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Good morning,
I have a favicon.ico in my root directory and I noticed that Firefox uses it but Internet explorer does not. Why is this and is there a work around for it?
Thanks,
Dave

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IE6 and lower's handling of favicons is buggy. It won't show the favicon unless your site is bookmarked. There's nothing you can do about it.

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IE6 and lower's handling of favicons is buggy. It won't show the favicon unless your site is bookmarked. There's nothing you can do about it.

I have gone to some websites that I do not have bookmarked and the favicon shows, how is this?

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In IE 6 and lower it is buggy and you cannot control when and how it will show.

Well stymiee now it is a mission. I used

<link REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="http://www.mywebsite.com/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
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<link REL="ICON" HREF="http://www.mywebsite.com/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />

and all I get is a little star in my IE7 browser. I will find the necessary HTML to make it what I want and I'll keep you posted. By the way html kit is a pretty damn good editor.

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I've never ever managed to get favicons to display in IE... stymiee you mention its buggy in IE6> but what about IE7? does it work in that?

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It's supposed to. But it's possible they didn't actually go ahead in fix it like they said they would.

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The simple answer is just to forget about it. As far as I can tell it isn't going to change the user's experience of your site that much anyway.

There isn't really any point of them anyway.

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There isn't really any point of them anyway.

Actually I find them particularly handy when I have 10 tabs open in Firefox and the title text isn't fully visible. A quick scan of the icons and I know exactly what's what.

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the way I did it with the code I had worked it just tool a couple of days. this is in IE7. I just don't have the code in the website now.

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