[thelist] how to add favicon to favelets

Stephanie Leary s-leary at tamu.edu
Fri Nov 17 08:37:16 CST 2006

Lee kowalkowski wrote:
> In IE, bookmarks are normal desktop shortcuts, and their icons can be
> changed easily (right-click -> properties -> change icon).
> In Firefox, bookmarks are stored in the profile's bookmarks.html, and
> although I've not tried it, it doesn't look too difficult to copy the
> base64-encoded icon from one bookmark to another.  So if you bookmark
> your homepage, you should have the icon attribute string you need for
> your javascript: bookmarks.

I use the Favicon Picker 2 extension in Firefox to customize my own
favelets, but I haven't pried into its workings to see if this could be done
by the developer.

Stephanie Leary
Web Communications Specialist
Texas A&M University System

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