Icon border changes but picture on icon stays the same when enlarg

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Brazos, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Brazos

    Brazos Guest

    I do not have many icons on my desktop and I like my icons larger. When I
    enlarge them the icon border changes but the picture on the icon stays the
    same size. What is going on here?
     
    Brazos, Aug 29, 2007
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    brink Guest

    Hi Brazos,

    In order to see the icon enlarge past the "Medium" size, they need to
    be a 256 bit .ico (Icon) file. Some older programs and icons in Vista
    meant for other display modes are not 256 bit. Most of the good icons
    in Vista are located here: "C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll" . Just
    open this file with the "Change Icon" button. See this for more details
    on how to change the icons.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88519-shortcut-folder-file-icon-change.html

    Shawn


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    Mary Guest

    How are you enlarging them? Right click on the Desktop, View, select Large
    Icons or Extra Lg.
     
    Mary, Aug 29, 2007
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    Brazos Guest

    I use the right click method and the control and mouse wheel method.
     
    Brazos, Aug 29, 2007
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    Brazos Guest

    brink is a 256 bit icon an icon that is 256x256 in size? If that it is then
    that is what I am using.
     
    Brazos, Aug 29, 2007
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    brink Guest

    Sorry Brazos,

    It is 256x256 pixels, but 32 bit. You can read more on the icons here.
    It will show you how to make icons that are compatible with the larger
    sizes. You might be able to convert the ones you have to.

    'Vista Icons - Introducing Vista Icons - How to create Vista Icons'
    (http://axialis.com/tutorials/tutorial-vistaicons.html)

    Shawn


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    brink, Aug 29, 2007
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    Brazos Guest

    I had downloaded Microangeleo toolset 6 and was using their icon editor. I
    took your advice and downloaded Axialis icon editor. This worked great. It
    is a very good program. I want to extend my thanks to you. Made my day man.
     
    Brazos, Aug 29, 2007
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    brink Guest

    Your welcome Brazos

    I always found Axialis pretty easy to use and understand. Glad that i
    helped you out

    Thank you for the feedback
    Shaw

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