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  1. akx10mxa

    akx10mxa New Member

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    I design my site locally and ftp the files to my site. It's worked for quite a while.
    Somewhere in the past years I've noticed that my favicons for my pages are not showing in Firefox. They work in Google Chrome.

    Anyone got any idea how I can get Firefox (latest version 78) to work?
    This is the code.
    <link type="image/x-icon" href="images/icons/favicon.ico" rel="shortcut icon" />
    <link type="image/x-icon" href="images/icons/favicon.ico" rel="icon" />

    Some place along the line I got feedback that both lines were needed to account for things like IE or some such issue. I leave both lines in, and Chrome seems to be okay. I'm just wondering why Firefox fails. Firefox locally displays the icon however.
     
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    akx10mxa New Member

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    Firefox 79 just loaded and it seems the icons are now showing okay for my web page
     
  3. spacresx

    spacresx Community Advocate Community Support

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    i had similar problems with the favicon.
    now i use this code :

    works for me with firefox 52.9.0 ESR, IE 10 and maxathon web browsers.
    my firefox was the last 'good' one for windows 7
     
  4. wooprapp

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    This is a very old thread but just a tip, sometimes if you cause a caché bug (glitch) you can make your CPU think that it’s still the erased copy this resulting a “corrupted image” icon.

    Meta is the best way/practice to overcome this small implementation.

    It helps tremendously.

    Also, they got window coloring so you can theme the users browsers to your site color.

    Example, for the past 5-6 years I’ve made my navigation bars custom gradient colors. If a user comes to my page with a classic Google Chrome or IE I convert it so their browser interface becomes the color of the navigation to help make the user interaction just a little more personal and customizable.

    Let me know what ya come up with.
     
  5. spacresx

    spacresx Community Advocate Community Support

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    @ wooprapp
    many browsers seem to have a hard time finding any favicon.ico file.
    unless you always put it in the root folder of the website.
    using "link rel=" helps to tell the browser where the image file is.

    I would not advise using code to change visitors browser interfaces.
    even if it is just the color, it might break other things when they visit.
    doing it for your own view is one thing but not for others.
    just my opinion.
     

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