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    IE Icon on Desktop (5.01)

    Following the information in WOW Vol. 6 No. 41 about updating IE in order to patch Outlook , I did so. However, one of the unintended consequences is that there is now an IE icon on my desktop. It appears that this is NOT a shortcut as I can't delete it by dragging it and dropping it in the Recycle Bin. Also, when I attempt to move it to a folder, I get the message that I cannot move it and am asked whether I want to create a shortcut.

    How can I get rid of this? I resent the arrogance of Microsoft in "forcing" onto MY desktop an icon that I don't want. I already have a shortcut to IE, and it is where I want it.

    Thanks for any help.

    Regards,

    David Luery

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    Re: IE Icon on Desktop (5.01)

    Tools | Internet Options | Advanced
    and de-select "Show icon on desktop"

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    Re: IE Icon on Desktop (5.01)

    Leif,

    Thank you so very much.

    Cheers,

    David

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    Re: IE Icon on Desktop (5.01)

    Alternate method sit a four year old down with nothing on the desktop but the IE icon and the pointer for the mouse. What he did I do not know but the icon disappeared and IE still works from the menu.

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    Re: IE Icon on Desktop (5.01)

    <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>...try a 2yr old wanting to play with 'mousey' - <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>
    my grandson 'played' with his dad's mousey, and fixed icon that 7 people couldn't fix!
    <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15> ....I was told about it over the phone...I ended up wiping tears <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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