A favicon is a small icon displayed next to the URL of a website or next to the title of website in a tab.

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How to download favicon from website?

When you browse a web site, the "favicon" icon shows up next to the URL (or the bookmark). If I want that graphic, is there a way to download it directly from the site? I'd prefer to download it ...
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Change a favicon locally in google chrome

This is a frustrating question, mostly because all searches for this usually give me information on how to change a favicon for a website the user owns. Allow me to elaborate on my issue. I would ...
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Make Firefox use the favicon as window icon under Linux

Is there a Firefox feature, setting, or add-on that arranges it so that the favicon of the currently open web page becomes the icon of the browser window in Linux/X11? In particular, it ought to show ...
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how to refresh bookmark favicons in chrome

I updated favicons for a bunch of my websites. Refreshing the website does indeed show the updated favicon in the browser tab, however the bookmarks for those websites still have the old favicon. ...
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How can I add a favicon to a bookmarklet in Firefox?

Bookmarklets, such as SuperGenPass don't have favicons, because they are javascript: links and Firefox doesn't know where it would obtain the favicon from. Is there any way to add a favicon to a ...
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Is there a way to add a custom favicon to an App Tab?

Since the release of Firefox "5", I've come to really love the new "App Tabs" feature. However, I've now realized that several internal websites at work do not have favicons. So, when I make an App ...
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How to change Google Chromes default fallback Favicon

When you visit google.com you see its favicon ... An icon you easily associate with google. But now why do I also get googles favicon on pages with no favicon. It seems to work like a fallback ...
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Make Bookmarks Toolbar in Firefox only Show Favicon

In chrome you can replace the names of bookmarks in the toolbar with their favicon. Is it possible to do the same thing in Firefox? I want all my bookmarks to just display the favicon in order to save ...
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How can I get favicons to appear in tabs in Firefox 4?

I upgraded to Firefox 4 and now favicons don't show in my tabs. How to I get them to show? They exist in the bookmarks.
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Is it possible for me to add a favicon to a site that doesn't have one, for the sake of my bookmarks bar?

My organization's Basecamp site lacks a favicon, which leaves my Chrome Bookmarks Bar looking messy (and means I can't leave the bookmark title blank for an icon-only bookmark). Is there any way I ...
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What browsers support favicons for JavaScript bookmarklets?

What browsers support favicons for JavaScript bookmarklets (either natively or via an extension)? I have quite a few and would like to add the relevant service icons to them.
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How can I add a favicon to a bookmarklet in Google Chrome?

I'm on OS X and I want my bookmarklets to have favicons. I already found two articles but they didn't help much: http://www.tapper-ware.net/blog/?p=97#comment-2076 It's a great article but as I ...
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No favicons in Chrome

I've just imported bookmarks into Google Chrome, but none of the bookmarks show their favicons, neither in the bookmark bar nor under the "Other bookmarks" menu. Ctrl-refreshing pages doesn't fix ...
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In Chrome, how can I reduce the empty space between bookmarks in the toolbar?

I have many bookmarks in the bookmarks toolbar in Chrome, most of them without any text (i.e. only showing the favicon). However, I find that there is too much blank space between the bookmarks/icons ...
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Reload of Firefox bookmarks favicons

After updating my Firefox from version 12 to version 13, my bookmarks favicons have gone. I wonder whether it's possible to force the browser to only download/refresh the favicons for all my ...
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Remove unwanted Favicon from constantly appearing in unrelated URLs

Remove unwanted Favicon from constantly appearing in unrelated URLs A favicon is constantly appearing in the URL in totally unrelated websites. How can I get rid of this favicon?
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Remove default favicon on localhost

I developed a website with a favicon and now every time I access localhost (for my other projects), I get that same favicon showing up. I'm on OSX, using Chrome. I tried clearing the cache; it flashed ...
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Can Safari 5.1 for Mac OS display favicons for bookmarks in the Bookmarks Bar?

When bookmarking a web site, most contemporary browser will display the site's favicon next to the bookmark, both in the bookmark view and the bookmark toolbar. This is a useful feature. In the ...
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New Mac User: Favicons for Firefox/Safari bookmarks?

OK, I'll start by saying that I just bought a new MacBook so I'm working with the factory settings here. In both Firefox and Safari I am storing bookmarks to the bookmark toolbar. The favicons never ...
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Customizing Google Chrome's bookmarks bar

I just installed Google Chrome 7, and I am frustrated with the behavior of the bookmarks bar. I am wondering if there are any ways to get the following behaviors: I would like the bookmarks bar to ...
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How can I make Firefox display favicons in the address bar?

Firefox 14 drops the icon from its address bar - what is a good way of getting it back? I fully understand the security concerns, but I am missing the icon - having it in the tab only isn't the same. ...
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ICO image file with no specific dimension

I have a Windows XP SP2. When I download ICO files from this page, they show no width and height properties. However, they all show the same file size: 108 KB, which is way too large for the site ...
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What web server is using this favicon? [closed]

This might seem like an odd question but I see no option but to ask it anyway. I have seen this favicon like a million times. But I just can't figure out what server uses this favicon. It's a red ...
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Grab favicon.ico using Google Chrome dev tools

Where can I grab the favicon of a website using Google Chrome dev tools. I have access to the resources (html, css, js, images, etc.) but I cannot find the favicon. Where is the favicon hidden in the ...
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Set a custom favicon locally, that carries across the entire site

Is there a way to add a custom favicon to an App Tab? In the above thread, @admintech links to a great plugin for changing favicons which covers both the bookmarks folder and the address bar/tab bar ...
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A no-background favicon for my website?

Many websites offer such sort of favicons like this website itself. Look at it. There's no white background to ruin everything right? Now, I'm not that professional, but here's what I want: I want to ...
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Almost no FavIcons showing in IE9?

Many websites that have Favicons are not showing them in my installation of IE9. The few that do show up include Bing, Windows Live, and Microsoft.com. Even superuser.com shows the default IE logo! ...
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And simple way to make Firefox and Safari to show favicon next to the bookmark title on the Bookmark bar?

I think it is a design decision that Firefox and Safari both don't show the favicon (the little icon for a website) next to the bookmark's title on the Bookmark bar. (for example, if there is a ...
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Why can IE 8 get some favicon of some website but not the others?

IE 8 (on Win 7 64 bit) can get the fav icon (the tiny icon to the left of the address and which will show to the left of the bookmark if you add that link to the link bar of IE 8). For example, the ...
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Is it possible to sort history by favicon in Firefox?

In Firefox 15.0.1 (for Windows desktop), is it possible to sort history by favicon?
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How can I force a bookmark on the toolbar to use a specific favicon?

I have a bookmark to https://tornexto.appspot.com/next?folder=comics. The app that serves that page just does 302 redirect to next item from my comics folder on The Old Reader. The site has a ...
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How to use a Favicon when creating a shortcut to an URL

If I create a shortcut on my Desktop using Right Click < New < Shortcut Then entering am address like http://www.mytest.com is there anyway for this to grab the favicon used and use it for ...