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Favicon in IE7

IE7 changes favicon

     
6:14 pm on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It seems IE7 has a problem with favicon. They worked fine with IE6 but on a regular basis IE7 replaces the favicon from the bookmarked pages of my own site with the one of the first bookmarked site I visit. FF works fine though.

Anyone has any idea how to prevent this?

7:48 pm on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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How are you specifying the favIcon in your HTML files, using the <meta> tag?
4:17 am on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It is not specified. The favicon.ico is in the root. That's all. This worked fine with IE6 but IE7 seems to have a problem with it.
9:44 am on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You might consider adding both these tags to <HEAD> section:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico">
<link rel="icon" type="image/ico" href="favicon.ico">

Also, do not config browser to delete cache every time it closes.

12:29 pm on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for your help. Do I put both in the head of only the index page or of every page?
8:10 pm on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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That's your decision. Personally, I install the tags on all entry pages.

12:42 am on Feb 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Got it! Thanks for the help keyplyer. Appreciate it.
3:22 am on Feb 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I put them on all pages but IE7 seems to be very stuborn. Not only does it keep replacing my favicon.ico, it also keeps rearanging my shortcuts on the shortcut bar.

I wonder when Microsoft is going to release something that works from day one...

8:09 pm on Feb 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Notepad works pretty well. Solitaire too.

:-P