Blinky the Shark wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> (PeteCresswell) wrote:
>>> Sometimes when I save a link to "Favorites", it comes with it's own
>>> special icon - presumably one that's not on my system drive anywhere.
>>> Then, a few days or weeks later, shortcuts like that spontaneously lose
>>> special icon. Could I inadvertently have that particular icon
>>> somewhere and have moved the source?
>>> Can anybody elucidate?
>> This is the nature of Internet Explorer, which I assume you are using. If
> I did not know that about IE. Do you know how long it keeps them?
I first noticed this bug under Internet Explorer 5, around 1999/2000. I am
surprised it hasn't been resolved yet.
The link icons appeared proprely at first, but after an arbitrary amount of
time they vanished. Of course it's impossible to comprehend this behaviour
as it's not Open Source, but maybe there's caching involved. Re-adding the
page/s to favourites revived the icon of the new entry/ies, but not the old
one/s. It all seemed quite stochastic and I found it rather frustrating.
One day I had a nice little collage of icons, which allowed me to rely on
the _visual_, and one week later it's all just tiny "E's" with long strings
of text that don't ring a bell.
Roy S. Schestowitz