ActivIcons 3.37

ActivIcons lets you change your desktop default icons and cursors properties
3.6  (5 votes)
3.37 (See all)

ActivIcons is a comprehensive and easy to use application that allows you to change your Windows desktop default icons and cursors properties in a snap. This program enables you to save and restore the desktop layout, rebuild the icon cache or increase its size, remove shortcut symbols, repair corrupted icons, and much more. You can even use it to display animated icons on your desktop, or make the icon text labels transparent.
The program has a very intuitive user interface, with a large panel on the left that allows you to customize the entire program in order to suit your needs. What is more, the application also allows you to change the color of the text below the icons, change the "Start" button graphic and text or hide it, replace various drive and folder icons, remove shortcut symbols, replace Internet Explorer and Outlook Express animated logos, among many other things. It supports Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XP. If you are thinking of changing your desktop icons with your style, ActivIcons will not disappoint you.

Silvana Mansilla
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Review summary


  • Easy to use. Simple and intuitive user interface. Free


  • Does not support Windows Vista
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