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My Firefox icon does not show on taskbar, desktop, and start menu. How do I fix it? Download it again doesn't help either.

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My Firefox icon does not show on taskbar, desktop, and start menu. How do I fix it? Download it again doesn't help either. I currently use but Internet Explorer.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/6.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; eSobiSubscriber 1.0.0.40; BRI/2; MAAR; .NET4.0E; .NET4.0C; BOIE9;NLNL)

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Toepassingsbasics
Naam
Firefox
Versie
18.0.2
Useragent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0
Buildconfiguratie
about:buildconfig
Extensies
Naam
Versie
Ingeschakeld
ID
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true
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avast! WebRep
7.0.1474
false
wrc@avast.com
Bandoo for Firefox
5.1
false
ffox@bandoo.com
DuckDuckGo for Firefox
0.2.16
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jid1-ZAdIEUB7XOzOJw@jetpack
RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin
15.0.4
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Skype Click to Call
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TRUSTe Tracker Protection
1.1.2c
false
trusttheweb@truste.com
Yahoo! Toolbar
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false
{635abd67-4fe9-1b23-4f01-e679fa7484c1}
Belangrijke aangepaste voorkeuren
Naam
Waarde
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358400
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value
358400
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
4
browser.search.useDBForOrder
false
browser.startup.homepage
about:home
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20130201065344
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
18.0.2
dom.mozApps.used
true
extensions.lastAppVersion
18.0.2
gfx.direct3d.prefer_10_1
true
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server
4
places.database.lastMaintenance
1359901341
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
103491
privacy.donottrackheader.enabled
true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Grafisch
Adapterbeschrijving
Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Adapter-RAM
Unknown
Adapterstuurprogramma’s
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ClearType-parameters
Gamma: 2200 Pixel Structure: RGB ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 300
Datum stuurprogramma
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Device-ID
0x0106
Direct2D ingeschakeld
true
DirectWrite ingeschakeld
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GPU #2 actief
false
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Vendor-ID
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AzureCanvasBackend
direct2d
AzureContentBackend
direct2d
AzureFallbackCanvasBackend
cairo
JavaScript
Incrementele GC
true
Toegankelijkheid
Geactiveerd
false
Toegankelijkheid voorkomen
0
Bibliotheekversies
Verwachte minimale versie
Gebruikte versie
NSPR
4.9.4
4.9.4
NSS
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
NSSSMIME
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
NSSSSL
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
NSSUTIL
3.14.1.0
3.14.1.0

John99
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A standard install of Firefox will by default give you icons, but the problem is more to do with Windows your OS rather than with Firefox.

You should be able to create icon if you can run Firefox or find it in your Programs listing. See:

cor-el
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Helpful Reply

Try to rebuild the Windows icon cache.

  1. Open the Task Manager (Shift+Ctrl+ESC)
  2. In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process.
  3. Open the file picker via "File > New Task (Run)" and click the Browse button.
  4. Type or Paste %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local in the File name field (AppData is a hidden folder).
  5. Select the IconCache.db file and use "Delete" in the right-click context menu to delete the file.
  6. After the IconCache.db file has been deleted, start a new explorer.exe process via "File > New Task" to get the desktop and Taskbar back.

Verify in Windows Explorer that you can see the IconCache.db file before doing the above mentioned steps because the IconCache.db file may be a hidden file.

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Show_hidden_files_and_folders