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Change Website icon upper most left corner

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I am not a web guy. I am a client server guy. But I have to have a website to sell my product -- software. I have a simple website that I developed using Trellix. That is the website builder software provided to me by my web hosting company Earthlink. All my web pages have the same icon in the upper left most corner. That would be the default icon provided by Earthlink. Their icon. Not mine. There is probably a name for that. If you could give it to me, I would be most appreciative, but that is not my question.

I have a ico file that has been working for me as an application icon for my client-server application. I want to use it for that icon that appears in the upper left most position on all my web pages, and on the tab in the web browser. In HTML, how would I change that? I ask my question this way because I don't expect you to be familiar with Trellix. There are way too many website builder programs to be familiar with them all. But if you happen to know that. I would be most appreciative of that also.

Oh! I'll attach my icon just to help illustrate my question. EE won't let me upload a ico file type. So I'll upload on that looks like my icon but is not an ico file.

Looking forward to your response.

Thank you,

Ted Palmer
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GaryCommented:
If you mean the favourite icon then just upload a new one to the website root called favicon.ico
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Matthew KellyCommented:
The preferred approach is to add it to the HTML instead: http://www.w3.org/2005/10/howto-favicon

<!DOCTYPE html 
      PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
      "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html lang="en-US">
<head profile="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/profile">
<link rel="icon" 
      type="image/ico" 
      href="/favicon.ico">
[…]
</head>
[…]
</html>

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Ted PalmerAuthor Commented:
GaryC123:

I already tryed that and it didn't work. That is why I posted a question here. It must be that Earthlink has some kind of mechanism in place that controls what that icon will be. It promotes their product. I tried what you suggested on a hunch. I didn't know enough about the process to know what should work. I know more about it now. I'm going to leave this question open for now. Just to see what happens.

Thank you,
Ted Palmer
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Ted PalmerAuthor Commented:
matthewstevenkelly:

Thanks. I'll try to figure out a way to slip this HTML into my web page without causing a problem with Trellix. That doesn't sound like too big a deal?

Ted Palmer
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Ted PalmerAuthor Commented:
matthewstevenkelly:

My 1st effort didn't work. I'll try some other alternatives in the morning.

Thank you for your help.

Ted Palmer
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GaryCommented:
Is earthlink some kind of free web hosting? That might explain overriding it
If not then it may just be some caching issue for the favicon, you can try clearing your browser cache
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Ted PalmerAuthor Commented:
THANK YOU..!!
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