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By Dalton
Jan 27, 2012
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  1. I am having something weird happening with my web browser icon. If I visit a website sometimes I will notice that my web browser icon text has changed to the name of the website I was currently at. This has happened before now and then but not very often? Anyone hear of this sort of thing before?
     
  2. insoman

    insoman TS Rookie Posts: 158

    What is the browser?
     
  3. Dalton

    Dalton Topic Starter

    Google Chrome was the browser i was using. It does it on another computer with Mozilla Firefox also and can't seem to figure this out.
     
  4. insoman

    insoman TS Rookie Posts: 158

    Icon on the desktop?
     
  5. Dalton

    Dalton Topic Starter

    Yes the icon on the desktop. The name changed to the website i was visiting. Where it says google chrome it said the name of the site instead. Very strange and seems no one else has heard of this before. Makes me wonder what this would be.
     
  6. insoman

    insoman TS Rookie Posts: 158

    You could......if it bugs you..? At your own risk mind you..

    Windows XP

    Delete the following registry subkeys:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags
    Re-create the following registry subkeys:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam
    Create and then set the BagMRU Size registry value to 5000 in the registry subkeys that you created in Step 2.

    Windows Vista or Windows 7

    Delete the following registry subkeys:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags


    For x64-based versions of Windows Vista or Windows 7, delete the following registry subkeys:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU
    Re-create the following registry subkeys:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags
     
  7. Dalton

    Dalton Topic Starter

    Are those for the icon cache?
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,244   +232

    BEFORE DOING ANYTHING in your registry, BACK IT UP. If you don't, you can easily be using your computer for a door stop, NO kidding.:dead::mad:
     
  9. ComputerGuy55

    ComputerGuy55 TS Maniac Posts: 530

    Try right clicking on the Web Browser Icon, and go to Properties.

    copy and paste what is in the "Target", and "Start In" text fields.
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,244   +232

    IF none of the above works, you might try deleting the shortcut & making a new one.
     


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