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.

allanlinuxmg
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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.

CampinCarl
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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.

Updated Icons
Image

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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