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Geoffers

Is it just my PC?

 

My desktop and task bar icons for AUGI forum and CAD-tutor change randomly during a day, over two days, or a week... There are two variations for each but a few minutes ago a new one appeared for CAD-tutor - what's happening? It has been like this for several weeks; am I alone in this? Help.

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Geoffers
Desktop and taskbar icons? Windows controls them. What are they changing from/to?

 

I have seen toolbar icons in FireFox go haywire. Here is how I fix that:

http://rkmcswain.blogspot.com/2007/07/firefox-bookmark-icons.html

 

AUGI varies between, difficult to describe either 'square root sign cut out in metal' or 'orange and blue linked flattened circles' - hope I have remebered ok!.

 

CADtutor varies between ' out of focus flattened white pacman' and, sorry can't remember the other!!:oops:

 

no other icons change so it seems to be something to do with forum type website.

 

I did start using FireFox a few weeks ago but the problem started way before then...

 

I will try to capture them...

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CADTutor

Your desktop icons for CADTutor should look like either of the ones shown below (assuming IE is your default browser).

 

icons.png

 

If you're seeing anything wierd (as you have described) it is a problem with your OS or your browser.

 

Are you saying that you have lots of desktop icons for different websites but only those for forums are changing - the others are OK?

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Geoffers
Your desktop icons for CADTutor should look like either of the ones shown below (assuming IE is your default browser).

 

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If you're seeing anything wierd (as you have described) it is a problem with your OS or your browser.

 

Are you saying that you have lots of desktop icons for different websites but only those for forums are changing - the others are OK?

 

Neither of the above currently. I have only those two forum websites.:?

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CADTutor
I have only those two forum websites.:?

 

I suspect that if you had other website links, they would also be looking strange - can you post an image?

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'square root sign cut out in metal'
isn't that the vBulletin icon? The software that this forum runs on? SF has it to, as does Petmeds
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Geoffers
isn't that the vBulletin icon? The software that this forum runs on? SF has it to, as does Petmeds

 

Ugggh?:? :? :? :?

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  • 2 weeks later...
  • 7 months later...

10 months after the random icons problem stopped, I know not how or why, they are back. They're different though: Cadtutor is a 'TSF' diagonally across a square, AUG forum is a white circle with orange dots and a few purple squiggles

 

weird

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is this a virus? :?

 

Norton hasn't picked it up if so. but why did the problem disappear for so long before returning, and it only affects those two shortcuts, now they're correct again...:?:?:?

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skipsophrenic

Have you got all the latest Anti-Virus updates?

Sometimes i have to run the live update 3 times with norton before it

gets them all.

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Have you got all the latest Anti-Virus updates?

Sometimes i have to run the live update 3 times with norton before it

gets them all.

 

it reports all as up to date and runs in the background anyway, i dont initiate it:?

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