A favicon is a small graphic normally 16x16 pixels, though it can be larger, often displayed in the address or tab bar (left of the url) of your browser.

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favicon 404 in access log, but favicon is there

Going through 404 error on my site, I have noticed a bunch of problems with favicons: /apple-touch-icon-120x120.png /apple-touch-icon-120x120-precomposed.png /apple-touch-icon-152x152.png ...
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Favicon not being displayed in Firefox?

I have a document like this: <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"/> <title>mac</title> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="60" /> <link ...
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Yandex.Metrica: can I redirect from /favicon.ico to the 1×1 gif counter?

I have a very simple site, with no graphics, and I don't want to spoil it with a huge JavaScript monitoring loop. I don't have a favicon.ico, and I always see 404 requests from browsers requesting ...
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Favicon Compatible Resolutions and File Size for various Devices

With the many uses for favicons nowadays (new tab page, bookmarks, url bar, IE pin to taskbar etc,) what sizes should I be including in my favicon.ico file? I'm using Converticon and thought the ...
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which favicon gets loaded in the browser?

currently i am experimenting with 2 favicons and including them in 3 different ways in my markup, however i am not sure which one gets loaded in the browser. firebug's network tab doesn't tell me ...
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Succesful hits on favicon are 49.9% as shown by Awstats, But 404s don't display favicon error. What's wrong?

On Awstats, one of the sections displays as it follows: Successful hits on favicon.ico -> 49.9% Then, under 404s, i have the following: Document Not Found (hits on favicon excluded) ...
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Favicon will not show up… Searched other questions, no answers

My favicon will not show up. I have searched the site for similar questions and I do not see where I am going wrong. Here is my tag: <head> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" ...
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HTML favicon wont show on google chrome

I am making a HTML page that is unpublished and that I just started. The first thing I wanted to do was add a favicon to appear next to the title. I'm using google chrome and I noticed that other ...
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Can I instruct the browser not to look for a favicon?

I have a website that doesn't have/need a favicon. Is there a way to instruct the browser not to waste a request looking for /favicon.ico ? I don't mean filtering logs, but something client-side, ...
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Your Most Popular Sites Screen in IE 10 - Icons not appearing

We use the following code to add icons for favicon, tablets, smartphones, windows 8 tiles and the like:- <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="apple-touch-icon.png"> <link rel="shortcut icon" ...
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How do I deploy a favicon on Heroku?

I have the following Hello world code for my Heroku app. Also in my project's root folder, I have a favicon.ico. import os from flask import Flask app = Flask(__name__) html = ''' <!doctype ...
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What's the fluid-icon for?

I stumbled over a html meta tag I don't knew and wonder what it's about. <link rel="fluid-icon" href="https://github.com/fluidicon.png" title="GitHub" /> I googled around, but couldn't find ...
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Files I should have on every website

I would like to have a list of files that should exist on every website. The idea is to please most browsers and bots and get down with the number of 404 messages in the logs. So far I have the ...
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How can I stop 404s from favicon.ico without a favicon.ico?

How can I stop requests for favicon.ico without having a favicon.ico? It wastes resources serving a 404 and fills up logs with 404s. Right now I put in a dummy favicon.ico file but I would prefer a ...
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Favicon Best Practices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Favicon, icon, shortcut icon, apple-touch-icon: Are there any others? This is a two part question: The first is about favicons in general. Are there any good practices ...
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Why is my favicon broken in Firefox?

My new favicon works in Safari and Chrome, but it's weirdly split in Firefox on Mac or Windows: However, if you navigate to the favicon itself it appears fine: You can see how it looks in your ...
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Favicon not showing in Safari 5.1

Is there a reason why a favicon.ico is not showing in Safari 5.1 on Mac? It shows on every other browser I have tested except the above mentioned one. In Safari on Windows it shows. I've declared it ...
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Any reason a site has 2 links to favicon?

A site I'm looking at has the following 2 links to its favicon: <link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/ico" href="/_assets960/media/favicon.ico" /> <link rel="icon" href="/favIcon.ico"/> ...
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Does favicon have any impact on SEO?

I'm looking for advice about favicons and their impacts on search engines. Recently I noticed a site called andriasang which changes its favicon every time you load another page without losing overall ...
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FAVICON: Favicon not showing up

I'm using a .png favicon file and it is not showing up on my site. Doing a grep, I see the following in home.htm which looks right for me(I have also confirmed it's in the HEAD section within ...
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Grid Favicon on [Scammy] Websites [closed]

I've seen this grid favicon show up on a lot of sites, most of which tend to be for scams like oxytocin accelerator, or make $300 a day posting links to Google type sites. My question is: what is ...
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How can I make a good favicon? [closed]

I have a 16x16 PNG that I want to use for my favicon. It works fine in modern browsers, but I need a favicon.ico file for older ones. The problem is that either the ICO format doesn't support ...
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Google Chrome displays the wrong favicon that I've linked to in my html

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 ...
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How do I add a favicon to my website?

What markup is the modern standard for adding a favicon to my site? What is the standard image format and size?
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Why does my favicon look terrible in Internet Explorer 7?

I have a 32x32 favicon (in .ico format) that shows up fine in Firefox 3.6.12 and Chrome 5.0.375.70. But in Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13 it looks terrible. It also looks bad in Windows Explorer (XP). ...
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How do I replace the Magento favicon?

I'm trying to replace the Magento favicon, but I can't seem to find it. Where is it?
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How do you make a favicon appear on a redirected site?

I have a Wordpress blog hosted on my domain. I have redirected a URL to a subfolder of my domain where the blog is installed. How can I get a specific favicon to appear for that blog but NOT for my ...
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Favicon, icon, shortcut icon, apple-touch-icon: Are there any others?

I know of 2 basic kinds of default web icons for websites: Favicon: place an .ico formatted file at the root of your site named favicon.ico and most desktop browsers will find it and display it in ...
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Which resolutions should I make a favicon in?

I understand that you can create a favicon.ico with multiple resolutions embedded. Which resolutions should your average website support? Why? Edit: Performance should be a consideration. I want to ...
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Is an animated favicon.ico a bad idea? Are there cool uses of animated favicon.ico out there?

Whenever I generate a favicon.ico using html-kit.com, it gives me the option to get an animated version. I've never used an animated favicon, but other than it being "visually noisy" is there any ...