Re: Can I change the windows icon from command line?
- Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 16:03:06 -0400
- From: cyg Simple <cygsimple@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Can I change the windows icon from command line?
On 11/3/2017 3:23 PM, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> Am 03.11.2017 um 16:34 schrieb cyg Simple:
>> On 11/2/2017 3:55 PM, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>>> Am 02.11.2017 um 14:38 schrieb cyg Simple:
>>>> On 11/2/2017 2:47 AM, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>>>>> Thanks, Brian, for the links and the sample code which will make it
>>>>> This is about changing the icon, to get that sorted out.
>>>>> I referred to changing the icon label (an existing sequence
>>>>> supported by
>>>>> xterm), i.e. the text shown in the taskbar, which cannot be changed in
>>>>> Windows as far as I know as it's always the same as the window title.
>>>> RXVT managed to change the title based on the xterm escape sequences.
>>>> I've used that idea for various server connections in the past with
>>> Rxvt does not support more than mintty.
>> I wasn't trying to say that it did.
>>> We are not talking about window frame labels (window title)
>>> but the labels that appear next to the icons in the Windows taskbar, or
>>> (if configured away) popup up floating there.
>> I have 3 chrome icons with different profile icons overlayed onto the
>> primary icon in the bottom right pinned to my taskbar so that is doable.
>> The frame labels help when you hover over the taskbar icon with
>> multiple windows so you can pick which to bring to the front. It sounds
>> though as if what is wanted is more the distinguished profile similar to
>> chrome. I can achieve that effect with differing installs (different
>> paths) of Cygwin so it must be doable with one install and multiple
> Trying to guess what you refer to there still seems to be
> misunderstanding. The issue was to have a dedicated text label
> associated to the taskbar icon which is different from the window frame
> title of the same window. There are two distinct xterm sequence to set
> these within an X server but this is not supported by Windows.
Oh, my confusion here is that I always hide labels. I have so many
pinned gets rid of the confusion. But chrome manages to change the text
of the icon based on the profile.
With chrome I can "Manage People" and add more than one profile. I can
then pin each profile to the taskbar. Each profile contains a different
set of saved passwords, bookmarks and other data. There is only one
executable with different text for each icon on the task bar.
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