How do I change the icons in the Windows Quick Launch?

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope

To change the picture of any of the icons in the Quick Launch portion of the Microsoft Windows taskbar follow the steps listed below.

Windows 98 taskbar with Quick Launch

  1. Right-click on an empty portion of the Quick Launch bar. If you're unable to find an empty portion of Quick Launch, expand the Quick launch bar by dragging the divider between Quick Launch, and the open windows to the right. Note: If the taskbar is locked you'll be unable to do this. To unlock the taskbar, right-click on any blank space on the taskbar, and click Lock the taskbar.
  2. After right-clicking the Quick Launch bar click Open Folder, which opens the folder containing each of the icons in your Quick Launch.
  3. After the Quick Launch bar window is open, right-click the icon you want to change.
  4. Click Properties.
  5. Finally, click the Change Icon button and select or browse to the location of the new icon you want to use.

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