Windows 10: Another Desktop Icon Question

Discus and support Another Desktop Icon Question in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have my desktop icons set up and working, one small problem that I need help with.......some of the icons have their ''own''... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Del 80, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. Del 80 Win User

    Another Desktop Icon Question I have my desktop icons set up and working, one small problem that I need help with.......some of the icons have their ''own'' emblem.....and some don't.......for instance, Glary Utilities has the Glary emblem, Malwarebytes has the Malwarebytes emblem, and so on......BUT, the Facebook icon has the Edge emblem, WHY?.......I can change it by going to properties, and selecting ''change icon'' but can not change it to the Facebook logo.........any help appreciated........Del.

    Del 80, Apr 2, 2016
  2. BridgetAM Win User

    Desktop Icon Question

    Thank you so much for the question and the easy solution to the problem. I had these massive icons on my desktop and they were so large, I could only see a few of them. I've been working around this issue for months. Thanks!!!!
    BridgetAM, Apr 2, 2016
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    Thank you for the update and Glad to know that the issue has been resolved.

    Please let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
    Krishna Prasobh V, Apr 2, 2016
  4. dalchina New Member

    Another Desktop Icon Question

    Hi, your shortcut which takes you to Facebook will, by default, have the icon of the program which is launched when you double click it, and is presumably one you've created. That's its association as (presumably) an html file.

    Only if you manually change it will it be different.

    For example, if I create a desktop icon whose URL is tenforums, its icon does not magically somehow represent tenforums.

    If you wish to change the icon, you need an appropriate image. You can probably find one by searching for

    facebook icon
    and click Images (if that's available in Edge- don't use it)

    I.e. find an image you want, download it, and use it to customise your shortcut.

    The other shortcuts you refer to have been explicitly created by those programs with an icon which indicates what they are.
    dalchina, Apr 2, 2016
  5. Del 80 Win User
    O.k. Thanks for that........did what you said, but still can't get the Facebook icon to show up on the desktop still shows Edge icon........I must be missing something.........Del.
    Del 80, Apr 2, 2016
  6. Cliff S New Member
    How do you want your facebook icon to look? What over all color?
    Cliff S, Apr 2, 2016
  7. Del 80 Win User
    Just the standard Facebook is annoying me that I can't do it.
    Del 80, Apr 2, 2016
  8. Cliff S New Member

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    Gimme a few to find and create.
    Cliff S, Apr 2, 2016
  9. dalchina New Member
    You must be missing the bit about acquiring an image- this is what I meant about locating images.. then you choose and download the one you like, ensure it's an appropriate file type or converting it as necessary.

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    Then you rt click on your shortcut, properties, web document, change icon, browse to your image, select, OK.

    You can even browse to an exe or other file containing icons and choose one of those, but you probably don't have one with a Facebook icon in it.
    dalchina, Apr 2, 2016
  10. Cliff S New Member
    Ok I just made two FB icons.
    Here is what they look like(they're just png, for the icons(ico), you need to click the zip file and download it,

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    2 Facebook

    • Right click the zip file, open properties, and check "unblock" then extract them.
    • After that, place them where you will NEVER move them(Documents for example).
    • Then right click your current desktop icon.
    • Select change icon.
    • Search for where you placed the new icon and select them.
    • Apply.
    Cliff S, Apr 2, 2016
  11. Del 80 Win User
    O.k......Got Facebook icon in downloads, but can't get it to existing icon already on desktop........when I click on change icon, and look in downloads folder it says ''no icons here''.....or something like that.........Del.
    Del 80, Apr 2, 2016
  12. Cliff S New Member
    You need to follow the above instructions exactly. "

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    move them,

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    then browse & change.

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    Cliff S, Apr 2, 2016
  13. Del 80 Win User

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    Hey Cliff S.........That's absolutely marvellous.........worked a treat, thank you very much..........Del.
    Del 80, Apr 2, 2016
  14. Cliff S New Member
    You're welcome*Smile
    Cliff S, Apr 2, 2016
  15. Edwin New Member
    Hey @Cliff S:
    I just found that you can Ctrl+Shift+6 for desktop 'list' view, then Ctrl+Scroll for visible icon size and retain list view.
    Doesn't survive a restart though! *Sad

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    Better example:

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    Edwin, Apr 2, 2016

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