I use Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault every day, so I have them pinned to my Windows 7 taskbar with Prism, a web application that lets you use websites like they're normal Windows applications. It's like the "application shortcut" feature in Chrome, but with more customisation options.

The default icons (the sites' favicons) are very low quality when used in the taskbar, though Server Fault's looks okay because of the logo's design. I have been able to find high quality icons for Gmail, Remember The Milk and other sites I use through Prism. Are there high-quality (i.e. larger dimension-wise) .ICO files available for SO and SU with the logo and no text?

Gmail icon example (I used the .ICO in the packaged download): From deviant art

  • By high quality do you mean larger dimensions? – random Dec 12 '09 at 12:00
  • Yes, the SO and SU icons are very pixelated compared to icons I have found for other sites. – InvertedAcceleration Dec 12 '09 at 12:10

Not .ico, but you can try the PNG type icons they have showing for those bookmarking on the iPhone and similar:

apple touch icon for stack overflow


apple touch icon for server fault


apple touch icon for super user


apple touch icon for meta


And you can get the general idea for the other sites:

toke on a toque


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  • Thanks very much. I grabbed a program called IcoFx, did a quick import and export of the images you gave me and they look great. – InvertedAcceleration Dec 12 '09 at 13:51
  • @James The links are still working – Alpine Mar 22 '11 at 15:43
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    Apple touch icon?? – Mateen Ulhaq May 12 '11 at 2:17
  • @random Links are not working – Mick Oct 20 '17 at 7:53

The SVG source, as well as an archive containing icon-sized versions, is posted on this Stack Apps post:



http://stackoverflow.quickmediasolutions.com/images/superuser.png http://stackoverflow.quickmediasolutions.com/images/superuser.svg


Meta StackOverflow
http://stackoverflow.quickmediasolutions.com/images/meta.png http://stackoverflow.quickmediasolutions.com/images/meta.svg

http://stackoverflow.quickmediasolutions.com/images/stackapps.png http://stackoverflow.quickmediasolutions.com/images/stackapps.svg

Be sure to check the rules before using these. The OP is OK, others who download should be careful: http://stackexchange.com/legal/trademark-guidance

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  • Hey... that's my website! Thanks for posting those. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Oct 6 '11 at 1:46
  • @GeorgeEdison - I didn't realize that! Do you mind if I link to the PNGs on your site? I inserted the embedded images via the uploader, so they're on imgur, which should be able handle the bandwidth more cheaply. – Kevin Vermeer Oct 6 '11 at 1:49
  • Not at all! Go right ahead, and thanks for telling people about these icons. I made them last year and almost forgot about them. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Oct 6 '11 at 1:52

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