Can I change the windows icon from command line?

Thomas Wolff
Fri Nov 3 21:29:00 GMT 2017

Am 03.11.2017 um 21:03 schrieb cyg Simple:
> On 11/3/2017 3:23 PM, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>> Am 03.11.2017 um 16:34 schrieb cyg Simple:
>>> On 11/2/2017 3:55 PM, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>>>> Am 02.11.2017 um 14:38 schrieb cyg Simple:
>>>>> On 11/2/2017 2:47 AM, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>>>>>> Thanks, Brian, for the links and the sample code which will make it
>>>>>> easier.
>>>>>> This is about changing the icon, to get that sorted out.
>>>>>> I referred to changing the icon label (an existing sequence
>>>>>> supported by
>>>>>> xterm), i.e. the text shown in the taskbar, which cannot be changed in
>>>>>> Windows as far as I know as it's always the same as the window title.
>>>>> RXVT managed to change the title based on the xterm escape sequences.
>>>>> I've used that idea for various server connections in the past with
>>>>> RXVT.
>>>> Rxvt does not support more than mintty.
>>> I wasn't trying to say that it did.
>>>> We are not talking about window frame labels (window title)
>>>> but the labels that appear next to the icons in the Windows taskbar, or
>>>> (if configured away) popup up floating there.
>>> I have 3 chrome icons with different profile icons overlayed onto the
>>> primary icon in the bottom right pinned to my taskbar so that is doable.
>>>    The frame labels help when you hover over the taskbar icon with
>>> multiple windows so you can pick which to bring to the front.  It sounds
>>> though as if what is wanted is more the distinguished profile similar to
>>> chrome.  I can achieve that effect with differing installs (different
>>> paths) of Cygwin so it must be doable with one install and multiple
>>> profiles.
>> Trying to guess what you refer to there still seems to be
>> misunderstanding. The issue was to have a dedicated text label
>> associated to the taskbar icon which is different from the window frame
>> title of the same window. There are two distinct xterm sequence to set
>> these within an X server but this is not supported by Windows.
> Oh, my confusion here is that I always hide labels. I have so many
> pinned gets rid of the confusion.  But chrome manages to change the text
> of the icon based on the profile.
> With chrome I can "Manage People" and add more than one profile.  I can
> then pin each profile to the taskbar. Each profile contains a different
> set of saved passwords, bookmarks and other data.  There is only one
> executable with different text for each icon on the task bar.
Chrome self-draws its window frame and does not display a window title 
at all. It's easy then to reuse the window title as an icon-only title.

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