How to Change App Icon Pinned on Windows 8.1 Start Screen

 
To Change App Icon Pinned on Windows 8.1 Start Screen you need to navigate to file location and properties of file. Properties allows user to change icon of apps.

 

There are at times when you want to pin some of the apps to your Windows 8 or 8.1 Start Screen so that you can get your desired items on your fingertips. The start screen pinned apps will be displayed as tiles on the Start Screen along with an icon and a name that you have provided to it. After pinning the app you found out that the manifestation or design of the icon is not up to your mark. You want to change icon of the pinned app on Start Screen. Here in this article, you can learn how to change the icon of the start screen pinned apps. The procedure is very simple and it will take you few minutes to change the icon.

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How to Change App Icon Pinned on Windows 8.1 Start Screen

Follow the few simple steps below –

  • Go to the Start Screen.

How to Change App Icon Pinned on Windows 8.1 Start Screen

  • Now right-click on the start screen pinned icon.

How to Change App Icon Pinned on Windows 8.1 Start Screen

  • Select Open File Location.
  • A new folder holding the pinned apps will appear on the screen.

How to Change App Icon Pinned on Windows 8.1 Start Screen

  • Right click on the shortcut of your pinned app whose icon you want to change.
  • Select Properties.

How to Change App Icon Pinned on Windows 8.1 Start Screen

  • The Shortcut tab will be opened by default.
  • There you click on the Change Icon option.

How to Change App Icon Pinned on Windows 8.1 Start Screen

  • You will get a new window popping up with various icons displaying on it.
  • Choose the icon as per your desire.
  • Click Ok.

How to Change App Icon Pinned on Windows 8.1 Start Screen

  • Then click Apply followed by Ok in the Properties folder.
  • Close all the windows now.
  • Go to the Start Screen and see the new icon of your pinned app.

Hope this tip will help you.

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