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Adding Online Banking Icon to taskbar changes to IE Icon

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    Adding Online Banking Icon to taskbar changes to IE Icon


    I have created a shortcut icon which takes me directly to my Online Banking Login page.
    I would like to place this icon (an image of a padlock taken from windows icon cache) on the taskbar.
    My problem is, when I drag the icon to the taskbar a popup asks me if I want to 'Pin to Internet Explorer'...this is the only option given.
    If I drop the icon onto the taskbar it changes my 'Padlock' icon to that of Internet Explorer...Clicking on this IE icon still takes me to my Online Banking Login page but I find it confusing having an IE icon.

    Does anyone know how I can have my 'Padlock' icon showing on the taskbar.

    Thanks

    Jan

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    jan18, try the tips here

    How to Pin a Website (Windows)
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  3. #3


    Posts : 97
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    jan18, try the tips here

    How to Pin a Website (Windows)
    Thanks for the link but there is nothing in there that solves my problem...

    I have no problem pinning a link icon on the taskbar to my Online Bank.
    My problem is that because the link icon...(an image of a 'Padlock') is to a webpage windows 8 changes the icon from a 'Padlock' to a Internet Explorer icon. I find this confusing as when I click on the IE icon it takes me to my Bank but when I close the Bank webpage the next time I click on the icon it opens IE.

    I appreciate you taking the time to try and help me out...

    Jan
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    jan, okay I understand better now. This will allow using the sites icon, not sure on the padlock. I don't have access to eight right now to help.

    How to Pin a Website (Windows)

    Attachment 23399

    Hope this helps some
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    Posts : 97
    Windows 8.1


    Hi Dude...Thanks for the tip, which I must have missed before. This does work but unfortunately my bank does not have it's own icon...it uses the IE icon...so I am back where I started...

    Regards

    Jan
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    Jan,

    This might help you

    Customizing the Site Icon (Windows)
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    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by jan18 View Post
    I have created a shortcut icon which takes me directly to my Online Banking Login page.
    I would like to place this icon (an image of a padlock taken from windows icon cache) on the taskbar.
    My problem is, when I drag the icon to the taskbar a popup asks me if I want to 'Pin to Internet Explorer'...this is the only option given.
    If I drop the icon onto the taskbar it changes my 'Padlock' icon to that of Internet Explorer...Clicking on this IE icon still takes me to my Online Banking Login page but I find it confusing having an IE icon.

    Does anyone know how I can have my 'Padlock' icon showing on the taskbar.

    Thanks

    Jan
    See this picture :

    Click image for larger version

    It seems odd the icon changes on the taskbar.

    Screenshots of before it changes & after it changes would help.
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    Posts : 97
    Windows 8.1


    First image shows my Padlock icon as it appears on the Desktop and the only option I am given when it is dragged to the Taskbar.
    Second image shows the Padlock icon changed into a Internet Explorer icon once it is placed on the Taskbar.
    When I first click on the IE icon it opens my Online Bank Login page but when I close the Login page and the next time I click on the IE icon it takes to my default IE Home page.

    Click image for larger versionClick image for larger version
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    Posts : 97
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    Jan,

    This might help you

    Customizing the Site Icon (Windows)
    Hi Dude, I am working my way through the various options in your link...I hope one of them will provide an answer to my problem.

    Jan
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    what you are doing is adding a site to a jump list. You can edit the "Icon" to suit your needs but it will change all the generic icons involved, so its pointless.

    Try this > WinAero: Downloads / Software / Pin to 8 This will allow you to add a custom link to the taskbar and edit it.

    Send a weblink /bookmark to the desktop and then move it somewhere safe , like your documents folder or wherever.. Open up the "Pin to 8" folder and select the correct version . X64 if you use an x64 version of windows.

    Run the .exe and select to pin a file. Locate your bookmark.

    Pin it to the task bar.

    Right click on the Icon and then right click on the .url and select properties.

    Change the Icon to what you want and apply.

    Log off and back on and it should change.

    I just tried it and works for me. Hope that helps ? Any problems post back and I will do my best to help out.

    EDIT : I read the post wrong SORRY. I misunderstood what you wanted .......I think ?
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