Is there anyway to make my web shortcuts show the website icon instead of the FireFox icon when using Windows 7?

by on August 9, 2011

Q: Once upon a time I had shortcut icons from various sites (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, etc) that depicted the actual site logo. I recently switched to Windows 7 and now all I get is generic Firefox shortcuts. Call me silly but I like the looks of the real icons. Is there some way I can have them back?


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    Assuming you’re talking about shortcut icons on your desktop, you can change them the following way.:

    1. Get the icon you want to use. You might like this site: http://www.iconfinder.com/search/?q=twitter once you find the icon you want to use, click on ‘ico’ to download the icon file.

    2. Right click on the shortcut that you want to change the icon for. Click Properties. Under the shortcut tab click ‘Change Icon’. Browse to the location that you put the icon files, and select the one you want to use.

    3. Repeat step two for each link.

     
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    Thanks Mark- it worked. There are a few I could not find but for the most part I am good. You rock!