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How to change the web browser icon?


I recently configured my work provided laptop to connect to my Cox modem at home.

When I launched IE I noticed that the browser has been configured with Cox features.

The little box in the upper right hand corner of the browser now has a Cox icon.

And my home page has changed to Cox.

I changed my home page, but how do I change the Cox icon?

I’m concerned that my employer will have some heartburn with the changes Cox setup has made to my laptop.




This question was answered on March 7, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To change the web browser icon in the Windows XP Start menu:

1 Click on "Start" and go to "Run..."

2 In the run dialog type "regedit"

3 Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\" by expanding the appropriate branches of the tree.

4 Select the web browser that you are currently using.

5 You can now modify the (default) key and rename the shortcut to whatever you want.

6 To change the icon expand the selected client and click on "DefaultIcon".

7 Change the (default) key to point to the icon file of your choice by double-clicking it If you are going to use a file with multiple icons inside you should specify with a comma after the target the index number (eg C:\icons.exe, 2)

8 Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.

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Posted by Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 7, 2005