Google Chrome Start Screen Tile Icon Large (Fix)

Based on the fix posted at Krusted.com for the Google Chrome tile icon size issue in the Windows 10 Start screen, I wrote a small VBScript to automate the process. This script might come in handy as you need to repeat the fix again every time after updating Google Chrome.

Here is how the Google Chrome icon shows up in Start by default.

chrome tile icon fix

The script looks for Chrome shortcut in the Start Menu\Programs folder, finds the shortcut’s target path (i.e., Chrome installation path), and renames the file Chrome.VisualElementsManifest.xml if it’s found. Additionally, to refresh the Start screen, the script updates the “Date Modified” entry of the existing Google Chrome shortcut.

After renaming Chrome.VisualElementsManifest.xml in the Google Chrome program directory and “updating” the Chrome shortcut in “%appdata%\Microsoft\windows\Start Menu\Programs”, the Chrome icon now appears correctly.



chrome tile icon fix

Download ChromeTileFix.vbs (zipped)

Note that the script runs elevated by default. If you have Google Chrome installed within your user profile, you can modify the script so that it doesn’t run elevated.


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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

2 thoughts on “Google Chrome Start Screen Tile Icon Large (Fix)”

  1. i had similar issue with the chrome icon since 2018. But my solution was powershell script that replaces file “Logo.png” in Chrome/VisualElements folder with new Logo.png file (that has removed background and is smaller) and then restarts explorer.exe. But now, in 07-2021, it stopped working – logo.png is replaced as well but restarting explorer does nothing – it seems the icon in menu start is cached. Your solution worked. Thanks!

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