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    Icons

    What do I need do to an image that I want to use as an icon? Extensions or formats can be set by which software? Or rather, your preferences based on ease, cost, and results?

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    Re: Icons

    You need a "Icon editing" program.

    Where do you want to use this image as a icon?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Icons

    Dave:

    My desktop, and/or explorer...

    As a matter of fact, where IS that setting to have explorer show BMP's etc. in "actual image"?

    There's something about the pixels, (32x32 etc.?), extensions (ico, bmp etc.) that I'm not groking... They end up looking like s---... I tried using IconForge (freeware)... I think the problem is me...

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    Re: Icons

    In reference to having bitmap files (.bmp extension) displayed as icons in Windows Explorer the same way icon files (.ico extension) are, try following these steps:

    1. Open Registry Editor (run Regedit)
    2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTPaint.PictureDefaultIcon, and change the (Default) value to %1
    3. Close Registry Editor.

    You will probably have to log off & log back in (or restart computer) to see changes reflected. Note: above assumes that .bmp files are associated with MS Paint application. You can determine this by navigating to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.bmp key in Registry Editor and checking (Default) value. If default value is something other than Paint.Picture you will have to locate the key for the specified application and change its DefaultIcon setting.

    I used this method on WIN 98 machines & tested OK just now on WIN XP computer, so it will probably work on WIN 2K also.

    HTH

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    Re: Icons

    Mark:

    Thanks, awfully...

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