Is there a MeFi favicon? November 24, 2001 6:14 PM   Subscribe

Is there a MeFi favicon? You know, that little icon that comes up in the bookmarks when you bookmark a page. [more]
posted by nedrichards to Feature Requests at 6:14 PM (13 comments total)

It's just that with the new releases of mozilla (and konquorer too as far as I know) these delightful icons get picked up and used for all sorts of exciting things, like diferentiating all those different tabs you've clicked. more info on all this.

And I pony. With tack, riding gear and an Irish wolfhound to lollop along beside. Could I have that too?
posted by nedrichards at 6:18 PM on November 24, 2001

arg. a pony. i really hope that his doesn't meme.

administrator!!! please hope me!

posted by nedrichards at 6:20 PM on November 24, 2001

You pony!
Sure there is. It's a tiny cameo 3/4 of Miguel with a fine cigar.
Don't you see it?
posted by Catch at 6:40 PM on November 24, 2001

MeFi favicon
posted by riffola at 6:42 PM on November 24, 2001

it's black? I don't get it.
posted by rabi at 7:26 PM on November 24, 2001

it's black? I don't get it.

That's just the way it shows up in a browser, when directly linked. In my tool bar it looks like this.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:35 PM on November 24, 2001

Ugh, favicons. Let's thrash those servers!
posted by rodii at 9:57 PM on November 24, 2001

MeFi does have a favicon, you'll see it if you bookmark MeFi in your IE toolbar. However, it seems to like to disappear for no reason. Welcome to IE, I guess.
posted by kindall at 10:10 PM on November 24, 2001

.it seems to like to disappear for no reason
that' because it's below the J***n K***ke link, you just need to move it...
posted by tilt at 10:02 AM on November 25, 2001

However, it seems to like to disappear for no reason
Favicons disappear when you clear your history or delete temporary internet files, I can't remember which. They don't seem to ever come back, so it's pretty frustrating.
posted by starduck at 10:23 AM on November 25, 2001

aahh. I remember now, this feature is only going to go into 'proper' mozilla in 0.9.7, until then you have to <link> it. I just got confused after downloading a few different builds. Sorry.

p.s. if you don't know what I mean then open and in different tabs. It's neat and useful.
posted by nedrichards at 2:48 PM on November 25, 2001

here's what you do if you're using IE. to make things easy bookmark the site again so it will save the favicon to your drive and then search your drive for favicon*. you'll see favicon[1].ico through favicon[12].ico or as many as you have bookmarked before clearing your history. i'd give you the specific directory they are in but it's different for win98, winME, winXP, NT, win2k, etc. when you see the mefi icon copy it from the temp directory to your permanent directory of choice. rename it from favicon[X].ico to something like mefi.ico. now right click on your mefi bookmark(i hate calling it your favorite) and choose proprties and then change icon. now search the directory where you placed the mefi favicon and you should see mefi.ico and choose that. now in your link bar you should see the mefi favicon and it won't be deleted next time you clear your history.
posted by suprfli at 7:09 AM on November 26, 2001

btw, this just suddenly seems to have appeared when surfing mefi proper.
posted by nedrichards at 7:36 PM on November 26, 2001

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