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Pinning To Taskbar

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    windows 8

    Pinning To Taskbar


    Hi All

    I am new to windows 8 but have been finding my way around, One problem I am finding is that some websites I visit to "Pin To Taskbar" seem to only show a blank icon! No name but text but when you change the text it doesn't change on the icon? strange one particular site is the Nationwide bank page cannot seem to get an icon with a name on it?

    Anybody got any ideas as to why this happens on only a few sites?

    cheers!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Gatewaya, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It depends on what favicon is used by the site for what icon the URL shortcut will have on the middle of it's page icon. I have a icon for Nationwide bank for me, so you might see if deleting your temporary internet files and history and reloading the site may help.

    If you like, you could also pin the site in the jump list of the browser's icon on the taskbar.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    windows 8

    Pinning


    Thks Shawn will give it go!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    windows 8

    No Joy


    Hi Shawn

    Didn't work...still getting a blank Blue icon with no favicon or writing on it?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this with a link to the site this is for to see if something may stand out.

    What browser do you have set as the default program?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    I've seen this before when making one of my sites pinned. Ironically, I was the only one getting the blank, unlike other testers.

    Try launching the site from the pinned icon a few times. Then close IE, unpin, restart Explorer (Task Manager - Processes), open IE, pin again, launch the site.
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