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james_marshall
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Registered: ‎12-14-2014

Re: The switch to aol

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Harro1,

 

Try this:

  1. Right click on your Windows desktop, select "New" from the menu and from the flyout menu choose "Shortcut."
  2. For the "location of the item" enter  http://mail.aol.com/
  3. Click "Next"
  4. Type a name for this shortcut that makes sense to you, like AOL Mail.
  5. Click "Finish" and Voila!  You should have a shortcut on your desktop that launches your default browser and goes to AOL Mail. 
  6. If you want to make it prettier, you can download an icon at:
    1. https://www.iconfinder.com/icons/57807/aol_icon or
    2. http://findicons.com/search/aol
  7. Download the icon to a known place on your computer.  Make sure you get an ".ico" file, not jpeg or png.
  8. Right click on the shortcut you created and click "Properties.'
  9. On the Web Document tab, click Change Icon . . .
  10. Browse to wherever you saved the .ico file, select it and click Open.
  11. Click OK to close the Change Icon window and OK to close the Aol Mail Properties window and you should be good to go. 

For the record, I also remember MS-DOS and PC-DOS.  The first computer I used regularly ran on CP/M.  (But I'm not quite as old as you . . . )

 

j_m

Harro1
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Registered: ‎06-26-2013

Re: The switch to aol

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James - you are pure genius. It worked like a charm, thank you so, so much!

Harro1

james_marshall
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Re: The switch to aol

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We old f@rts need to stick together!

 

"The only surce of knowledge is experience."  Albert Einstein

Harro1
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Re: The switch to aol

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@james_marshall wrote:

We old f@rts need to stick together!

 

"The only surce of knowledge is experience."  Albert Einstein



Unfortunately, many people deny experience - they keep doing the same things over and over and expect each time a different result. This is a clear sign of insanity....

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