Change the OpenVPN GUI icon on the taskbar

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vandreytrindade
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Change the OpenVPN GUI icon on the taskbar

Post by vandreytrindade » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:41 am

It looks pretty much like the Windows 10 network icon.
Users (who are not from IT) complain a lot about that.

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Re: Change the OpenVPN GUI icon on the taskbar

Post by allanlinuxmg » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:58 pm

I have the same problem.
I think the OpenVPN icon itself is more intuitive.
My suggestion would be a white icon of the openvpn itself.

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Re: Change the OpenVPN GUI icon on the taskbar

Post by CampinCarl » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:48 pm

At the risk of thread necromancy, I recently did this for myself and wanted to share in case there's still any interest. I'm new here so I'm not sure if the developers frequent this forum, but I can create a pull request on GitHub if desired.

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How To
Gist: OpenVPN-GUI Replace Windows System Tray Icons

TL;DR
Use a resource editor like Resource Hacker to modify your copy of openvpn-gui.exe. Icons and sample script provided in Gist (see above).

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Re: Change the OpenVPN GUI icon on the taskbar

Post by vandreytrindade » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:14 pm

Great @CampinCarl !
I'll give it a try!

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Re: Change the OpenVPN GUI icon on the taskbar

Post by Bud.Ugly » Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:16 pm

This chain is a couple of years old, but the topic is current again (or should be).
The current taskbar icon on Windows 10 is invisible if you're using the Light color scheme. The white outline when disconnected is especially hard to see--it's simply not there. Well, it IS there, in that you can click on what appears to be an empty space, and it does respond, but it's truly invisible.
The instructions that are given above sound great, but don't work with 3.2.2.--openvpn-gui.exe no longer exists.
Is there any way to change this icon?

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