Quote: Originally Posted by win7search
dsperber this is how the ico looks - is this correct? In other words it doesn't fill up the whole blank space.
Well the three sample icons you posted earlier did not include one for this fourth type namely for "docs". You only showed examples for "project", "macro" and "tools" types of files associated with this program.
I suspect if you'd shown the fourth icon example it would look just like this...
Shortcuts for "files associated with program" (treated as "documents") always look like this... with the program icon itself miniaturized and occupying the upper area of what looks like a sheet of paper, i.e. a "document", e.g. the PDF shortcut below (I think MS apparently does something different when they know it's their own icon for their own products, since they look larger and a bit different):
Note that my examples are for desktop shortcuts created using right-click and "Send to...", starting from source files in folders elsewhere on my system, not files stored on the desktop itself. That's why my examples of files associated with programs have that "shortcut arrow" in the lower-left corner and yours didn't. Your file is obviously and truly on the desktop itself.