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    Hello;

    This maybe a trivial inquiry, but I decided to post it anyway hoping that someone might know/provide the answer with no effort!

    I’d like to replace the MrExcel Forum shortcut icon on my desktop with the proper MrExcel icon. It makes the shortcut much easier to find, and it looks nice!

    On the older computers (Win XP), I had simply added MrExcel forum site to Favourites, dragged it to the Desktop, and the proper icon was magically there!
    But not on the new laptop (Win 7)! I get instead a cheap non-MrExcel shortcut icon!

    Any suggestion ??

    Thank you.
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    Default Re: Where do I find MrExcel Icon ??

    When I right click on my Win 7 desktop and click "Create Shortcut" I just create a new shortcut with this URL:
    http://www.mrexcel.com/forum/index.php

    The image comes from the webserver as it appears in the forum pages. Same thing when I create a shortcut right clicking on the web page (IE 8).

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    Default Re: Where do I find MrExcel Icon ??

    Hi xenou;

    What icon do you see on your Win 7 Desktop MrExcel shortcut ??
    Is it the same as (or similar to) MrExcel logo shown at the top left corner of the forum pages ??

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    Default Re: Where do I find MrExcel Icon ??

    Yes, the same. Though somewhat faint I guess.
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    Default Re: Where do I find MrExcel Icon ??

    Hi xenou;

    That’s really interesting!
    So there must be something I’m doing incorrectly in creating MrExcel shortcut on the Desktop of my new computer.
    Strangely enough, the icon is displayed correctly under Favourite. It is when the shortcut is dragged from the Favourite pane to the desktop that the icon changes.

    When you open MrExcel URL:
    http://www.mrexcel.com/forum/index.php
    is there a feature on the site that allows you to create a shortcut ??
    What I usually do is to add the website to Favourites and then drag it the desktop. It works fine in almost all cases!

    As I mentioned in the OP, it’s a trivial inquiry, but thinking about it it’s really annoying!

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    Default Re: Where do I find MrExcel Icon ??

    I'm not sure - this is really a windows thing I guess. Are you using Internet Explorer? Is that what you mean by "favorites" - favorites in IE?

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    Default Re: Where do I find MrExcel Icon ??

    www.mrexcel.com/favicon.ico

    That's what's used for the favorites. Not sure why Win7 doesn't use it anymore.
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    Default Re: Where do I find MrExcel Icon ??

    xenou;
    Are you using Internet Explorer? Is that what you mean by "Favorites"- favorites in IE?
    Yes I’m using IE9, and yes it’s one of the tools on the IE9 Tool Bar.
    A Windows issue for sure.


    Juan;
    Perfect!
    By clicking the link you kindly provided, the IE9 displays the correct MrExcel icon.
    OK. Then what ??
    I guess I need to save the displayed web image as an image file (e.g. of type: .png, .bmp, .gif, .jpg, etc..) or as an icon file *.ico, so I can right-click on MrExcel shortcut and point to:
    Properties::Web Document tab::Change Icon:::Browse
    and select the image file.
    Correct ??

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    Default Re: Where do I find MrExcel Icon ??

    Hello;
    Monir wrote in the OP:
    On the older computers (Win XP, IE8), I had simply added MrExcel forum site to Favourites, dragged it to the Desktop, and the proper icon was magically there! But not on the new laptop (Win 7)! I get instead a cheap non-MrExcel shortcut icon!
    1) Apparently, the above doesn’t always work in Win 7 Pro & IE9.

    2) After few trial & error attempts, it appears that the most reliable (and quickest way) to create shortcut to a website is to open the website and drag the icon on the left of the address bar in the browser to the Desktop.
    Have tested the above a handful times; including MrExcel Forum site, and it works perfectly!

    3) Surprisingly, the above also works fine in creating shortcuts for folders, files, or programs.
    Just select the item, say a folder in the WE, and drag the icon on the left side of the address bar at the top of the folder window to the Desktop.

    Thank you all for your help.
    Monir
    (XL , 64-bit, Windows 10 Enterprise)

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