SEARCH

The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse

How-To Geek Forums / Windows Vista

Website icons revert after being changed

(5 posts)
  • Started 7 years ago by msanjelpie
  • Latest reply from msanjelpie
  • Topic Viewed 2675 times

msanjelpie
Posts: 4

How do I stop website icons from reverting after being changed.

I create a shortcut on my desktop that goes to a webpage. Most of the time, I move it to my quick launchbar. Doesn't matter which location it is in, the same thing happens. After I change the icon to a nice one, when I click on the icon and go to the webpage, as soon as I interact on the webpage, the icon reverts to whatever the icon is on the webpage.

For example: gamefly.com

They have their own icon. So when I go to their website, which ever icon I have changed the shortcut to, now becomes the netflix icon again. It doesn't matter how many times I try to change it back, it keeps reverting every time I visit the webpage.

I wouldn't mind as much, but the icons are 16x16, so when they blow up to 32x32 they look very bad.

Anyone else experienced this? Any way to stop the changed icons from reverting back to the original icons on each specific website?

THANKS

Jeannie

Posted 7 years ago
Top
 
msanjelpie
Posts: 4

OK, these are called Internet shortcut files. And the changed icons are being replaced by the website's small favicon icon when I go to the website.

I think microsoft is aware of the problem... just wanna know how to fix it without having to change the entire registry...

Posted 7 years ago
Top
 
supermansghost
Posts: 350

This is definitely a vista problem... loads of people complain about this one.

Here's what I would do... create a folder in your user directory to put the .url files into, and then create shortcuts on your desktop to the items in that folder. You can customize the icons for the shortcuts, and they shouldn't be changed by IE.

That's what I do, at least.

Posted 7 years ago
Top
 
msanjelpie
Posts: 4

OK, apparently, the current fix is to save the urls as a favorite. Change the icon. Create the shortcut to the desktop. Right click on the icon, choose properties, click on the general tab, click read-only, and that keeps the icon from changing back when you go to the website.

Posted 7 years ago
Top
 
msanjelpie
Posts: 4

THANKS SMG!! - I posted your answer on Windows vista newsgroups as well for others to see...

Posted 7 years ago
Top
 



Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.