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MDGx MAX Speed WinDOwS �Tricks � Secrets � Bugs � Fixes

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223 Windows Icons Library = MYICONS.DLL
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All Icons included here (32x32 pixels, 16 colors) can be used for any Windows
3.xx/9x/NT/2000/ME/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012 application/game/file
shortcut, directory/folder shortcut, internet/remote link/URL, program group,
menu item etc, or for your favorite DOS program/game started from DOSBox:
http://www.mdgx.com/dos.htm#BOX
or from a custom PIF shortcut (MS-DOS Program Information Files) in a
protected Windows DOS box/console/session/window:
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip23.htm#WDBT

This archive (MYICONS.DLL) contains the single file version of my 223 icons in
DLL (Dynamic Link Library) format, compressed for reduced file size and
convenience.
Get all these 223 icons in DLL, ICL + ICO formats [275 KB, FREEware]:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/MYICONS.ZIP

Some of these icons are dedicated to Lucas Arts Star Wars PC games fans:
http://www.mdgx.com/game.htm#SWG
+ id Commander Keen DOS games fans:
http://www.mdgx.com/g.htm#KL

Open MYICONS.GIF:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/myicons.gif
into your favorite Graphics/Image viewer/editor tool:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#GRA
to preview all 223 icons.

Windows 95/98/ME (Win9x) + NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012 (WinNTx)


Icons Tricks + Secrets @ my web site:
- LOCK DESKTOP ICONS (Win9x/NTx):
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip20.htm#LDI
- FORCE ICON VIEW (Win9x):
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip16.htm#FIV
- DISPLAY CPL + DLL HIDDEN ICONS (Win9x):
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip15.htm#DCDHI
- NAMELESS ICON (Win9x):
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip13.htm#NAMELESS
- NEW FOLDER ICON (Win9x/NTx):
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip6.htm#NEWFOLD
- NEW DRIVE ICON (Win9x/NTx):
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip6.htm#NEWDRIVE
- STICKY DESKTOP ICONS (Win9x):
http://www.mdgx.com/98-1.htm#STICK
- CONTROL APPLET ICON (Win9x):
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip6.htm#APPLETICO
- HIGH COLOR ICONS WITHOUT PLUS! (Win9x/NTx):
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip6.htm#HICOLICO
- DITCH THAT SOUND ICON (Win9x):
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip4.htm#SOUNDICON
- DELETE DESKTOP ICONS (Win9x):
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip1.htm#DELICONS
- ICON BITMAP (Win9x):
http://www.mdgx.com/last4.htm#ICOBMP

FYI:
Icons + colors info @ Wikipedia:
- ICO (file format):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICO_%28file_format%29
- List of monochrome and RGB palettes:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_monochrome_and_RGB_palettes

Enjoy.

MYICONS.TXT Contents:

HOW TO CHANGE SHORTCUT/LINK/FOLDER/ITEM/GROUP ICON


HOW TO CHANGE INTERNET SHORTCUT (URL) ICON
HOW I DID IT
ICON RESOURCES
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HOW TO CHANGE SHORTCUT/LINK/FOLDER/ITEM/GROUP ICON

* Windows 95/98/NT4/2000/ME/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012:

1. Right-click on the Desktop, Start Menu or Windows Explorer icon you want to
change.
2. Select Properties.
3. Select the Shortcut tab.
4. Click Change Icon.
5. Click Browse to search your drive(s)/folders for desired icon or icon
library/executable: .CPL, .DLL, .EXE, .OCX, .ICL, .ICO, even BMP, GIF, JPG,
PNG etc.
6. Highlight desired file and then double-click on it to select.
If icon library/executable contains more than 1 icon, browse to desired icon
and then double-click on it to select.
7. Click OK/Apply twice to save your changes.

* Windows 3.x/WfWG 3.1x/NT 3.xx:

1. Click once on the Program Manager icon you want to change.


2. Click on File from the Program Manager menu.
3. Select Properties.
4. Select Change Icon.
5. Click Browse to search your drive(s)/directories for desired icon or icon
library/executable: .CPL, .DLL, .EXE, .ICL, .ICO etc.
6. Highlight desired file and then double-click on it to select.
If icon library/executable contains more than 1 icon, browse to desired icon
and then double-click on it to select.
7. Click OK twice to save your changes.
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HOW TO CHANGE INTERNET SHORTCUT (URL) ICON


Windows 95/98/NT4/2000/ME/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012:

1. Right-click on desired Internet Shortcut (.URL) file from Internet Explorer


-> Favorites menu -> desired Favorite icon, or Windows Explorer, Desktop or
Start Menu.
2. Select Open with Notepad or Properties dialog box.
3. If selected Properties dialog box: click Change Icon -> browse to location
of desired .CPL, .DLL, .EXE, .OCX, .ICL, .ICO file -> double-click on desired
icon -> click OK twice.
FYI: Default system icon (URL.DLL Icon number 0 if using MS IE
4/5/6/7/8/9/10/newer) for URL shortcut is highlighted ONLY IF you have never
changed it, and/or IF respective web site/server you saved Favorite icon from
does NOT have a customized favicon.ico file present. Favorite icon feature
does NOT work with MS IE 1/2/3/4/5/6!
4. If selected Open with Notepad: add if not present or modify if present
separate line under the [InternetShortcut] section (generic, case
insensitive):
IconFile=drive:\folder\filename.ext
5. Replace:
- drive = with actual drive/partition letter.
- folder = with actual (sub)folder/(sub)directory name.
- filename = with actual icon/icon library/executable file name.
- ext = with actual file extension (examples): .BMP, .CPL, .DLL, .EXE, .OCX,
.ICL, .ICO etc.
Path NOT necessary ONLY IF icon file present in system path (examples):
%windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS (Win9x/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012) or
C:\WINNT (WinNT4/2000)], %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM] or
%windir%\SYSTEM32 [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32
(Win9x/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012) or C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32 (WinNT4/2000)].
6. Add if not present or modify if present separate line under the
[InternetShortcut] section (generic, case insensitive):
IconIndex=xx
ONLY IF desired icon part of library (.CPL, .DLL, .ICL etc) or executable
(.EXE, .OCX) which usually contains more than 1 icon.
7. Replace xx = with actual integer number (from 0 up to 99) representing
ordinal icon number/position in library/executable (example):
[InternetShortcut]
URL=http://www.mdgx.com/
IconFile=PIFMGR.DLL
IconIndex=27
To determine icon number/position:
Right-click on any link/shortcut (.LNK) file -> click Change Icon -> Browse
to location of desired icon library/executable -> highlight 1st icon (position
0) -> count upwards from 0 in increments of 1 by pressing the down arrow key
repeatedly until you reach desired icon position -> mark icon position number.
Or:
Open icon library/executable in desired Icon Editor/Viewer/Extractor tool (see
further below for examples) -> mark desired icon position number.
Then type marked icon position number on IconIndex= line above after the equal
sign.
IMPORTANT:
First icon position is always 0 for all icon libraries/executables which
contain more than 1 icon: .CPL, .DLL, .EXE, .OCX, .ICL etc.
8. Save your changes and close Notepad.
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HOW I DID IT

1. I have created/edited all these .ICO files using:

* Icon Master v1.2d 16-bit 32x32 pixels 16 colors icon


creator/editor/extractor/viewer for Windows 3.1x/9x/ME, supports all popular
Windows icon formats: DLL, EXE, ICL, ICO [115 KB, nag shareware]:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/IMSTR12D.ZIP

2. I have converted/compressed all these .ICO files into MYICONS.DLL using:

* IconDLL v2.0 16-bit for MS-DOS 5/6/7/8 + Windows 3.1x/9x/ME compresses up to


600 individual .ICO files (32x32 pixels 16 colors Windows icons ONLY!) into a
single 16-bit (NOT compatible with Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012 in default
mode!) .DLL library compatible with Windows 3.x/9x/NT/2000/XP/2003 [9 KB,
public domain]:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/ICONDL2.ZIP

More info + tools for webmasters:


http://www.mdgx.com/html.htm#GIF
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ICON RESOURCES

Free(ware) icons + icon tools on the Internet:


- "Windows 9x/NT/2000/ME/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012 Icon Tools":
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#ICO
- "FREE Windows/WfWG 3.1x Power Toys":
http://www.mdgx.com/w31toy.htm#W31
- Free Windows Icon Libraries DLL + ICO:
http://www.mdgx.com/bin.htm#BIN
- Download Icons and Cursors:
http://www.rw-designer.com/gallery/
- Essential Icons Links:
http://www.virtualplastic.net/html/link_ic1.html
- Icon Archive ICO, ICNS + PNG:
http://www.iconarchive.com/
- 777 Icons:
http://www.777icons.com/
- Icons + Icon Packs in ICO + PNG formats:
http://www.iconspedia.com/
- InterfaceLIFT:
http://www.interfacelift.com/icons/
- Cool Archive:
http://www.coolarchive.com/icons.php
- Iconaholic:
http://www.iconaholic.com/
- iliCon Icons:
http://www.ilicon.com/ili_icons/aicons.shtml
- Gort's Icons:
http://www.forrestwalter.com/icons/
- Iconfactory:
http://www.iconfactory.com/freeware/
- Fast Icon:
http://www.fasticon.com/
- Find Icons:
http://www.findicons.com/
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