3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 17, 2007 1:36 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Browser Address Bar Icon

      I would like to have a tiny icon displayed in the address bar of a user's browser. (like Adobe has their "A" on their site to the left of the URL. I've seen many sites that have this feature so I copied the code into my html page here is the code -

      <link REL="SHORTCUT ICON" href="starter.gif">

      When I view my page, all is well in Safari and Firefox but Explorer for the PC doesn't show my little icon. I checked other sites on the Mac that have icons and then when I look at the same sites in Explorer some of the icons appear some don't. Does anybody out there have any insight into this?

      Thanks in advance.
        • 1. Re: Browser Address Bar Icon
          craigkaminsky Level 3
          One thing I've always done differently with these icons is use a standard naming convention:
          <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.gif"/>

          Something about favicon.gif has always worked better for me...

          Also, IE has some general weirdness (shocking, I know!) with favorite icons...you have to actually put the site in your favorites!

          Just for kicks, try adding your site to your IE favorites, then close/reload IE and see what happens. I seem to recall this making the site's favorite icon *magically* appear.
          • 2. Re: Browser Address Bar Icon
            Level 7
            Google "favicon".

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            "HudsonSwimmer" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:f7j90m$1tn$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            >I would like to have a tiny icon displayed in the address bar of a user's
            > browser. (like Adobe has their "A" on their site to the left of the URL.
            > I've
            > seen many sites that have this feature so I copied the code into my html
            > page
            > here is the code -
            >
            > <link REL="SHORTCUT ICON" href="starter.gif">
            >
            > When I view my page, all is well in Safari and Firefox but Explorer for
            > the PC
            > doesn't show my little icon. I checked other sites on the Mac that have
            > icons
            > and then when I look at the same sites in Explorer some of the icons
            > appear
            > some don't. Does anybody out there have any insight into this?
            >
            > Thanks in advance.
            >

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            • 3. Re: Browser Address Bar Icon
              Thanks for the advice, I did exactly what you suggested but to no avail. Im not going to worry too much about it -- just thought it would be a nice added feature which I'll keep but to heck with PC users!