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how do I Change DEFAULT icons?

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    how do I Change DEFAULT icons?

    I have vista with ie7 and Maxthon installed. Once Maxthon was installed and set as the default browser all of the shortcuts to web pages that i have (i.e. favorites folder) and a few on my desktop all use the maxthon icon. I am able to manually change them back to the "e" icon by right clicking and changing icon. What i want to do is set it so that every NEW shortcut i create, as well as the old ones automatically use the "e" icon instead of the Maxthon one.

    thanks

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    Re: how do I Change DEFAULT icons?

    Hello Crash613, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    Well, other than making Internet Explorer the default browser again, you can manually change the icon used for the file extension types used by Maxthon to use the IE "e" icon instead. This tutorial will help show you how to.

    File Extension Type Icon - Change

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: how do I Change DEFAULT icons?

    Thanks, that seems to be exactly what i need. I still, however, am having problems.. Maybe i am a little slow.

    Here's what is going on.

    Steps 1-4 go fine. In step 4 i look for the ".url" listing. This indicates that i need to change the "InternetIcon" setting..

    Scroll down to that. go to the "DefaultIcon" folder. as per step 6

    Per step 10: Change it to "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe,-17"

    Also tried various other ones in *.dll files (both 10A and 10b methods)..... none of the changes work.

    close and re log on, and/or reboot.

    No-joy, still using the same old Maxthon icons.

    any idea what i am doing wrong?

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    Re: how do I Change DEFAULT icons?

    You will most likely need to also change the icons for these file extensions as well: .htm, .html, .mht, .mhtml, and .url. Of course the Maxthon program could be resetting the icons back to it's anyway despite any changes you make to.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: how do I Change DEFAULT icons?

    and .php which is quite common.

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