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Post by cdhgold » Fri Mar 26, 2004 7:41 pm

what do i need to change to alter the icon that shows up in the tab for my web page like in void's site there is a penguin in the tab next to title of page?

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Post by Void Main » Fri Mar 26, 2004 8:10 pm

That's actually not an apache tweak. It's something you add to your HTML. If you view the source on any of my web pages you will see the following in the <HEAD>:

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<link rel="icon"          href="/i/tux16-16.png" type="image/png">
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/i/tux16-16.png" type="image/png">
This should satisfy most browsers. Of course old brain dead IE looks for a file called "favicon.ico" in your web root. I have a couple of RPMs for manipulating *.ico files. Of course I know you run SUSE so you may have to get it from the source. The link to the web site for png2ico is in the RPM description:

http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/files/RPM ... 6.rpm.html

This is it: http://www.winterdrache.de/freeware/png2ico/

Here's the man page which gives just about all the info you need:

http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/man/?para ... o&mode=man

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Post by cdhgold » Fri Mar 26, 2004 10:57 pm

thanks again void

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Post by cdhgold » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:23 pm

can someone suggest some simple free app i can use to create the PNG file?

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Post by chartoo » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:44 pm

Here's a nifty free web page service that will create a favicon from an image file on your desktop.

FavIcon from Pics

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Post by Void Main » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:52 pm

Or you could use The Gimp or ImageMagick. I would be willing to bet that the site you link to uses the ImageMagick "convert" command to convert the image to an ICO. In fact now that I mention it, "convert" will also convert an image to ICO. :) But then again the server you link to is a Win2k machine so who knows? I guess it could still be ImageMagick.

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