Creating a Desktop Icon

  kev.Ifty 23:15 04 Sep 2004

HI..... How do i make this pic click here the icon for a short cut on My Desktop.

I have tried saving as a bitmap and a gif, but neither work.

Any help would be appreciated

Cheers Kev.

  pc moron 23:32 04 Sep 2004

If you have a different icon at the moment, then:

Right click the icon, select properties, then select Change Icon, and browse to your custom icon.

Select Apply- your customised item should now appear.

  kev.Ifty 23:51 04 Sep 2004

Thans for taking the time...

Have tried your suggestion already but the pic i require is not an "icon file" so will not work.

Is there a way to save the pic as an Icon File?

Cheers Kev.

  Pesala 23:54 04 Sep 2004
  pc moron 00:09 05 Sep 2004

If it's a .bmp file (or whatever), then just rename it to an .ico file.

  Staddly 00:14 05 Sep 2004

I have just followed pc moron instuctions. It works but if I can elaborate...
Select picture....right click...send to...desktop (create shortcut).
From the new desktop shortcut...right the 'shortcut tab'...change icon...browse.
Browse to where you saved have your picture (make sure 'all files' is selected in the 'files of type'....double click on your picture...Ok and apply and it should then change the desktop icon to show the picture. It worked for me.

  kev.Ifty 00:41 05 Sep 2004

Many thanks to you all i will give your suggestions a try AM.

Cheers Kev..

  March Hare 00:46 05 Sep 2004

Thanks to all - very interesting.

  kev.Ifty 21:01 05 Sep 2004

Thanks for the tip regarding Irfan View

That is what i used and was successful.

Cheers Kev.

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