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<quote>When these topics are launched from the application, the icon of the browser is displayed in the topic frame.</quote>
Browser icon in the topic frame? The topic only has what you put in it. Can you explain more?
Hi, Peter. When the context-sensitive topic is invoked from the (Web-based) application, the user's browser information is displayed in the top portion of the window (the default browser frame). In this case, the user will see a URL and the browser icon (IE). I'm wondering whether it is possible to overwrite any browser favicon (such as the IE logo) with the product favicon (for example, adding a line of code to each topic)? Our developers are very concerned about the consistency of how information is presented, and I agree, it would be nice not to have to see different icons throughout the Help (such as the whstart.ico when the main product help is launched, which I have replaced with our favicon).
What you may wish to try is to insert a line in your HTML code that looks like this:
<LINK REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="InsertURLHere/favicon.ico" />
Note that I said "try". I said this because sometimes RoboHelp tries to be ever helpful and amends (read - removes) things we add in TrueCode view.
Of course, you would want to save your personalized icon as "favicon.ico".
Now I understand, you are referring to how to get an icon such as I have on my site. It was the reference to the topic frame that through me. You are referring to the address bar.
I see Rick has explained how.
Hi, Rick. Why is it important to name the favicon, "favicon", specifically? Also, I'm not sure what I would use for the portion of the inserted code, ="InsertURLHere
So, I'll give this a try in some of context-sensitive topics. Is there a way that I can test this on my computer? Right now, I'm checking the output from the WebHelp folder (launching the Help start page, index.htm). I understand that I can probably see changes by publishing (HTML), but I don't have a server for this (publishing as a local file system). Thanks again.
Well, I changed the header code for the Help project start page (index.htm) as follows:
Also, as a test, I added the following code to the header portion of some of the context-sensitive topics
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico">
And voila, nothing works. Our developer took the code and made a sample html page, and when we opened the page in Mozilla, the favicon displays. The same page doesn't display in IE (we need our favicon to work in IE 6.0). I have the favicon in the WebHelp output folder, also. Can anyone tell whether the HTML changes are off/wrong or whether there is an issue with IE 6.0 with rendering the requested changes?
Do some googling on this. I did to get the favicon working on my site. One of the pages I found indicated that FF responds immediately but IE can take a while.