Old 28th January 2017, 12:14   #1
Quinto Black CT Developer
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 580
Winamp Icon in Start Menu (Windows 10)

I was playing around with the Start Menu on Windows 10 the other day and realized that all those icons are pretty small after dragging them from the left panel to the right. With some help from Google I found a way how to:

- make the icons bigger
- change the background color
- insert a .png-file of your own.

I created a tiny .xml-file, which you can alter and change to your liking very easily:

PHP Code:
BackgroundColor: in here you insert the RGB hexadecimal values. You can also type the color name without using the # tag, for example "red".

ShowNameOnSquare: shows the program's name under the icon - "off" hides the name

ForegroundText: the text is either white or black ("light" or "dark")

Normally there are two tile sizes: 70x70 pixel and 150x150 pixel. Winamp's tile uses both of them depending on the size you choose in the context menu of that tile.

So now you can grab the attached .zip-file, unzip the archive, insert the content into Winamp's program folder and hit the Windows Logo button. You probably won't see any changes by now since Windows still uses the cached entry. Move your mouse pointer over Winamp's tile, click the right mouse button, choose "Open location" and rename the .lnk-file. Windows will instantly overwrite the old entry and you should see your new bigger icon in the Start Menu.

That's it.

P.S. Please excuse the huge screenshot, was made on a hi-res-display.
P.S.2: This method should also work on Windows 8/8.1
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Start Menu.PNG
Views:	2322
Size:	136.7 KB
ID:	52980  
Attached Files
File Type: zip Start Menu Icons.zip (11.4 KB, 376 views)
PeterK. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th January 2017, 20:23   #2
Pawel's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Poland
Posts: 563
Thanks for nice tutorial

Last edited by Pawel; 29th January 2017 at 09:43.
Pawel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th January 2017, 11:20   #3
Quinto Black CT Developer
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 580
Originally Posted by Pawel View Post
Thanks for nice tutorial
You're welcome.

Now these would be some gorgeous looking icons on my Start Menu, don't you think:

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Icons.PNG
Views:	1588
Size:	48.0 KB
ID:	52985  
PeterK. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th January 2017, 14:46   #4
Late skinner & Moderator
Victhor's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Argentina
Posts: 1,629
Aahhhhhh, this is niiiice, my Win 10 laptop will thank you! =)
Victhor is offline   Reply With Quote
Go Back   Winamp & Shoutcast Forums > Winamp > Winamp Technical Support

icon, start menu, windows 10

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump