[Question] Change Taskbar-Icon for different Profiles?



  • Hi,
    I hope I am in the correct category. I have a portable Vivaldi installation and running multiple Profiles. I start the different instances with e.g. vivaldi.exe --profile-directory="Profile 1" inside a batch file (with different icons - for the windows start menu).
    My Problem is that in the Windowas Taskbar all the instances have the same (red) icon.
    I tried to replace all the icons I found in the Profile directory:

    \User Data\Default\Vivaldi.ico
    \User Data\Default\Web Applications\_crx_mpognobbkildjkofajifpdfhcoklimli\Vivaldi.ico
    \User Data\Default\Google Profile.ico
    

    ... but with no effect. Change the icon of the vivaldi.exe file is not possible - I think? And I need multiple exe-files?

    I am running Vivaldi 2.2.1388.37 (portable) with Windows 10

    Thanks


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    First of all, there's no portable version of Vivaldi. There's a standalone version, which isn't shared with other users and the profile directory is contained within the installation folder. But it's not portable per se. It's a common misconception.

    As to your question: you can change the icon on the taskbar, but it will revert back to the default application's icon while the program is running (and go back to the custom one, once it's closed). Here's how to change it:

    1. Click [RMB] on the pinned icon.
    2. Click [RMB] on the Application name (eg. "Vivaldi") while holding [SHIFT].
    3. Go to properties.
    4. Change the shortcut's icon to your liking.
    5. Go to Task Manager.
    6. Relaunch the File Explorer (explorer.exe).

    To change the app's icon permanently (eg. when the app is running) you'd have to prepare your own .exe file for that app, I'm afraid...



  • Hi @pafflick ,
    Thank you for your answer. I have now managed to get my own icon by replacing the Vivaldi.ico in the folder User Data\Profile 1\Web Applications\_crx_mpognobbkildjkofajifpdfhcoklimli. It does not work the same way for Profile 2!? Also if I touch (or remove) the file Vivaldi.ico.md5, the icon is reset back to the default icon after a new start of the browser. Do you know what is the Vivaldi.ico.md5 for? And can I create such a file for my own icons?
    And a little bit OT: does the standalone Version of Vivaldi saves settings outside the "Install Folder" (e.g. registry)?
    Thanks


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    @iampowder said in [Question] Change Taskbar-Icon for different Profiles?:

    I have now managed to get my own icon by replacing the Vivaldi.ico in the folder User Data\Profile 1\Web Applications_crx_mpognobbkildjkofajifpdfhcoklimli

    Are you sure about that? I tried replacing that file with a custom icon and it didn't change anything, anywhere.

    @iampowder said in [Question] Change Taskbar-Icon for different Profiles?:

    Do you know what is the Vivaldi.ico.md5 for?

    Since it's a md5 it could be a checksum of the icon file, but that's just my guess...

    @iampowder said in [Question] Change Taskbar-Icon for different Profiles?:

    does the standalone Version of Vivaldi saves settings outside the "Install Folder" (e.g. registry)?

    It shouldn't, but it might. I use only standalone installations of Vivaldi on my PC and I noticed wild appearances of some profile data folders within the %appdata% and %localappdata% directories. I haven't checked the registry.



  • @pafflick said in [Question] Change Taskbar-Icon for different Profiles?:

    @iampowder said in [Question] Change Taskbar-Icon for different Profiles?:

    I have now managed to get my own icon by replacing the Vivaldi.ico in the folder User Data\Profile 1\Web Applications_crx_mpognobbkildjkofajifpdfhcoklimli

    Are you sure about that? I tried replacing that file with a custom icon and it didn't change anything, anywhere.

    Yes.
    I also figure out why some Profiles work and some dont. I use the tool DisplayFusion for the Multi-Monitor-Taskbar (and other Multi-Monitor functions). On the "DisplayFusion-taskbar" (2nd and 3rd monitor) there is always the default icon for all instances. On the Windows-Taskbar (main monitor) the icons are correct.
    I replaced the icons during the running instance of the browser. And sometimes you have to restart the browser multiple times - but after that, the icons shown correct. But do not change the md5 file!

    @iampowder said in [Question] Change Taskbar-Icon for different Profiles?:

    Do you know what is the Vivaldi.ico.md5 for?

    Since it's a md5 it could be a checksum of the icon file, but that's just my guess...

    @iampowder said in [Question] Change Taskbar-Icon for different Profiles?:

    does the standalone Version of Vivaldi saves settings outside the "Install Folder" (e.g. registry)?

    It shouldn't, but it might. I use only standalone installations of Vivaldi on my PC and I noticed wild appearances of some profile data folders within the %appdata% and %localappdata% directories. I haven't checked the registry.

    Ok, I can confirm empty Vivaldi folder in %appdata% and a Crahpad folder with settings file in %localappdata.
    Thanks


 

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