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29 May 2010   #1
rocknroller

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
How do I?

I just want the icons that came from the individual websites....e.g. ebay, google, cnet...etc.

I am running windows 7 ultimate O/S.

I would greatly appreciate any help with this as I have tried to find the answer but do not see anything specifically addressing this issue....Thanks...rocknroller...


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29 May 2010   #2
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

One way would be use
www.domain.com/favicon.ico
So use
www.google.com/favicon.ico
www.ebay.com/favicon.ico
ect... Then save the icon.
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01 Jun 2010   #3
steve08

windows 7 32 bit home premium
 
 

Is this what you mean the snipped area?

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01 Jun 2010   #4
rocknroller

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Thanks for responding....I am trying to keep the original icons that are distinctive to the site such as the Yahoo, ebay, google icons....etc...

The process I use to place the choosen icon is to click on the file menu and drop down to the "send to" choice and choose send to desktop or in the case of Windows 7 "do you want to place a shortcut on the desktop?"

After I have placed the icon on my desktop windows will change it to a windows default icon....the latest one looks like a green ball....it is not unattractive but I simply want to keep the icons that are associated with the different web sites....

Sometimes the icon I want will remain on the desktop for a day or so but shortly, it will change to a Windows default (green ball) icon....
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01 Jun 2010   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ahhh, I get it now. When you save a shortcut, it will use the websites favicon for it's image. The favicon is stored in your temp files. Whenever your temp files are removed, you will get the default icon. Find the icons you want to show, for instance,

Yahoo

Make a folder called favicons (or icons, or whatever you like), and put the yahoo icon in the folder

Then right click the Yahoo shortcut on your desktop and select properties:

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Click on Change Icon button

Click on Browse button

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Navigate to the folder where you put your icons

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Click on the correct icon

Click on OK

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Click on Apply

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Now you have your shortcut with an icon that will not change when your temp files are deleted.

A Guy


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01 Jun 2010   #6
windowsapple

Mc Donald OS Version Beta
 
 

Omg NICE!
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05 Jun 2010   #7
rocknroller

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Dear A Guy,

Thank you so very much for your assistance. This appears to be the answer I've been seaching for.

Sincerely....rocknroller....
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05 Jun 2010   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You are very welcome, glad I could help. And BTW, welcome to the forum, hope to see you become a regular. A Guy
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