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Old 28th January 2017, 11:14   #1
PeterK.
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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="#0996F8"
        
ShowNameOnSquare150x150Logo="on"
        
ForegroundText="light"
        
Square150x150Logo="Winamp_Icon150.png"
        
Square70x70Logo="Winamp_Icon70.png" 
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
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