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Windows 7: Desktop Icon Problem

15 Feb 2010   #1
evilpea

windows 7
 
 
Desktop Icon Problem

i have a program called Open Office(great program beats microsoft office by a land slide,its a great alternative program to microsoft office and best of all its an open source program so its FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE)theres a program called swwriter from open office that i use,only when i save my work to the desk top the icon is a black square with the actual icon REALLY SMALL in botton right corner of this black square im almost sure it has something to do with the display setting resolution maybe but is there any way i can make only that icon the appropriate size without affecting all the others since its the only one im having trouble with the Open Office program saves fine and looks great on the desktop its just the sub program swwriter extention that lookes funky




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15 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

What you may want to do is put the actual icon in documents or somewhere else of your chosing. You can then put a short cut on the desktop, chose the icon and it will be the same size as the others.

With short cuts, right click and properies and choose icon.

In addition, if you click on an icon, then hold down control, with the mouse wheel you can choose any size.
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15 Feb 2010   #3
seekermeister

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

Shortcut - Change Icon

Right click the icons and select Properties. On the Shortcut Tab, select Change Icons and in the window that opens, click the browse button and navigate to the program folder to see if you can find an icon file. Select it, or if there isn't one, select the program exe, and it may display some icon options. Choose one and see what happens.
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