Windows 10: Icon change to taskbar problem

Discus and support Icon change to taskbar problem in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I am literally desperate. I searched it on Youtube google everywhere and find no solution on this problem. I am trying to make my desktop clean and for... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Kostantinosmastorakis, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Icon change to taskbar problem

    I am literally desperate. I searched it on Youtube google everywhere and find no solution on this problem. I am trying to make my desktop clean and for some reason I cannot pin my GTA V on my taskbar with a changed icon to match my other apps without showing it as a epic games icon. Here I am uploading the screenshots to show you. First image is the shortcut from the Epic games, second is me dragging it to the taskbar and third is after I dragged it on the task bar. Please tell me if there is any solution thanks.

    Kostantinosmastorakis, Jan 13, 2021
  2. Yaqub K Win User

    System Icons on taskbar


    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    Are you referring to the clock system icon on the taskbar?

    If so, I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below:

    • Click on the search bar on the taskbar.

    • Type system icons.

    • Under Turn System Icons ON or OFF, turn On the Clock and check with the issue.

    Hope it helps.
    Yaqub K, Jan 13, 2021
  3. MCK
    mck Win User
    Cannot change desktop icon

    Sometimes a desktop icon changes from what it was to a plain white folder. Might be something I did but not sure what.

    To change it to the icon I want, I go:
    1. Rt-click icon > Properties > Change icon
    2. I select the icon I want from the thumbnails of icons.
    3. Click OK
    4. Click Apply
    But the icon does not change. It just stays looking like a white folder.
    HOWEVER, if I pin the icon to the taskbar, the icon on the taskbar does look like the icon I selected in step-2. So the change is registered with Win10 but the icon on the desktop just doesn't change.

    Any ideas on how to fix this?
  4. Paolo Mag Win User

    Icon change to taskbar problem

    Problem with a combine taskbar icons.


    In Windows 10, you can personalize the settings of your taskbar. If there are multiple applications opened, same applications will be combined under one taskbar button. If you want to change this setting, we suggest that you follow the steps listed below:

    • Press the Start button.
    • Click on the Settings app.
    • Select Personalization.
    • At the left side of your window, click on Taskbar.
    • Under Combine taskbar buttons, choose Never.

    Kindly update us with the results and if you have further queries, feel free to post back.
    Paolo Mag, Jan 13, 2021

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