[rfk-dev] rfk favicon

Lukas Eklund leklund@tastytronic.net
Thu, 21 Feb 2002 17:00:00 -0500

Quoting Peter A. Peterson II:
> Any ideas? I mean, I dont' really care that much if IE users can't see
> the extra-k00l icons, but still. Maybe Pret was just wrong about IE
> doing the png thing (rhyme), but that doesn't explain the Slashdot
> thing, unless they took a similar "who cares about IE" stance, which
> I, frankly, doubt.

  * Why can't I see my favicon in the address/location bar?
  In Internet Explorer, click the icon in the address bar. Hold down the
  button and move the icon a tiny bit to the right and let go. Try this
  two or three times. Usually that is all you need to do!

This works for sites like slashdot and yahoo, but it didn't seem to
work for rfk.org. Is it just a png with .ico as the extension?
Actually, that shouldn't matter. Just found this:

  Create the Correct Size Icon
  For Internet Explorer 5, the required size of a shortcut icon is 16x16
  pixels. To create the icon, use an icon editor, such as the one
  included in Microsoft Visual StudioŽ or one of the many other icon
  editors available. Regardless of the program you use, make sure you
  set the editor to create an icon that is 16x16 pixels. Otherwise, the
  icon will be ignored by Internet Explorer.

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