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Site "icon" in Address Bar of Mozilla

post #1 of 14
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I've noticed in Mozilla and Chimera there's a little picture representing a website next to its URL in the address bar. What the heck is this, how new is it? And more importantly, should AI have one? C'mon, it's the only favicon in my Chimera without one!
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post #2 of 14
That's an idea I brought up but it was shot down. I like it though!
post #3 of 14
It's so easy to make too...
trevorM

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post #4 of 14
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Maybe it's too much bandwith for those modem users... wait that was for Avatars!
"Overpopulation and climate change are serious shit." Gilsch
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"Overpopulation and climate change are serious shit." Gilsch
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post #5 of 14
I think maybe they just couldn't make an icon they were happy with. We should have a little contest and let people make icons and them have a vote on which to use
post #6 of 14
[quote]Originally posted by trevorM:
<strong>It's so easy to make too...</strong><hr></blockquote>

Please, go on. Explain. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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post #7 of 14
It's a 16x16 (IIRC) .ico file. You can build the thing in photoshop, then use GraphicConverter to export it to a windows .ico format. Name it Favicon.ico and place it in the site's root, and/or add a meta tag for it in the XHTML head.

We had a discussion in the Genius Bar about this not too long ago.
post #8 of 14
[quote]Originally posted by Ebby:
<strong>

Please, go on. Explain. :confused: </strong><hr></blockquote>

Sorry I should have explained it in my post.

M3D Jack has explained it!
trevorM

- Apple Dual 1.85Ghz Power Mac G5, 2Gb, 80Gb, Superdrive, Bluetooth, Airport.
- Apple 30" Cinema HD
- Apple 800Mhz Powerbook G4, 512Mb, 40Gb, Combo drive, Airport
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- Apple Dual 1.85Ghz Power Mac G5, 2Gb, 80Gb, Superdrive, Bluetooth, Airport.
- Apple 30" Cinema HD
- Apple 800Mhz Powerbook G4, 512Mb, 40Gb, Combo drive, Airport
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post #9 of 14
As to why we don't have one... it hasn't really been a terrible priority as nobody has really brought it up until now. I'm sure if somebody came up with a decent icon we could go ahead and implement it. It isn't that much of a problem, as has been noted in this thread.
post #10 of 14
<a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=11&t=000303" target="_blank">Nothin new here. </a> Move along folks.

I'm just kidding. It would be great to have a favicon.
post #11 of 14
I've already made one for when (read: if) we make the switch over to vBulletin.

UBB simply doesn't have the flexibility to let us add the meta tags for a custom location at the top. What about the default location? We don't have access on the server to get to it.
post #12 of 14
so, when "if" we going to change to vBulletin?

<img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
post #13 of 14
stop stalking
post #14 of 14
Some of them are so annoying though. Like the vB icon MacNN has.
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