desktop icons??

Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:33 pm

I have a question :D When I turn my computer on and all the icons are visible on the desktop, how can I apply the color logo in each icon? For the longest time just the I.E. big blue e insignia was on the farmallcub icon, now yesterday a tiny color IH appeared. I notice that some of my other icons have a color logo that's associated with each site, and the rest just have the Internet Explorer "e"

Not any big deal, just trying to attain a partial "GEEK" statis :D :D

Rick

Re: desktop icons??

Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:03 pm

Rick,
I am going out on a limb here, since I am not a web programmer. But I think the site has control of that some way. If the icon isn't specified, then you simply get the "e".

Roy

Re: desktop icons??

Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:28 pm

Roy:

That is a good way to say it I guess. Most sites now employ what is known as a favicon or a favorite icon to indicate which site is up on the tab. This works in just about all of the browsers. For my site, the favicon is a Cub Tractor -- to indicate the manual server and Dennis has the IH symbol for Farmallcub.com. This is really neat as I now know at a glance what sites are open in what tab... really excellent. Most sites now have the favicon enabled/embedded.

The favicon was one of the really neat things that Firefox initiated along with tabs that IE and the other browsers had to catch up on.

Re: desktop icons??

Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:58 pm

Thanks guys. That tells me there's nothing I can do on my end so I won't become a "GEEK" anytime soon :D .

Rick

Re: desktop icons??

Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:26 pm

Rick

You can change your icon to something different if you like. Right click on the icon and select properties. Once there look for the shortcut tab at top and select it. Then you should be able to find a button on the bottom that says "change icon" Click on that then in a new window that pops up it will allow you to select from different icons if available. If there are none that you like or none period like mine you select the browse button and go to you favorite picture album and select the pic that you would like to represent that shortcut. Hope this helps.

Dave

Re: desktop icons??

Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:03 am

Thanks Dave. I just learned another trick :D

Re: desktop icons??

Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:26 pm

Ricvk:

I should have clued in when you used "desktop" in the question..... :big give up: :brainfart: That goes way back to before browsers had tabs :roll:

Re: desktop icons??

Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:00 pm

Browsers have tabs. WOW :lol: