Scotties Toy Box

November 27, 2018

Milo is happy in my lap

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 19:48


  1. My kitteh also loves to join me in my Interweb endeavors, and she’s quite good at re-programming my laptop. Somehow, she made ALL the icons on my desktop disappear, and I haven’t figured out how to restore them. They were mainly shortcuts, so now I have to take the long way around, but she also managed to make Firefox my default browser, and Google Help is now #1 in my bookmarks.
    (Maybe THAT’S how she pulled her disappearing-icon act – she had help from evil kittehs at Google.)

    PS – I’m running Windows 7 Premium Home Edition, so any suggestions on how to re-appear my shortcut icons would be greatly appreciated.

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    Comment by Dennis Cole — November 28, 2018 @ 14:53

    • Hello Dennis. On your desktop right click. That will give you a menu. You should see “show Icons” . Click on that than and your icons should return. To change the default browser in windows 7 here is what you can try. Hugs

      To specify which programs are set up in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, follow these steps:

      Open the Control Panel.

      Choose Programs, and then beneath the heading Default Programs, click the link Set Your Default Programs. …

      Choose from the list the program you want to use as your web browser.

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      Comment by Scottie — November 28, 2018 @ 15:33

      • Thanks, Scotty! It’s been so long since I was a tech, (remember Win 95 and Win NT, and the Blue Screen of Death?), that I forgot how to get my icons back. And I went into the Settings in Firefox, and told it I DIDN’T want it for my default browser. As the old saying goes, you only use Internet Explorer to download Chrome, or some version of Red Hat, lol. So all is back to normal.

        PS – I attended a private computer-training school due to Work Comp re-training me, due to a severe, career-ending injury, and they “encouraged” us to bring in our personal PCs, so that we would have something to work on, since they didn’t exactly provide enough units for us to destroy. So I learned how to partition my hard drive, and dual-boot 95 and NT. What fun we had! (NOT!)
        And for our final exam, we all had to leave the room, and the instructors deliberately sabotaged our computers, and we had to see if we could troubleshoot & fix them. In mine, they swapped out the vid card for one that didn’t work, so that I couldn’t even SEE what the problem was. But I narrowed it down soon enough, replaced the defective unit, and ended up graduating with a “A.” Right before the dot-com Crash of 2000. Pretty much the story of my life, lol.

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        Comment by Dennis Cole — November 28, 2018 @ 18:46

        • Dennis we have had the same situation almost. In early 2001 I went to school for computer repair as I was disabled and my doctor said I had to have a job where I could basically work from home on my own schedule. I passed top of my class and before I took my Microsoft A+ test, I took the summer off to go with Ron to New Hampshire to spend the summer on lake Winnipesaukee. We came home and were going around the DC / Richmond area noticing there was very little traffic. We turned on the radio and heard the news of the planes hitting the towers and them coming down.
          By the time I get around to doing my testing the repair industry was filled with people with advanced degrees. I couldn’t compete in that environment. But I was able to put my skills to good use in 2004 when we moved here and I found a lot of older people needing basic computer repair and help. Be well, Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — November 28, 2018 @ 19:00

    • Dennis, if it is your firefox icons it is STRNG B

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      Comment by miles — November 28, 2018 @ 15:54

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