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    I never saw a cat in that icon. Only software made by the cats and for the cats I have on my machine is Foobar2000.

    Actually under Windows 3.1 there were no 256-color icons and the last two in this example are. And for the records, Windows XP and Vista icons suck big time. They're only legible at 48px and above. I've replaced the most common icons in my NT5-XP system with 98-ones.

    You can even use Windows' own methods.
    Registry Editor is a Windows method. First I tried using the Folder Options cpl, but it needed way too many clicking to set up one basic association.

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    LOL I know it Hoovers.

    As a last resort, see attached file...
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Its: Belongs to "It"
    It's: Shortened form of "It is"
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    Lose: Fail to keep
    Loose: Not tight

    ---------------------
    Plurals do not require apostrophes

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    Hey, very nice, this IconAss

    Whether it will solve this topic or not, a neat tool to avoid the horrid registry, at first look.
    The list has some missing icons, which are yet shown in my file manager.
    The extensions are there, but icon is not allocated.
    First guess : Programs that are installed outside the default 'Program Files' dir.
    Or maybe apps without further keys in the reg. during installation.
    But this can be corrected by looking up the .exe or .dll file with button 'filetype properties'->Browse for icon.

    Beware :
    just as the RegEdit, IconAss has no 'save' option, so any change will be done immediately in the reg. too..
    So be sure about the total setting of the list, before closing IconAss !

    And I noticed it can function as a cleaner too. I found some filetypes of old, removed programs.

    Import of a single .ico file is also possible, so anybody who doesn't like the IV one, can make its own icon, with the same IV.
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    I've been using it off and on for years, especially when I have an issue with a generic icon applied to multiple file formats. It has vanished from the Web, but lingers in my redundant backups. I deliberated about it for a while, then thought I might as well share. Never had a EULA with it that I know of...
    Its: Belongs to "It"
    It's: Shortened form of "It is"
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    Lose: Fail to keep
    Loose: Not tight

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    Plurals do not require apostrophes

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    I just experienced some trouble with it. A tracker-icon no longer responded with the right app, but came up with another.
    The icon appears to be one of those not recognized in the current IA-list. I had to recover this in another way.
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    Hmm...yeah...tracker files are a big association sore spot. One might have to do them all "by hand" to get individual icons set right. I've about given up trying to fix things after. At least IrfanView allows icon tweaking from outside.
    Its: Belongs to "It"
    It's: Shortened form of "It is"
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    Lose: Fail to keep
    Loose: Not tight

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    Plurals do not require apostrophes

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    Good point about the sensitivity in tracker files environment. I will monitor this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matera
    The benefit of having the icons changed by IrfanView from the former default is to know at a glance which files are associated with IV...
    I have a great sense of humor. A lot of things make me laugh. Not dead animals, though---sorry. I'm an animal rights activist, and I've seen many horrifying examples of animal abuse. And whether it's silly or not, that's what I think of when I see IV's red icon.

    I know that many people like jokes about mutilating and killing animals. Even though most of them wouldn't actually do such things, I think they must be a bit sadistic, or at least juvenile, to consider such jokes funny.

    I've read many, many other negative opinions on the Web about Irfan's icons. You'd think he'd finally get a clue and switch to something that more people were willing to see. But maybe he thinks it's funny to use the icons because so many people don't like them. Maybe it makes him feel powerful. Who knows?

    If my friend tells a racist joke, should I laugh, even though the joke is against my values? After all, it takes only a few seconds to laugh, then it's over---until he tells the next joke.

    I could change my icon associations, but I've decided I'd rather not use software---even great software like IV---if its author thinks something like a dead cat is funny. I don't need IV that much.

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    Well, an activist with a great sense of humour! Quite rare, so I was curious..
    But my sense of humour quickly vanished, being confronted with the demagogic use of heavy words like
    "abuse" - "mutilating" - "sadistic" - "juvenile (?)" - "racist" and the trick "something that more people were willing to see".
    A button isn't busy being 'funny' or not, it's just a button.
    This is about prejudice. Maybe this button is a protest against the car-drivers who don't care killing a cat?
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    Hi,

    i don´t think it´s a dead cat -> it´s a cat in 2d !

    steve

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