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Q: Bookmark appearences ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Bookmark appearences
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: anthonycover-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 19 Mar 2006 12:43 PST
Expires: 18 Apr 2006 13:43 PDT
Question ID: 709233
When a webpage is bookmarked, a symbol and the web page name appears
in the favorites window of Internet Explorer.  The symbol is usually a
blue sheet of paper that is behind the Internet Explorer logo. 
Sometimes it is a picture or a symbol.  How can I (a website owner)
change the default settings so that surfer's bookmarks on their
browser will have my website's symbol/picture beside the name of my
Subject: Re: Bookmark appearences
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 19 Mar 2006 13:23 PST
Hi anthonycover,

I love those shortcut icons! Sure makes finding a link easy if there's
a long list.. Microsoft explains how to do it best:

How to Add a Shortcut Icon to a Web Page
The article linked above explains how to use shortcut icons in the
following three required steps:

? Create the Correct Size Icon  (16x16 pixels)

? Associate the Icon with Your Web Page  (save the icon with the
default file name of favicon.ico in the root directory of your domain)

? Add the Web Page to the User's Favorites Menu  (add a button or link
on your page that prompts the user to add your page)

If you don't want to create your own icon, I recommend going here:


This will enable you to add your own FavIcon to your site, and it will
appear in the address bar and in peoples Favorites list.  If I can
clarify, please don't hesitate to ask for clarification.


Search strategy used at Google:
"shortcut icon"
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