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My external Links - pulls in their icons

Turn it off - on? Overlaps my text.

     
9:33 pm on Dec 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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In FF 3 I see little icons representing the external sites, next my links to them. I don't see this in IE 7.

Is this FF 3 default behavior, or maybe its because of an extension that I have installed, or a preference option I have turned on.

Even if one of above is true - can I as a web master, turn off this behavior of "pulling in of icons" so that browsers don't show them - regardless of how the user had the browser configured?

I ask because - one of the icons overflows onto my text. Who has to plan for this - me or them? Are these icons of uniform, standard width? Does FF automatically force over my text to allow for them - but why on one it doesn't work? I know my code is not professional - I am a beginner. I would like to understand 'what' is going on, so I can determine my options.

Surprised here in web land.

thankx dp

9:49 pm on Dec 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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It sounds like you are referring to the favicon.ico if this is in the history, address bar, favorites, etc
9:56 pm on Dec 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Do you mean an icon next to links within the page's content, in which case, it's likely to be an extension modifying the pages you see. I would first take a look within the add-ons menu (Tools >> Add-ons) and see if there were any obvious culprits ;)

one of the icons overflows onto my text. Who has to plan for this - me or them?

If you have an add-on that is causing pages to view badly, it's highly likely that very few people are using the same thing - the add-on developer should fix it, not you.

[edited by: Receptional_Andy at 9:57 pm (utc) on Dec. 10, 2008]

4:30 am on Dec 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thank you - I will look for a FF extension... it's the darndest thing.

dp