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Website icons to desktop

By wlcrouch ·
On XP whenever I make a shortcut of a url to the desktop it usually associates a logo that is specific to the website (for instance the big M for a Microsoft link).

I am new to running Vista and have not been able to figure out how to make these logo icons show up on my desktop links (they all show up as the big e for Explorer and the only way to judge which is which is to look at the icon titles). I'm sure there's an easy way to do this but I've not been able to find it by Googling it.

Thanks in advance.


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Try this out for your website short cuts.....

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Website icons to desktop

Placing a website short-cut on your desktop

You can place frequently visited websites on your desktop by clicking the icon next to the websites url in the address bar, holding down mouse button and dragging the icon to the task bar at the bottom of the screen.

This will cause the open window to minimise and also show on the desktop.

While still holding down the mouse button, drag the icon to wherever you want to place it on your desktop and release the mouse button.

Your favourite website is now a desktop short-cut.

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I'll try that

by wlcrouch In reply to Try this out for your web ...

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try that later and let you know how that works. Like I said earlier, in XP the website icon usually transfers along with the link when I go to File/Send/Shortcut to desktop. I forgot about doing it the way that you suggested.

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No Luck!

by wlcrouch In reply to I'll try that

The icon next to the url (next to http:) comes up as the 'e' explorer icon in all cases. Is there a setting in the internet settings in Vista which blocks url icons from being displayed?

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