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How do you change the icon on a web shortcut in windows?

January 27, 2012 1 comment

If you wish to change the icon on web shortcuts on your desktop in windows you need to do the following.

1) Right click on the Weblink

2)Left click on properties

3)You you should now see the “Web Document” window and at the  bottom of that you should see the “Change Icon” button left click on it.

4)Left click the browse button and navigate to that location where your own icon pictures are stored and left click the open button

5)This will display your icons double left click on the one you want and then finally left click “ok” to confirm

Categories: How To

Make your own Icons for your web applications and folders

January 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Are you board with just looking at row’s of yellow folders or web applications which just have a white page with the little blue E or firefox logo on your desktop?

Then you could create your own icons to jazz up those boring folders and web apps instead using this freeware software called ToYcon

http://www.crystalxp.net/news/en801-toycon-lefreut-conversion-png-ico.html

1 ) Download the zip file

2) Extract it using win zip or other unzipping software

3) Once extracted you should see a folder called ToYcon

4) In that folder should be the a little .exe file called ToYcon

5) Double left click to strat it and you should get a icon on your desktop

6) Drag the image you want as a icon into the ToYcon icon and this shuld create a nice icon

This can then be used instead of just that little yellow folder or web page icon.

Categories: Handy Software
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