Windows 10: Cannot change Firefox 64bit icon in taskbar

Discus and support Cannot change Firefox 64bit icon in taskbar in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Hey everyone, as the title states, I can't change the icon of Firefox in my taskbar. With the x86-version it wasn't an issue and the simple... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by pakZ, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. pakZ Win User

    Cannot change Firefox 64bit icon in taskbar


    Hey everyone,

    as the title states, I can't change the icon of Firefox in my taskbar.

    With the x86-version it wasn't an issue and the simple right-click -> right-click -> properties worked without a problem.

    However, now that I have switched over to the 64bit version, the properties window looks different and I am not given the option to change the icon.


    Cannot change Firefox 64bit icon in taskbar [​IMG]


    I have tried to work with shortcuts, but to no avail.

    Anyone ran into a similar problem?

    Cheers

    Jan

    :)
     

  2. How do I get the Firefox Icon on the bottom rather than the side for Windows 10?

    When Firefox is open, you have an icon for it, on the taskbar?

    Rightclick on it, and click on Pin to Taskbar,

    Does this work?
     
    MicaelNielsen, Apr 30, 2017
    #2
  3. MBMurphy3 Win User
    Cutomized Icons in Widows 10

    I found that if you add your "Links" to the Taskbar the customized icons for websites appear. You can right click on a dropped down link and the "Properties" function including the "Change Icon" option appears. However the personalized icon does not
    show up in Edge Favorites or Favorite Bar when I am using it as my browser. It might be a problem in the "Edge" . Using Firefox as my browser the right click dropdown includes Properties but no change icon option. I never tried to change an icon in Firefox
    so I am not sure if it is different now or not.
     
    MBMurphy3, Apr 30, 2017
    #3
  4. WOT
    WOT Win User

    Cannot change Firefox 64bit icon in taskbar

    Navigate to the firefox executable in C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
    Right click it and select create shortcut (will be placed on desktop)
    Now right click that new desktop shortcut icon and select change icon
    Browse for an icon and select it
    (New icon appears on shortcut)
    Drag the icon to the taskbar


    Cannot change Firefox 64bit icon in taskbar [​IMG]
     
  5. pakZ Win User
    Thanks for the suggestion, WOT.

    Following your instructions has resulted in two icons, however - one with the original, one with the altered one. The altered one stayed in the taskbar, the new one would pop up as soon as I opened FF.
    I was able to resolve it, by reinstalling FF and making sure to also "install" shortcuts to the desktop and the start menu. Afterwards, the above instruction worked.

    Since I had both the 32- and the 64bit-version installed at the same time, that might have probably caused some confusion.

    Anyway, thanks again. *Smile

    Regards

    Jan
     
    pakZ, May 1, 2017
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  6. WOT
    WOT Win User
    You are quite welcome and glad you got it sorted.

    regards,
     
  7. i am also having the same issue, i have 64bit windows 10 home.
    when i change the taskbar icon for FF, it changes successfully but when i run FF the icon changes back to default one.
    How to fix this?

    this happens to all icons like vlc, explorer,opera,groove, utorrent etc.
     
    askfriends, Apr 5, 2018
    #7
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