8GadgetPack Icon Changer

Change the 8GadgetPack's context menu icon to Windows 7's one

Project maintained by LumitoLuma Hosted on GitHub Pages — Theme by mattgraham

About 8GadgetPack Icon Changer

You may know what 8GadgetPack is (a tool that brings Windows 7 gadgets to Windows 8 and 10). Installation is quick and easy and having this program installed is very useful (and geeky).

If you were (or are) a fanatic Windows 7 user, you may notice that the icon that appears at the context menu I the gadgets section is different than Windows 7’s one.

If you like the new style, then you do not need to download this tool, but if you don’t like it, this tool may like you.

8GadgetPack Icon Changer is a tool that changes 8GadgetPack’s context menu icon to Windows 7 one.

Building source code

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Building 8GadgetPack is easy, you’ll only need to have Visual Studio 2019 installed with .NET support.

Just follow this easy and quick steps:

  1. Download or git clone this repository.
  2. Open Visual Studio 2019 Developer Command Prompt and cd to the directory with the extracted files.
  3. Run msbuild /m /p:Configuration=Release /p:Platform=Win32 and wait a few seconds.
  4. Done! Check for 8GadgetPackIconChanger.exe in bin\release directory.

Installing compiled version

You can download 8GadgetPack Icon Changer through this link.


Contributing to the project

If you want to contribute to the project, please contact me through lumito.net/contact or open a Pull Request.

You can contribute with the following things:

Reporting bugs there is not allowed, unless you have reported them through Issues tab and you have not received any comments for a while (minimum a week).


Thanks a lot to Helmut Buhler for offering 8GadgetPack and maintaining it’s website (www.8gadgetpack.net)


© 2012 - 2020, Helmut Buhler

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