Well, I'll get straight to the point. This tweak will allow you to change the default icon for the e-mail shortcut in the start menu to whatever you want. You should be familliar with regedit prior to trying this.
- Click on "Start" and go to "run"
- In the run dialog type "regedit"
- Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail" by expanding the appropriate branches of the tree.
- Select the email client that you are currently using.
- You can now modify the (default) key and rename the shortcut to whatever you want.
- To change the icon expand the selected client and click on "DefaultIcon".
- Change the (default) key to point to the icon file of your choice by double-clicking it. If you are going to use a .exe file with multiple icons inside you should specify with a comma after the target the index number. (Eg. C:\icons.exe, 2)
- Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
That's it! Have fun.
P.S. There probably is another section to change the shortcut name & icon of the internet client but I was too lazy to find it.
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