Windows 10: How can I create a custom desktop icon?

Discus and support How can I create a custom desktop icon? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, I would like to create a shortcut icon on my Windows 10 desktop to execute the following command: c:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by bonne, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. bonne Win User

    How can I create a custom desktop icon?


    Hi,
    I would like to create a shortcut icon on my Windows 10 desktop to execute the following command:

    c:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe -safe-mode

    I seem to recall that this was easy in earlier versions of Windows. (As were many other actions!)

    Any ideas??

    Arleen

    :)
     
    bonne, Feb 24, 2016
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  2. How can I create a custom desktop theme?

    Ahh, I have indeed found the option to select a folder of images for a background slideshow. However, I do not want a slideshow. I would like a
    solid, light color background and a darker color for menu items, task bar, etc. There seems to be a choice of solid background colors (most of them disgusting, some truly hideous) with no ability to "calibrate" that color or select something
    harmonious for the menu and taskbar and other such items. Sigh. I have been working on this for five months now and am getting weary. And why the devil do I need a "Windows Account" in order to ask about this?
     
    Anciana Malhumorada, Feb 24, 2016
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  3. CAEmerson Win User
    How can I create a custom desktop theme?

    How does one go about making more specific changes--like increasing the border width? For example, when I change the extension of the *.theme file to *.ini I can open it as a text file.

    Since *.msstyles is a Microsoft format, is there a tool (something in Visual Studio for example) that can edit these?
     
    CAEmerson, Feb 24, 2016
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  4. bonne Win User

    How can I create a custom desktop icon?

    Hi,
    I right clicked on the desktop, chose new shortcut, and in the field, I browsed to the thunderbird executable.
    When I chose it, it entered the part in quotes in the field. I added the -safe-mode and it worked!

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe" -safe-mode

    I had originally tried typing it in manually, and I put the closing quote at the end after the -safe-mode. Silly me.

    Arleen
     
    bonne, Feb 24, 2016
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  5. caperjack Win User
    now apologise to windows 10 ,,lol
     
    caperjack, Feb 24, 2016
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  6. bonne Win User
    That's cute! Thanks for the laugh! Anyway, I'll apologize when I can use the awful Win10 search function to actually find something on my computer. *Mad It used to be so easy!

    Arleen
     
    bonne, Feb 24, 2016
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  7. caperjack Win User
    your welcome , my first computer ran win 3.11, so I'm not new to computers but I never did much searching for things on my computer ,I usually know where they are ,, to test win10 search I just opened my-documents ,and starting typing the starting letters of some of the files ,and they came up in the search results with only 4 or of the letters of the name of the file ,,
     
    caperjack, Apr 4, 2018
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