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[quote=kko] Some thoughts on shortcut icons ------------------------------- [i]Urlfile can be improved like this [InternetShortcut] URL=http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?f=1&i=27152&t=27152 IconIndex=2 IconFile=c:\Program Files\K-Meleon\K-Meleon.exe Sweet, isn't it ?[/i] Sweet, yes! But the sweetness lies in the fact, that this is totally redundant. When K-Meleon is (properly) set up as your default browser (i.e. is associated with the http protocol), the Windows OS will automatically display such a link with the K-Meleon icon. A mailto-link will automatically be displayed with the icon of your default mail client. In general, Windows will automatically display ANY shortcut (whether *.url or *.lnk) with the correct icon. In addition to that, explicitly specifying shortcut icons the way you suggest above, may have negative side effects! Can't imagine? Then think about the following questions: What will happen to the shortcut, when you set MSIE (just to give an example) as your default browser? [u]Answer[/u]: The shortcut will then open in MSIE but it will still be displayed with the K-Meleon icon. What will happen to the shortcut, when you remove (uninstall) K-Meleon from your system or when you move the shortcut to another system (wher no K-Meleon is installed or where K-Meleon is installed to a different location)? [u]Answer[/u]: The shortcut will have an invalid icon location and will be displayed with a "blank" default icon. [i]For example, zip links are created with Izarc icon if your default Zip manager is Izarc.[/i] Think about the following questions: What will happen, when you double-click this link? [u]Answer[/u]: Your default browser (i.e. your default application for the http protocol) will open up and will ask you where to save (download) the file. Usually, a user who executes a file/link with a Izarc icon will expect that this file/link will open up in Izarc. But here, Izarc is not involved at all! This may be more confusing than helpfull. In addition to that: - What will happen to the shortcut, when you... ...set a different application as your default app for *.zip files? ...remove Izarc from your system? ...move the shortcut to another system? - Right click on your desktop and choose New > Shortcut to create a new shortcut. Enter "http://some.domain/download.zip" as target location. What icon does this shortcut have?[/quote]
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