Changing application icon for Windows

By default, the exported project's icon will be the Godot icon. You will most likely want to change that for your project. There are two types of icons that can be changed on Windows: the file icon and the taskbar icon.

Creating an ICO file

Windows does not use formats such as png or jpg for application icons. Instead, it uses a Windows-only format called ICO. You can create your application icon in any program but you will have to convert it to an ICO file using a program such as GIMP.

This video tutorial goes over how to export an ICO file with GIMP.

It is also possible to convert a PNG image to an hiDPI-friendly ICO file using this ImageMagick command:

magick convert icon.png -define icon:auto-resize=256,128,64,48,32,16 icon.ico

Mudando o ícone da barra de tarefas

The taskbar icon is the icon that shows up on the taskbar when your project is running.

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To change the taskbar icon, go to Project → Project Settings → Application → Config → Windows Native Icon. Click on the folder icon and select your ICO file.

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This setting only changes the icon for your exported game on Windows. To set the icon for macOS, use Macos Native Icon. And for any other platform, use the Icon setting.

Mudando o ícone do arquivo

Aviso

There are known issues when changing the application icon in executables that embed a PCK file. It's recommended to avoid using rcedit for now if you choose to enable the Embed Pck option for your Windows export preset in the Export dialog.

The file icon is the icon of the executable that you click on to start the project.

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Before selecting it in the export options, you will need to install an extra tool called rcedit. You can download it here.

After downloading, you need to tell Godot the path to the rcedit executable on your computer. Go to Editor → Editor Settings → Export → Windows. Click on the folder icon for the rcedit entry. Navigate to and select the rcedit executable.

Nota

Linux and macOS users will also need to install WINE to use rcedit.

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You should now have everything in place to change the file icon. To do that, you will need to specify the icon when exporting. Go to Project → Export. Assuming you have already created a Windows Desktop preset, select your icon in ICO format in the Application → Icon field.

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Testando o resultado

You can now export the project. If it worked correctly, you should see this:

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Nota

if your icon isn't showing up properly, on Windows 10, try clearing the icon cache. To do so, open Run and call the command ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache or ie4uinit.exe -show.