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Thread: Create shortcut icon?

  1. #1
    AO Part Timer
    Join Date
    Feb 2003

    Create shortcut icon?

    This I believe is a simple question. Windows based perhaps. Perhaps the methods are universal to all browsers, and or all Oses?

    When using IE you may right click in the foreground of a page; and select create shortcut.
    How may I couple with it, an icon. Here at AO there isn't one.
    Do I just put a shortcut.ico file in the root dir?
    I remember reading this somewhere before. But can't seem to remember.

    For clarification purposes.
    if you go HERE and creat a shortcut on the desktop. It has a DW *.ico with the shortcut automatically.

    Thanks in advance for anyhelp.

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  2. #2
    I am not completly sure this will do it but it will atleast set an special icon when you add a page to your favorites/bookmarks.
    <link REL="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico">
    Repoint the href to the appropriate file.
    The tag needs to be within the <head></head> tags

  3. #3
    Flash M0nkey
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    if you place the favicon.ico in the same folder as the page most modern browsers will display it automatically without having to add the link like no0Dle said

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