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Windows 7: just a silly suggestion....

17 Apr 2012   #1
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 
just a silly suggestion....

I have a lot of shortcuts on my desktop.

I have a vistax64 forum shortcut and a Sevenforum shortcut on my desktop, and they both look alike, except the text label underneath.

How about giving them each a different logo so I can tell one from another at a glance ?

Thank you.

t-4-2
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17 Apr 2012   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Try Googling images for each forum, and you will probably find something that you will like. I would also suggest using a browser that has SpeedDial, so that you don't have to clutter your desktop with shortcuts.
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17 Apr 2012   #3
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Right click the short cut icon click rename.

Put Vista on Vista. W-7 or sevenforums on the sevenforums shortcut.

Icons may be the same but you won't confuse the name that shows.
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17 Apr 2012   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
I have a lot of shortcuts on my desktop.

I have a vistax64 forum shortcut and a Sevenforum shortcut on my desktop, and they both look alike, except the text label underneath.

How about giving them each a different logo so I can tell one from another at a glance ?

Thank you.

t-4-2
It would be easy enough for you to right click on the shortcut, properties, change icon.

Find or have a GFX person make something you prefer.
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17 Apr 2012   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm in the "don't use shortcuts on your desktop for websites" camp. That's what Favorites, Bookmarks, etc are for.
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17 Apr 2012   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

you could create hotkeys for them , shortcut properties /hotkey and type the number or letter you want
7forums could be ctrl+alt+7
vista forums could be ctrl + alt + v

and changing the icon from properties works also ,though it has to be an ico file ,not a png
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17 Apr 2012   #7
z3r010

 

At the default skins they both have different favicons so there shouldn't be a problem.
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17 Apr 2012   #8
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I'm in the "don't use shortcuts on your desktop for websites" camp. That's what Favorites, Bookmarks, etc are for.
Me too in that camp...

The OP can just add the url's of these forums as a switch to the browser's shortcut and click it and have these open automatically..
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17 Apr 2012   #9
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
At the default skins they both have different favicons so there shouldn't be a problem.
i think when you drag the favicon to the desktop it shows as a firefox icon(in my case ) and not the sf favicon icon
but that can be changed in properties.
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18 Apr 2012   #10
rare

64bit
 
 

I use iconarchive.com
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