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Strange Things Happening in Opera

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    Strange Things Happening in Opera


    When I changed back to Opera, the net icons on my desktop all changed to plain white squares. So I thought, OK, just redo the links via opera bookmarks - same result. All of the correct icons have been replaced with a blank white box.

    So I went into properties and tried to change icons, but only got the windows generic ones in sys32.

    So I selected a globe of earth for FB and it put an icon of a little monitor with a bar underneath it, so I tried again thinking I had clicked the wrong icon, nope, just the same. Whichever icon I click on, the same one appears in desktop.

    As I have had varying degrees of success with browser software, I am beginning to thing that the windows software itself is to blame. I keep windows up to date with updates etc, so it not the lack of, but something is not right at all with 8.1.

    I never had this problem with any previous ver of Windows.

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Out of curiosity, when you open those icons do they open their respective programs. I wonder if rebuilding the icon cache would help.
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    yes, they do lead directly to the respective web page and I have tried to rebuild icons is a program specific to that aim, no joy.
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    I tried that rebuild link, it left me with a blue screen, blank. I had to 3 finger salute, log off, rebooted, the desktop came back, as it was before - nothing changed.
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Weird! Took a fast glance in the Opera forums for icon problems relating to IconHandler but nothing definitive
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    yep! weird!
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    Perhaps Opera put on a white dress to get married to some other browser?
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    keep taking the mushrooms Hippsie!!!
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    Sorry. Couldn't help myself.
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Is this installed Opera or portable? When you say "plain white squares" are we talking blank paper icon? Because Windows has always had some weird problem with dropping icons and leaving a blank paper icon in place of the one for the program. I used StandAlone Stacks 2 on W7 and it seemed like one icon out of 10 would blank paper on me. I had to extract the icon from the program, copy it to a folder, then put it in SAS2 as a "custom icon" to get it to show up.

    I think this bug has been around at least as far back as Window 3.x.

    Edit: For grins you could try assigning a custom icon to Opera and see if it carries over. But I doubt it will work.
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