I'd like to change the url icon in my IE7 Favorites listing for a particular
site from the default icon for IE url's to the icon for the site. The site
. Most of my url icons have the site icons
(for example google, photobucket, comodo, avira, cnet, etc. in my links in
the browsers). I'm pretty sure the site designer included a favicons.ico
file in their HTML because in FF it shows up, both in the address bar and in
the bookmark. BTW, I'm NOT talking about Desktop Icons . . . I'm talking
about those tiny little icons next to URL's in browsers.
Right clicking the url only gives me the properties from which I can change
the icon to something on my machine (for example, the moricons.dll file).
That's NOT what I want to do. I want the url icon of the site. I tried
deleting the url from my favorites and then adding it back because I think
that in IE it only does the site url icon if you bookmark it . . . whereas
in FF it will do it if you just visit the site.
I vaguely remember reading something on this and that there was a way to do
it, but that may have been all the way back in IE5 or something.
I thought that maybe the WOT .dll had the WOT icon in it, but I got that
"The file . . . contains no icons" error. And there is no WOT exe. (WOT
stands for "Web of Trust", and it's pretty much like McAfee Site Advisor . .
.. a toolbar add on highlighting rated links in Google searches for example)
I looked in the IE icon cache (NOT the Desktop Icon cache), favicon files
for other url's but not one for WOT in there.
I searched for .ico files . . . have many but no joy on WOT there either.
I looked for an FF icon cache, but couldn't find one (it probably doesn't
I opened FF, went to the WOT site and right clicked, but the FF drop down
menu doesn't have a "create shortcut" selection like the IE menu does.
Doing that in IE only produces the same old url default icon.
I have a program that extracts icons from all the files on your computer
that have icons (mostly .exe's and .dll's), but nothing on WOT there either.
I haven't tried changing themes or resolution or deleting the icon cache for
Desktop Icons yet, but that's obviously only for Desktop Icons and not
little URL shortcut icons in browsers.
So, this is apparently one more argument for those that consider FF superior
In any case, this is more cosmetic than anything else, and is really no big
deal. But it does make it easier on the eyes when looking through the
Favorites list. And at my age I need to do all I can to make things easier
on these old eyes.