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Windows Taskbar icon for Private Browsing by PortableApps.com app is still default Firefox icon

According to: https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/private_browsing

This app has "a custom icon in the taskbar so you can easily distinguish it from your main Firefox Portable profile".

According to my screenshot here: http://i.imgur.com/VJMq4wc.jpg

No, it doesn't. It still uses the default Firefox icon, so you can't "distinguish it from your main Firefox Portable profile".

Environment variables:
-Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1
-PortableApps.com 11.2
-Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 26.0
-Private Browsing by PortableApps.com 3.0

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Confirmed

I can confirm that Firefox 26.0 is ignoring the documented way to have it display a custom icon on Windows 7. I'll look into this further.

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Found Fix

I found a fix for it. Firefox changed the way it handles custom icons in version 21. I'll have an update to the private browsing launcher to handle this posted shortly.

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Fixed in 3.1

This is fixed in Private Browsing 3.1

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I did not notice it right

I did not notice it right away, but it does indeed work now. Thanks a lot!

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New error observed

Screenshot here: http://i.imgur.com/grl3F0e.jpg

The version of Firefox above is not Private Browsing, but the standard Firefox Portable. As you can see, it's taken on the Private Browsing's custom icon.

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Crash

This will happen if you crash it by either removing the drive or shutting down the PC without closing the apps (in which case they crash and their cleanup routines can't run). You can fix this by opening up Windows Explorer and heading to your FirefoxPortable\App\Firefox\browser\chrome\icons\default directory and delete the file called main-window.ico.

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