Save up to 50% in our Spring Sale!
Save up to 50% off any of our desktop apps in our Spring Sale, including DisplayFusion,
ClipboardFusion, FileSeek, iTunesFusion, LogFusion, TrayStatus, and VoiceBot!

Title

Message

Confirm

Want to earn a free DisplayFusion Pro license? We're looking for DisplayFusion translators!
<< DiscussionsReply

Chrome Taskbar Icon and Profile/Avatar

Avatar from Gravatar.com
Naxia Lascif
6 discussion posts
Hey all,

So, with Chrome, when you have multiple accounts signed in, Chrome slaps on an avatar/profile icon onto over the app icon. I loath this with the fury of a thousand suns, lol

Is there anyway to remove this? Either by telling Chrome not to do it, or telling DisplayFusion to use a vanilla Chrome icon for every open instance?

I tried setting a stock icon for the pinned item, but once the app opens, it still shows the gross profile thing.

Any suggestions or tips would be awesome!
Apr 14, 2017  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
On the Settings > Compatibility tab, add a rule for Chrome, and enable the "Use process file icon on DisplayFusion taskbar, not window icon" option in the rule. That should grab just the regular Chrome icon :)

Hope that helps!
Apr 20, 2017  • #2
Avatar from Gravatar.com
big_guitar
14 discussion posts
In my case, I have multiple Chrome profiles, and each taskbar icon for Chrome is unique per the user profile. However, once I drag a Chrome session to the other monitor, the taskbar icon changes to one used by a different profile. The setting you provided was fine to force the Chrome icon on the secondary monitor to use the default Chrome icon, but I would prefer that it would keep the taskbar icon that the primary monitor displays, b/c the unique icon is specific to the profile utilized by that Chrome session...

Is there anyway to resolve this issue? Thank you!
Jun 22, 2017 (modified Jun 24, 2017)  • #3
Avatar from Gravatar.com
big_guitar
14 discussion posts
I have an archaic version Actual Multiple Monitors that doesn't have this problem.. so it should be fixable right?
Jun 24, 2017  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@big_guitar: Do you have any Chrome buttons pinned on the second monitor?
Jun 26, 2017  • #5
Avatar from Gravatar.com
big_guitar
14 discussion posts
Hello Keith,
No, I do not have any apps pinned to the taskbar on the 2nd monitor...
Also, this is running on Windows 7 pro, thank you.
Jun 26, 2017 (modified Jun 26, 2017)  • #6
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If you haven't already, could you try DisplayFusion 9.0 Beta 3? Make sure to disable your Compatibility rule when testing.

I tested here on Windows 7 with DisplayFusion 9.0 Beta 3 and the latest version of Chrome. Created two user accounts, then moved both to the second monitor, and they each kept their user icons.

If it's still broken for you with 9.0 Beta 3, could you send me a backup of your DisplayFusion settings? You can back them up using Settings > Options > Export Settings.

Thanks!
Jun 28, 2017  • #7
Avatar from Gravatar.com
big_guitar
14 discussion posts
No luck, by what means should I send you the reg file?
I have more than 2 profiles, and all the other chrome sessions that are not default show an icon different than default, but they show the same non-default icon regardless of which non-default profile I use... not matching up... I suppose I would not notice the problem if I only had 2 Chrome profiles.
Jun 29, 2017  • #8
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
You can attach the settings backup here. The attachments are protected by default so that only Binary Fortress staff can open them.

Thanks!
Jun 30, 2017  • #9
Avatar from Gravatar.com
big_guitar
14 discussion posts
See attached settings file, thank you.
For a true test, you should have at least 3 Chrome profiles that all have different graphical looks... I see Google recently updated the Settings interface... but there is still the option to change the 'look' .. multiple colored person icons, ninja, pizza, soccer ball, etc. still available.
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusionBackup-20170629.reg [79,518 bytes]
Jun 30, 2017 (modified Jun 30, 2017)  • #10
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! Even with your settings it works ok for me. (see the attached screenshot)

Are you on Chrome Dev or Canary? Or just the regular stable builds?
• Attachment: 2017-07-04_14-52-18.png [99,767 bytes]
2017-07-04_14-52-18.png
2017-07-04_14-52-18.png
Jul 4, 2017  • #11
Avatar from Gravatar.com
big_guitar
14 discussion posts
I am using 64-bit Chrome...

Version 59.0.3071.115 (Official Build) (64-bit)

The top of image is from monitor 1... when i drag to monitor 2, the icon changes.
• Attachment: Clipboard03.png [16,432 bytes]
Clipboard03.png
Clipboard03.png
Jul 6, 2017  • #12
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If you install Window Inspector, and hover your mouse over the Chrome window, does Window Inspector show the correct icon, or the same one that the DisplayFusion taskbar shows?
Jul 13, 2017  • #13
Avatar from Gravatar.com
big_guitar
14 discussion posts
I'm not sure how the inspector is supposed to work, it seems to take quite a long time before details change, and what kind of hovering will trigger a change...anyway...for the chrome sessions that have issues, the windows icons and process files icons are all just generic Chrome... the only icon that is different is AppID [PinnedIcon], which shows the soccer ball regardless of which monitor the window is active on [for the profile example that doesn't display properly on 2nd monitor]. And, that icon is not the one displayed on the primary monitor.. the appropriate icon should be the Ninja, which is displayed on the primary monitor properly... it should never be the soccer ball for this session, although I do have another profile (not default) that uses the soccer ball. It's odd because actually, the AppID under Inspector suggests I'm using the LNK file from the profile with the soccer ball. Perhaps I should delete the desktop LNK file that it references to see what happens... However, I normally launch the non-default profiles from within the default Chrome session by clicking in the upper-right profile name, and selecting the alternate profile. And the default profile Chrome sessions does not even refer to any LNK under AppID, it simply refers to the default profile directory... it's quite odd since I don't launch Chrome using the LNK file in question. But even for the sessions where "Inspector" believes the AppID is the soccer LNK, the primary monitor displays the proper Ninja icon.
Jul 14, 2017  • #14
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Interesting! It could be related to the desktop icons. If you move the desktop icons to another folder on the system, then exit all Chrome instances and restart DisplayFusion, does that make any difference at all?
Jul 19, 2017  • #15
Avatar from Gravatar.com
big_guitar
14 discussion posts
I performed your test, and the only difference is that the secondary monitor now displays all icons in the taskbar with the default Chrome icon only, whereas the primary monitor will display the avatar associated with the profile on top of the chrome icon in the taskbar. (That is, the primary monitor performs as expected, but the secondary does not).
Jul 21, 2017 (modified Jul 21, 2017)  • #16
Avatar from Gravatar.com
big_guitar
14 discussion posts
So interestingly, my work computer did not have this issue... but I had another Chrome issue, had to uninstall and re-install Chrome... now afterwards, my work computer does have the same issue... the secondary monitor no longer carries the user-specific profile icon in the taskbar... it's just a generic chrome icon.. the primary monitor is fine as it is with my home system.
Feb 28, 2018  • #17
Avatar from Gravatar.com
big_guitar
14 discussion posts
I guess the issue isn't limited to Chrome... for my Exchange powershell session has a particular icon that is not carried over to the second monitor... which sports the generic powershell icon when the powershell window is moved to the secondary display...
• Attachment [protected]: df-taskbar.png [5,596 bytes]
Mar 1, 2018  • #18
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, I'm going to check in with our devs next week and get more info on the locations and order that DF uses for choosing the taskbar button icon. I'll keep you posted as soon as I have more news.

Thanks!
Mar 14, 2018  • #19
DST's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Glad to hear this, I'm experiencing the same issue (multi-monitor taskbar not showing the Chrome profile icons even with Chrome sessions/windows pinned, launched via desktop icons, etc.)

Please let me know if there's anything I can provide to help troubleshoot, and while it's totally a minor issue, it's definitely appreciated if this can be resolved!
Aug 8, 2018  • #20
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@DST: I'm going to have another go at trying to reproduce this issue here. Which version of Windows are you running?
Aug 17, 2018  • #21
DST's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Somehow I missed the email notification *months* ago on this, so my apologies if I'm necro-ing the thread...

Anyway, I'm running Windows 10 Pro, 1803 (17134.407). What's really strange is that right now, for example, is that on my primary monitor using the WIndows taskbar, the second Chrome window has its tab icon showing correctly, but the first does not.

On the *second* monitor, using the DisplayFusion taskbar, the first Chrome window has its tab icon showing correctly, but the second does not.
Dec 19, 2018  • #22
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
That's strange indeed! What's your taskbar mode set to?
Dec 20, 2018  • #23
DST's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
"All taskbars show all windows", and I'm using I think Beta 7?

Name: DisplayFusion Pro 9.4
• Name Data: DisplayFusion
• Build Date: Dec 17, 2018 18:50
Dec 20, 2018  • #24
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
That'd be the final version of 9.4. I have my taskbars set to the same mode as yours, and two Chrome profiles, and both icons are showing correctly for me. Could you attach screenshots of the edit window for the pinned items on the DF taskbars? You can right-click them and choose "Edit this Pinned Item"
Dec 20, 2018  • #25
Avatar from Gravatar.com
big_guitar
14 discussion posts
In the mean time, I still have the same taskbar issues I always have, on multiple Win 7 Pro 64 systems. Such as my post on March 1, 2018 (powershell icons), and of course, the Chrome icons changing in the taskbar depending on which monitor I move the application to. Nothing has changed for me from that standpoint.. just making sure my past silence hasn't been misinterpreted, thanks. (running Pro 9.4)
Dec 20, 2018  • #26
DST's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I was able to make both profile icons appear properly on the Windows desktop by managing the profiles and re-selecting an icon, but unfortunately only one still appears successfully on the 2nd monitor (DF Taskbar). The Chrome profile that's run under another user account (and as administrator) is the one that doesn't show properly.
• Attachment [protected]: Monitor 1 - Both Profiles Icon (Windows Taskbar).jpg [32,782 bytes]
• Attachment [protected]: Monitor 2 - 1st Profile Icon (DF Taskbar).jpg [91,179 bytes]
• Attachment [protected]: Monitor 2 - 2nd Profile No Icon (DF Taskbar).jpg [102,672 bytes]
Dec 26, 2018  • #27
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hey guys, just a quick update to let you know that I haven't forgotten about this. We've been swamped from the holidays but this is on my list for next week.

Thanks!
Jan 4, 2019  • #28
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If you remove the pinned shortcuts to Chrome from the DisplayFusion taskbar, then close and re-open all Chrome instances, do they get the right icons on the DF taskbar?
Jan 9, 2019  • #29
Avatar from Gravatar.com
big_guitar
14 discussion posts
Unpinning and closing sessions only helped my 'first' session... thereafter, launching another profile login (I normally have more than 1 uniquely authenticated running at the same time), simply kept using the 'first' session icon on the secondary screen, and the unique icons only remained on the primary display.
Jan 10, 2019  • #30
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@big_guitar: Do you have both profiles pinned to the Primary taskbar? Or just a regular Chrome pin and then you open the other profile using the menu in Chrome itself?
Jan 10, 2019  • #31
Avatar from Gravatar.com
big_guitar
14 discussion posts
Right now I have no Chrome app pinned on my personal system. On my work system, I do have multiple Chrome profiles pinned. I usually launch the additional sessions from the existing chrome app (upper-right), but not always. Doesn't seem to make a difference though with DF.
Jan 10, 2019 (modified Jan 10, 2019)  • #32
DST's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I've unpinned the sessions from the DF taskbar, closed & relaunched, and while that does restore the icon for the first/primary session, the second profile remains blank with no icon.

I also have a single Chrome session pinned, and use that to launch another instance as an administrator account, with a different username (and obviously a different Chrome profile on that other user). Obviously my situation is a little more complex, so I understand if it's not as easy to resolve!
Jan 11, 2019  • #33
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Try as I might, I just can't get this to happen here :(

Can you guys check out the attached video and let me know if I'm missing anything in my testing?
• Attachment: ChromeButtons.mp4 [2,609,402 bytes]
Jan 23, 2019  • #34
Avatar from Gravatar.com
big_guitar
14 discussion posts
That's an interesting video, however neither of my 2 different Win7 systems behave in that manner... is that some basic Win7 image? If so, try some system that's been pounded on for years. I do have some ancient competitor product that is no longer free, but the free version did not have this issue on either of my systems, but it was so dated it had other issues...
Jan 23, 2019  • #35
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, so interestingly, I actually had this happen to me on my main machine today, but I still can't figure out how to reproduce it reliably. After closing all Chrome windows and re-opening, everything is fine and I can't get it to happen again. I'll keep at it and hopefully figure this out!
Jan 31, 2019  • #36
Was this helpful?  Login to Vote(1)  Login to Vote
<< DiscussionsReply