How to change the Chrome Icon in Windows XP Taskbar

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Hi,

I'd like to change the Chrome icon in the Windows XP Taskbar. I can do it for Mozilla but am having issues with Chrome. Is this possible ?

I have multiple instances of Chrome & want to indentify them by separate icons on the taskbar in Xp.

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Chrome works differently than Firefox. Basically, every tab is run as its own process, making it a separate "instance" from every other tab, even those in the same window.

So if you have 2 windows with 3 tabs each, you really have 6 separate processes of Chrome running, although you only see two "instances" on the taskbar.

I don't know how exactly you're changing the icon on the instance for Firefox, since this isn't a standard Windows option/feature, but I'm guessing it's because of this difference between Chrome and Firefox that's causing it to not work with Chrome.

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Sounds like there is no solution to what I'm looking for given what you've said. Chrome running as a separate instance for each tab.

Is that correct ?

I was trying to find the instructions for FF but couldn't locate it. You just need to add the .ico file to a particular directory under your FF profile. Works like a charm.

No so in Chrome.

Thx for your response.
I think for Firefox, you may have been using multiple profiles and icon packs:
http://kenyarmosh.com/blog/multiple-firefox-profiles-with-custom-icon-packs/


With Chrome, they're testing mutliple profiles on their "Canary" and developer versions of the browser. If you don't mind a little instability, you can try one of those versions now:
http://lifehacker.com/5822643/chrome-canary-and-dev-get-improved-multiple-profile-support

Otherwise, this feature will probably be eventually added to a stable update of Chrome in the future.

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Thx marsilies.

Will give it a shot & see how it goes.

Thx again.

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