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Favorites Icons

16 bit for favorites & menu bars.
Download These and other Icons to use.

 

What is this icon?
In Internet Explorer 5.0 and above, you can customize the Icon next to your bookmarked web site to be your own customized logo.  In prior versions of IE, the only logo looked like: ie logo. Currently, these icons will not be seen in Netscape's bookmarks.

Where these Icons be seen?
The lcons will appear in multiple places. Currently, their are six places. (We don't think you can see them on a Mac yet)

Location #1 - in the favorites directory in your web browser.


Internet Explorer Favorites

Location #2 - in the favorites directory located off the Windows Start Button.

Start Menu Favorites

Location #3 - in the Address bar.


Taskbar & Address Bar


Location #4 - on the desktop.

If you bookmark the site, hold down the control key, then right click on the bookmark then drag it to the desktop, it copys the icon as a short cut. Once you have done this you can change the icon to a better or differnet one. Right click the Icon, choose Properties, then click on Change Icon.

Desktop
Location #5 - on the taskbar.

If you bookmark the site, hold down the control key, then right click on the bookmark and drag it to the task bar, it copys the icon there.

Taskbar & Address Bar

Location #6 - on the links bar.

If you bookmark the site, hold down the control key, then right click on the bookmark and then drag it to the Links Toolbar, it copys the icon & title there.


I used to see these icons, but now they've all disappeared. What Happened?
these icons are cached very similar to html documents. When they are deleted from the cache, they revert to the standard IE icon. If you want to prevent the icon from disappearing:

1. Create a local directory or folder (Example c:\Web Icons)
2. Copy the desired icon into the folder created above. The icon will usually be in "C:/WINDOWS/Temorary Internet Files" or Download a Collection of Icons from Gila Wilderness dot.com to use.
3. Right click the favorite/bookmark and select Properties, then Change Icon.
4. Enter the path (or use the 'browse' feature) to the icon you want for that bookmark. You should only use 16 bit icons for the favorites.

Having trouble seeing your new icon?

Iit is probably because you have already bookmarked this page. Delete the existing bookmark(s), then try to bookmark it again. Give it a few seconds. If that doesn't work clear all your cache, reset your computer, return to page and then bookmark it, however, users said they got mixed results.

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