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2 icons on desktop, My Computer & Internet Explorer

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#1 rwhutch


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Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:13 AM

These are shortcuts, how can I put the originals on desktop?

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:29 PM

The only difference between shortcuts and original icons is that a shortcut has an arrow on it.
Shortcuts open the program just like the original does.
Are you having problems opening a shortcut?

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 03:14 PM

Technically, every link on your desktop is a shortcut. There are very few programs that will have the desktop as the address for a program.

If you want to remove the Shortcut arrows, download and install TweakUI from Mircosoft at:

After installed, you will open it up in Control Panel. Inside of TweakUI, click on the Explorer tab and select None for Shortcut Overlay.


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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:34 PM

1. Right click anywhere on your desktop. Choose "Properties".
2. Go to the second tab "Desktop".
3. Near the bottom left click on "Customize Desktop"
4. Check mark on the boxes for "My Computer" and "Internet Explorer".

I can't imagine that these simple steps will resolve your issue, but I hope they do. If not, we'll try something else.

Edited by Eric RBA, 23 February 2009 - 04:43 PM.

I would never ask a person to do something that I wouldn't do myself.

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