Good Source of Task-Bar-sized icons?

Subject: Good Source of Task-Bar-sized icons?
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 10:13:25 -0600 (CST)

Resending. I think I sent it as rich text before, so you may have gotten a blank email.

Hi, all.

I have Windows 7 and I repeatedly confuse the Outlook and Windows Explorers icons in the task bar. They use similar shades of yellow and I have to really stare at them to recognize which is which.

I know HOW to replace the icon, but I don't like the alternate icons Windows provides.

I see plenty of icon libraries online, but I am hesitant to download any -- they seem like prime sources of malware. Although my system is protected, I still don't want to make an unwise move.

Can you recommend a safe source of free icons? Or, can you recommend a Windows 7-compatible icon editor? I see some on CNET and will go this route if I have to.

But one good, non-yellow, free icon will solve my problem . . .

Since I can see how some might consider this post to be off topic , I hereby make the case that this post IS on topic because these tools are central to my existence as a tech writer. And I can't write well when I am constantly ticked off when I open the wrong application because I can't tell the icons apart.

Thanks for all suggestions!


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