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Icons have changed in Favourites page now have Martin Lewis's face for everything!! How to change it all back??!! Please!

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Ivegotaheadache Sun 10-Aug-08 12:54:22

On my favourites page bit, where I have the shortcuts to my favourite sites, I would usually have an icon next to it which related to the actual site.
I thought this was great, but now for some reason the icons for all the sites have changed and are of Martin Lewis's face (him from

Now, I like Martin but quite frankly I don't want his face as all the icons and it's getting on my nerves a bit now.

I've right clicked on the site name and gone into properties and there is a bit for change icon but I don't know which files to look under for the correct icons.

In the end, I tried to change it to a star icon which worked until I clicked on the site in the favourite bit but Martin came back. Even now in the address bar I have Martin's face in front of the mumsnet web address.

If anyone knows what I'm talking about! I would appreciate some help. Thanks

Slouchy Sun 10-Aug-08 12:58:43

No advice at all, but lol at this situation!

Perhaps you could google a pic of Johnny Depp and try to replace martin with Johnny to ease the pain slightly?

Ivegotaheadache Sun 10-Aug-08 13:48:53

Thanks Slouchy grin

The icons are called favicons apparently. I have looked it up adn it seems that a lot of people are having this problem and there is some advice but it's a bit technical for me so I don't know what they're talking about.

If anyone has some favicon help for dummies, I would be very grateful!!

TheLadyofShalott Sun 10-Aug-08 13:50:38

Does veryone else have Martin Lewis too?
Is he planning to take over the world?

Ivegotaheadache Sun 10-Aug-08 14:10:06

By some miracle it's all gone back to normal!! Yaay!
I cleared the cache (which I have found out means the temporary internet files, history, and cookies) and after I rebooted, it was all back to normal - no more Martin Lewis grin.

I have the lovely M for mumsnet again.

LazyLinePainterJane Sun 10-Aug-08 15:11:30


me23 Sun 10-Aug-08 15:13:25

oh this made me lol! glad its sorted itself out grin

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