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Posted By : Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 24, 2005

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Usually when you add a site to the " Favorites " list, you get their logo as an icon. These usually dissappear in time and are replaced by the drab IE icon. How do I keep the logo icons of the sites hat issue one?

This question was answered on March 24, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The pictures should be the same except for the size Name them whatever you want, for example MyLogo1.bmp and MyLogo2.bmp The first must be 30x38 pixels and the second must be 22x22 pixels Now if you have XP Home, do the following:

1 Click Start | Run and type regedit to open the Registry Editor

2 In the left pane, navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY CURRENT USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar

3 Find or create the following values: BrandBitmap and SmBrandBitmap

4 Set the data values to the paths and names of the two bitmap files you created for the logo For example, if the files are stored in a folder named Graphics on the C: partition, set the value for BrandBitmap to c:\Graphics\MyLogo1.bmp and set the value for SmBrandBitmap to c:\Graphics\MyLogo2.bmp

If you're using XP Pro, it's even easier You don't need to edit the Registry; instead do the following:

1.Click Start | Run and type gpedit.msc This opens the Local Group Policy editor

2.In the left pane, under User Configuration, expand Windows Settings and then expand Internet Explorer Maintenance

3.Click Browser User Interface

4.In the right pane, double click Custom Logo

5 Check the checkbox to Customize the static or animated bitmaps

6.Type the path or browse to the logo files that you created previously

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Posted by Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 24, 2005

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