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#1 Edenwood

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 12:40 PM

Just got my new laptop with Windows 7 installed. I cannot get rid of the standard windows icon which appears to be over the top of the icons for the programs I have installed, which hide the proper icons for the program which are underneath it. Tried all sorts of things with the desktop but nothing seems to work.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 12:55 PM

I don't fully understand your problem.

Could you post a screenshot?

Is this what you're talking about? The little shield?

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#3 Edenwood

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:17 PM

Tried to do a screenshot but failed. It is like a blank sheet with the top right hand corner turned down and the windows box in the middle with 6 icons on it. You can see the original icon underneath sticking out at the sides

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 04:14 PM

I'm trying to visualize what you're telling me, but I'm having a hard time....

Do you know how to do a screenshot?

Try this: http://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Screenshot-i...crosoft-Windows
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 06:18 PM

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 05:57 AM

The white sheet (shown in your picture) with the upper right corner turned down is the windows default icon for a text file, in other words a .txt notepad file.
You probably have the option Hide extensions for known file types check marked in control panel/folder options/View.

I do not see see a windows box with 6 icons in your pic you posted so I am a bit confused as to what you are refering to.

The shield icon which appears on certain desktop shortcut icons indicates the program is best ran under administrator permissions, which can be enabled by right clicking the shortcut icon and choosing properties, then compatibility, then check marking the box where it says Run as Administrator.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 10:15 AM

I think the OP is seeing generic icons. These instructions to rebuild the icon cache will work on Windows 7 too:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/117229-i...he-rebuild.html

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:48 AM

MrBruce1959, note: thrillhouse is not the original poster...

Here is the .txt icon shown with a blank icon:

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Edenwood, what program(s) does this happen on? Also, please post a screenshot, as previously requested.
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#9 Edenwood

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:01 PM

It has happened on all the program icons I have installed. I am new to Windows 7 so it is a bit of a mystery to me. I have made a copy of one of them and saved it as a PNG file. Can you let me know how to insert it on my reply

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:23 PM

It has happened on all the program icons I have installed. I am new to Windows 7 so it is a bit of a mystery to me. I have made a copy of one of them and saved it as a PNG file. Can you let me know how to insert it on my reply

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You can do so my uploading the pic to http://www.tinypic.com and using the following:

[img]linktoimagehere[/img]


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Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:57 PM

Thanks. Uploaded the file but where do I put the code

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 03:12 PM

In the post box.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 03:33 PM

I appreciate your help but as I have said it is all a bit new to me so where is the post box. I have had a good look and I can't find a way to upload it.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 04:09 PM

The 'post box' is also the box you reply in .... just put the image in with these tags in front and at the end of it.

example --->
[IMG]yourimage[/IMG]

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 05:17 AM

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Hope this works. It covers all the icons I have created except recycle bin, computer, network etc




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