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Offline Simon

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Favorites Icons
« on: November 19, 2002, 23:21 »
OK, here's a puzzler.

In the favorites list, in IE, there is the blue 'e' Internet Explorer icon next to each entry.  Is there any way to change all these for something more interesting?
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Re:Favorites Icons
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2002, 01:57 »
I shouldnt think so Simon.All mine are the same except of Altavista (Babelfish) and PC911 have there own logo there  ::)
You could group them in folders and scatter your folders about to make pretty patterns I suppose  ;)

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Re:Favorites Icons
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2002, 09:33 »
The "Favicon" as it is called is controlled by the web site Simon.

It is actually a small bitmap in a file called "favicon.ico" which is kept in the same folder as the index page for the site. When you "add to favourites", IE will request this file and incorporate the icon into the shortcut.


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Re:Favorites Icons
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2002, 09:54 »
If you click on favourites then right click on the item in the box is properties, click on that and you will be able to change the icon. A lot of DLL files contain icons so search for the one you want.

This works in Win 98, don't know about XP or WK2.
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Re:Favorites Icons
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2002, 09:54 »
The "Favicon" as it is called is controlled by the web site Simon.


Oh right, thanks Adept.  That explains why some websites have their own icons, and some don't.   :)

If you click on favourites then right click on the item in the box is properties, click on that and you will be able to change the icon.


Yes, thanks for that, Mustapha.  I knew about changing individual icons, but as I have about 200 'Favorites' in 15 different folders, I was looking for a way to do them all at once!   :)
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Re:Favorites Icons
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2002, 10:04 »
Looks like I got it wrong again, never mind worth a try. ;D ;D
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Re:Favorites Icons
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2002, 10:17 »
To make a favicon in a website.  Create a bitmap thats 256 colours and 16x16 pixels.

convert the bitmap to an icon file (*.ico) can use this freeware if you want > > http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Multimedia_and_Graphics/Misc__Graphics_Tools/bmp2ico.html

name the file favicon.ico

upload your icon file to your webspace and link to it using the following html in your index page (or whichever you want the icon on).

<LINK REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="http://www.(yoururl.com)/favicon.ico">

Noticed that it doesn't always show in the address bar, but does show when you add page to favourites.

Hope that helps someone

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Re:Favorites Icons
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2002, 11:16 »
Due to popular demand, we now have a Favicon on the main index page 8)


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Re:Favorites Icons
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2002, 16:19 »
Have we?  I can't see it!   ???
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Re:Favorites Icons
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2002, 16:53 »


Noticed that it doesn't always show in the address bar, but does show when you add page to favourites.



Simon, try adding pc-pals to your favourite list.  It's showed for me.  I'm running IE6 on WinXP.

Maybe a CTRL+F5 will do the trick ??

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Re:Favorites Icons
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2002, 17:32 »
Yup, that worked!  Thanks DJ1UK!!   :)
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