How can I change the default Icon that appears in the Browser tab?

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6/24/2010 2:18:32 PM
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How can I change the default Icon that appears in the Browser tab?

I would like to change the default browser tab icon. 

I have been looking for the location and name of the Default Icon that is displayed in the browsers (IE) tab and address bar?

Can anyone help?

6/24/2010 4:06:44 PM
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Re: How can I change the default Icon that appears in the Browser tab?

Hi ,

It come from Data/Sites/[1]/Skins/[yourskin]/favicon.ico. You can replace it with your icon.

Hope Helps.

Asad

6/24/2010 4:27:45 PM
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Re: How can I change the default Icon that appears in the Browser tab?

Asad,

I changed the file but it still shows the original "pawprint" of Mojo's.  Could it be that it has to get filtered by the server before it actually gets changes in the Cache.  I have opened a fresh browser and gone to the site several time to no avail!

6/24/2010 7:47:51 PM
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Re: How can I change the default Icon that appears in the Browser tab?

Hi,

The favicon is a very persnickety little thing. Browsers cache this thing very heavily so to see it, you need to do a couple of things.

  1. Make sure you don't have a favicon in the root of your site. I think mojo at some point included a favicon in the root but I could be wrong. Still, it is worth checking.
  2. Do both:
    A) rename the folder your skin is in to NameOfSkin-v1 and set your site to use it. This will cause the css and images for your site to have a new path so browsers will be forced to download everything again.
    B) open your web.config, add a blank line to the bottom, and save it. This will cause the server CSS cache for the site to be discarded and rebuilt.
  3. Use a different computer or browser to view the site. You should see your personalized favicon.

Regardless of the method you use, it may take a while for the favicon to be updated in your browser. Modern browsers (IE 8, FF 3.6) are better at this than older browsers but it can still be painful.

HTH,
Joe D.

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