Desktop Inons

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  1. bwathen

    bwathen New Member

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    I want to change the desktop icon for a website. However, whwn I right click and select properties and then click on change icon, there are only three (3) choices. How do I get more choices? On my old vista computer there seemed to be about a hundred choices.
     
  2. kaos

    kaos Senior Member

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    ok what desktop icon are you looking for , a program?

    also most files have in the main directorty a .ico file and the main program goes to this .ico file

    you can create a picture , save it as .ico and then change through properties however i doubt it will look decent unless you get the right size, what icon are u looking for?
     
  3. bwathen

    bwathen New Member

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    It is the icons for the shortcut to websites.
     
  4. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    Try opening the site with IE and then look in temporary internet files there may be a Icon in there change the view to Large Icons to make it easier to find.
    Joe
     
  5. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    Your post is a little open. How are you trying, so far, to change the icon?
    My procedure, fwiw, is to right click the item and select properties, and then "change icon". If I am not satisified with the shown default selection, then there are choices. You can browse through the (system32) dlls, or select the main source, which is C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll-
    Another alternative is to download one of the free icon packages, such as
    Free Icons Web - Icons, Free Icons, Stock Icons, Desktop Icon
    to a folder, and browse there for something suitable.
     

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