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-- ArthurClemens - 09 Jun 2003

I've noticed that some sites can change icon in title from standard IE to something custom: how I can do that? I would like to see directly on windows taskbar little robot icon when twikiing on TWiki.org site, and company's logo when twikiing at our home site...

-- PeterMasiar - 15 Apr 2002

Have a look at Google:favicon, there are a lot of sites and tools to help you create such icons, which are also used by MozillaBrowser and Konqueror.

-- RichardDonkin - 15 Apr 2002

Thank you, RichardDonkin. I got what I asked for - but now I want more. wink Favicon changes icon in favorites. Is it possible to change icon in taskbar? I am even willing to switch from IE to Opera or Mozilla (fed up with 8 point hardcoded fonts, as mentioned elsewhere). Heck, I'll may even switch to Linux. Now I have two monitors (dual head), my taskbar is way too long and all are IE tasks. I would like to distinguish at least tasks browsing our own intranet site. Is it possible?

-- PeterMasiar - 16 Apr 2002

Not sure about using them in task bar - I know Mozilla's tabbed browsing pages do use the favicon. Tabbed browsing means you get one Mozilla button in task bar, which hides several tabs within the Mozilla window, each of which is a different web page. Opera has the same thing but I'm not sure if it uses favicons like this.

I tried out the favicon.ico today and it worked OK. The trick is to put it in the root directory of the domain (i.e., next to TWiki.org's index.html page) - even if IE checks other directories, this is the main place that it looks for it.

I did create a favicon from the HighResolutionLogos but it looked fairly horrible - someone with graphics skills needs to come up with a version that works well at 16x16. I would like to see another favicon based on HighResolutionLogos, to provide a more 'corporate' icon to live on people's IE toolbars smile

-- RichardDonkin - 17 Apr 2002, 04 May 2002

I did what I think is an acceptable favicon.ico. Checked in to DevelopBranch.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 22 Apr 2005

http://developer.apple.com/internet/safari/safari_faq.html#anchor7 says

  <link rel="icon" href="%FAVICON%" type="image/x-icon" />
  <link rel="shortcut icon" href="%FAVICON%" type="image/x-icon" />

(this combination of statements probably ensures maximum compatability)

-- WillNorris - 19 Nov 2004

i've checked the above head fragment into SVN (revision 3257), updating files templates/twiki.tmpl and twiki.pattern.tmpl.

in DEVELOP r3377, i've added a new twiki variable to TWiki.TWikiPreferences -- FAVICON. the default setting in TWiki.TWikiPreferences is to use favicon.ico from each web's WebPreferences topic. i've also added appropriate placeholders in _default, and linked the icon for Sandbox, Trash, and Main to the icon attached to TWiki.WebPreferences

-- WillNorris - 21 Nov 2004

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