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Windows 7: Favicons all messed in favourites bar

03 Apr 2011   #1
jraward

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Favicons all messed in favourites bar

I've been using chrome and ff for years and now I have to use IE. I realise IE9 is a big step in the right direction, but the favourites system is antiquated.

This has now happened:



and in chrome it's:



I use a combination of google sync and Xmarks to synchronise the whole favourites folder, and now the icons have shifted and half of them don't even appear! (I know the chrome tools/bookmarks/downloads etc won't show, and that's fine)


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03 Apr 2011   #2
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Some of the favicons will appear once you fully load the page in IE9, others won't show at all. IE simply can't display certain favicons (which is weird to me).
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03 Apr 2011   #3
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jraward View Post
I've been using chrome and ff for years and now I have to use IE. I realise IE9 is a big step in the right direction, but the favourites system is antiquated.

This has now happened:



and in chrome it's:



I use a combination of google sync and Xmarks to synchronise the whole favourites folder, and now the icons have shifted and half of them don't even appear! (I know the chrome tools/bookmarks/downloads etc won't show, and that's fine)
I use Chromium nightly portable builds. The most frequent glitch would be losing favicons. So I wrote this little brute force program to read a bookmarks.html file and load each link in multiples of 10, in the default browser. Every time it hits 10 it kills the browser and starts over so you don't end up with 200 open tabs.

It's a brute force but it works with default browser. It's called, strangely enough,
Bookmark Visit. You can download from this page:

Faves Downloads

Basically you want to export your bookmarks to an .html file and set the browser with the favicon problem as the default browser, before running it.

There's a Readme included. Like all software on my site, it's free for you to use at your own risk.
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