Windows 10: icon description

Discus and support icon description in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; my desktop icons no longer have a description. When I go onto internet explorer I see my icons but no descriptions... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Barkleysmom, Mar 16, 2021.

  1. icon description


    my desktop icons no longer have a description. When I go onto internet explorer I see my icons but no descriptions

    :)
     
    Barkleysmom, Mar 16, 2021
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  2. Desktop Icons Won't Stay Put

    Hi Laurie,

    As per the issue description I understand that you are facing issues with desktop icons.

    I suggest you try the following step in order to arrange the icons.

    • Right click on the desktop.
    • Click on view
    • Check the option auto arrange icons.
    Let us know if this helps.

    Thanks.
     
    Divya Murugan, Mar 16, 2021
    #2
  3. Icon Descriptions

    In tablet mode I have lost all the descriptions of what the icon is. even when shutting down in power the description isn't there. How can I get the descriptions back?
     
    ChuckSouzer, Mar 16, 2021
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  4. icon description

    Editing File Icon and Type Description

    This is a question about File Explorer in Windows 10: how do I change the icon as well as the description displayed under the "Type" column in File Explorer?

    For each entry (directory or file) in File Explorer, there is an icon on the left next to the its name and a description under the "Type" column, such as "File folder" for a directory and "Text Document" for a .txt file. As an example, I have associated
    .pdf files with Google Chrome as the default program for opening it. They have the Chrome logo as the icon and "Chrome HTML Document" under the "Type" column, which is a little misleading. How would I change the icon to, say, a document icon from C:\Windows\system32\imageres.dll,
    and the type description to something more sensible like "PDF Document"?

    I have tried to edit the registry directly via the Registry Editor that comes with Windows, editing the "(default)" entries of the relevant file types in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts,
    then restarting explorer.exe each time I make a change. However, nothing seems to have changed when I opened File Explorer again. Searching through past questions on similar issues did not give me any solutions either.

    Thanks.

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    Note that this is not a question on:

    • changing or displaying file extension;
    • changing default programs; nor
    • changing the column layout in File Explorer.

    System information:

    • Windows 10 Pro (x64)
    • Administrator account
     
    Julian Ting, Mar 16, 2021
    #4
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