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by kafoste / March 11, 2004 2:23 PM PST

i have win 98se..just it possible to make an icon out of one of my fav websites to just click on from my icon screen...if so how would i set that up?...t/y

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Two ways to do so.
by Kees Bakker / March 11, 2004 4:50 PM PST
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1. Drag and drop, from c:\windows\favorites right to the desktop. Keep ctrl-key pressed for copy in stead of move.

2. Right click on desktop, Choose New .../Shortcut, enter the url (like, OK and give it a name.

All very standard. I'd never done so, but it immediately worked.

With right click/ Properties on the icon, you can change the icon picture to any icon you've got on your machine, if you don't like the general IE or Netscape or Mozilla one. To make one yourself: an icon is just a 32x32 bitmap. You can make one with Paint, or download a specialised freeware icon editor. I've got pcmag's iconedit32, but that's not free anymore (but their programs still are cheap).

Hope this helps,


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Re:Two ways to do so.
by kafoste / March 12, 2004 10:55 PM PST
In reply to: Two ways to do so.

thanx so worked...greatly appreciated

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(NT) Glad I could help. Thanks for the feedback. Happy browsing!
by Kees Bakker / March 13, 2004 4:06 AM PST
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