1.    01 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Favicon for one site will not display only in Edge only on my computer


    I have four browsers on my desktop running Windows 10; the favicon for UBC Botanical Garden Forums displays in Firefox, Chrome and MSIE. It does not display in Edge. That site gives me notifications on the favicon, so I want it to display. I have just installed Win 10/Edge on my laptop, and the favicon displays in Edge on that machine.

    I have cleared browser history and cache at least 50 times, mostly several months ago, and then now when I have returned home to use my desktop. I have followed the instructions here How to Reinstall Microsoft Edge Browser - All things technical - tips tricks on reinstalling the browser, though I think it just hid it and made it reappear.

    I noted this advice on a forum software forum:
    if you want to make it show up faster for yourself, visit http://yourforumroot.com/favicon.ico (eg visit the file itself) and hit ctrl f5 a couple of times. Tends to do the trick​
    I don't understand what this means. In Edge, when I type http://forums.botancalgarden.ca/favicon.ico into the url line, it downloads the image (to my downloads folder). There is no refreshing the path to the image where it will be accessed by the page.

    I have searched my desktop for favicon.ico, but I have apparently nothing saved in a location that could be related to this site.

    I believe the problem started when the site did not have a favicon. I was apparently the only user using the Edge browser during that time, as I seem to be the only person with the problem. It seems to me there must be a register setting that says "there is no favicon", and that setting needs to be removed. And it's only the Edge browser that works that way.
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  2.    01 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 2,815
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.19

    Hello

    I wonder if your desktop has simply not updated to the latest version of Windows 10 and Edge? You can check by typing winver in the search box. Here is mine:

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    If you are still on a previous ver like 1024 then an update might sort out the problem.
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  3.    01 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
    Hello

    I wonder if your desktop has simply not updated to the latest version of Windows 10 and Edge? You can check by typing winver in the search box. ... If you are still on a previous ver like 1024 then an update might sort out the problem.
    Nope, mine looks just like yours. 1511. Thanks, though.
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