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?


Try renaming your favicon file to be favicon.ico and putting it in the root (/) directory.

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

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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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