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Windows 7: What is it with site icons and windows 7 - keep changing.

07 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
What is it with site icons and windows 7 - keep changing.

Hi i had alittle issue back with windows xp when i had that, but eventually the icons would settle down and be correct if i just gave it some time.

But with windows7 it really is a pain. No only do my site icons (of my websites) not show up correctly, they keep changing to this default earth globe. I finally have to change them back manually by using change icon and browse and finding the icon on my system.

Then just now i added a new subdomain and all of a sudden all the icons for that whole domain changed to the one i just added, im like WTH. so i checked the link tag on the site and it was correct.

Makes me wonder what my users and customers are dealing with, they dont have the luxury of just assigning my site ico file manually.

So two questions:

What is the deal here, why do they change?

Why does windows make this so complicated. If there is a link tag in the file that says the icon should be this ico file on the site then WTH is the problem and why cant windows handle such a simple task?

Thanks.


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07 May 2012   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Do this:-

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07 May 2012   #3

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Do this:-
I just viewed my personalization settings and the box has been unchecked for some time. Yet sometimes my desktop icons change but eventually go back to what they should be.
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07 May 2012   #4

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Do this:-
I just viewed my personalization settings and the box has been unchecked for some time. Yet sometimes my desktop icons change but eventually go back to what they should be.
Hi roncerr, did you change these setting also ?

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07 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks i made the changes to both, lets see what happens. Appreciate the help.
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07 May 2012   #6

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Hi roncerr, did you change these setting also ?...
They were checked, so I just unchecked them. Can't see the connection between mouse pointers and internet icons but might as well try it. Thanks.
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18 May 2012   #7

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Hi roncerr, did you change these setting also ?...
They were checked, so I just unchecked them. Can't see the connection between mouse pointers and internet icons but might as well try it. Thanks.
Well I made all the changes suggested, even though my icons were properly showing the internet icons for this forum (Browsers and Mail) and for Google at the time. A week has past and now the desktop icons have just changed to generic as shown:


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18 May 2012   #8

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Well I made all the changes suggested, even though my icons were properly showing the internet icons for this forum (Browsers and Mail) and for Google at the time. A week has past and now the desktop icons have just changed to generic as shown:
Are they desktop or taskbar icons ?
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18 May 2012   #9

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Well I made all the changes suggested, even though my icons were properly showing the internet icons for this forum (Browsers and Mail) and for Google at the time. A week has past and now the desktop icons have just changed to generic as shown:
Are they desktop or taskbar icons ?
Desktop.
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18 May 2012   #10

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

This is some of my desktp icons, the others are at default settings.

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