You might not realize this, but there’s actually another icon hidden inside the Google Chrome executable file — and it’s a high-quality version of the same logo, but golden.
If you’re wondering how we got the smooth icon you’re seeing above, it’s because the latest dev channel version switched the icon from the older style.
Enabling the Hidden Gold Icon
All you have to do is open up the shortcut Properties screen and head to Change Icon.
Inside the Change Icon dialog you’ll find a bunch of icons—sadly, the other 3 are low-resolution icons, but you can switch to the gold one from here.
BTW, the gold icon is from the Canary build, but most people don’t know/realize that it’s stored in the executable file for the regular version too.