by maxe; 03 Aug 2015 at 08:26.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    A screenshot of the window please.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    8.1.1 and 10 insider

    icon "purple gear" marked with yellow circle


    icon "purple gear" marked with yellow circle:
    1. in taskbar
    2. in window
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails w8-icon-gear-purple.jpg   w8-icon-gear-purple-taskbar.jpg  
    Last edited by maxe; 01 Aug 2015 at 12:17.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Located in-

    Click image for larger version

    I copied it-

    New folder (7).zip

    It is an icon set-{Raw View}

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    As seen on Desktop-

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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    8.1.1 and 10 insider


    David, what I am looking for is not the lightblue icon, which is good for recognizing the old-style control panel. I am looking for the purple icon, which is good for distinguishing the modern app "PC Settings".

    Of course I will use the different icons for my self-created shortcuts. In the screenshot below, the purple icon in the taskbar appears just by pinning, but the purple icon in the shortcut named "__PC-Einstellungen%" is self-created.

    Since no location with an ico file for the purple gear is known, my guess now is, the modern immersive control panel might generate its icons in a different way. Possibly it uses the png files in "C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\images" and assigns them a colored background. Look at the <Applications> section in "C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\appxmanifest.xml". This is only a wild guess, but if so, we would never find a purple ico file on board. Except somebody knows a trick...

    Thanks for your particular engagement, anyway!
    Max
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    Last edited by maxe; 02 Aug 2015 at 15:08.
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  6. #6


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    Guess confirmed by other web resources: Every modern app draws from its own stock of png files.

    Desktop shortcut to modern immersive "PC Settings" may be easily created with target
    "explorer shell:Appsfolder\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel"

    But its specific icon needs to be converted manually from "C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\images". Or you use third party tool "ModernApp link 2.3 beta", available on softpedia, not tested personally.

    This holds for Windows 8.x and 10.
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