Re: How do I always show a Firefox icon when dragging a URL shortcut to the desktop?
LIke many others, I had the same problem with v.26. I had a whole slew of URL shortcuts that the icons went to blank white squares. Here is what I did to fix: First I put them all in a folder to make sure there weren't any left on the desktop.
Next, I opened that folder, went to the first shortcut and double clicked it to open the web page. When it opened, I used the mouse to drag the URL onto the desktop creating a new shortcut. Again the white square icon resulted.
So I right clicked the shortcut, clicked on "Properties" and under the "Web Document" tab, clicked "Change Icon". A new pop-up window opens that attempts to find a new icon in the windows shell files.
I instead clicked "Browse" and inserted the directory path to the Firefox program file:
SIX icons were shown, the top left being the familiar white square with the Firefox logo, which I selected, then clicked my way back out on the "OK" buttons.
NOW, I opened each URL link in the folder, and once opened in a new browser window, dragged the URL's to the desktop and NOW Firefox assigned each one the new correct icon automatically. Once done with all the shortcuts, I deleted the old ones from the folder and the folder itself. End of problem. Now when I save new shortcuts by dragging URL's to the desktop it saves them correctly.