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

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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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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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Less confusing icons for localized Stack Overflow sites

Currently the following icons are used for PT.SO and RU.SO: Pt.SO http://cdn.sstatic.net/br/img/apple-touch-icon.png Ru.SO http://cdn.sstatic.net/ru/img/apple-touch-icon.png In case they are changed,...
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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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FCC is using Stack Overflow icon to download a PDF on filings website

While preparing to file my own comment on FCC Docket 17-1078 Restoring Internet Freedom (whether ISPs should be treated as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934) I noticed ...
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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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New favicon doesn't scale down to 16x16 [closed]

I noticed the change of the favicon and saw it confirmed in this question: Why did the Stack Overflow icon (favicon) change? Seeing the old/new designs, I feel a bit uneasy, but I acknowledge that ...
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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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Consider add change in status / rep / new notifications to SE favicon

This is my first Q to Meta, I reviewed anything similar before posting, but with no success. I'm pretty new user to SE and like it much, so I have it as pinned tab in my Firefox. Among these I have ...
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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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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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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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Retina Display favicon support?

I recently noticed that all Stack Exchange sites have some pixelated favicons. As you can see, Gmail has support for Retina Display favicons, while Twitter and SE sites do not. It looks worse with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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HTML Flair Formatting Frakked-Up by Huge Favicon

The HTML version of the per-site flair (intended for embedding via <iframe>) seems to have originally been designed assuming a 16px favicon. However, the size of the actual favicon has since ...
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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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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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Use Stack Overflow favicon on Stack Overflow Business

The current Stack Overflow Business page is related to Stack Overflow. However, it uses a PNG as its browser icon. It seems appropriate to use the Stack Overflow favicon instead. Here is a view of ...
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Chemistry icon doesn't appear on Realtime Network Questions

I just saw this question on the Real Time Network Questions: But the favicon of Chemistry is not it's beta icon, it has a graduated design: It got this design 2 days ago, according to Area 51, but ...
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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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The favicon for the 2016 Winterbash page is broken

On the 2016 Winterbash page (which is currently a countdown), the http call to get the favicon currently reutrns the html for the page, rather than the icon itself. And as such, we get an ugly ...
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Why does the Craft CMS beta site have a different favicon?

I noticed that although it is a BETA site,Craft CMS has a different favicon it is red instead of the regular blue. What is the reason for this?
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Favicon not showing up when adding an article or blog post to Stack Overflow Careers

I'm clicking "add an article or blog post you’ve written" on my Careers profile, and adding a URL such as: http://www.websightdesigns.com/posts/view/how-to-set-up-a-local-web-server-with-homebrew-on-...
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Wrong favicon URL used when adding article to Writing section of StackOverflow Careers

I doubt anyone else is affected by this, and even I don't really care about the tiny broken image, but if I give you the details you can at least make an informed decision to ignore it. I added an ...
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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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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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NMAP Favicon 2013

Did anyone else get the email from NMAP about their Favicon 2013 'map of the internet'? You can see it at: http://nmap.org/favicon/ What I find impressive is that Stack Overflow is one of the ...
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Beta community blogs use old Sketchy favicon

The favicons on beta community blog sites use the old Sketchy version rather than the new Grainy versions:
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Bulletin box icon appears as site icon instead of Stack Overflow

In the community box at the moment is a link to a Stack Overflow Developer Survey, however viewing this box on sites other than Stack Overflow, it uses the site's icon instead. The cause is on the ...
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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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New inbox notification uses the StackAuth favicon for some reason

I found that new inbox notification use the StackAuth fav icon. Is this a new change or a bug? I'm seeing it all the modern browsers so I don't think it's a caching issue, since source is pointing ...
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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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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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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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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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Old favicon in chat page

Chat page still has old favicon (like http://chat.stackoverflow.com). It's not a bug, but seems like confusing thing or is it an intention to leave chat's icon as it was ? If not, I think it ...
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2009 Google logo is still used

Clicking the "Join" option when you visit a stack exchange you're not a part of yet, gives you the option to sign in, with the same OAuth provider you used to sign in to other stack exchanges. The ...
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Viewing reputation notifications on chat.SE shows the wrong favicons [duplicate]

I just got some rep notifications while I was chatting on chat.SE. Thanks to this awesome script, I have a top bar in chat, so I see something like this: Now, suspecting that something may be wrong ...
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Site icons appear to have slipped again [duplicate]

My current inbox: Given that the room in question is not associated with QA... I think there's a bug swimming in this pool :)
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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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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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Make user-profile site-logos/favicons SVG

Could we update site-logos/favicons to also use scalable vector graphics (SVG) on the profile pages? Original request: New profile pages are out - bugs and feedback master list (now closed) Related ...