Windows Vista Home Premium desktop shortcuts


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Trish

Hi, I have a new laptop with Vista Home Premium and MS Office Pro 2007. I
used to have XP. I usually put my frequently used sites as shortcuts on my
desktop and normally they appear with the logo icon, eg my bank's logo, or
the Telstra logo, or indeed the Microsoft logo. Now, with this new laptop,
everything I put on the desktop just has the Explorer e icon, regardless of
whether I right click on the site and select 'create shortcut' or whether I
use file > send to desktop. Has something changed in Vista that prevents
this? It would be great to have my logos back - I didn't create them when I
created the shortcuts on XP - they just happened! Thanks in advance for any
assistance.
 
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LesleyO

Hi, Trish --

My icons do exactly the same thing on the desktop, and I've not yet figured
out why, or how to change it. However, I've always used the QuickLaunch bar
(at the bottom), even in XP, and I find that they do show up properly there
in Vista. Besides, if you put them there, it leaves you lots of nice clean
desktop space. Give it a try.
LesleyO
 
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T

Trish

Hi Lesley, I was just about to post another note when yours came in. I was
speaking to Microsoft Australia this morning on an unrelated matter, and
happened to mention this icon problem - it is easily fixed (at least it was
on mine, which is a 15.4" laptop screen). My desktop icons were the default
size of medium. Right click in a blank area of the desktop > View > Classic
Icons and all the icons suddenly correct themselves (permanently). Thanks
also for your feedback and suggestion - it is always helpful to know other
ways! Thanks again, Lesley.
t--
Trish
 

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