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I have an HTML file with the following markup in the head tag:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="myFavicon.ico" />

With that, I expect to see my "myFavicon.ico" icon display in Chrome's tab and bookmark bar, but instead it's showing Youtube's favicon (i have a link to youtube in my markup). This make's no sense to me. It works okay in Firefox. Any ideas?

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Try webmasters.stackexchange.com – Stephen Dec 9 '10 at 5:42

yeah. put it in the root folder www/yoursite/favicon.ico and

<link rel="icon" href="favicon.ico" /> 
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" />
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Try renaming your favicon file to be favicon.ico and putting it in the root (/) directory.

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That didn't work. – 400_the_cat Dec 9 '10 at 6:12

It might be that your browser has cached it. That's happened to me a few times.

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Worked for me in Chrome. A stubborn "old" favicon was sticking around in Chrome. After updating and continual refresh didn't work, went to www.[mysite].com/favicon.ico The browser downloaded the updated favicon, and now it shows up whenever I visit the page.


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First: rename favicon to favicon.ico.

Second: go to your site example.ext and add /favicon.ico to the end like example.ext/favicon.ico you should see a favicon.

Third: try reloading (or refresh) then CTRL Shift R then CTRL F5 (very top of keyboard) favicon should update.

This should make your computer work and the rest of the world will probably update in a few days.

If you still have trouble then I don't know. It may be a Chrome issue which may get fixed in the next update. You can also go to http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues and add an issue.

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Opera had a long-standing issue where it would display the wrong favicon (mainly in History rather than on the browser tab). – DisgruntledGoat Dec 16 '10 at 16:11

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