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I'm running Firefox 3.0.14, and I have shortcuts set up on the Favorites Toolbar. I noticed my BGG shortcut now has the eBay logo as an icon, instead of the running Geek. Is there some way I can manually control what little icon comes up?
 
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Not really. The easiest way to get it to turn back is to delete the link and then re-bookmark it. Sometimes clearing your cache works as well, but the favicon is a fickle creature and doesn't always come back when it is supposed to!
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Interesting... I tried deleting and re-doing it, and it came up as eBay again (I don't have eBay open, either).
 
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Hmm...that is interesting. I've had lots of issues with those across browsers over the last few months. I completely lost the icon for a while. Google Chrome doesn't seem to play well with others and led to a few odd errors.

It's not April 1st, is it?

 
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Rename it "Ebaydo.com"...?

Sorry.

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weird... works for me as the geek.
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This happens to me all the time with firefox. I'm not computer savvy so I can't tell you how to fix it, but if you wait it will eventually go back to the correct icon all by itself.
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Mine still shows up as the Geek.
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Keep in mind you're running an old version of Firefox. Firefox is now up to 3.53.
 
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jschlickbernd wrote:
Keep in mind you're running an old version of Firefox. Firefox is now up to 3.53.


True, but I've noticed a lot of bug reports with that new one, so I'm afraid to go up to it.
 
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indigopotter wrote:
jschlickbernd wrote:
Keep in mind you're running an old version of Firefox. Firefox is now up to 3.53.


True, but I've noticed a lot of bug reports with that new one, so I'm afraid to go up to it.


Um, but now you are seeing a bug with the old one, so I guess you'll just have to live with one bug or another
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jschlickbernd wrote:
indigopotter wrote:
jschlickbernd wrote:
Keep in mind you're running an old version of Firefox. Firefox is now up to 3.53.


True, but I've noticed a lot of bug reports with that new one, so I'm afraid to go up to it.


Um, but now you are seeing a bug with the old one, so I guess you'll just have to live with one bug or another


This one's a lot more live-with-able.
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I'm a longtime Firefox user. This happens to me every once in a while, it always seems to right itself before too long. I notice it happening but it doesn't bother me so much.
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This happens to mine all the time, don't worry, it's no biggie.

This happens when you click on a link within BGG. So, you must have clicked on one of the ebay auction links listed here.

It'll switch back to the BGG logo after you use it a couple times.

What I find immensely amusing is mine changes to the Fortress: Ameritrash website whenever I click on that link in my quickbar.

hmmm, you know, I wonder if this is something that is particular to the quickbar?






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You're right, I did click on an eBay auction last night from within BGG. I don't think it's related to the QuickBar for me, though, as I didn't have it bookmarked.
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This just happens occasionally, nothing to do with BGG.

Try something that lets you edit/choose icons, something like https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7849
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UnknownParkerBrother wrote:
This just happens occasionally, nothing to do with BGG.

Yeah, it's a Firefox bug. Sometimes icons go blank, and on occasion I have seen wrong icon. Once an icon goes bad, editing the bookmark can get the icon back, or just recreate it.
 
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This is a long-running bug in Firefox. (The little symbols are called "favicons".) No one seems to be able to figure out what causes it, or how to reliably reproduce it, so it can be fixed. The latest of many, many bug reports is here:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=487003
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UnknownParkerBrother wrote:
This just happens occasionally, nothing to do with BGG.


P.S. For some reason, it does happen much more often (for me, anyway) with BGG than with some other sites. I think it has to do with the sequence of http requests while the page is loading.
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It used to happen a lot, but I have not seen it in several months.
 
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rdonato926 wrote:
Not really. The easiest way to get it to turn back is to delete the link and then re-bookmark it.


You don't need to do this. As far as I know, 100% of the time if you just click on the bookmark and wait for the page to load, it will replace the favicon with the correct one.

If it's not doing that, then you have a different problem than one that I know about.
 
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DaviddesJ wrote:
You don't need to do this. As far as I know, 100% of the time if you just click on the bookmark and wait for the page to load, it will replace the favicon with the correct one.

It never worked that way for me. I would edit the bookmark, without actually changing anything, and then it usually worked, but not always. But honestly, I haven't seen this bug in months. Are you sure it hasn't been fixed?
 
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In my case, just clicking the bookmark and waiting never worked. It'd be stuck on the wrong thing for weeks, if not forever.

That's why I use the Favicon extension I linked to, you just right click pick properties, then click Reset, and it re-downloads and re-draws perfectly.

And the other benefit is that you're no longer limited to what favicon the web site chooses for you, I use the old google logo, etc.
 
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Happens to me quite frequently, turning into the Tanga logo in my bookmarks.
 
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Barticus88 wrote:
Are you sure it hasn't been fixed?


I'm sure some version of it still exists. I've seen it in Firefox 3.6b4, which I think is the latest release of any type. However, there have been several bugs relating to favicons that have been fixed over the years I have been tracking this, so maybe you were experiencing one of those instead.
 
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