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Desktop icons

by lpj63 / July 15, 2005 9:37 AM PDT

Can anyone tell me how to change a desktop icon for a website.I have a few shortcut icons on my desktop for Google but the icon is the IE icon.How can I change it to the Google icon?
Thanks

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I'm not sure you can
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 15, 2005 9:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Desktop icons

Internet web page icons refer to which type of browser you are using to view the web page, (IE, Netscape, Firefox, etc). If you created a shortcut to the icon, then possibly you could change the shortcut icon. But that doesn't always work.

Right click the icon and select Properties. In either tab, is there an option to change the icon? If so, click the button and browse your hard drive for othr icons. You might want to try C:/Windows/System32/moreicons.dll.

If not, right click the icon again, and select Send to -> Desktop (Create a shortcut), then right click the new shortcut icon, goto Properties, and try again.

But I have to ask, why are you saving web pages on your desktop?

Isn't it just as fast and easy, and much more tidier, to save them within Internet Explorer, to your Favorites folder?

Mark

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Desktop icon
by lpj63 / July 15, 2005 10:14 AM PDT
In reply to: I'm not sure you can

Thanks for the suggestion but the only file I can find is C:\WINDOWS\system32\url.dll and it does not contain the Google icon.We just find it easier to have it on the desktop........quicker access to to settle those family disputes.........lol

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If you download/install Mozilla or Firefox. the ....
by tobeach / July 15, 2005 4:01 PM PDT
In reply to: I'm not sure you can

search page is defaulted to Google. Just type topic in URL space & click search. If you don't have Sun Java, you will need it for FF and also you should use it for IE (as MS's is full of holes). FF /Moz is immune to about 85% of bad stuff(no Active X) will put its icon on your desktop. For what it worth. Happy

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Google icon
by JamesJ / July 15, 2005 11:57 PM PDT
In reply to: Desktop icons

You've already gotten instructions for changing the icon, but I doubt you have a Google icon. I'm assuming it's not a part of any "standard" Windows software. Maybe if you have some Google software installed (I think they have some kind of toolbar or something that you can d/l). Otherwise, you may be able to find one on the Web somewhere. Or you can create your own (there are icon editors available, including some free ones). The simplest answer might be to use some other icon. Something that sets that shortcut apart from the others and you can remember means "Google".

Oh, and in case you don't know, an icon is basically a picture file in a specific format. You can't use just any picture file, like a Google logo .gif file, although some icon programs will let you convert some graphic files to an icon.

James

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Re: Google icon
by Tufenuf / July 16, 2005 12:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Desktop icons

lpj63, Go to the link below and right click on the Google icon, click Save Picture AS, name it Google.ico and save it somewhere that you can find it. Then go to your google shortcut and change the icon to the google.ico you just saved.

http://www.google.com/favicon.ico

Tufenuf

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Re: Google icon
by JamesJ / July 16, 2005 12:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Google icon

Ah, good idea. That's an easy way to get a Google icon. I hadn't thought of that.

James

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Desktop
by lpj63 / July 16, 2005 8:38 AM PDT
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Thanks,that did the trick!Now if I can only do the same with Yahoo!lol

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I have a suggestion
by roddy32 / July 16, 2005 9:34 AM PDT
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for you. There is a small free program called FavOrg which will save any of the ''favicons'' that are available that are in your favorites list such as the one that Tufenuf gave you. Once you get them on the favorites list, you can right click on the favorites link and send a shortcut to the desktop. I don't save any favorites links on the desktop myself BUT I just tried it with ''My Yahoo'' and a couple of others out of curiousity and it works great. It saves the link with the favivon just like you want to do on the shortcut on the desktop. Just remember that not all sites have favicons available like Google and Yahoo do though.
There is a red download button on the left side of this page.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Bookmark-Managers/favorg.shtml

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Re: Yahoo favicon
by Tufenuf / July 16, 2005 9:37 AM PDT
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LOL Are you making these as you
by roddy32 / July 16, 2005 9:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Yahoo favicon

go along Tufenuf or do you have a library? LOL Happy

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Re: LOL Are you making these as you
by Tufenuf / July 16, 2005 9:47 AM PDT

Hi roddy, Just using google and typing in google favicon, yahoo favicon, etc. LOL

Have a good weekend,
Tufenuf

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You too Tufenuf and keep up the great
by roddy32 / July 16, 2005 9:58 AM PDT

work you do in here AND elsewhere. I see your handle helping people all over the internet. LOL

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