7conifier: App to Customize Your Windows 7 Icon Sets

One of the great things about using Windows is the flexibility when it comes to customization options. Although Windows 7 has built-in support for themes, some users want to go a bit further, customizing everything from the Start Menu to the desktop ic…

One of the great things about using Windows is the flexibility when it comes to customization options. Although Windows 7 has built-in support for themes, some users want to go a bit further, customizing everything from the Start Menu to the desktop icons. With Windows, doing so is easy, thanks to integrated options within the OS itself and a number of third-party programs.

One such program is called 7conifier which customizes your Windows 7 icons sets. I recently came across this app thanks to gHacks and I think it’s really fun. Although you can already customize your icons by right-clicking on them and choosing the “Change Icon” option from the Properties –> Shortcut menu, the 7confier program makes it easier to change the entire default icon set at once.

The program comes with three icon sets out of the box, one dark, one light and the default set, which you’ll need if you ever want to change your icons back to their normal state. However, you’re not limited to only these three sets – 7conifier also includes an icon editing program which lets you create your own sets of icons. Plus, you can download icons from the web to use in the program just by placing them in the “packages” folder. The app supports changing the taskbar and Start Menu icons, too.

7conifier is a free app for use on either Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit systems. You can download it from here.

iOS Tip: Change iPhone App Icons Without Jailbreaking

If you have a number of apps you like but hate their icon, and don’t want to jailbreak your device just to change default app icons, you can now do so with the help of the instructions below, c/o UNEASYsilence.
You will need the iPhone Explorer app, which is free for Macs and PCs, to navigate... Read More…

If you have a number of apps you like but hate their icon, and don’t want to jailbreak your device just to change default app icons, you can now do so with the help of the instructions below, c/o UNEASYsilence.

You will need the iPhone Explorer app, which is free for Macs and PCs, to navigate through the iOS filesystem and make the necessary changes. You wont, unfortunately, be able to change any of the default Apple apps, or official apps available through the App Store, such as Remote.app.

The instructions below have only been tested on iPhone 4, but should work fine on 3G and 3GS devices with the small changes noted in brackets beside certain steps.

  1. Navigate (using iPhone Explorer) to

(phone name) /Apps/(appname)/(appname.app), For example, it will look something like Johnny’sAppleiPhone/Apps/Twitter/Twitter.app, if you’re changing the Twitter app icon.

  1. Rename your new icon (must be a .PNG file, size 114×114, 72 PPI “[email protected]” (case-sensitive). For 3G and 3GS users, the icon will be titled “icon.png” and the new version should be sized 57 x 57.

(back up the old icon if you might want to restore it in the future)

  1. Drag your replacement icon to that folder in iPhone Explorer

Now all you have to do is reboot your device. Don’t worry about the rounded edges of the app icons, as iOS automagically does it for you.

[UNEASYsilence via TheAppleBlog]

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