Can't change IE7 link icons in Windows XP  
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PVS





PostPosted: Thu Feb 08 03:59:03 CST 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Can't change IE7 link icons in Windows XP

When I installed IE7, all the desktop links that had customized icons turned
into plain IE7 icons. I have tried to customize the links, but the normal
method (Properties, Change Icon, Browse etc.) doesn't work. How can I change
the icons on IE7 links? Ayush sent me the following solution, but it only
works on small icons, and I want to use large ones:
1) Right click Desktop and choose Properties
2) Go to Appearance tab and click on Effects button.
3) Uncheck "Use Large icons" and click OK twice.
Now I can customize my desktop internet shortcut icons ONLY IF I WANT SMALL
ICONS. I need large customized icons to help me differentiate between the
many shortcuts on my desktop. Thanks!

Internet Explorer29  
 
 
Don





PostPosted: Thu Feb 08 03:59:03 CST 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Can't change IE7 link icons in Windows XP Hi,
You may be able to make icons somewhat larger. You'll have to experiment to
find out at what size the problem with favicons returns.

> 1) Right click Desktop and choose Properties
> 2) Go to Appearance tab and click on Effects button.

Click on Advanced- not Effects.
Select Item> Icon. Enlarge icons until the problem returns.

Hope this helps,
Don
[MS MVP- IE]



> When I installed IE7, all the desktop links that had customized icons
turned
> into plain IE7 icons. I have tried to customize the links, but the normal
> method (Properties, Change Icon, Browse etc.) doesn't work. How can I
change
> the icons on IE7 links? Ayush sent me the following solution, but it only
> works on small icons, and I want to use large ones:
> 1) Right click Desktop and choose Properties
> 2) Go to Appearance tab and click on Effects button.
> 3) Uncheck "Use Large icons" and click OK twice.
> Now I can customize my desktop internet shortcut icons ONLY IF I WANT
SMALL
> ICONS. I need large customized icons to help me differentiate between the
> many shortcuts on my desktop. Thanks!

 
 
Viktor





PostPosted: Thu Feb 08 04:42:30 CST 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Can't change IE7 link icons in Windows XP Hello rteo,

Edit the link file directly by opening it in a text editor:

Add the following lines:

IconFile=path_to_your_ico_or_dll_file
IconIndex=1

Specify the path to your customized icon. Change the IconIndex to specify
icons in dlls.

Best regards,

Viktor
--
http://www.quero.at/
The New Web Experience


 
 
rtreo





PostPosted: Fri Feb 09 00:05:01 CST 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Can't change IE7 link icons in Windows XP Thanks, Viktor.

I will try your solution.

Best wishes,
Randy Ostrow



> Hello rteo,
>
> Edit the link file directly by opening it in a text editor:
>
> Add the following lines:
>
> IconFile=path_to_your_ico_or_dll_file
> IconIndex=1
>
> Specify the path to your customized icon. Change the IconIndex to specify
> icons in dlls.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Viktor
> --
> http://www.quero.at/
> The New Web Experience
>
>
>
 
 
rtreo





PostPosted: Fri Feb 09 22:03:01 CST 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Can't change IE7 link icons in Windows XP Thanks, Don.
I did exactly what you said. I got the icons bigger, and found the upward
limit of size. So I've got my customized links back! Thanks to you.
Best wishes,
Randy Ostrow



> Hi,
> You may be able to make icons somewhat larger. You'll have to experiment to
> find out at what size the problem with favicons returns.
>
> > 1) Right click Desktop and choose Properties
> > 2) Go to Appearance tab and click on Effects button.
>
> Click on Advanced- not Effects.
> Select Item> Icon. Enlarge icons until the problem returns.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Don
> [MS MVP- IE]
>


> > When I installed IE7, all the desktop links that had customized icons
> turned
> > into plain IE7 icons. I have tried to customize the links, but the normal
> > method (Properties, Change Icon, Browse etc.) doesn't work. How can I
> change
> > the icons on IE7 links? Ayush sent me the following solution, but it only
> > works on small icons, and I want to use large ones:
> > 1) Right click Desktop and choose Properties
> > 2) Go to Appearance tab and click on Effects button.
> > 3) Uncheck "Use Large icons" and click OK twice.
> > Now I can customize my desktop internet shortcut icons ONLY IF I WANT
> SMALL
> > ICONS. I need large customized icons to help me differentiate between the
> > many shortcuts on my desktop. Thanks!
>
>