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Question: office shortcut bar icons

I'm using office 2000 in windows XP, and the graphics on the icons of the office shortcut bar are really crappy. Is there an explanation for this?

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Hey guys! I am sure this is a simple fix, that you guys can help me with.
In Office 97 on Win98 se, the Office Shortcut Bar icons have all changed to what looks like a sheet of paper. If you roll the mouse over them, it will display what each icon is. I have closed the bar and re-opened it, removed all the buttons then readded and it is still the same. I imagine that I can uninstall and reinstall, or even repair the current installation, but before I do that is there a quicker solution to getting the correct icons back.

Thanks a lot guys,

J
 

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Hey all, just got Office 2010 TP, and was wondering how I go about changing the icons of the shortcuts, in the start menu.

I took ownership of the folder them and it didn't help. Any thoughts? I want to use this icon pack I found


This is what I get..


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Answer:How to change MS Office Shortcut Icons?

You can try deleting the ShellIconCache and reboot..

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I have used the Office XP shortcut bar with every windows version up to windows 7 without problems. When I upgraded to Windows 10, the Icons only show a ? and the program associated with the icon will only execute if I right click on the icon and click either open or run as administrator. The program name associated with the icon will display when I hover over the icon.

Is there any fix for displaying the actual icon picture? I have more programs that I use daily than would fit on the task bar. I don't want to clutter my desktop with icons. The shortcut bar allows me to organize my program icons in different task bars so I would like to continue using it.

Answer:Office xp shortcut bar Icons do not display

It's been a dozen or so years since I last worked with Office XP/2002 but have you tried right-clicking each of the icons and choosing Properties then at the bottom click the Change Icon? Doing things on Win8.0/8.1 and 10 became more problematic with old programs, might be because of the Tiles feature.

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how can i enable/disable the ability to change the shortcut icons in microsoft office(97 or 2000) for "open office document" and "open new office document"? is this done in the registry?
 

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Hello,
I recently purchased a new Windows 10 laptop, and it has an odd issue which my old Windows 10 machine didn't...

All the icons on the desktop (except the Recycle Bin) are showing shortcut overlays (little blue arrows on the lower-left corner of the icon) - whether the icon is an actual shortcut (just a pointer to a file/folder stored elsewhere) or whether it is a file (stored in the "C:\Users\MY_USER_ACCOUNT\Desktop" folder).

This is really irritating me, since I frequently use the desktop for temporary files (like downloads, etc) and like to clean it up every so often.

I have attempted to "restore" the default shortcut behavior via registry settings (Shortcut Arrow Icon - Change, Remove, or Restore in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials ) but that didn't change the issue I am seeing.

I would like the overlays to display properly - with overlays on actual shortcuts, and no overlays on files/folders located in the "Desktop" folder on disk.

Has anyone else experienced this behavior? Any ideas on how to fix it?

Thanks in advance!
~Heather

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Can change folder and shortcut icons with XP features, but is there an XP feature or 3rd party software package (possibly freeware) that can change (all extension types) file icons ?
Am looking at shareware (about $20) 'IconChanger 3.7' but not sure what file extensions it can work with (have emailed IC tech support for that list, but have not yet heard back).
Any ideas ?
 

Answer:How to change file/s icons in addition to folder & shortcut icons ???

I've found a couple of free ones. There's the XP Transformation Pack which will make XP look like Vista (I think). I have another one, but I can't remember what it's called or where I downloaded it from. I think I have the info at home (I'm at work right know) and if I find it, I'll be sure to post it...

Edit: here's one I found whilst Googling. It's an icon pack for about 30 or 40 different extensions....
http://interfacelift.com/icons-win/details.php?id=1928 Their home page provides access to a bunch of other icons... check it out.. If you're interested in making your own icons, there's lots of tools out there. The free ones are OK but usually limited in features. IconCool is one of the better ones, but it's not free. I Googled "XP icons" and found lots of stuff...

Edit #2: if you have seen icons already on your PC that you'd like to extract for personal use, use IconSnatcher. It will look inside EXE files and DLL files (and lots of others) http://www.snapfiles.com/get/iconsnatcher.html
 

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Hi,
I was playing with Virtualbox and decided to instal Win 7 32 sp1 Ultimate. And one of the things I noticed were that protected folders have a lock but on my host computer (the one running virtualbox) in the protected folders instead of the lock I get a shortcut.
This is what i get in the new windows installation:
And this is what I get on the same folder but in the host (the real) computer:

The host computer has Windows 7 64 sp1 ultimate so the only difference is the virtual computer has 32 and the real one 64, I don't think that affects the problem.
So, how can I get back o restore the locked icons?
Thanks

Answer:I've got shortcut icons instead of locked icons on protected folders

Have you changed permissions? Are you running under the hidden Administrator account or have UAC turned off?

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I am wondering if anyone knows how to customize the "Open Office Document" program in Office 2000... this is the small program that archives shortcuts and has a tool bar on the left hand side with options that include : Web folders, Favorites, Desktop, Personal and History. I want to customize the "Look In:" tool bar...

Thanks,
Andrew
 

Answer:Office 2000: Open Office Document Shortcut

I can't find a single way to change that setting. So, here's what I'd do.

Go to your (default) folder in Windows Explorer. Right-click it and hit Create Shortcut. Then, right-click the shortcut and hit Properties. Hit Change Icon. Give it the Open Office Document icon and also rename it to Open Office Document.

Copy or cut the shortcut.

Go to C:\windows\start menu and delete the old Open Office Document Shortcut and paste the new one in there.
 

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I understand that Office 2003 does not have the Office shortcut bar. Is it possible to use the bar from Office XP with 2003? If so, how?
 

Answer:Microsoft Office shortcut bar in Office 2003

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I'm setting up my new PC, which is running Win 2000. When I first got it, I logged in as administrator and started installing software and personalizing my configuration. Then I got smart.

I added myself as a new user in the Administrators groups, then started logging in as me rather than the default. Unfortunately I also realized at that point that the personal settings I had established so far were saved under Administrator. No problem: I was able to find and move a lot of the things I had done into the All Users profile, so I didn't have to recreate everything I had done.

However, I cannot find the place where the settings for the Office Shortcut Bar are saved. I did quite a bit to customize it, and would like to be able to recover what I did rather than start from scratch. Can anyone tell me where this file is kept? Is it in an .ini file or something?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Office 97: Location of Office Shortcut Bar Settings

That depends on the version of Office. Things changed between Office 97 and Office 2000.

What version?
 

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Hello,
I am having a real problem. I believe I have had this proble before but I don't remember how I solved it.

I started my computer today and all of the icons pointing to Microsoft Office files, Adobe Acrobat files, and similar files have been replaced by generic windows icons (white icon with little window in the middle) they are no longer program specific icons.

Yes, I have tried TweakUI to rebuild the icons and it did nothing, I have tried increasing then decreasing the size of the icons to attempt to force windows to replace them with the correct icons and that has not worked either. I have also tried to use system restore and that did not help either.

This is really making me angry and I don't understand why it happened I have searched everywhere for a solution and found nothing. I would really appreciate any help with this very annoying problem.

CM25
 

Answer:Office, Acrobat, icons replaced with generic windows icons.

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Okay, I've never posted on anything like this before so bear with me please. I've got an issue and it's driving me nuts because I can't resolve it. I'll try and give a description of what I did. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I purchased a new Dell computer (Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) that came with a trial version of Office 2010. I had previously purchased an Office 2010 Pro so I wanted to install the full version on my computer. When I did, I had both versions installed, so I uninstalled the trial version. That's when I think my problem arose, but I can't say for sure that it didn't exist before that because I hadn't even looked.

Here's the problem:
When I'm in Windows Explorer looking at my files, my Excel and Word files (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx) show up with an improper file type description. Instead of saying "Microsoft Word Document" or "Microsoft Excel 1997-2003 Worksheet" (or whatever they're supposed to say) the simply say "DOCX File" or "XLS File". Not only that, but the icons don't look right either. They sort of look right, but they're smaller and sort of greyed out (Except the .docx icon is just a white page with lines object).

The strange thing is, is that ALL my other Office files show up with correct descriptions and icons etc. (.ppt, .pptx, .csv....etc - ALL of them!)

What I've tried to fix it:
I uninstalled all Office Products and then reinstalled Office 2010.

I tried MS's little bug finder pr... Read more

Answer:Office 2010 Office File Type Descriptions & Icons Incorrect

Hi,

Welcome to SevenForums.

If you right-click on one of your Word documents and choose properties, does the icon look correct in that panel? Like this:

Regards,
Golden

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Hello All!

After installing WPS Office - The Most Compatible Free Office Suite - WPS Office - I had various file associations and icons changed. No surprises there. I've manually corrected the file associations to my liking, but still have many "wrong" icons.

I wish to change my icons back to the standard Microsoft Office icons, but have had no success.
Running 'Clear_and_Reset_Thumbnail_Cache' did not work nor did a Program Repair for MS Office (From Programs & Features).

Appreciation goes out to all who read this post and those who reply!

Thanks very much,

Answer:WPS Office Changed Global MS Office Icons - How to change them back?

jdUnionngarden said:

Hello All!

After installing WPS Office - The Most Compatible Free Office Suite - WPS Office - I had various file associations and icons changed. No surprises there. I've manually corrected the file associations to my liking, but still have many "wrong" icons.

I wish to change my icons back to the standard Microsoft Office icons, but have had no success.

Appreciation goes out to all who read this post and those who reply!

Thanks very much,



From Programs and Features, you could try to select each MS Office component and run a "repair" installation.

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Hi,
 
I have a client that has Office 365. They have two people with this issue. It's not really a huge problem but more as an annoyance. Whenever they go to open a document through an Office product (Word/Excel: File>Open>Computer>Browse) the documents appear but they're missing the icons next to their name. There's barely any information on it when Googling this and they all seem to lead to dead ends for us. The two I have found are http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/172/t/194050.aspx and http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/d4b70639-eda4-49b4-b5e5-e0ffd87b16c5/word-and-excel-file-and-folder-icons-missing-in-file-open-dialog-box?forum=officeitpro neither have resolved our issue. I have ran a repair on Office, re-installed office, recreated Windows icons, and opened the programs in Safe Mode to no avail. No Add-Ins are causing the issue. You can see the icons to the left of the files in Internet Explorer when going to Documents. Any help would be appreciated!
 

 
Thank you.

Answer:Office 365 Icons not being displayed when in office program>open>browse

I am just throwing out an idea and it probably will not work but what happens when you change to Large Icon view? Do you see the icons?

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it's possible that Office was installed improperly, i cannot open any other non Windows app, they all open to Office Word. is this a virus?
 
System Restore opens to Office, Control Panel works normally. How can I fix this?

Answer:Office 2010- the other apps have Word icons and open to Office.

Is this a legally liensed version of MS Office?
 
Sounds as if you didn't install Office...who did, in that case?
 
When was Office installed?
 
System manufacturer and model?
 
Louis

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I recently installed the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta, but this morning its intro screen stays stuck at "Starting Microsoft Office Click-to-Run." Googling it resulted in only two threads, neither of them having the answer.

I'm back to using Office 2007, by simply setting my Word and Excel documents to open by Office 2007 by default, but now my Word and Excel icons have become much less pretty, such as my Word icons becoming a very plain "DOCX" icon instead of the normal "blue W" icon. I checked, and the file types are still regular Word documents. Is there a way to get the pretty icons back?

Answer:Office 2010 Problems: "Starting Microsoft Office Click-to-Run" & Unattractive DOCX icons for Word documents.

Regarding changing the icon:
Go to either My Computer or Windows Explorer.
Click Tools, Folder Options, File Types tab.
Scroll down to the DOCX file type (file types are in alphabetical order), click on it one time to highlight it.
Click the Advanced button.
The "Edit File Type" screen appears.
There is a Change Icon button in the top right area.
Click the Change Icon button.
You should have other icon choices to pick from.
Side note: If you don't like any of those icons, you can always hit the Browse button,
and browse to where other icons are, (you can assign any icon to any file type that you want, it is a matter of personal preference).
Icons are found in .exe files (executables), some (not all) .dll (dynamic link library) files, and .ico files.

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Question: Shortcut Icons

Is there anyway to remove the arrow in shortcut icons WITHOUT screwing over the favorite links folder??

thanks!

Answer:Shortcut Icons

Hi Colt,

This will show you how.

Shortcut Arrow

Shawn

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Question: IE shortcut icons

Hi
I have changed the icons on folders I have on the desktop using jpgs and gifs and an icon converter. The IE explorer shortcuts I have, wont be changed this way. Is there any ideas out there.
Using XP & IE7
Cheers
 

Answer:IE shortcut icons

Are you trying to change the original IE icon that doesn't have the shortcut arrow? If so, you won't be able to change it. Instead, RIGHT click the IE icon and choose create shortcut. Now you can change the shortcut icon and delete the original from the desktop.
 

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Question: Shortcut icons

Using Windows 98 SE the shortcut icons all contain in the lower left corner a curved arrow. How do I eliminate this arrow? I have tried Tweakui but the arrows remain. Is it necessary to fiddle with the registry?
 

Answer:Shortcut icons

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I am missing the icons for a few pieces of software, such as office, i have tried resetting the icon cache, to no avail, any ideas? Thanks.

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Welcome to Ten-Forums.
Missing from All Apps in Start menu also or is this just the desktop ? White square for icon or missing completely ?

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Hi everbody
My friend lost all shortcut icons on her computer.
No new programs installed
Started today and the shortcuts were missing the non shortcut were still operational.
Would a restore help.
I run 98se yet and would like to know how to restore in XP.

Thanks

Airdale
 

Answer:Restore shortcut icons

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My friend's new Sony laptop started having the icons on his desktop shortcuts change intermittantly. The usual curved arrow is on them most of the time, then they will change to a gray X for about 10 minutes, then to a green checkmark for a while, then back to the curved arrow. The only backup software he has installed is Carbonite, and the Carbonite support tech says the X's are not from Carbonite, which uses green and orange dots. (And I don't think Carbonite backs up shortcuts anyway). He does have Dropbox installed, but it is only set to monitor one folder. Any ideas?

Thanks

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I am running XP sp1 my computer is virus free as far as I know, but some of my short cut icons have started not to work, if a make a shortcut for the desk top for my A Drive (floppy) or E Drive (dvd/cd) or my F Drive (cd/rw) they will only work for that session ie once the computer is switched off then on again they will not work any more, however I also have a D Drive (zip) and that always works ok as does the C Drive (hard drive) shortcut. Can anyone help ?

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This one is kinda weird, and isn't just limited to our W2k pcs at work, I have seen it happen on Win95 as well...

For some reason, we have this problem where people's icons for shortcuts on their desktop and quicklaunch bar are changing. It's simply the icon, not the shortcut itself, because it still points to the same program. Does anyone have any idea what is going on?
 

Answer:Shortcut icons changing

Do they all change to the same looking Icon?
What does it look like?
 

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My shortcut icons on my desktop are too big, I'd love to have the MAC style where they are sort of hidden on the left and right sides and sort of wheel around, ( can we do that), but either way, how can I make them smaller...........

Answer:shortcut icons on desktop

Welcome!

A fast way is to hold the Ctrl key while scrolling with the mouse wheel.

Good luck!
~JK

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Shortcut images are missing,only arrows and white images (.exe shortcuts).

Answer:Shortcut icons are missing W7

Teem, Check out the links below.How To Rebuild Icon Cache In Windows 7 To Repair Iconshttp://www.intowindows.com/how-to-r...Icon Cache Rebuilder For Windows 7http://www.intowindows.com/icon-cac...Take your pick.Tufenuf

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My son and wife, (dangerous combination) were using the pc last night. When I switch on this morning, all the shortcuts on the desktop have gone!. Curious, even the undeletable ones, Recycle bin etc has dissapeared.How did they do it?How can I recover it with the min. workCheersLandyman

Answer:Win 98, all shortcut icons gone this morning?

Have you checked the obvious? Right click the desktop and from arrange icons by is show desktop icons ticked?

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My 5yo grandson shares his PC with his Mon and Dad. They each have their own desktop. My grandson has about a million game icons on his desktop.
When we try to delete these shortcuts form his mother's desktop it also deletes the icons on his desktop. How can we delete icons on one desktop and not the other? Windows XP
 

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Since installing IE7, I've found that some of the icons of my Internet Shortcuts are getting changed on the fly.Not only is it annoying that Microsoft allows websites to change things that I have specifically set-up (i.e. the icons), but I have the problem that, on the Quick Launch for example, several shortcuts now have the same icon ('cos they point to different parts of the same website). It's no good just changing them back to what I had before as the next time I visit the site they just get overwritten again.Is there a setting somewhere that I can use to prevent my choice of icon being overriddden?

Answer:IE7 changes Internet shortcut icons on the fly.

bump

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help please when I start a program using icons after I close the program the shortcut icon remains lit up till I click anywhere on screen how to fix this problem please

Answer:shortcut icons on desktop

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Hi guys,Have been with Win 7 since release and had a small niggle with shortcut icons being slow to appear. For example the shortcute in my start menu - More programs. Also I have a folder on my desktop with my game shortcuts in, the folder opens imediately with the game nems but the pictures are slow to appear. Mayb a second or two, is this a clow hard disk? My WEI shows my Hard disk as having a low rating.Thnaks

Answer:Shortcut icons slow to appear

Have you tried this tip>>INCREASE ICON CACHE SPEEDTHIS SHOULD SPEED UP ICONS ON DESKTOP WHEN STARTING COMPUTER.[HKEY LOCAL_MACHINE, SOFT, MICROSOFT, WINDOWS, CURRENT VERSION, EXPLORERI CREATED A NEW KEY (STRING VALUE) CALLEDMAXCACHEDICONS AND MODIFIED IT TO 8192

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I run Windows XP Home SE. I left my computer for a while yesterday and when I returned all of my shortcut icons on my desktop were on the left side of my screen and there was a vertical panel on the left side with icons for the control panel and lots of other things. I can't get rid of the panel and when I try to line up my icons by dragging and dropping them, they will not stay in place. They just go back to the other side of the screen. It seems to me that I had this problem once with Windows 98, but I can't remember how I fixed it. Could someone help me get my desktop back in order. Thanks in advance.
Red
 

Answer:Shortcut icons on desktop

Right click on a blank area of the desktop and mouse over to 'Arrange Icons By >' and a menu will come up. Make sure there is no check mark next to 'Auto Arrange' by clicking on it. I prefer to enable 'Align To Grid' to keep the icons lined up neatly, but I can still put them where-ever I want. As to the vertical panel thing with icons for the control panel and such... I know what you're talking about, but I can't remember how to get rid of it. I'd have to be physically sitting at the PC and I'd just start trying to drag it here or there, right click on it and see what options come up, and just mess around with it. Yeah, not great advice, but without actually using the PC, I'm not sure exactly how to remove it.
 

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Hi,
There are two flavors of shortcuts, "*lnk" and "*url".
My "*url" shortcuts are not a problem.
However, all my "*lnk" shortcuts have been deleted (552) :-(

There is an MS documented issue when there are 4 or more broken desktop shortcuts.
If there are more than 4 broken desktop icons, then all the *desktop* icons will be deleted.
My icons that were deleted were not on the desktop.
As a matter of fact, I have several desktop lnk shortcuts that were not deleted.
So I think my problem is different.

I had several system crashes, and that is when the lnk shortcuts were deleted.
I counted the number of lnk shortcuts from my archive backup.

At first I thought this was a HDD going south.
But all my other files appear to be intact.
So this seems like a software problem, not a hardware problem.

I plan to run MS disk check, and then copy the lnk shortcuts from backup.

I searched around and did not find any report similar to mine.
Is there anything I should try before running disk check and copying shortcuts back?

I see that lnk shortcuts at C:/users/xxxx have not been deleted.
I keep my files at C:/mystuff not C:/users/xxxx
I wonder if my odd location for files somehow caused this?
thanks for reading

win7 pro
laptop
new WD 320G disk

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Original Plan: Change IE Icon Ver 6 SP3 and all Updates
(I like 6 and kept it)

Action Taken: Opened Regedit

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut - Modified EditFlags
Changed Value from 2 to 0

Changed IconHandler Name From:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shellex\IconHandler
To:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shellex\IXconHandleXr

Finally, I opened Explorer\Tools\Folder Options\File Types\Internet Shortcut and chicked on the "Advanced" button to get to the "Change Icon" button. Changed the Icon but did not make a note of the existing location. After changing, all my self created Internet shortcuts are the same as well as icons in "Favorites".

Also cannot replace icons in self created shortcuts as they still point to the ICO files I created for them. Do not want to take additional actions until I recieve some guidence. Thank You for the assist.

Stefan

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HiOn my desktop I have shortcut icons, each time I switch on my comp, some of my icons appear like this: Any idea how I can get the icons to appear showing the correct website?ThanksPaul

Answer:Desktop Shortcut - Icons

I'm confused as to what you're asking.Icons appear like what?Icon showing a website? - what do you mean? - do you mean what the icons link to, or what they look like?

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Hi TechSupportGuy,
When I boot up my computer I get a warning that the specific Module CTMBHA DLL is missing.
My shortcut icons on my screen have turned white and I cannot access some sites such as Facebook.
I would appreciate if you could help me sort this out.

Regards
Tony
 

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I'm not sure what happened, but some applications and their associated files have lost their icons somehow. Tried looking up some solutions to this, but I haven't found any that worked for me.

word document
office icons missing

Answer:missing shortcut icons

Hi eft890... welcome to sevenforums
try to re-install that program...

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hello can someone please help me i have a acer Aspire here while back i hid all my short cut icons and now i don't know how i did it and i don't know where to even start i'm not very good at computer issues please help thank you

Answer:hidden shortcut icons

Where are these icons?

Why do you want to hide them?

When you did this the last time, did you hide them one-by-one, or did you hide them all at the same time?

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Hi!
I am quite a new user of Windows Vista (not because I have ever wanted to use it, but because I was forced to do so -> standard laptop equipment).

I have a problem with icons. Recently, having installed some video codecs (_probably_ because of that), I found that my explorer (and desktop as well) icons of shortcuts crushed. It means: there are still those beautiful big and so on icons, but in their left bottom corner there is another, standard "unknown" icon present. To make it more clear I attach a small jpg with this phenomenon.

The question is - how to 'repair' them? I tried uninstalling all the programs I have installed recently - did not help.

Thank you for any clues!
 

Answer:Problem with shortcut icons

Just delete them and then remake them unfortunately we don't have tweak-ui yet in Vista to rebuld them and i don't see anything else to use..
 

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Is it possible to place different sets of icons on different desktop ?
For example, having desktop 1 empty, desktop 2 full of files, desktop 3 with shortcuts to programmes/games, etc.
Also is there a way to have a different wallpaper on each desktop, to tell them apart faster ?

My guess is all of that is not possible, given that additional desktops are not supposed to be "permanent", but rather added/deleted quickly. But maybe with a bit of tweaking ?

Answer:Different shortcut icons on different desktops

Did you ever get an answer for this?

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I am running XP Home and have created shortcuts to my DVD Rom and CD writer from the My Computer Icon onto my desktop, however after a couple of uses the icons refuse to change to the icon that is on the CD and when clicking them, windows gives the error message that it is searching for the Q:\ drive, or that the icons target has changed and would I like to delete it. If I delete it to the bin then open the bin, the icon is displaying the CDs icon picture! If I then restore it to my desktop the Icon reverts back to the normal CD icon but still won't connect to the CD. I can make a new Icon from My Computer, but then it all starts again after a couple of uses. I have checked for viruses and found none using Symantec antiVirus 2002. Please can anyone help sort out this annoying problem

Answer:DVD/CD Shortcut Icons not behaving

i found that after a fresh install of xp home my D:\ drive cdrom was labled as Q:\ for some reason also.i would try renaming it.first,make a restore point then delete the shortcut to the drive. change it back to D:\ again by clicking:control panel/administrative tools/computer management/disk managementright click the drive and select change drive letter and paths,rename it back to D:\ again.create a new shortcut.

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Since I started using Firefox (set as default browser) several weeks ago, some of the Internet Shortcuts on the desktop have changed to the Firefox icon, while some remain showing the old IE icon.The ones that have changed to FF have done that on their own, I haven't done it.I don't get the FF icon choice in the "change icon" dialog for the IE shortcuts, so how can I get them all changed to the FF icon.Is it something to do with the IconCache, which I've read about, but don't know enough about to proceed.

Answer:Internet Shortcut Icons

What operating system are you using?

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2011dec20: Our 5 workstations and 1 server are hard wire networked. 4 of our workstations and the server are running XP something. My system is XP Pro and is about 5 years old. Couple months ago, I had just opened My Network Places, where there are 4 or 5 shortcuts to folders on our server, then went to the other room to get a number for a drawing I was going to look up in the Drawings folder on the server. When I came back, the window was still open but all the shortcut icons, even the window itself, everything was gone - nothing but white was left in their place. I tried opening and closing the window a couple times which didn't help, then I rebooted a couple times and that didn't help either. About an hour later I opened MNPs again and the one connection I needed at that time, Shared Documents, was the only connection that came up. After a bit I closed the MNPs window and reopened it. This time 3 icons came up. By the end of the day everything was back to normal. Maybe twice since then not all icons would show, but everything would return to normal very shortly. This morning I had the MNPs window open, had one of the connections open and was working in one of the folders when everything simply disappeared. No one else here seems to be experiencing this issue.
2012feb02: All but one of the shortcut icons have been gone from my MNPs for two days now. All the rebooting and window opening and closing does no good. From another workstation similar in age and manu... Read more

Answer:Shortcut Icons Disappeared

Maybe moving this to the Networking Forum in a more succinct version would be better than here in the software forum?
 

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Is it possible to place different sets of icons on different desktop ?
For example, having desktop 1 empty, desktop 2 full of files, desktop 3 with shortcuts to programmes/games, etc.
Also is there a way to have a different wallpaper on each desktop, to tell them apart faster ?

My guess is all of that is not possible, given that additional desktops are not supposed to be "permanent", but rather added/deleted quickly. But maybe with a bit of tweaking ?

Answer:Different shortcut icons on different desktops

Did you ever get an answer for this?

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Hey everyone, recently all my icons on my desktop and in the start Menu have disappeared (except a few such as iTunes and MSWord).  I can't figure out what happened.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Shortcut Icons issues...

Welcome to Computerhope soccermandude. Have you tried right clicking on the desktop screen...when you get arrange icons...click Show Desktop Icons ? :-?

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The shortcut (icon) for Internet Explorer somehow dissapeared from my desktop. How do I get it back?
 

Answer:Solved: Shortcut icons

CanAm, Which XP SP is installed and which version of Internet Explorer?

Did you try this:

Right click on any open area of the Desktop
Click [Properties], select the [Desktop] tab, then click [Customize Desktop] button
Select the [General] tab
In the [Desktop Icons] section place a checkmark next to Internet Explorer
Tufenuf
 

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I have been using Windows 8 for a while now and I have noticed a strange problem.
It appears that the shortcuts on my desktop keep having the icon changed (the arrow).
Here is what it should look like normally (I think):
Here is it with a different icon:
Here is it with another icon (from sync center?):
And another (notice the two UAC Shields on the second one):
And here with nothing at all:

What do you think could be causing this? I'm pretty sure I re-installed once and still had the problem. It seems absolutely random and rebooting doesn't really change it. Also I am not sure if this is the right thread, couldn't really figure out what fit.

Answer:Shortcut icons keep changing?

I can do things like that with Microangelo on Display.
Do you have Microangelo ?

See picture--

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Hello, I'm new to windows 7. I got everything set up the way I want it except, the Internet Shortcut Icons. Lets say that I drag Google to the desktop. When I do it creates box/page thing around the icon. In xp it didnt do it, does anyone know how to fix it?

Answer:Internet Shortcut Icons

It's doing that because it's using the default icon for an Internet page. I you might be able to right click and go to properties and change the icon if you'd like.

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I need your help. I was "playing" with icons, icon packages and so on...but after doing I don't know what I noticed that my desktop icons and other folder (mainly applications) icons changed their look. Now they have some addition - something like a small white CD disc in front of small white package. I think that this little white "package" is changed shortcut sign (before there was a black arrow in white box). I would like to restore previous look of shortcuts... but I have no idea how... I appreciate your time and help I also attached a picture of some of my desktop icons it this can help... Many thanks!!

Answer:Help please! Shortcut icons problem...

Welcome

If it is just short cuts, try with one first, to see what happens; delete it and create a new short cut.

better yet, create a new short cut first and see what happens. Then you can delete the replaced one.

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In XP, using the "Tweak UI" tool it was possible to dim or remover the little shortcut arrow from desktop icons. Is there any way to do that in Win 10?

Answer:Modifying shortcut icons

Hello FrFrog,

The tutorial below may be able to help for what you are wanting to do.

Shortcut Arrow Icon - Change, Remove, or Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

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So I know how to do this: Shortcut - Change Icon

But I want to do this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qIAa0YyRoI


Add some other icons then the default ugly boring window icons.

Any ideas on how to do that? For some reason I don't trust the video on youtube to be the right idea.


But know of any program that helps you with this? Resource Hacker maybe?

Also is it shell32.dll or imageres.dll that is the right file to edit?

Answer:How to add more shortcut icons to the shell32.dll?

Hi that I know of the icon doesn't have to exist in the icon tray it just needs to exist and be the right size and extension as .ico
As far as the windows logo is this what your referring too because yes it is much different than a simple icon ?
How to Create Custom Start Orb Image

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I scanned the external seagate hdd with avg..it detected two viruses which i moved to the vault. Then i typed the command attrib -H -R -S /S /D I:\*.* in comand prompt and pressed enter.But still the icons on my hdd are shortcuts although my hdd shows free memory available

Answer:icons changed to shortcut on hdd

... not sure what you are trying to do!... some antivirus may of offered to fix the problem(?) ... have you tried renaming the extension of one of the files?.Angel Decoy... Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warrantieshttp://img132.imageshack.us/img132/...Grrrr... ...im

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Hi all.
I have a really frustrating situation. I want to get rid of that overlay on my app shortcuts on desktop, but can't do it.
I tried all methods - deleting icon cache file, lowering UAC, replacing icon with another etc...but no avail.

I don't want to lower UAC settings as its for security.

Thing is, I'm logged on as administrator, but just a few app shortcuts have this overlay shield (Lotro for example).
I thought it's use is for non-admins to run certain apps easier, but why is it showing overlay if I'm admin?

It' not just that icons become really ugly, it's also I need to confirm I want to run that program. Isn't it unneccessary if I'm admin?

Thanks in advance.

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It used to be that if you dragged a url to the desktop to create a shortcut, the site's icon would be the shortcut icon.... recently all of those kind of desktop icons disappeared (although when you look at properties, they are still there).

Anyone know how to make this happen? All those stupid Es on the desktop suck <g>

thanks

tom
 

Answer:IE shortcut icons disappear???

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I have had some problems with the computer recently but it now seems to be working OK. However, I have lost all the shortcut icons from the blue strip at the bottom of the screen. I cannot make a short cut on the desktop and transfer it to the blue strip. When I open programmes their icons appear there OK.Another problem is that System Restore has ceased to function. I had this happen before and have the way of restoring it but this might provide a clue for someone looking at this posting.Is there a way of (a)getting the shortcut area back and (b)retrieving the shortcuts themselves.I am running Win XP with SP3.

Answer:Lost shortcut icons

Restore Quick Launch bar; click here

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Shortcuts used to be indicated by a fairly unobtrusive arrow in the corner. A few days ago they changed to an overly visible white arrow in a green circle in the lower middle of the program icon. Then they changed to a gray X in the corner. Now they're back to the arrow in the green circle. What's going on?

Answer:Shortcut icons keep changing

1. Try right click at the desktop > click Refresh.

2. Go to your Resolution window, change it to a different resolution and then back.
Settings > System > Display > right side, click Advanced Display Settings > change the resolution and then back to Recommended setting.

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My shortcut icons (which I created on the websites) are empty. When I go into their "properties" the target is a google app. When I try to change the target to the appropriate web address I get an error message that target is invalid. Is something interfering with me?

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I hope I'm in the right area of the forum and also hope that it's okay that I am here even though I run windows vista home premium. I have a gateway LX8610-01 with XFX GF6800 XT gpu, Intel core 2 quad q8200 2.34 ghz processor, Antec VP450 psu, MCP7AM01G1 mobo, vista x64 home premium, and use Mozilla Firefox browser.

I'm having a problem with my shortcuts that I create on my desktop. To create a shortcut I just drag the little icon that looks like the planet earth up in the address bar (left side) and place it on my desktop. What happens is I get a cosmetically unappealing shortcut icon. The link works, but it's just terrible to look at. I inserted a screenshot of my desktop so you can see the yahoo fantasy basketball and the 7forums shortcuts I made; they look hideous. I've researched online for a fix, but have not been successful in fixing the issue. Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Help with desktop shortcut icons

You can change them to anything. Right click on the icon > Properties > change Icon

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I just finished downloading the new update today and was playing a few games of Warcraft 3. But after I closed that I realized that a majority of the shortcuts on my desktop have reverted to basic icons. I thought it might be the new update so I used the sticky and was about to make the changes to my registry but I checked and the Verclsid.exe program that the windows help tells you to do here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165? is missing. So I haven't done that yet because I didn't want to screw up my registry in case the d word value screws something up if the file isn't there. As I used my computer, a few of the icons reverted back to the correct image but some are still the same. I know it seems like a minor problem but I'm afraid it could be the tip of the ice burg to a larger problem. And it is still fairly aggravating. I would appreciate any help at all. Here is my Hijack this log incase you need it.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:28:25 AM, on 4/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\... Read more

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hi, im kinda young and new to vista so i need some help..

the thing is... i want to change the overlay text for my shortcut .. something like this.

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V

so.. yeap. thats all for now. please help me .. thank you. ^^

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I have just read on anothers string, that I could put all my shortcut icons from my desktop, onto the taskbar (the area beween the Start button and the System Tray)and then have a completely clean desktop.Please, before I do so, have I understood correctly or not? It makes for neatness and if so, it would suit me.Advice guys please

Answer:Shortcut icons onto the taskbar

Only you will know if it suits you,Try it if you do not like it change it back.

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They look like that and I don't know what I did to have them change to that.
And I don't know how to change them back..

I want the normal arrow icon back, not the opened disc box thing..
Can someone please help?

Answer:Shortcut icons look wierd...

Follow Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore and post back .

Is all the other system icons intact in your system? I mean drive icons etc ?

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Shortcuts used to be indicated by a fairly unobtrusive arrow in the corner. A few days ago they changed to an overly visible white arrow in a green circle in the lower middle of the program icon. Then they changed to a gray X in the corner. Now they're back to the arrow in the green circle. What's going on?

Answer:Shortcut icons keep changing

1. Try right click at the desktop > click Refresh.

2. Go to your Resolution window, change it to a different resolution and then back.
Settings > System > Display > right side, click Advanced Display Settings > change the resolution and then back to Recommended setting.

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Is that possible to add  shortcut icons to page as a button on my browser.I can add shortcut icons to page  on my desktop  but i want to know is that possible to add it on my browser. I have using internet explorer 6

Answer:Adding shortcut icons

You can if you are running FireFox...            Not sure about IE.

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my shortcut icons changes to vlc whenever i install it

Answer:all my shortcut icons changes to vlc whenever i install it

Download the vlc file then instead of running it Save it somewhere.Double click the saved file and see if that installs any better.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Hi
I hope it is OK to just ask a question here - apologies if I breaf forum etiquette!
When I create a new desktop shortcut to a webpage, I like to assign a distinctive icon to it - either an ICO file, or it seems possible to assign a BMP bitmap image.
Trouble is, windows keeps changing it back to the default internet shortcut icon.
Any ideas why, and how to stop it?
Thanks!
Trev

Answer:Internet shortcut icons

Hello,
Have you tried this
How To Change The Icons In Windows Vista

To change my Icons I just use tuneup uttilities 2009.

~fastboy42~

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Using Win98SE and Office Premium 2000.

I had the shortcut bar all customized and running fine for a couple of years. Yesterday, I tried to install JUST Schedule+ from Office 95...it wouldn't open so I deleted it.

Now, the Office shortcut bar won't open when Windows does. I can "Find" and double click its icon in the Start Memnu and under Prog. Files, and I have closed the shortcut and clicked "Yes" when asked if I want it to open each time Windows starts, but....no joy!

How can I get it back as it was??
 

Answer:Office Shortcut Bar is MIA!!!

Dan Mc said:

Using Win98SE and Office Premium 2000.

I had the shortcut bar all customized and running fine for a couple of years. Yesterday, I tried to install JUST Schedule+ from Office 95...it wouldn't open so I deleted it.

Now, the Office shortcut bar won't open when Windows does. I can "Find" and double click its icon in the Start Memnu and under Prog. Files, and I have closed the shortcut and clicked "Yes" when asked if I want it to open each time Windows starts, but....no joy!

How can I get it back as it was??Click to expand...

I'm not sure if Windows 98SE supports Quick Launch shortcuts on the task bar, but you should use those instead of the Office Shortcut bar anyway. The Office Shortcut bar uses a lot of RAM.
 

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How can I get rid of the annoying automatic shortcut bar at the edge of the screen on the desktop.

Answer:Office 97 Shortcut bar

click hereQ7. How do I remove the Office Shortcut Bar in Office 97 for Windows if I decide that I do not want to use it?A7. To remove the Office Shortcut Bar in Office 97 for Windows, follow these steps: 1. Quit the Office Shortcut Bar. To do this, click the control box in the left uppermost corner of the Office Shortcut Bar, and then click Exit. 2. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add/Remove Programs. 3. Click the Install/Uninstall tab. 4. Click Microsoft Office 97, Professional Edition or click Microsoft Office 97, Standard Edition, and then click Add/Remove. 5. In the Office 97 for Windows Setup program, click Add/Remove. 6. Click Office Tools, and then click Change Option.In the window that appears, the check box that is next to Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar is selected. 7. Click to clear the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar check box, and then click OK. 8. Click Continue.

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Have just loaded Office XP Pro onto a new computer. Where do I find the shortcut bar?

Answer:Shortcut bar in Office XP Pro

You will have a job because there is not one in any package higher than Office 2000, if you have the shortcut bar from a previous version it will be carried over, otherwise you are out of luck.

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My Office shortcut bar has disapeared and I can't get it back. I tried going to Start->Programs->Microsoft Office Tools
but when I click on shortcut bar, nothing happens.

I've got Windows NT and Office 2000.
 

Answer:Office Shortcut Bar

Have you tried the repair feature in Add/Remove programs?
 

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When ever I start my computer I am prompted with the message "do you want to configure office shortcut bar in your start up" and I am to chose 'Yes' or 'No'. I also have the option of a box that says "do not display this message again. Everytime I faithfully chose 'Yes' and check the box to not have the message displayed again, but it always reappears upon startup. I have searched Microsoft Technet and found nothing. This only happens after a cold boot, not after a restart. Any ideas as to why I keep getting this prompt?
 

Answer:Office Shortcut Bar

Have you ever had the Office shortcut bar come up WITHOUT getting the message, meaning this is a new problem? This would have me baffled.

Have you just installed Office and are getting the error? Then, I would think that perhaps you have never successfully closed windows properly.

Let us know...
 

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Hi I just bought and installed Office 97. I am running it on xp and all seems fine so far except that I can't seem to turn off the shortcut bar which appears on my desktop and cuts down the amount of space I have available. Can anyone please tell me how to remove this thing?Thanks

Answer:Office 97 shortcut bar

You should be able to right-click on the logo, usually at the right of the bar. This opens a menu with the option to close it and then a dialogue box follows giving you the choice of having it back at next reboot or getting rid of it altogether.Alternatively, it is launched from Startup on the Start menu so you could delete it from there and it wont start next time you boot up. It's called something like Osa.

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I got a new computer with win xp (not sure I like it)
I installed microsoft office 2000 and can't get the office shortcut bar to load at the top of the screen

I get a folder called shortcut bar and it individually shows the shortcuts but I like to have accessibility on the desktop
 

Answer:office shortcut bar

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Question: Office XP Shortcut

I am using Office XP. When I go to office tools to put on Office shortcut it isn't showing. Where can I get it from?

Answer:Office XP Shortcut

It sounds to me that U have a copy of Office Xp, If U have U will stoggle. If U have a proper disk, then I think U need to set it up as U install Office XP.

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Office XP came installed on my new PC with Windows XP. The Office shortcut bar is not there. I have tried to install it through the Office Setup program but it still does not appear. I can't determine from the MS Knowledge Base what the program is that starts the shortcut bar. It was msoffice.exe under Win98. Does anyone know what it is or how I can get the shortcut bar displayed?
 

Answer:MS Office XP Shortcut Bar

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How do I get rid of the office shortcut bar that appears on the right hand side of my screen? I cant seem to find a way to remove it

Answer:Office shortcut bar

Look in your startup folder. If you delete it from there it won't load everytime you start Windows. If you want it you can still run it from the program menu.

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The last couple of years i've been working with office 2000 and office XP, both had the Office Shortcut Bar and I used this allot.

Now, I've installed office 2003 and I can't seem to find it, is this still in the package? or not?

As you can see on all the screens, i use it allot
http://users.pandora.be/nicovl/fotos/desktop/
 

Answer:Office Shortcut Bar

Hi Crazy,

What a nick!!!

Anyway, as per Microsoft, Office Shortcut Bar is not bundled in Office 2003 as stated in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822573.

Hope that helps.

Regards,
SONGWS
 

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Running W98 Second. Office Pro 2000. Most of the Office Shirtcut Bar Icons do not respond. Receive error message, "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in My Computer by clicking View and then clicking Folder Options." Tried everyting I could think of but no luck. Can you help me?

Thanks Don
 

Answer:Office Shortcut Bar

First, have you gone to Office Update and installed all Sercice Packs, Service Releases, and Security patches?

If that's done, and problem still persists, then I would remove the Shortcut bar and then reinstall it using Office Repair. OFF2000: Error Message When You Try to Use Office Shortcut Bar: Office Shortcut Bar Cannot Be Started contains instructions on how to do this.

If that doesn't sort it out, then take a look at OFF2000: Error Starting Programs from the Office Shortcut Bar, this is most likely the case if you are on a network, sharing Templates.

or maybe OFF2000: "Open With" Dialog Box Appears When You Click Button on Office Shortcut Bar
 

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I utilize the MS office 98 shortcut bar on screen. When I use the non auto hide mode the applications SHOULD have the edge stop where the bar begins but the application edge ... regardless of which one (in this case the right edge) hides UNDER the bar. I can switch into and out of auto hide without affecting this happening. Any idea how to set up the toolbar so that anything I open afterwards stops hiding?
 

Answer:Office Shortcut Bar

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Why does the MS Office Shortcut Bar freeze and/or disappear so regularly? I would have thought that such a common utility would be quite stable. Can I do anything to prevent it doing so?
John
 

Answer:Office Shortcut Bar

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When I try to access word, XL power point etc. from my shortcut bar a window open that says:'You may not have the appropiate permission to access this item'. I can open all the office programs from elsware.I am the administrator.I have xp home edition.

Answer:Shortcut bar in Office 97 will not let me in

Just right click the Icon and Delete it, then right click the Icon etc that works and drag a new shortcut

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What is the best way to permanently uninstall the office shortcut bar and "find fast" as these take up a lot of memory and I don't really need them
 

Answer:ms office shortcut bar

A shortcut to Office and the Findfast shoud be in the startup folder for either your user profile or the all users profile. You can simply delete the shortcut and they will not start. If they are not there, then they may be in the run key in the registry (HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Run). If there is an entry for either, you can delete them.
 

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How do I get my homepage shortcuts for websites icons back?When I used to connect to Mozilla Fox internet, my homepage would come up. With my homepage, were a row of icons. Large Icons, down the middle of my screen. There was one for Facebook, Yahoo, Youtube, etc. Well, now they're gone and I don't know how. I can't get them back and it was really convenient. Help!

Answer:My shortcut icons on my Homepage are gone. Not my toolbar.

When you open Firefox, whatever is displayed IS your homepage. Your links are (or should be) listed under bookmarks.http://www6.pcmag.com/media/images/...

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When I open up, and I run in XP Home SP2, I have about five icons showing on the desk top i.e. My Computer, Norton's Waste bin, Our Docs, IE, and Outlook. If I add any others by right clicking a program from my program list and sending it to desktop, an icon appears and also shows in Documents and Settings/All users/Desktop folder, but after a while it is duplicated. They all open up again when I restart, but when I try to delete one icon froa selected program the other icon remains but will not operate and under properties in states This is not a valid shortcut.
Scratching my bald head has not helped.
 

Answer:Duplicated shortcut icons on desktop!

If you have cable, etc I'd recommend you follow this thread firstly and make sure there are no gremlins messin with the world as you know it:

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407

This will at least ascertain there is no 3rd party causing this.
 

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All of my desktop shortcut icons have turned black.

I first deleted my Explorer thumbnail cache and then my icon cache. I did not get the icons back to normal until after I deleted the icon cache.

But after I shut down and restarted the black icons were back. I went through this twice and both time they came back after I shut down and turned the laptop back on.

How do I get rid of these black icons permanently?

Answer:Desktop Shortcut Icons Are Black

Does anybody have any ideas?

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I recently experienced a hard drive failure and reinstalled windows on my new hard drive with the SP2 as well.  I'm running XP Home Edition.  Some of the shortcut icons on the task bar are digital jibberish but are still functional as are several on the startup meu.  If I click on the Office icons, the program starts and the icon picture is reestablished, but with other icons it isn't. My configuration is:BIOS Version: GATEWA - 20020919BIOS Date: 09/19/02Processor InformationCPU: x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntelCPU Speed: 3049 Mhz Number of CPUs: 2 Video InformationDisplay: 1280 X 1024, Bits/Pixel: 32, Refresh Rate: 75 Hz OS InformationMicrosoft Windows XP Home EditionVersion 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2Windows Directory: C:\WINDOWSWindows System Directory: C:\WINDOWS\system32Memory InformationTotal Physical Memory: 1023 MB Physical Memory Available: 521 MB Total Page File Memory: 2464 MB Page File Available: 2077 MB Total Virtual Memory: 3487 MB Virtual Memory Available: 2599 MB Total Memory Used (percent): 49 Disk InformationA: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free Local Drive C: 286173 MB total, 233026 MB free Local Drive D: 194474 MB total, 108371 MB free Local Drive E: 199997 MB total, 186080 MB free CD-ROM Drive F: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free CD-ROM Drive G: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free Removable Disk H: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free Removable Disk I: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free Removable Disk J: 0 bytes total, 0 bytes free Removable D... Read more

Answer:Shortcut icons in task not displaying

PorterL   ......... Are the damaged ( odd looking icons) icons that are part of the Win XP operating system or icons for other software you have installed .....Could you post a screen shot of your destop so we can see the effected icons ?dl65  

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Hi all!

I would like to add some web Shortcuts to my desktop and then change the icon so it shows a graphic for what the item is. I know how to add a web site short to the desktop, but the icon is just generic. For example, say I want to add an web shortcut for Taco Bell and for UCLA (for example). I add the short cuts to the desktop, then I want to make the generic icons look like Taco Bell's bell logo and UCLA's mascot (a bruin). I assume there is an easy way to do this because I have seen these; I am just clueless on how to do it. Can you point me in the right direction, please? Thanks!!

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I had some 20 shortcut icons on my screen and the last time I booted up they had all disappeared.

Going through IE/Desktop they are all there. I have tried dragging them from the desktop window to the desktop screen but that is not possible as the destination is the same.

I have tried right clicking the desktop screen and creating a new shortcut - the new shortcut is created but only in the desktop window and not on the screen.
It slows things down when there is no icon to bring up the Internet and other favourite programmes and there is no Recycle Bin.
Can anyone help please.
 

Answer:Solved: Shortcut icons have disappeared

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