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Change the default icon on window task bar when IE is minimized. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am using IE8 in Window 7.

    I open a certain web page in IE browser and then minimize the IE. The IE will appear as an icon in window task bar at the bottom. How can the default IE icon (the blue 'e') displayed on window task bar be changed to another icon I choose? I just want this change to be applied to a specific website only. All other websites opened in IE will use the same IE default icon when minimized as an icon displayed on window task bar.

     

    Thank you for advice.

    Friday, May 1, 2015 3:05 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    the site favicon is used by default.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon

    Questions regarding Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 and Internet Explorer 11 for the IT Pro Audience. Topics covered are: Installation, Deployment, Configuration, Security, Group Policy, Management questions. If you are a consumer looking for answers or to raise a question, it's highly recommended you head on over to http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us

    Post questions about html, css and scripting for website development to http://stackoverflow.com

    Regards.


    Rob^_^

    Saturday, May 2, 2015 3:14 AM
  • Hi AB888888,

    We can change the icon showed in the task bar .
    Just navigate to the following location:
    cd %appdata%\microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\Taskbar and then rename yourshortcut.website to yourshortcut.url
    Change the icon and the icon showed in the taskbar will be changed .
    As for changing the icon for specific website ,I am afraid it is not available .

    Best regards


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, May 4, 2015 8:23 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    the site favicon is used by default.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon

    Questions regarding Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 and Internet Explorer 11 for the IT Pro Audience. Topics covered are: Installation, Deployment, Configuration, Security, Group Policy, Management questions. If you are a consumer looking for answers or to raise a question, it's highly recommended you head on over to http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us

    Post questions about html, css and scripting for website development to http://stackoverflow.com

    Regards.


    Rob^_^

    Saturday, May 2, 2015 3:14 AM
  • Hi AB888888,

    We can change the icon showed in the task bar .
    Just navigate to the following location:
    cd %appdata%\microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\Taskbar and then rename yourshortcut.website to yourshortcut.url
    Change the icon and the icon showed in the taskbar will be changed .
    As for changing the icon for specific website ,I am afraid it is not available .

    Best regards


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, May 4, 2015 8:23 AM
    Moderator