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Basic PC ? - Desktop Icons
« on: December 16, 2008, 01:46:17 PM »
Hello Helpers,
Where/How do you set the desktop so the Icons stay put ?
The Icons for the sites I frequent are there but the keep changing from the site icon to a blue Internert explorer "e".
I've looked everywhere that I know of and cant find anything.
Is it a firewall setting ? It is ON all the time but the icons keep changing.
Thanks,
RC

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Re: Basic PC ? - Desktop Icons
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 02:13:23 PM »
Not sure I'm following, are you saying the icons are moving around on the desktop and you'd like to lock them in place?

You also mention they're changing visually to the blue "E" icon. What do they look like before they're changing?

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Re: Basic PC ? - Desktop Icons
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 03:09:39 PM »
Hi Dave,
   They are not moving around, they are always there.
But the image changes from the cool icon from the site to a generic e.
See the pic.
The aviation shortcuts used to have pretty little pictures. Now e's.
Thanks Dave,
RC

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Re: Basic PC ? - Desktop Icons
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 03:33:32 PM »
Oh, I see, unfortunately I never save my webpages in that way so I guess I'm not much help to you, sorry-  :-[

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Re: Basic PC ? - Desktop Icons
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 05:46:33 PM »
Hmmmm......thanks. How do you save em', Favorites ?

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Re: Basic PC ? - Desktop Icons
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 06:02:02 PM »
Yes, correct, I'm using IE7 and I use the favorites folders.  :)

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Re: Basic PC ? - Desktop Icons
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008, 06:03:29 PM »
The only thing I know is if you right click on the desktop>arrange icons by>click on lock web on desktop
they will highlight like your showing. I save my shortcuts in favorites. Just a guess, but what happens if you create a short cut to the saved favorite to the desktop.
RICH
Re: Basic PC ? - Desktop Icons
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2008, 08:39:07 PM »
Thanks Dave.

RICH, Send fav. to desktop.....still all blue e's.
Something must be blocking the icons from the websites.
Do you guys have the site icons in your fav folders ?
Thanks,
RC
« Last Edit: December 16, 2008, 08:52:05 PM by Overloaded »

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Re: Basic PC ? - Desktop Icons
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2008, 08:55:15 PM »
The only pictures that show up are called favicons at the top of each tab in IE7 and in the favorites. The webmaster has to install those and are a special size so I'm not sure if this is the same as what you're thinking of.

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Re: Basic PC ? - Desktop Icons
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2008, 09:02:54 PM »
R C,
I use Mozilla Firefox instead of internet explorer. Like it better. My desktop icons look like this.
Damn computers will drive ya nuts. :-\

Ed
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