Solved How to change Internet sites shortcut Icon on Metro Dsktp?

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Hello Team,

I have added some websites shortcut on my metro desktop; i.e. youtube, Yahoo mail etc. I would like to change the picture on this shortcut Icon.. Is it possible.. could you please help on this..

Thanks in advance..
 

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If they are shortcuts, change the icon before pinning to Start.
 

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How it is possible? Could you please guide me the steps for the same?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus 1015 ECY041D
    CPU
    Celeron Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    -
    Browser
    IE 8.2
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
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    Revision ON-C0
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    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security
Hello David,

Thanks for your reply.. I am talking about metro tray's icons image not in Desktops icon. I can easily find the target location of Desktop Icons, but just want to know how to find the target location of Metro Tray's icon?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus 1015 ECY041D
    CPU
    Celeron Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    -
    Browser
    IE 8.2
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
I don't know. :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security
No Issues David.. :)
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus 1015 ECY041D
    CPU
    Celeron Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    -
    Browser
    IE 8.2
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
I am not sure if this is what you are asking. From the Start Screen, right click on the Icon and you should see a check mark then on the bottom, click on open file location

Once you locate the shortcut, right click on it->Properties then do the above (post #4) to change the icon.
 

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How it is possible? Could you please guide me the steps for the same?
Here's the steps from start to finish:
  1. Create a shortcut for the webpage by first opening the page. With the left mouse, click and hold on the icon in front of the address and drag it to desktop or where ever you want as shown in the screen shot.
    Note: to be organized, normally you'd want to save the shortcut under:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    Where the rest of the shortcuts are stored in Windows.
  2. Right click on the newly created shortcut->Properties->Change Icon
  3. In order to pin this Shortcut to the start screen, you need to download: WinAero: Pin to 8 and run it. Click on Pin a file, select the shortcut then click on Pin To Start
 

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My Computer

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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Danger Den H20
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    35/12mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
Unfortunately WinAero: Pin to 8 does not work with the upcoming Windows 8.1 update according to the Web Site -

WARNING! The Pin to 8 application will not work properly witn Windows 8.1 RTM. Microsoft has disabled the programmatic access to Start Screen items pinning. This is impossible to fix.

You might want to try - Obly Tile - which works with Windows 8.1 preview and hopefully Windows 8.1 RTM. You will need to create your own images (icons) for the shortcuts you create.
 

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    Intel Core i7 960 @ 3.20 GHz
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    ASUS Sabertooth x58
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    12 gigabytes
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    65" Samsung
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Thanks for your reply topgudcp & jladwig..

Actually browser shorcut not allow to show the properties..
There are some application's available in store for Youtube, yahoo mail, facebook and google etc. I downloaded those.. Maybe that's why windows may not allow properties for site shortcuts.. :) Anyway my concern is solved..!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus 1015 ECY041D
    CPU
    Celeron Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    -
    Browser
    IE 8.2
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
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