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How To Pin Website To Windows 7 Taskbar And Download Website Favicon

If you’re wondering how to pin a website to the taskbar like, you should follow this tutorial.

how to pin website to icon

1. Step Right-click on your desktop and click on New – Shortcut:

Create new shortcut for website

2. Step Follow the wizard, when asked to enter a location, insert this:

For IE9: “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”

For Firefox: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”

For Chrome: “C:\Users\yourusernamehere\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”

For Opera: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\opera.exe”

Website shortcut

You have to add your username to the path for Chrome and of course you need to make sure you have actually installed your programs in (x86). If you are on Windows 7 32-bit, you need to remove the (x86) from the path.

Tip: You can hold Shift and right-click on the browser icon (close all browsers first) and then on Properties to see the path to the browser .exe file

Download Website Favicon For Shortcut

3. Step Once that is done, download an icon for the website. Simply enter your url like this: – e.g.

Then download the image and save it somewhere. In some cases, the website may store it somewhere else, you then have to look into the source code of the website and hit CTRL + F to search for “.ico”

4. Step Right-click on the shortcut we created in step 2 and click on Properties, then on the General tab click on Change Icon. Next, click on Browse and locate the icon we downloaded in step 3

In some cases, you can’t use the favicon.ico and it will say “favicon.ico contains no icons”. Then you should simply create an icon yourself or use another for this website.

The source code of a website can be seen in Chrome if you right-click inside the browser and click on View page source

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Published: Monday, December 12th, 2011 Last Modified: December 12, 2011

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