Iconpackager for Windows 10 ???

Sunday, February 21, 2016 by christianbearslyclark | Discussion: OS Customization

ADMIN EDIT : IconPackager 10 is now available from www.iconzone.com and supports Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.

I am very sure that some people have been asking in the past ..........

 

 

...... BUT .... would Stardock be Updating Iconpackager for Windows 10?

 

I really HATE Windows icons since day one LOL

 

Plus I want to use the icons to match with my Windowblinds 10 themes.

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Neil Banfield
Reply #101 Saturday, April 2, 2016 1:11 PM

10081991

I use Icon Packager 5 with Win 10 home edition with no problems. I upgraded to Win 10 from Win 7 so re-installed Icon Packager using compatibility assistant set for Win 7. No trouble un-installing or re-installing and no problems restoring all my icons to windows default.

Please DO NOT INSTALL IP 5.x on Windows 10. EDIT Use IconPackager 10 which is now released (www.iconzone.com)

I strongly recommend against the use as you WILL end up with problems.

There is a very good reason we block the installer, please trust us!

werewolf
Reply #102 Saturday, April 2, 2016 5:12 PM

I've read all the comments here. Is WB worthless without IP? Of course not.  That being said, I have the WB Agenda, with the matching WS theme. It's absolutely stunning with the wallpaper I have. The default Win10 icons look completely out of place; they look terrible and I would like to be able to match an IP to bring the whole thing together. It's to the point where I'm thinking about replacing certain icons individually and hoping for the best. The Win10 icons look that bad. 

tangent:

Our IT dept. changed our only slightly crippled Win7 installation to Win7 Classic. It looks like Win2000. Totally blows. It's institutional. So... It's better to have a themable OS without the icons than nothing at all.

That being said, I sincerely hope that Stardock decides to continue the Icon Packager software.  It really is a needed part of the theming process.

 

anotherside
Reply #103 Saturday, April 2, 2016 7:34 PM

Making IP is probably a loss. Maybe it's not the initial investment that is frightening. It's the fact that Win 10 breaks compatibility roughly twice a year. Making customization software for Win 10 will require more maintenance than earlier versions of Windows. And result in more support hours.

That being said, I fully understand people who feel IP is needed. Windows, OSX and Linux are pretty stagnant. Momentum is with Android and iOS. I wouldn't be surprised if Android is king of the desktop in ten years (Google held it back because of Chrome OS). I think Win 10 is ten times better than Android. But making customization software for Windows is complicated. And one company (Stardock) is probably not enough to keep Windows skinning in a healthy state. Because no IP means that skinning is not really healthy. And that's not Stardock's fault. The financial incentives are no longer there.

starkers
Reply #104 Sunday, April 3, 2016 12:47 AM

anotherside

Because no IP means that skinning is not really healthy. And that's not Stardock's fault. The financial incentives are no longer there

It's understood that Microsoft has been a pain in the proverbial, re-skinning, but waning financial incentives should NOT be the reason Stardock discontinues support for IconPackager.   It IS a part of ObjectDesktop.... and users ARE PAYING for it.  It's there for users of XP, Win 7 and 8/8.1, so why not for Win 10!

Yes, business is about making money.... but it is also about keeping customers happy.  Without the latter, customers will either go elsewhere or just stop coming, simple as that.

I didn't want to 'downgrade to Win 10 for this very reason, the default icons are goddam awful and totally ruin any theme one wishes to apply  There are/were other reasons, but MS forced Win 10 onto my HP 2-in-1 and I'm stuck with it cos 'roll back' refused to run.  Anyway, I am using a free Steampunk icon pack I downloaded from devart to change that Fisher Price look, and it does okay, but Iconpackager would be preferable as it does a better job without hacking system files.

Having said that, however, one uses what is available to get the job done, and being that I've had absolutely no issues with the icons/pack, and there is a free theme to change the UI, it is a cheaper option to the Stardock one.  Now I have known about these free themes/icons for quite some time, yet I keep upping my OD sub because I like to think of myself as a loyal customer to a deserving company who has the better solutions for customisation.  Still, without Iconpackger, the incentive to continue upping my sub is teetering on will I or won't I next time around.

I recently re-upped my sub a few weeks back because of having Win 10 foisted upon me, and there was no way I was going to tolerate that gaudy, horrible looking Start Menu a minute longer... and OD was a better solution than just Start10 on its own.  However, ObjectDesktop is much better value with IconPackager included for Win 10... and therein lies my dilemma. 

My finances are more strained since having to move recently, so do I continue to support Stardock with continued subscriptions, or do I cease and get icons a themes for free?  The former would be more desirable, but the absence of Iconpackager for win 10 could be the deal breaker, and I'm sure there are many others thinking quite similarly.

At the end of the day, however, it is Stardock's decision to update IP for all Windows editions, though I do think it folly to dismiss millions of OD/Iconpackager users and not do so, given how many are on Win 10 nowadays... and how many who will be forced onto it.

RoseNell
Reply #105 Sunday, April 3, 2016 10:41 AM

I repeat.... these work fine.  The only thing you cannot change is the Recycle Bin.  

http://www.iconarchive.com/news.html 

ICO's work perfectly.  Also Rocketdock icons work also.  

Check them out.  I am having been using them since I went Windows 8


anotherside
Reply #106 Sunday, April 3, 2016 12:46 PM

starkers

At the end of the day, however, it is Stardock's decision to update IP for all Windows editions, though I do think it folly to dismiss millions of OD/Iconpackager users and not do so, given how many are on Win 10 nowadays... and how many who will be forced onto it.

Well, I really wish there were millions of OD/Iconpackager users, because then this world would be a happier place. However, just based on the lack of activity on this forum I assume the number of OD subscribers to be in the thousands, not millions. A mildly successful game probably has more subscribers.

Maybe I am underestimating, but considering that Stardock is THE company for Windows customization and Wincustomize is the related forum I am amazed how little activity this forum sees. I think people are looking at their Android screen instead of their Windows screen. Windows is the workhorse, while the phone is the little cherished pet that is always close.

As a desktop guy (hate smartphones) this is really saddening.

I had a look at deviantart just to see if Windows skinning is dead there. After seeing a bunch of XP skins I concluded that this is indeed the case. There are a small number of people at Wincustomize that master SkinStudio, but the future doesn't look bright.

It will be interesting to see what happens to Win 10. Will it gain momentum and fully replace Win 7 or will it be the redheaded stepchild that never gets fully accepted.

If it's the former than maybe IP will materialize.

RoseNell

I repeat.... these work fine. The only thing you cannot change is the Recycle Bin.

I think people want the real deal, like in the good ol' days.

starkers
Reply #107 Sunday, April 3, 2016 1:45 PM

RoseNell

I repeat.... these work fine.  The only thing you cannot change is the Recycle Bin.  





http://www.iconarchive.com/news.html 

ICO's work perfectly.  Also Rocketdock icons work also.  

Check them out.  I am having been using them since I went Windows 8



I have downloaded some of these sets, but for the most part, many are just not in keeping with the themes I use.  I generally like to create dark themed desktops with matching dark icons, and there are quite a few dark themed icon packages among those I've been investigating over at devart.... and they do install as a package that will replace the majority of system icons, so that is handy as well.  It's just that I'd prefer IconPackager with the packages authored here at WC

anotherside

Well, I really wish there were millions of OD/Iconpackager users, because then this world would be a happier place. However, just based on the lack of activity on this forum I assume the number of OD subscribers to be in the thousands, not millions. A mildly successful game probably has more subscribers.

Don't try to gauge the number of OD/IP users by the numbers of 'contributing' forum users here at WC.  Firstly, there is a large number of lurkers who read only and never post.  Then there are the OD subscribers who never frequent the WC forums.  Then there are OD users who go to the Stardock and other forums because gaming is their primary interest.

Yes, skinning has been in a better state, and Microsoft has done plenty to discourage it with hard coding and etc, but there is still a market for skinning programs, and it could be tapped if there's innovation, new ideas to go with the old, and the skins to go with them.

I think, too, that the process of skinning could probably be simplified to make it easier for more people to create icons, Windowblinds and etc.  I know that I found Skinstudio too complicated and confusing to use, and I'm sure others would like to see an easier to use way to create skins.

anotherside

It will be interesting to see what happens to Win 10. Will it gain momentum and fully replace Win 7 or will it be the redheaded stepchild that never gets fully accepted.

If Microsoft continues along its merry way, just about every PC in the world will be on Win 10, given how many ways its finding to force 10 upon people and mess up the roll back function.

As for deviantart, there are several areas of customisation and there are 100's of WB's for Win 7 and some for Win 8/8.1.  Mind you, the IconPackager gallery over there is dismal at best and full of crappy pop star pics..... in other words, don't bother.

c242
Reply #108 Monday, April 4, 2016 5:57 AM

I once dreamt of not even being able to change my icons in Win 8/10 via IP but also of being able to change the tiles by IP. That would have been a way to go.

Island Dog
Reply #109 Monday, April 4, 2016 3:09 PM

starkers

It's understood that Microsoft has been a pain in the proverbial, re-skinning, but waning financial incentives should NOT be the reason Stardock discontinues support for IconPackager.   It IS a part of ObjectDesktop.... and users ARE PAYING for it.  It's there for users of XP, Win 7 and 8/8.1, so why not for Win 10!

Just to be clear as I'm seeing this repeated in other threads, IconPackager is no longer part of Object Desktop.

 

gevansmd
Reply #110 Monday, April 4, 2016 5:04 PM

The link goes to a page of icon packs but no application to install them.  What am I missing?  NEVERMIND, I see the icon packs contain EXEs.  

 

Hankers


Quoting christianbearslyclark,

I think I gonna wait for Iconpackager 10 too LOL



This is available for changing icons in Windows 10. - http://alexgal23.deviantart.com/gallery/

This will replace the standard Windows 10 icons with the icon pack you install. No need to change each icon individually.

I have tried a few of his Windows 10 icon packs and they work well. Had no issues uninstalling from Control Panel.

I make no guarantees that you or anyone else will not have any issues. Just offering an alternative.

starkers
Reply #111 Tuesday, April 5, 2016 3:40 AM

Island Dog


Quoting starkers,

It's understood that Microsoft has been a pain in the proverbial, re-skinning, but waning financial incentives should NOT be the reason Stardock discontinues support for IconPackager.   It IS a part of ObjectDesktop.... and users ARE PAYING for it.  It's there for users of XP, Win 7 and 8/8.1, so why not for Win 10!



Just to be clear as I'm seeing this repeated in other threads, IconPackager is no longer part of Object Desktop.

 

Since when?  I've not really looked in recent times, but last I checked it was still included. [e digicons]:'([/e]

Still, I'd rather not be forced to use other means.  IconPackager was/is the best way to change system icons enmasse.

gevansmd


This is available for changing icons in Windows 10. - http://alexgal23.deviantart.com/gallery/

This will replace the standard Windows 10 icons with the icon pack you install. No need to change each icon individually.

I have tried a few of his Windows 10 icon packs and they work well. Had no issues uninstalling from Control Panel.

I make no guarantees that you or anyone else will not have any issues. Just offering an alternative.

I'm currently using a Steampunk pack I got from a different author over at DA.  It installs with an exe and has an uninstaller included.   I've had no issues with it, and it's better than seeing the default rubbish MS put out, but it's not my preferred method.

RoseNell
Reply #112 Tuesday, April 5, 2016 11:52 AM

On each of the sets or individual icons you want to use, on the left side of the page you can download either the ico, on or png, or the icns that would be the whole set. Or you can just roll your mouse over the one you want and click ico and save it to a file.  I save it to a file on my desk top.  Then all you have to do is right click on your desktop icon and go to properties and then  customs and then go to browse and then pick the file your ico is in.  Click on the icon and apply it and it changes the desktop icon to what ever you have chosen.  Hope this helps.    

starkers
Reply #113 Wednesday, April 6, 2016 1:24 AM

RoseNell

On each of the sets or individual icons you want to use, on the left side of the page you can download either the ico, on or png, or the icns that would be the whole set. Or you can just roll your mouse over the one you want and click ico and save it to a file.  I save it to a file on my desk top.  Then all you have to do is right click on your desktop icon and go to properties and then  customs and then go to browse and then pick the file your ico is in.  Click on the icon and apply it and it changes the desktop icon to what ever you have chosen.  Hope this helps.    

I have downloaded quite a few sets and some individual ones here and there, but it is so time consuming when you have to change system icons one by one.  If only I were clever enough to create a multi-icon changer that'd do the job.

Neil Banfield
Reply #114 Wednesday, April 6, 2016 7:47 PM

As has been mentioned before the future of IP is under discussion.  I cannot promise specifics but I am hopeful there will be a version for Windows 10 at some point.

starkers
Reply #115 Wednesday, April 6, 2016 9:57 PM

Thank you, Neil, this is encouraging news and we are grateful for it.... up 'til now there hasn't been much said on the future of IP.

neone6
Reply #116 Thursday, April 7, 2016 3:14 AM

Neil Banfield

As has been mentioned before the future of IP is under discussion.  I cannot promise specifics but I am hopeful there will be a version for Windows 10 at some point.

Uvah
Reply #117 Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:23 AM

To see IP do its thing on Win10......AWESOME! I'd grab it up in a heart beat.

starkers
Reply #118 Sunday, April 10, 2016 3:21 AM


To see IP do its thing on Win10......AWESOME! I'd grab it up in a heart beat.

Yup, me too! 

Q: Did you hear about the blonde who discovered IconPackager is no longer a part Of ObjectDesktop?

A: She got different coloured nail polishes and painted herself a pretty looking iconset on her screen.

Then there was the blonde who couldn't get a wallpaper up on her screen, so she took to her screen with some oil paints and reproduced a picture of her 'then' house and family she did in kindergarten.

christianbearslyclark
Reply #119 Sunday, April 17, 2016 5:13 AM

starkers


Quoting Uvah,

To see IP do its thing on Win10......AWESOME! I'd grab it up in a heart beat.



Yup, me too! 

Q: Did you hear about the blonde who discovered IconPackager is no longer a part Of ObjectDesktop?

A: She got different coloured nail polishes and painted herself a pretty looking iconset on her screen.

Then there was the blonde who couldn't get a wallpaper up on her screen, so she took to her screen with some oil paints and reproduced a picture of her 'then' house and family she did in kindergarten.


 

ha ha ha

Kunkzi
Reply #120 Monday, August 22, 2016 4:56 AM

Hankers


Quoting christianbearslyclark,

I think I gonna wait for Iconpackager 10 too LOL



This is available for changing icons in Windows 10. - http://www.uukeys.com/reset-windows-10-password.html

This will replace the standard Windows 10 icons with the icon pack you install. No need to change each icon individually.

I have tried a few of his Windows 10 icon packs and they work well. Had no issues uninstalling from Control Panel.

I make no guarantees that you or anyone else will not have any issues. Just offering an alternative.

 

This is cool thanks for sharing.

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