Re: Can I change the windows icon from command line?
- Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 22:28:57 +0100
- From: Thomas Wolff <towo@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Can I change the windows icon from command line?
Am 03.11.2017 um 21:03 schrieb cyg Simple:
Chrome self-draws its window frame and does not display a window title
at all. It's easy then to reuse the window title as an icon-only title.
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
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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