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Windows 7: Can I Turn On Web-Favicon.icos To Show On Desktop / Explorer ?

06 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Can I Turn On Web-Favicon.icos To Show On Desktop / Explorer ?

Hi, when I drag a url from browser onto desktop or in a folder, then the icon shown for the new url-shortcut, is the chrome program icon (in my case because of chrome being my default browser). Now I would find it much better if I instead would see the favicon.ico (that little icon you see in the browser tab pf a certain website) on my Desktop / Explorer / etc. instead.

Does anyone know of an onboard switch under Windows 7 or a program that allows this ?

Regards,
Frank

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09 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Internet Website Shortcut - Create
Although it's meant for IE9, there are comments that mention other browsers.
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09 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
seeking easy way to use respective favicon

thx, checking it out, but didn't find a way to use the favicon from the respective website yet ... other then of course first saving it seperately and then assigning it with change icon.

Looking for an easy shortcut to same result ... if there is one.

Tx,
Frank
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09 Jun 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

This works in IE, worth a try. If the website is in favorites, right click the favorites listing and see if there is a create shortcut choice. If so create a shortcut and drag the shortcut to the desktop. I don't use Chrome, but this did not work in Opera. A Guy

Edit, in reading, this is an IE only thing. There is a way with Chrome, but the browser window will have no toolbars.

http://support.google.com/chrome/bin...n&answer=95710

There is also apparently a long, convoluted method that might work. See post by Oztrix HERE.
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10 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
bingo

thx. ya, IE9 works with copy and pasting a favorit.
in chrom it is wrnch / tools / create application shortcut

cool

Regards,
Frank
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10 Jun 2012   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

We may rag on IE, but they are the one that did this part right

A Guy
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10 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
We may rag on IE, but they are the one that did this part right...
Almost...https://www.sevenforums.com/browsers...-changing.html
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