I have trolled the net for a viable solution to IE icons that have a tiny image and a large white border around them.  Some have success but I have never found a solution that works.  I have been fighting it since IE 7.  We are now on IE 9 and I did a test download for IE 10 and a desktop that did not previously have the problem instantly showed it.  We are windows 64 enterprise version IE9 updates supplied via WSUS

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  • This is an annoying foible of favicons and think it's Window's sour grapes, since in Windows 2000 they had everything set up nice - hover over a desktop favicon and you got a preview of the webpage, that you could actually read - instead of having little previews pop up unexpectedly when you mouse across the taskbar causing the main window to flash & maximize again, as it is today, making it difficult & confusing to select an IE window - Who would want such a thing?

    Am hoping someone here will come up with a fix for the shrunken favicon/white border problem so will be following this. Certainly this is the closest any thread has come to addressing my question which is the same. ('fraid there's not a lot of concern about this though, which just goes to show...)
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Is this for all users or just certian users?

Answered 04/09/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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Are you talking about web shortcuts or actual icons for programs and folders etc... A screenshot would be helpful. 

 

If its icons you might try rebuilding the iconcache

Answered 04/10/2013 by: jdornan
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Some users have one ortwo and do not even notice.  I am out here trolling for info often so I have a lot of IE icons {those are the ones inquestion} 

Answered 04/10/2013 by: J.M.
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I had previously deleted the iconcache db but did it again via a cmd line.  I read today where the one I deleted from the folder is not sufficient asthere is a cached version somewhere?

taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
DEL IconCache.db /a
shutdown /r /f /t 00

Answered 04/10/2013 by: J.M.
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  • you may also have to delete the thumbcache_xx.db's files ...\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer. Disk cleanup can nuke these for you also by checking thumbnails
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Tried that, no change... I have been after this for months off and on in our work environment.  what fired me up again was I inadvertantly got IE 10 on my home pc and when I rolled back to 9, I literally watched them all change when the desktop came back up.  there are no shortage of complaints and fixes out there. I assume I will have to live with it... I figured here some guru might have figured it out :-)

Answered 04/10/2013 by: J.M.
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  • when you right click on the desktop and choose view, what size is picked?
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Yep... tried that one too. Somebody posted somewhere else I should just live with it.  Working with dual monitor in a enterprise environment, I need all the help I can @ 1920 x 1080.  I already use glasses :-)  I'll bet there are 50 suggested solution on the net and it surprises me either no one has found the fix or I have yet to find that post.  

Answered 04/11/2013 by: J.M.
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  • did you try to right click, go to view, they should be on meduim. pick small, then right click, view and pick medium back.
  • I love this guys answer

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie9-windows_7/ie9-create-shortcut-desktop-icons-either-very/be6c48d5-01c8-479e-99e7-ac5e5b092691

    RajithR replied on
    February 28, 2012

    Support EngineerCommunity Star



    Hi,



    Unfortunately, this is by design in Windows 7.



    You may post your valuable feedback in our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum.
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Mr. Microsoft has provided a nice way for me to make a living, but there are items and actions that befuddle my little mind and this is one of them.  Thank to all of you for your help.  J.M.

Answered 04/11/2013 by: J.M.
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  • I always say "Thanks Bill" every time I run into crap like this. Our biggest bitch was how now you can expose the wireless password just by checking a box.
    If I run across an easy fix I will add it here so you get an email.
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There is still a unidentified variable here as my home PC was fine until I moved to IE10 and when I did a roll back then, I got caught. Something in my IE9 HP windows 7 64 Home premium (HP box) was not affected until that event. And I take all the updates they feed me. 

 

 

Answered 04/11/2013 by: J.M.
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