Questions tagged [favicon]

For questions about the icons for StackExchange sites that are displayed in location bars, tabs, and bookmarks.

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Favicon of Earth Science and Spanish are too similar (exactly the same in HNQ list)

The favicon is used in various places around the Stack Exchange (SE) network, to identify the site. Currently, Earth Science has for main and for meta. The problem I see is that these are awfully ...
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Favicons in top-bar dropdown not SVG

Would it be possible to update the StackExchange button drop-down to include scalable vector graphics (SVG) favicons for each site? I didn't notice any mention of this during the original design and ...
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Make the MSE favicon grayscale (like all other meta icons are)

The new favicon for Meta Stack Exchange looks exactly the same as the one for the Stack Exchange network site:       This can get a bit confusing, especially if you happen to have ...
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Would it be possible to get different favicons per beta site?

I don't know how many of these I plan to save, but I like to have all these sites on my bookmarks toolbar for easy access. Surely I can't be the only one who works like this.
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Different Stack Exchange sites have the same logo [closed]

The "Computational Science" and "Computer Science" Stack Exchange sites have the same exact logo ("CS" in a blue speech balloon). Cryptography and Code Review do as well ("CR" in a blue speech ...
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Why does the logo not show up when signing up for a site and confirming the account? [closed]

I was signing up for Software Recommendations and realized that a unicorn stole their logo! We need to get it back! Really, the logo is missing when you sign up on SR, and I don't know if this is a ...
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How is an icon for a site created or added to that site?

If I created an icon for a site on SE, how could it become the official one? (Instead of the light-blue speech bubble with initials in it)
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Earth Science vs. Spanish Language favicons: now with 0% lowercasing!

Coming from here: Favicon of Earth Science and Spanish are too similar If you thought they were too similar... check this out: Seems like now both favicons appear as all-uppercase in the small HNQ ...
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Site icons are misplaced

Description I noticed it for the Programmers site icon, but looks like it also happens with other site's (like Super User) icons too. See the pics below (excuse me for the lack of freehand circles): ...
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Economics.SE's favicon is missing in action

A question from Economics.SE popped up in the "Hot Network Questions" list, and I couldn't help but notice that its icon is a little bit... lacking. Shouldn't there be some letters there or ...
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How can we change the favicon of SE site in Beta?

I am currently associated with a SE site hinduism.stackexchange.com. This SE site is currently in Beta and I found that the favicon for the site is showing 'Hi', i.e., the first two letters from the ...
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Icon for pinned tabs in Safari?

It would be nice to have an icon for pinned tabs in Safari. As it is, SE kind of stands out (in a not cool way):
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Earth Science SE and Spanish SE have the same icon [duplicate]

The beta sites Earth Science and Spanish have the same icon. Icon of Earth Science: Icon of Spanish: They both have "ES" in a blue speech balloon. Can they please have different icons?
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Beta favicons lost their letters in profile

I've been participating in SE for a while -- particularly in beta sites. I have an account on three and I checked my account page today. I did a double take upon seeing no distinguishing white letter ...
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The favicons on stackexchange.com/users/ seem to be stacked on top of one another

When I look at e.g. http://stackexchange.com/users/1668748/senshin, I see the following under "Top Questions": It appears that the MSO sprite is being stacked on top of the sprite for some beta site ...
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Meta icon is wrong in app

Observe the site icon from the sidebar: ...but if you thought that was an old icon, wait until you see it in the app feed!
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Health and History sites have the same favicon

The Health and History sites both have the exact same favicon/logo: (The standard beta one with a single "H" in the middle) In the past, this has led to logo changes, and it should probably get ...
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Magento and Martial Arts SE have the same favicon

The favicon of Magento is a blue speech bubble with MA, and the favicon of Martial Arts also is a blue speech bubble with MA. Favicon of Magento: Favicon of Martial Arts: Note: I'm talking about ...
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Please don't share the [B] favicon for all SE 2.0 sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would it be possible to get different favicons per beta site? Currently all SE 2.0 sites are using the same favicon during the beta phase. [B] http://sstatic.net/skins/...
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A site URL changed and now its icon in SEDE is broken

This has happened before, and it's happened again, all because Cognitive Sciences recently was renamed Psychology & Neuroscience, with a change to the URL. The first thing that needs to be fixed ...
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Use a different favicon.ico on CSO

The careers.stackoverflow.com icon is exactly the same as stackoverflow.com. It's a problem when multiple tabs are open--it is not easy distinguish between SO and CSO. Merely a different shade than ...
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Favicons in the stats widget on beta sites don't use HTTPS

The favicons for Area 51 and Stack Exchange that are shown on sites marked "beta" in the Site Stats widget are using http:// URLs for favicons when visiting the sites over HTTPS. Mixed Content: The ...
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Provide 32x32 favicon to support application shortcuts

I would like to see support for a 32x32 favicon like gmail does: <link rel="icon" href="/images/2/gmail-icon.png" sizes="32x32"> So that when I pin SO (or any of the trilogy websites) to my ...
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Why is the Skeptics favicon transparent on some browsers and black on others?

I tend to browse Stack Exchange equally on PC and tablet. I've noticed for some time that the icon shown in the hot network questions for questions on the Skeptics site is different dependent on the ...
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Please bring back the previous favicon (or change to grayscale) [duplicate]

Take a look at this: This is empty. Heartless. I won't say ugly, just bad. The worst favicon I've ever seen, and I saw my share in the last 20 years. It got no meaning, nothing. Please change it ...
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Skeptics favicon is almost invisible in the network profile activity list

Title says it all this time... in the network profile of users, the icon for Skeptics SE is almost invisible being only bright yellow on white. It appears both in activity list and top questions/...
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Top Network Sites favicons are bugged [duplicate]

on this page looking myself it seems to be a missing favicon-* class likely the same css issue as The favicons on stackexchange.com/users/ seem to be stacked on top of one another
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New meta.SE favicon has broken transparency

The new meta.SE favicon (the "hollow bubble") looks awful on a dark background: Note the stray light gray pixels in the corners, caused by broken transparency. The issue appears to only affect the ...
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Old top bar site icons are too big in chat lobby [closed]

It must be tough for the old top bar to see its young replacement thriving. Still, it's not a reason to misbehave like this: Can the rebel icons be shrinked back to their normal size? Happens in ...
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Switch sites icon is huge

The icon in switch sites input on SEDE is huge and overlaps with the placeholder making the "search" hard to read. (Chrome 32.0.1700.76 m, IE11 - win8.1)
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Site switcher favicon incorrect on some blogs

After the issue of broken favicons on the site switcher was fixed, I noticed the Super User blog had incorrect site switcher favicons: It's the Stack Exchange favicon, not the Super User and ...
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Where can I find a high-res version of the favicon for an SE site?

I'm setting up a custom feed reader for our main room on RPG and I'd like to use the favicon as the icon for the feed reader. I tried using favicon.ico as the icon, but that looks very blurry. Since ...
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Why are the favicons on the network account “top” tab so fuzzy?

Favicons used as favicons (i.e. in tab titles, window chrome, etc.) look nice and clear. For example, here is a screenshot of the favicon for Linguistics.SE, as seen in a tab title: Here is the same ...
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Favicon on blog.stackoverflow.com needs to be updated

The favicon for the http://blog.stackoverflow.com/ website is still using the old white-matte favicon without the nice transparency. It should be updated with the same favicon from the main SO site; ...
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Favicon on blog.stackoverflow.com needs to be updated (again) [duplicate]

The SO company blog favicon was already fixed once, back in 2009, to have proper alpha transparency so that it looks good on dark backgrounds too. Apparently, it needs fixing again: Please replace ...
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HTTPS favicons on beta sites still use HTTP

Directly related to my last meta post that was status-completed – the favicons on beta sites for the site stats widget doesn't actually use HTTPS, but redirects down to HTTP instead, resulting in the ...
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Favicon size differences

I was looking at the favicons of some Stack Exchange sites for a code-golf challenge I made, when I noticed that there were a few that had different sizes than the rest. Here's a compiled version of ...
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Site icons wrong on some sites [duplicate]

So this is kind of weird, and I'm not sure what the issue is, but when on some sites (I.e. Stack Overflow), the icons are incorrect. The screenshot explains it better. Things look fine here on the ...