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Is it possible to assign a favicon to a bookmarklet in the browsers link bar?

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And if it is, How do I do it ?

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by:Mark Steggles
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Greetings JakobA,

If you have a favicon in your root and this in your html <head> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" />, that's all you need

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by:JakobA
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Steggs >>

True, but that is the way to set a favicon for a webpage.

I have some bookmarklets in my browser and I would like to assign favikons to those bookmarklets without regard to witch webpage I am looking at at any given time.

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lucki_luke earned 2000 total points
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Hey JakobA,

this is not easily done. Furthermore this is very browser specific.
Generally I would not modify it.

In firefox in your profile folder you have a bookmarks.html.
There you can add a ICON attribute to the links if it hasnt already. Then you would have to paste the string representation of the icon as the attributes value, e.g.
data:image/x-icon;base64,AAABAAEAEBAAAAAAAABoBQAAFgAAACgAAAAQAAAAIAAAAAEACAAAAAAAQAEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACAAACAAAAAgIAAgAAAAIAAgACAgAAAwMDAAMDcwADwyqYA1PD/ALHi/ [...]

Firefox must be closed otherwise it may be overwritten.
This only works in firefox however. Not sure how to do it in IE.

Lukas
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by:JakobA
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Bingo. thanks :-))
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