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Hello, for some reason, my Firefox icon has changed and I cannot seem to get it back. The icon now looks like a calculator or something similar...it's the same in the start menu as it is in the task bar. Anyone know how to change it back?

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Every time Firefox opened

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Hello, for some reason, my Firefox icon has changed and I cannot seem to get it back. The icon now looks like a calculator or something similar...it's the same in the start menu as it is in the task bar. Anyone know how to change it back? == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == don't know

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You can try to clear the Windows icon cache.

Open the Task Manager (Shift+Ctrl+ESC) In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process.

Open the file picker via "File > New Task (Run)" and click the Browse button. Type or Paste %userprofile%\AppData\Local in the File name field (AppData is a hidden folder).

Select the file IconCache.db and use Delete in the right-click context menu to delete the file.

After the IconCache.db has been deleted, start a new explorer.exe process via "File > New Task" to get the desktop and Taskbar back.

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I have tried to change the icon in properties but it gives me an error: "Windows can't find the file %\ProgramFiles%\Mozilla\Firefox.exe

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You can try to clear the Windows icon cache.

Open the Task Manager (Shift+Ctrl+ESC) In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process.

Open the file picker via "File > New Task (Run)" and click the Browse button. Type or Paste %userprofile%\AppData\Local in the File name field (AppData is a hidden folder).

Select the file IconCache.db and use Delete in the right-click context menu to delete the file.

After the IconCache.db has been deleted, start a new explorer.exe process via "File > New Task" to get the desktop and Taskbar back.

You can try to clear the Windows icon cache. Open the Task Manager (Shift+Ctrl+ESC) In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process. Open the file picker via "File > New Task (Run)" and click the Browse button. Type or Paste %userprofile%\AppData\Local in the File name field (AppData is a hidden folder). Select the file IconCache.db and use Delete in the right-click context menu to delete the file. After the IconCache.db has been deleted, start a new explorer.exe process via "File > New Task" to get the desktop and Taskbar back.
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I'm having the same issue (icon changed to a pad with pencil, ruler and brush after updating to 10.0.2) but on Apple OS 10 Lion.

I'm having the same issue (icon changed to a pad with pencil, ruler and brush after updating to 10.0.2) but on Apple OS 10 Lion.
cor-el
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Try the solution from this thread for the pencil icon on Mac:

  • Delete the Firefox icon from the dock.
  • Create a new icon by dragging the Firefox application to the dock.
Try the solution from this thread for the pencil icon on Mac: * [[/questions/883573]] * Delete the Firefox icon from the dock. * Create a new icon by dragging the Firefox application to the dock.
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THE EASY WAY...... to get back the default Firefox icon back to your taskbar in Window 7:

1 Click on the 'Start Button' on your task bar, then 'All Programs' and find 'Mozilla Firefox' (If you see the 'Firefox' icon here then jump to step 7)

2 Right click on 'Mozilla Firefox' and select 'Properties'

3 Under the 'Shortcut' tab, near the bottom, click on the 'Change Icon...' button

4 Select the icon you prefer then click 'OK' which brings you back to the 'Mozilla Firefox Properties' screen

5 Click on the 'Apply' button at the bottom of this window then 'OK' to close the 'Mozilla Firefox Properties' window

6 Go back to 'Start' then 'All Programs' and locate 'Mozilla Firefox' which should now have the desired icon beside it

7 Right click on 'Mozilla Firefox' and from the menu select 'Pin to Task Bar'

8 Finally, remove the undesired icon from the task bar by right clicking on it and selecting 'Unpin this program from taskbar'.

THE EASY WAY...... to get back the default Firefox icon back to your taskbar in Window 7: 1 Click on the 'Start Button' on your task bar, then 'All Programs' and find 'Mozilla Firefox' (If you see the 'Firefox' icon here then jump to step 7) 2 Right click on 'Mozilla Firefox' and select 'Properties' 3 Under the 'Shortcut' tab, near the bottom, click on the 'Change Icon...' button 4 Select the icon you prefer then click 'OK' which brings you back to the 'Mozilla Firefox Properties' screen 5 Click on the 'Apply' button at the bottom of this window then 'OK' to close the 'Mozilla Firefox Properties' window 6 Go back to 'Start' then 'All Programs' and locate 'Mozilla Firefox' which should now have the desired icon beside it 7 Right click on 'Mozilla Firefox' and from the menu select 'Pin to Task Bar' 8 Finally, remove the undesired icon from the task bar by right clicking on it and selecting 'Unpin this program from taskbar'.

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