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    Site:Fav Icon/Color?


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    Weeks ago I pinned my first websites using the Push Pin while browsing with IE10-Metro.

    I pinned "Google" and "Eight Forums"

    I was greeted with a bland colored tile with an off white "e" as an icon for those sites.
    Somewhat of a non-"START"er
    Nothing to differentiate one site from the other, other than the Title.

    I was quite surprise that some days later I pinned some other sites.

    Facebook/Bing/Pandora.

    WOW. Site specific Icons and site specific coloring for the Tile.

    So, the questions are...

    How does a site 'tell?' the Metro browser how to color and iconize the pinning?
    Why is this sites pinned icon/color a plain jane?

    I don't really NEED an answer, I was just curious about what comes into play in determining those parameters.

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    Win7 Pro (SP1 x64) & Win8 Pro (RTM x64)


    The ICONize support in IE browsers are depending on the site's favicon itself...

    Mostly, favicons that supports 32px/16px.. if the site had only 16px favicon then it wont show that large icon...
    you can verify that in my site too by pinning it to start screen or taskbar
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    I've upped a new 64x64 icon, I cant try it as I'm not in Windows 8 atm and my IE9 on this PC refuses to show favicons

    LMK if this sorts the problem (you may need to re-pin)
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    The favicon works just fine for me in Windows 8 IE10.

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    Yeah but does it show if you pin the site in metro?
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    No, it still shows the IE icon when pinned to the "Start" screen from within IE10 Metro.

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    Bah, I've just loaded up a VM so I can see if I can get it to work
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    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Some sites are capable of displaying the correct favicon when pinned to the start menu, so it might be worth comparing the code to see if there is anything that might point to the issue.

    Smithsonian and BBC - Homepage both show the favicon as opposed to the generic IE symbol (which is also displayed by Google).
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    I've been checking the source of a few but cant spot it yet...I'll keep at it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    The favicon works just fine for me in Windows 8 IE10.
    I think what he meant is pinned favicons through start screen and taskbar
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