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10-05-2013, 10:33 AM
Can you choose your own picture that you have taken using screen shots, or any picture from the internet to replace an icon that is on your desktop? I have tried using the snipping tool, but can not figure out how to change an existing icon.

11-09-2013, 05:42 AM
ICONS are not pictures. They are a little blob of pixels that closely resemble something, but not a picture.
So unless I'm proven wrong, I'm going to say "NO".

I'm sorry that no one else has posted an answer to your question yet.

Cheers Mate!
TM :cool:

11-09-2013, 08:51 AM
To which desktop icons are you referring?
You cannot, without a little hacking, change the system icons (Recycle bin: Control Panel My Computer ..etc.), but personal ones and, in particular, shortcuts of programs to the desktop, can be reasonably easy. Right click and select properties, and at the bottom, if your luck holds, you should see the option to "change icon". You can then browse your hard disk for a more suitable picture,

I quickly threw a shortcut of Fox PDF reader on the desktop, as an example.