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Shortcut icons keep changing

Question: Shortcut icons keep changing

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?

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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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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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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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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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Hi, I recently created about 20 desktop shortcut icons, which mostly had little pictures related to the site they were shortcutting to, and some of them were pretty cool. When I fired up the computer next day, they had all gone, and were replaced by some sort of generic 'e' icons, an e on a page of paper type icon. The day after that, my youtube icon reappeared as before, but all the others are still the 'e' on a page type. I deleted some of them, and went to the sites again, and created a shortcut, but they appeared as the 'e' one again. I want my cool icons back! I have windows xp running. Thanks in advance!

Troy
 

Answer:Shortcut icons changing appearance

AM-DeadLink Works for me.
 

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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!!

Answer:Changing Web Shortcut Icons on Desktop

Right click, change icon

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We have three separate bank accounts my wife has so do I and we have a joint one.I have three exel spreadsheets one for each account so I can keep a running total of each of these account.There is a shortcut on the desktop for each one to save me having to go into my documents to find them.The problem is whenever I go into the spreadsheet and do some entries and come back out again the shortcut has moved somewhere else on the desk top.This only happens with these three shortcuts.How can I get them to stay in the same place and what makes them change position in the first place.It is more of a nuisance than a problem.

Answer:Shortcut icons keep changing position

Check that auto arrange icons is unticked in view. Right click on a blank space on the desktop to get the view option.

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When I select a shortcut icon and go to change it by right clicking on it, then clicking on properties,and then in web document, I click on change icon and on some of the icons I only get five icons to pick from and not the usual larger amount of icons.

This is the address shown for the five icons shown for the five icons.

C:\Windows\System32\url.dll ................................. Only five icons

And on some shortcuts, I get the normal amount of icons
 
%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll................ This one has all the icons which is normal.

Please help. Thank you.

Answer:How do I fix changing my desktop shortcut icons...?

Hi and welcome to the Forum. It depends which icons you wish to change! What type of shortcut is it, a web site or a program or perhaps a shortcut to a folder or file?

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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 was able to right-click a shortcut to a file on my desktop, click properties then change the icon. Its not working like that now. The icon won't change.
Also, I use to have an Icon changer and manager program years ago. What do you suggest as a new program today that will change and manage my icons?
Thank you!

Answer:Changing Desktop File Shortcut Icons

Microangelo Toolset.

Home of Microangelo: The Grand Daddy of Icon Software

I bought it a long time ago.
Wonderful for doing icon stuff.

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my desktop shortcut icons keep changing size and moving about. this isn't a big deal; just annoying. check out the attachments. any ideas?

Answer:desktop shortcut icons keep changing/moving

That's a new problem! Try clearing the icon cache by deleting hidden file iconcache.db from C:\Users\<yourname>\AppData\Local and restart. Also try running sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt and restart.

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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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Changing folder icons to show open or closed and changing default folder icons like "Favorites".

Here we go again.

I have recentely learned how to change a folder icon manually in Windows Explorer, and now would like to be able to manually change the folder so it shows the folder open and shows the folder closed.

I would also like to know how to change default folder like "Favorites" and "Control Panel"
 

Answer:Changing folder icons to show open or closed and changing default folder icons.....

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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 created a few shortcuts from chrome and added them to my Taskbar for ease of use.

I created one for each of my multiple Gmail accounts etc and I changed their icons to something so I can identify which was which. The shortcut's took the icon and worked fine for a short period than I noticed every time I click on the icon after changing the default icon to my new one It would change the icon back to Gmails default one.

Is there a way to prevent this from happening? Hope I explained it properly.

Dorf

Answer:TaskBar Icons Constantly Changing My Icons For Chrome any Help?

I noticed the same problem. I think the solution is to make the shortcut read only before you pin it to the task bar. I did this a few days ago and they seem to be keeping my new icon.
If you later want to unpin the shortcut from the taskbar you will need to remove the readonly check from the taskbar shortcut properties. Although it will unpin without doing this you will be left with the shortcut in the real folder and have to go there to physically delete it.

C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

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I am trying to find a way to change all the shell icons via Regedit instead of modifying the DLL files.
It's working pretty well so far. A problem I'm having tho is that even after assigning new icons for folders in several places, they still remain the system default in Save/Open dialog.

these entries affect the folders:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\DefaultIcon]
@="M:\\Portfolio\\Settings & Backups\\[icons]\\Icon packs\\Blue Aero i7\\imageres.dll,-4"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\DefaultIcon]
@="M:\\Portfolio\\Settings & Backups\\[icons]\\Icon packs\\Blue Aero i7\\imageres.dll,-4"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons]
"3"="M:\\Portfolio\\Settings & Backups\\[icons]\\Icon packs\\Blue Aero i7\\imageres.dll,-4"
"4"="M:\\Portfolio\\Settings & Backups\\[icons]\\Icon packs\\Blue Aero i7\\imageres.dll,-4"

Network, hard drive and text file icons remain unchanged as well.

Could there be more places in the Registry where icons are decided?


Below you'll find my complete reg file that I use:






Quote:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ;;;;;;; when pointing to an icon resource, using DLL files apparently scales the icons better than using raw .icos


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons]
"8"="M:\\Portfolio\\Settings & Backups\\[icons]\\W... Read more

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Hi

I'm running win2k and wondered if there was a way of changing the little 'curly arrow' that indicates that a file is a shortcut.

I just kinda wanna replace it with something.

Any ideas?

Ta.
 

Answer:Changing Shortcut Icon

Check out Tweak UI from MS as it has a fe functions that may do what you want,, this is the 2k version ... Iknow the XP version will allow the shortcut icon to be changed or removed SO hopefully this will help you

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=226
 

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how do you change that 'little' shortcut arrow??

i remember in Win 98se there was tweakUI but i dont wanna have to download anything to change it, it's not that big of a deal really i was just curious if there was an easy way to do it in WinXP SP1?
i think this is one dumb question, but...

TSG forum said:

"There's no such thing as a stupid question,
but they're the easiest to answer!"Click to expand...


 

Answer:changing the shortcut icon

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how do you change that 'little' shortcut arrow??

i remember in Win 98se there was tweakUI but i dont wanna have to download anything to change it, it's not that big of a deal really i was just curious if there was an easy way to do it in WinXP SP1?
i think this is one dumb question, but...

TSG forum said:

"There's no such thing as a stupid question,
but they're the easiest to answer!"Click to expand...


 

Answer:changing the shortcut icon

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So I bought my laptop (Lenovo G50-70) in 4 months ago and have recently upgraded to Windows 10. On the laptop the F1 button is mute sound and so on without me having to press fn first which I love. I am very interested in knowing if I can get rid of one of these shortcuts though, as the F4 button (which shuts everyting down, just like alt f4 would), just requires a misclick to **bleep** up.
I've googled around but can't find any help regarding this. I've found something like switching to Legacy mode in BIOS settings but that sounded like it would change all of the commands to demand me to use FN first. Do I have to choose then or is it possible to only delete one function?
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity

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Hi,

Good day! Hope this mail finds you well. I just need some help wiyh my pendrive. When i opened it earlier i noticed that all files and folders became shortcut. I tried following some steps online (formatting and cmd option) however it didn't work. Now u think my laptop is affected as well because i am unable to run some of my programs (especifically antivirus). Please assist. Not sure what other details is needed. Please let me know. Im not that technically savvy but i can follow instruction.
 

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Is there any way to change the shortcut keys in Windows XP, like changing CTRL-F for Find to something else globally in windows?

The reason I am asking is because in the danish windows XP (and Vista) the find combination is CTRL-B and thats so very annoying because english applications will use CTRL-F while the danish OS will use CTRL-B.

Anyway to change this shortcut from CTRL-B to CTRL-F?

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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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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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I have had windows 8 for a while now but i have recently noticed that the little black shortcut arrow had changed into a grey cross, a few days later it has now changed into a tick in a green circle (see attached picture).
I would like to know what has caused this and how to fix it. I want the old sub icon back.
Thanks,
Dan

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I was wondering if it was possible to change the colour of the text under desktop icons from the default white to something else.

I have some cool NASCAR-related wallpapers from my drivers' sites, but if I try to use them, the writing becomes hard to see because the white of the text for the icons doesn't stand out at all.

Is it possible to make the shortcut text a different colour besides white? If so, how do I go about doing that?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Changing colour of desktop shortcut text?

See if the following helps:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310543
 

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SO, im looking to change the target of the "my music" "my pictures", and so fourth, that are in my start menu, so they link to say, a folder on another partition. is this possible?
 

Answer:changing start menu shortcut targets

I think the closest thing you can do is, redirect your My Documents folder to another partition, which will in turn redirect my music, my pictures etc to that "new" my documents folder.
 

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Hey guys, I have a question hoping someone can help (and hoping that it's possible). I followed Brink's tutorial on creating a sleep shortcut. It works great but I would like to make one minor change. Instead of waking computer by using the power button, is there a way that I can go back to waking with the keyboard (like it is if I sleep from start menu). I changed the power settings and everything to disable hibernate as well. Hope my description was clear enough to understand. Thanks!

Answer:Changing how custom sleep shortcut works

Hello Ghost,

By default, you should still be able to wake the computer with the mouse unless you prevented it from doing so. Double check using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to see if your mouse has the Allow this device to wake the computer box checked in it's "Power Management" properties tab.

Devices - Allow or Prevent to Wake Up Computer - Windows 7 Help Forums

Sometimes you may also have a BIOS/UEFI setting to enable/disable waking the computer with the mouse, so it would be a good idea to check the power management setting in your BIOS/UEFI as well.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Time and time again, I find my beloved other half has left the Caps lock on. I put my head down, type an e-mail or letter etc and then have to delete the lot and start again- is there a shortcut or method to selecting the offending text and changing it to lower case or vice versa? (I'm sure there is a key or key combi but cannot remember!)Thanks!

Answer:Shortcut for changing Cap letters 2 lower case?

This may be a function in some applications, but no in all. It is not a default windows function either.Easiest would be to check the capslock before you start typing... or just ban ur partner from the PC altogether, especially if he/she is doing all his/her typing with capslock on :)

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How do I change the shortcut key (Ctrl+Alt+S) for HPSysInfo.exe or even disable itÉ As when I am in curtain program and use that shortcut the HP Support Information dialog box comes up.

David Lambie
 

Answer:Disabling or changing shortcut to annoying HPSysInfo.exe

Go to add/remove programs in the control panel and delete all HP related stuff except the HP device driver itself
 

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I'm trying to change the shortucts in the open dialog box on the left hand side in photoshop. I know how to do this in regular office prgorams and it's called My Places bar. But there are no options to add a shortcut or folders to that area. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks.
 

Answer:Changing the Shortcut Bar in the open dialog box in Photoshop

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Hello all. I recently migrated computers from one that used MS Office to one that had OpenOffice installed on it. When I moved all of my documents, they all took the icons of the OpenOffice format. I uninstalled OpenOffice and install MS Office, so I would like all of my files to have the MS Office icons. Anyone know how to change them? Thanks in advance.

- Curtis
 

Answer:Changing Icons to MS Word Icons

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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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'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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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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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

Skeggy run these


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

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http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

ADW download from bleepingcomputer delete any rubbish found with themalware scans
Be wary of the add ons that ADW use now.

and if you haven't got it use CCLeaner
CCleaner - Delete Junk Files

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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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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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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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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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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
 

Answer:Office 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Answer:Missing shortcut icons

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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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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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I have a Danish Windows Vista Ultimate. But normally I have it switched to English (via the language packs in Ultimate), so I get CTRL-F for Find and CTRL-B for bold.

But now I have to switch it back to Danish for another user on the system, but its going to be pretty confusing and constantly annoying to me to have to switch CTRL-F and CTRL-B around (since CTRL-F is Bold in Danish and CTRL-B is Find).

Is there any way to switch these two combos back without having to switch the whole language of Vista?

Answer:Changing Shortcut Keys in Windows Vista Ultimate

Been searching around with no luck. Its been a while since it was up with no answer, perhaps someone else knows?

The only other solution I could think of, would be to create two partitions with 1 Vista Ultimate on each in different base language, but then of course I can't userswitch :(

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Hey Guys,

First post here, seems like this forum will be a great resource. I am very computer savy and do a lot of IT work for friends and family but I have been using a Macbook for the last few years. Prior to that I was a Dell guy with a Dell Inspiron 700m but I recently purchased an AWESOME Lenovo x201t laptop/tablet from a friend of mine.

Core i7 640L, 8GB of DDR3 Ram, 500GB HDD (although I wish a TB would fit!), monitor flips around to be a tablet, full touch screen for when I'm lazy... etc.

Anyway I skipped M$ Vista on all my personal computers but I did use it a fair amount doing work for friends/family. My Lenovo x201t came with M$ W7 Ultimate x64 and so far I really love it. I never thought I'd like Windows again after using my Macbook for so long I must say I am enjoying using W7. I don't have any pictures on my laptop and don't plan on putting many, if any as I don't even have a digital camera anymore. I do however open my 'Downloads' folder all the time.

~~ Is there anyway I could change the 'Pictures' shortcut to be a 'Downloads' shortcut? ~~

Lastly - my buddy who owned this computer before me was the admin and I changed the name of the account from his name to mine but the folder is still under his name. I did a bit of research and saw a few registry tweaks to change it but I was a bit wary because I don't want to corrupt my W7 install as this laptop doesn't have an optical drive nor do I have the media. Is there anyway to change the file path to my name in... Read more

Answer:Changing 'Pictures' Shortcut to 'Downloads' in Start Menu

Welcome to the Seven Forums
Right click on the taskbar or the start button and choose Properties go to the Start Menu tab then click on the Customize button

and scroll down to the download item there you can choose a link or menu then click OK , Apply, OK

and it will put it on the right side of the Start Menu

Or you can rename Pictures by right clicking on it and choose rename and rename it download this will automatically rename the picture folder in your user name folder to download.

There should be of Recovery Partition on your computer that should let you restore it To Factory Settings (like it was when it was new) that would help in changing user names you will need to look at your user guide or go to the maker's website to learn how to use that.
Jerry
Edit: Look at this http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2974-user-accounts.html

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Upto Windows 8 it was easy to change the folder that would open on clicking a Windows Explorer shortcut. All that was needed was to change the target in the Property Sheet to the desired folder.

In Windows 8.1 this is not possible. On opening the Shortcut Property Sheet the target Text Box contains "File Explorer" which is greyed out and can't be changed. My question is how to change the shortcut target in textbox from "File Explorer" to "My Documents" or the R:\ Drive as in my case?

Answer:Changing target in the Explorer Shortcut Property Sheet

Hello Junglee,

If you like, you could just create a new shortcut with the target you wanted, pin it to the taskbar, unpin the original explorer from the taskbar, then drag and drop the new pinned explorer to where the old one was.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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App's for slightly twisting this post's string, but Googling and forum searches, led me here to people who seem capable of doing what many are confronted with not knowing how to do it, ie; I've got 6,000 plus shortcuts on an external hard drive (cross referencing files in other folders throughout the EHD) and half of these shortcuts list the wrong drive letter for 'start in' and 'target'.

Since 'we' have to live with EHD's drive letters changing rather rogue-ishly, once the shortcut problem is noticed, it's usually pretty late and so to avoid the monumental task of manually changing the drive lettering in numerous shortcut's properties (where users inadvertantly create shortcuts without noticing the EHD drive letter is not what 'we' expect), I've found only this forum's members addressing how to enmass change shortcuts.

Again, my issue (as well as I'm sure for many, many other users too) is that I/We have many, many folders on an external hard drive and each folder contains many shortcuts to files located in that external hard drive's other folders, but half of these shortcuts have the 'wrong' drive lettering listed in the shortcut properties 'start in' and 'target'.

So if some generous person could illustrate here how to write the scrpting for such a 'powersshell.pf1' file, I'm sure many. many other users would immensely appreciate it.

Answer:Changing the drive lettering in numerous shortcut's properties

I might. It would have to wait until the week-end, as I don't have time during the week. I think it would be much easier to code than to script. Would you be happy with a small .net .exe UI containing current Drive Letter of the EHD to modify the shortcuts on, and then a from and to Drive Letters? You would have to remember that it is for ALL shortcuts, no exceptions.

Richard

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I have used the usual route to changing a default icon in "Properties" for internet shortcut(s). However, changing one file icon strangely does not change all the rest. Is this a bug? Is there a workround?

Answer:Changing the default icon for an internet shortcut is not universal

The way it works is the same as it was in Win 7 and 8, and it makes good sense to me.

If you make a new url, and you don't specify an icon for it, it will use the default icon for all urls. That is the Firefox icon here, because that is my default browser.

But if you do specify an icon in the properties of one particular url, the purpose is to make that url look unique, and therefore easy to find. It is usually the "favicon" for the website it links to.

It works the same for shortcuts to files, such as programs. There is a default icon for links to exe files, but you can specify an individual icon for just one shortcut. Doing that should not change any other shortcut's icon, nor the default icon for the exe file type.

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I use a flash drive to install certain things on multiple computers. What do I put in the shortcut info so that it automaticly will default to whatever drive letter that flash drive has at the moment?

I would have googled but I couldnt figure out how to word it.

Answer:Simple shortcut question, changing drive letter?

To the best of my knowledge when you plug in your flash drive it will default to the next drive letter that particular system has available.
I know of no way to make the flash drive to install on different system with the same drive letter all the time.

Hang in there we have a lot of members and maybe someone will be able to help.
I will be watching to learn if their is a way to do such things.

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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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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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On my new HP computer, Win7 64bit was installed. All of my desktop shortcuts worked until I installed Windows Office Standard 2007. After the installation, which was successful, the desktop icon shortcuts stopped working. I can right click and open them or do so in the start menu but cannot double click or single click on the icon to open the program. My icons on the taskbar still work. Help!!!:cry
 

Answer:Desktop Icons shortcut broken

Welcome to MG's!! I have moved your thread to the software forum for further assistance. In the mean time, if you right click an icon and choose properties, check the target! If it is wrong, correct it to the proper exe file.
 

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My HP 15-AB271S-A Windows 10 laptop has larger desktop shortcut icons than my older E Machines E 732 laptop (which was recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Both have virtually the same screen dimensions and on checking the display settings in the control panels both are set to max screen resolution of 1366x768 and item size of 100% (min). While this situation is not a serious problem I would like to know if there is any way of making the icons on the HP smaller to match those on the E Machines. Incidentally I use the desktop (as opposed to the "Tile Screen" all the time.

Answer:Size of Desktop Shortcut Icons

Hello,

R/Click Desktop>View>Select Icon Size.

John

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Hi,
I've a system (win 7 Pro) which is mamber of a domain (server-win 2008).
In this PC,user making shortcut icons in the desktop to access directly files/folders stored in the server.

But problem is those shortcut icons to the server disappieared suddenly.
And its happened few times. Is it a bug of win 7 or anything else?

But no problem with default/regular shorcut icons.

Thanks in advance.

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I connect my portable harddrive to one of my friends computer. Suddenly all my files turn into shortcuts. I scanned with Avast anti virus software, it didn't work. My computer still can read the available space and use space on that harddrive. I tried with K:\>ATTRIB -H -R -S /S /D K:\*.*(K is my Portable HDD drive)No Go.. Any Further resolution...?

Answer:Portable HDD shows Shortcut iCons

Your problem is caused by the TOEUW.EXE malware/virus.. a few other aliases Koapee.exe, Vaapoq, vaapoqx? Here is how to remove it?How to Remove TOEUW.EXE Virus/Malwarehttp://www.techjunoon.com/how-to-re...

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