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How to change Firefox Portable icon

It's not a question but an issue to do it because I need it and I wasn't able to found how to do. Perhaps it would be helpfull for someone else.

To change the Firefox Portable icon, you need a .ICO file, rename it into main-window.ico then put it into the path \FirefoxPortable\App\firefox\chrome\icons\default if they not exist, create all missed folders.

That's all Biggrin

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Thanks!

I spent the better part of two hours trying to figure out how to do this on my own. I looked up programs to manually change the icons, but most cost money, which I wasn't willing to spend. The freeware screwed up the EXE file to make it unusable, and up until two minutes ago I was pulling my hair out trying to figure this out. Then it occurred to me that I should do a google search about the particular program I wanted to change, which led me here. Thank you so much!

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Neat trick...

Neat trick, and thank you for the information. It makes me wonder how to change the Firefox icon that shows up in the PAc menu (so they match)? I guessing my answer resides in \PortableApps\FirefoxPortable\App\AppInfo. Suggestions? I don't want to break anything. Smile

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yes

But you need to recompile the launcher (possibly with NSIS Edit (portable) https://portableapps.com/node/13990) with the script from the FirefoxPortable\Other\Source\FireFoxPortable.nsi after you do this.

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Nope

It's just FirefoxPortable\App\appicon.ico on the 1.5.x version and FirefoxPortable\App\appicon_16.png in the 2.0 beta of the platform and moving forward.

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Thanks!

Thank you for the clarification, I am fascinated by all of this and learning as I go...

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How to change Firefox 6 Portable icon?

Hello
I would like to know how to change the taskbar icon in Firefox 6 Portable. I know that you explained how to do it with Firefox 2 but the technique you used (Replacing the "main-window.ico" icon) no longer works with Firefox 6 Portable.

Thank you for your help Guys, I'm eagerly waiting for your answers.

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App\AppInfo and FirefoxPortable.nsi

You need to change appicon.ico in App\AppInfo Folder and then download NSIS Portable: https://portableapps.com/apps/development/nsis_portable

Use NSIS to build a new Launcher(Open NSIS -> Compile -> select FirefoxPortable.nsi) with the icon you chose.

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That won't change the window

That won't change the window icon though.

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you need to change firefox.exe with restorator

you can change it with restorator 2007 trial version.
open \App\Firefox\firefox.exe and replace both icons. make sure you did a backup first.
recache your icons in windows (log out and in again) and it should work.
don't know why the icons are smaller than expected any help is appreciated.

tbr

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Thx

Thx

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Hi

I tried method with FirefoxPortable\App\firefox\chrome\icons\default and main-window.ico
but it doesn't work in portable firefox ver.27 that I am using,
is there any other way to change taskbar icon?

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Changed

It was changed in Firefox. It's now: FirefoxPortable\App\Firefox\browser\chrome\icons\default\main-window.ico

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It worked now, thanks

It worked now, thanks

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