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Favicon does not work in IE

Postby MrNilsson » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:52 am

Hi!
I´ve switched the favicon of my JApurity based site to a new one that I´ve made myself. It looks good in firefox, but it wont appear in the browser of Internet Explorer. Is there anybody that has a clue why?

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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby toivo » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:13 am

The favicon of forum.joomla.org works fine in both FF and IE7. Perhaps your favicon is not in the .ico format: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms537656(VS.85).aspx.

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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby MrNilsson » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:50 am

Hi!
It is a .ico and I've followed the instructions given here on how this should be done.

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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby MrNilsson » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:55 am

...but it still dont work in IE

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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby jezp » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:00 pm

I'm bumping this as I have the same problem. Works in Firefox in the address bar, but not in the bookmarks. The new favicon is not displayed in IE7 at all - it just displays default Joomla one.

What I've tried:

Created .ico in both IrfanView and online at http://tools.[drive].com/favicon/

Searched my site directory and replaced all favicon instances with new ones.

Cleared cache/temporary internet files.

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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby jezp » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:07 pm

OK, it's showing up in IE now - I just had to restart the browser. It is still showing the default favicon when I drag it to my bookmarks in Firefox though.

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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby dlinker » Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:05 pm

did you clean the browser cache?

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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby flatsilver » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:59 pm

i have done EVERYTHING, cleaning the browser cashe, droping the icon file in more than the required folders (because the it wasnt working in the main 2)
AND I STILL CANT GET IT TO PULL UP!!
sheeeeeeeeeesh.
ive made many sites!
i even resorted to to putting in the HTML string in the template
and no go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah




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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby dlinker » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:43 pm

I have changed my favicon twice, and it now displays correctly at the front end in IE and Firefox, but in the back end (administrative) I still see my previous version of favicon displayed. Don't know how this can help you, just additional info to think

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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby flatsilver » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:48 am

yeah, it shows on half of my back end pages and none of the front





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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby dlinker » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:41 am

I see your favicons in exactly the same way in IE7 and Firefox

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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby zeebie » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:46 am

I changed the ja_purity favicon to my own and to have it showing I did the following.

IE 7
- closed the IE browser and then started it up again
- navigated to mysite.com.au and the right favicon appeared

FireFox
- in the address bar I typed http://mysite.com.au/templates/ja_purity/favicon.ico
- the right favicon showed up then I navigated back to mysite.com.au and the right favicon appeared.

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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby flatsilver » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:24 am

Yes, yesterday i spent FOUR HOURS. fixing the favicons on ALL of my sites. They all were finally working. woke up this morning.. NOT ONE OF THEM WORKED! i think my browser is drunk !! i have at least 8 hours in messing with favicons. you would think the "short cut" "href...'favicon.ico' in the header would force it up there, but nooooooooooooope

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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby elcholoperuano » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:08 pm

I also have an issue with IE not showing my favicon. It works fine with FF and Chrome but not in IE. The "e" still shows up in IE. I don't ever use IE so clearing cache would be a waste of time but for the sake of argument I did and still nothing. Not to mention that I also tried it on another laptop and the "e" came up as well.

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The same thing happens to all sites....

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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby toivo » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:27 pm

Have you checked the icon at this forum, forum.joomla.org? My IE8 displays the Joomla icon correctly here but the e is shown at your sites.
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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby elcholoperuano » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:49 pm

I know the icon is not showing up correctly on IE, hence my question here on the forum. It shows up correctly on FF AND on Google Chrome. What code do I use in joomla for it to be able to be seen/shown on IE?

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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby toivo » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:22 pm

I just wanted to find out if your IE can display favicons from other sites.

Joomla 1.5 does not do anything special to render favicons in IE. Joomla 1.5 produces the link to the favicon if the file favicon.ico is found in the main (root) Joomla folder or the main folder of the template. The code can be found in the addFavIcon and _loadTemplate methods of the JDocumentHTML class in /libraries/joomla/document/html/html.php.

On the other hand, templates can do their own thing and add a favicon line to the <head> section, in which case the favicon.ico file can be anywhere. Here is one such example:

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<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/images/favicon.ico" />

And here is some useful info from a Microsoft MVP how to troublesheet the favicon problem in IE:http://jeffcode.[URL banned].com.au/2007/12/why-doesnt-favicon-for-my-site-appear.html
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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby elcholoperuano » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:52 pm

Totally misunderstood your first response, sorry about that ;) Yes, other sites pull up the favicon, just not mine. I'll look at the link you provided. Thank you :)

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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby elcholoperuano » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:59 am

Tried what you suggested, what the site suggested and still not seeing anything in IE. In other words, I made the favicon.ico into a 16x16 instead of the 24x24 that I had been using. In FF and Chrome it just looks smaller.... Anyway, also added the line to the index.php of the template and even saw it in the source. Maybe I typed it in wrong though?

<link rel="address bar icon" href="http://www.rubyfrogentertainment.com/main/templates/siteground-j15-112/favicon.ico">

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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby georgec54 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:21 am

in yoursiterootfolder/libraries/joomla/document/html/html.php
search:
public function addFavicon($href, $type = 'image/vnd.microsoft.icon', $relation = 'shortcut icon')
replace with:
public function addFavicon($href='/favicon.ico', $type = 'image/ico', $relation = 'shortcut icon')

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Re: Favicon does not work in IE

Postby RustyJoomla » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:04 pm

I had this exact problem and nothing seemed to work. After clearing the browser cache countless times and even updating IE to v9 I found this: http://favicon.htmlkit.com/favicon/

The above link worked perfectly for me!
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