Windows 10: Google Chrome and pinning GMail to Start Menu after 1511

Discus and support Google Chrome and pinning GMail to Start Menu after 1511 in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I notice an unpleasant GUI-level change that appears after the upgrate to 1511. The issue seem to exist on all machines after 1511 upgrade.... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by AndreyT, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. AndreyT Win User

    Google Chrome and pinning GMail to Start Menu after 1511


    I notice an unpleasant GUI-level change that appears after the upgrate to 1511. The issue seem to exist on all machines after 1511 upgrade.

    Firstly, Google Chrome shortcut pinned to Start Menu now appears on dark gray tile, instead of the regular "color accent" tile. Is this a bug or a feature?

    Secondly, an attempt to pin the Chrome-generated GMail shortcut to Start Menu immedaitely loses its dedicated icon and gets a regular Chrome icon instead. E.g. before the upgrade it was possible to pin the GMail link to the Start Menu and it would retain its GMail icon. After the upgrade it is no longer possible to keep the icon.

    This is ugly. Is there any known workaround for this behavior?

    :)
     
    AndreyT, Nov 13, 2015
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  2. BrucePyle Win User

    No more website icons pinned to Start menu after 1511 build update

    Syed,

    Sorry, that didn't change anything.

    If I pin a website to the Start Menu using Edge, it just displays the Edge icon and not the website icon.

    If I add a website to the Taskbar using Chrome, it does display the website icon in the 'Chrome Apps' folder. When I then pin that site to the Start Menu, it reverts to the Chrome browser icon.

    Again, not critical, but it was very convenient to see the pinned website icons in the Start Menu before the Build 1511 upgrade.

    -Bruce
     
    BrucePyle, Nov 13, 2015
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  3. Install Google to taskbar in windows 10

    Would like to add a shortcut to Google (not chrome) to the windows 10 taskbar. It's in the start menu, albeit without the graphics, however it will not pin to the taskbar. How do I pin Google to the taskbar????
     
    asdhyipwerotuwef5n6gv[4p5btu]-rd6wnv] t8r'4pqe9ut, Nov 13, 2015
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  4. AndreyT Win User

    Google Chrome and pinning GMail to Start Menu after 1511

    I'm not sure why it got moved to "Browsers and Email", since the issue in this case is with Windows, not with Chrome. Another example of (apparently the same) Start Menu pining issue is trying to pin the desktop Visual Studio 2015 shortcut to Start Menu. The shortcut pins successfully, but unfortunately loses its icon. The standard Visual Studio icon gets replaced with some default blank icon.


    Google Chrome and pinning GMail to Start Menu after 1511 [​IMG]


    In other words, after 1511 update many "non-trivial" shortcuts lose their icons when pinned to Start Menu.
     
    AndreyT, Nov 13, 2015
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  5. chrislufc Win User
    Same tile colour issue for me...


    Google Chrome and pinning GMail to Start Menu after 1511 [​IMG]


    Hope there's a fix soon, it's certainly not good for my OCD *chuckle
     
    chrislufc, Nov 13, 2015
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  6. ARB
    ARB Win User
    I have this problem too, which is even worse for someone like me...

    Google Chrome and pinning GMail to Start Menu after 1511 [​IMG]
     
  7. Go to the folder that has chrome.exe in it. It will be a subfolder of google in your program of program286 folder. Find the file visualelementsmanifest.xml and erase it. Then go to each of the wrong icons and change it to something other than the one you want, than change it back. It's a drawn out process, but as far as I can tell is the only way. What is still happening tho is that visualelementsmanifest.xml comes back, but only effects the icon for chrome.exe. Your others stay. I haven't figured out how to keep that from occurring. Something to do with chrome updates.
     
    fishersman, Apr 5, 2018
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