Changing The Default "e" Icon in Favorites

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NotBold_Fortune, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Can someone tell me how to do this? That little "e" icon has to be one of the homeliest icons to look at everyday.
  2. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    You can change it in
  3. I got it, yoyo. I guess what I really needed to know is that it's called "http". So I could change them with ActivIcons. Thanks.
  4. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    The manual way would have been

    Open regedit, navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP\DefaultIcon.
    In the right pane you'll see
    (Default) Reg_EXP_SZ %SystemRoot%\system32\url.dll,0
    doubleclick on (Default)
    in the window that comes up type the path to the icon you want to use
    D:\icons\coolfavicon.ico for example
    click OK and close regedit.

    You may have to refresh your icon cache. Either using TweakUI or in display properties-appearence-advanced change the icon size to 33 pixel, click ok and apply, go back and change it to 32 pixel again.
  5. Wow. I really like that. Thanks, yoyo. I'll save that for another time. I like that refreshing the icon cache trick. That's so cool.
  6. yoyo, would you happen to know how I can change the "Show Desktop" icon I have in my Quick Launch? Thanks.
  7. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    Sure :)

    Drag the Show Desktop icon into a Notepad window. You now should see:


    Now replace the third line with something like


    click File > Save

    That's it. Change will take effect after next reboot or icon refresh.

  8. What a pal. Thanks, yoyo.
  9. Leo154

    Leo154 Guest

    Oh thats so nice :)
  10. yoyo, I got to tell you, I think you are absolutely brilliant. You've showed me so many neat things that can be done, and I really appreciate you're prompt and "generous" responses to my questions.


    Your Mom
  11. Leo154

    Leo154 Guest

    :eek: "Your Mom"?
  12. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

    Bold I have to admit, the longer I know you, the more whacked you become. :)
  13. Leo154

    Leo154 Guest

    Thank you for clearing that up... now I understand.
  14. You're a little slow aren't you, Funky? Most peopl catch on real quick. LOL
  15. Leo154

    Leo154 Guest