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21-10-2008, 05:12 PM
Hi everyone


Does the icon looks like this? How can I change it?

Which one is better?: Picasa or Windows Live Photo Gallery?

When a picture is opened with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer and I want to edit it, when I click the "Edit" button it opens the Copy to... window, then the move to... window and then the Open With window. Can't I just make it so when I click the "Edit" button it opens Paint automatically?


21-10-2008, 07:42 PM
Hey mathsgood. May I suggest that you convert your screenshots next time to .JPG format before uploading to imagef1? 1MB can sound a lot to those on painful dial-up connections.

I have looked through Google on changing the icon of "Shared Folder", but to no avail. I guess you can always create a shortcut to "Shared Folder", then change the respective icon?

I am a Windows XP user, so I am in no position to judge Windows Live Photo Gallery. However, I am using Picasa to manage my photos and I like the interface.

To open Paint automatically when selecting "edit", go to My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > File Types > (Select a picture format) > Advanced > Select "Edit" > Change the application specified under "Application used to perform action".

I have attached a diagram to guide you here: Attached file: editing.JPG (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/editing.JPG) (86 KB)

Cheers :)

22-10-2008, 06:49 AM
Don't know about Vista but in XP you can right click select properties and change the icon

22-10-2008, 10:36 AM
Don't know about Vista but in XP you can right click select properties and change the icon
Not for shared folder, Gary

Cheers :)

22-10-2008, 11:16 AM
The Shared Documents Folder seems to be the tricky one, no customize option - and while the default shared folders inside also dont allow changing ( Video, Pictures,Music) there is a way to change those.

If you want to change download icolorfolder (http://icolorfolder.sourceforge.net/?page_id=33), may as well get the extra pack as well- when installed and you right click any folder you will have a new option called Color Label - select that and you can change the folders to what ever you want under "custom". To select /see the options open the program from all Programs. Only downside - Still wont change the Main Shared Documents Folder :(

Note: it did rearrange all my desktop icons in a row when installing :lol: Now I have to "untidy" them again.

22-10-2008, 07:45 PM
Not for shared folder, Gary

Cheers :)

Oops I was looking at the shortcut inside my docs which is changeable

22-10-2008, 08:03 PM
Unshare it!