Making a Web Site Logo Live


  1. Posts : 165
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    Making a Web Site Logo Live


    Win 10 Pro 20H2 19042.906

    Hi,

    Hope I'm describing what I want good enough.

    There was a time back in XP & 7 days I could drag some company website logos to my desktop, manualy associate their website to it then by clicking on it I would be taken straight to the website.

    This still happens without effort on my part for example, Amazon, Ebay icons/logos are on my desktop, I click on them, straight to their home page.

    But some companies I deal with I can drag their home page/website to my desktop but it will create a bog standard shortcut like below.

    I was shown how to associate a website to its own logo on my desktop but it was so long ago I have forgotten.

    Could someone tell me in simple terms how its done?
    Making a Web Site Logo Live-7878.png
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    Jaylob4 said:
    Win 10 Pro 20H2 19042.906

    Hi,

    Hope I'm describing what I want good enough.

    There was a time back in XP & 7 days I could drag some company website logos to my desktop, manualy associate their website to it then by clicking on it I would be taken straight to the website.

    This still happens without effort on my part for example, Amazon, Ebay icons/logos are on my desktop, I click on them, straight to their home page.

    But some companies I deal with I can drag their home page/website to my desktop but it will create a bog standard shortcut like below.

    I was shown how to associate a website to its own logo on my desktop but it was so long ago I have forgotten.

    Could someone tell me in simple terms how its done?
    Making a Web Site Logo Live-7878.png
    Right click>Properties>Change icon.
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       #3

    Edwin said:
    Right click>Properties>Change icon.
    Thanks Edwin but that's not what I want.

    The website's own logo/icon I want to to associate their website to.
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    Jaylob4 said:
    Thanks Edwin but that's not what I want.

    The website's own logo/icon I want to to associate their website to.
    I hear ya!
    You can do that from within Internet Explorer but the icons look chintzy...

    Making a Web Site Logo Live-000751.png

    The other way is a little more work...

    Making a Web Site Logo Live-000747.jpg
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  5. Posts : 17,831
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       #5

    Of course, you could also do the 'Create a shortcut' thing from within 'chrome'...

    Making a Web Site Logo Live-000753.png
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  6. Posts : 165
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    Edwin said:
    Of course, you could also do the 'Create a shortcut' thing from within 'chrome'...
    Thanks Edwin, I got there in the end, not quite your route but close.

    In the end I used an Ico converter.

    So took the existing logo or looked for one in Google images, downloaded it to desk top, made sure file format was PNG, ( for some reason ico converters prefer the original image to have a PNG file extensions, then converted and saved it to a folder in downloads, dragged converted file to my desktop, right clicked, web properties, browse to converted file, clicked OK, then apply--that was it, live icons to websites.

    Much appreciated for your advise put me on the right track.
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    Just make sure you don't delete the converted file from your Desktop, if you do, the icon on the link will go blank!

    Best to keep all ico's in a folder somewhere that won't move, then point to that when browsing for an icon; other wise you'll break the path that the icon is pointing to!
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  8. Posts : 165
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    Edwin said:


    Just make sure you don't delete the converted file from your Desktop, if you do, the icon on the link will go blank!

    Best to keep all ico's in a folder somewhere that won't move, then point to that when browsing for an icon; other wise you'll break the path that the icon is pointing to!
    Will do, thanks again.
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