IconPackager 5 Guided Tour

By on November 18, 2009 3:07:58 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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IconPackager is a program that allows users to change all their Windows icons by applying themes of icons contained in an “icon package”. There are thousands of icon packages available on the Internet to choose from.

What’s new in IconPackager 5 over IconPackager 4

  • Supports Windows 7 and Windows 7 specific icons
  • Optionally will restart Explorer to update live folder icons
  • Can now be set to apply only specific icons in a package
  • Performance improvements in applying

IconPackager explained with screenshots

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Choose amongst hundreds of icon packages to apply to Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7

 

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When selecting an icon package, you can easily see which icons are in the package.

 

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Mix and match different folder styles from different icon packages.

 

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Making your own icon package is a snap, just select the icon you want to change and choose a different icon for it.

 

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IconPackager supports changing colors and even stylizing the icons you have.

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Got a program whose icon you’d like to change? IconPackager adds an “icon” tab to virtually any type of file on your computer making it easy to change any individual icon too.

 


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November 18, 2009 5:20:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Is IconPackager 5 getting a UI facelift like WindowsBlinds 7?
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November 19, 2009 12:52:11 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Is one of the "icon styles" the ability to make a reflection, or add a highlight curve (a la iPhone app icons)?

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November 19, 2009 2:54:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
only issue i have with the new version is the coloring
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November 20, 2009 5:31:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

IconPackager 5 is looking good and I'm enjoying using it.  However, it lacks one feature I'd dearly love to see implemented in the near future; and that's the ability to add/include your desktop/start menu shortcuts in the package you wish to apply. 

While IP changes many file types and regular desktop icons, it does not change desktop, start menu shortcuts to match the applied package, which can be quite time consuming to achieve uniformity, particularly for desktop shooter in the screenshot gallery.

The ability to browse for and add shortcut items to the package being applied, and then save them, would not only be a massive improvement, but a most welcome option to IP, particularly for screen shotters and those who change their desktops regularly

Anyone else think this would be a great feature/option???

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November 20, 2009 7:23:19 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

plus not one new icon pack why? blinds 7 got a few new blinds bum deal still love you tho stardock 

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November 20, 2009 7:26:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I agree...it certainly would be a plus and a time saver as well. You had a very good idea, starkers, but I wonder if there's a problem doing that as there is with font color, and number color on the calculator...some sort of "hard coding"?

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November 20, 2009 10:12:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You had a very good idea, starkers, but I wonder if there's a problem doing that

I can't see why.  If other apps allow you to browse to various files on your PC, IconPackager should also be able to... then it is just a matter of saving that file/shortcut in the desired package and assigning it an icon.  Given that programs/files not covered by IP can be browsed to and assigned an icon via IP it shouldn't be that difficult to achieve.  Hopefully this will be given consideration.

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November 21, 2009 6:05:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

no news then of why there was not one new iconpack

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November 21, 2009 6:13:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The problem I'm having with Iconpackager is changing a single icon in a set. When I choose a different icon it changes that icon with no problem...but it then screws up other icons. For example...I changed an icon for .jpg images and then saved the package and hit apply...then my icon for .zip changed to something else. So how does one change a songle icon without it changing others in the set?

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November 22, 2009 1:21:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

my live folders are all messed up as well keep getting the pack i used before set

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November 23, 2009 10:24:26 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I'd be happy if IconPackager just remembered the last folder it opened.  I store my icons in a separate folder outside of IconPackager's default set, and having to constantly re-navigate back is a pain.  (If I were smart, I'd put a shortcut in there...)

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July 25, 2010 3:05:10 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

to find

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