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Why do my two google icons on my desktop keep changing?


The google search and google gmail icons on my desktop keep changing between the Firefox globe with the fox around it to the google white G with the blue background. Everything works just fine either way but I would like to know what is causing this and be able to decide for myself which ones to use.

                                     thank you.

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Could you provide a screenshot when this happens as this will help us easier to troubleshoot.

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I don't know how to do that, besides, isn't it clear enough? The two google icons on my desk top, (google search and google mail) keep switching between the Firefox icon to the google icon. The google icon is a blue box with a white g in it and the Firefox icon is the orange globe with a fox wrapped around it. Can you not visualize that? It just does it at random times, it's not flipping back and forth as you watch it.