After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

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After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by miquelc » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:08 am

Hello,

I just updated to 11.6 build 20 and I've noticed that the favicons are not stored anymore. When I visit a webpage it is showing again, but when I close the browser and start it again it is gone again and shows the default Avant icon.

It was working just fine before I updated and I have no idea on how to resolve it. Do you have any ideas on how to resolve this issue?

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by miquelc » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:24 am

Quick addition.

They are showing just fine in IE7, but of course I don't want to use that browser.

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by Jasmine » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:38 am

I doubt it's about Avant being unable to store the favicon but find where the favicon is... I know Avant can only show the favicon in root directory by now. Could you provide me the link for testing?
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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by ADukes » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:43 am

http://forum.avantbrowser.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=23298

Hopefully something that will be addressed in the near future.
Thanks Anderson for checking out my AB 11.0 feature request list,
now it's time to go on with 11.8:

http://forum.avantbrowser.com/viewtopic.php?t=16116
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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by miquelc » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:50 am

Jasmine wrote:I doubt it's about Avant being unable to store the favicon but find where the favicon is... I know Avant can only show the favicon in root directory by now. Could you provide me the link for testing?
I call it a favicon but I'm not sure if it's the right name for it. It's the icons that show in your favorite folders, (left of the names) and you can see it in the address bar at the start. That's the icon I mean, I just want to make sure we all talk about the same thing :)

A very simple address for testing is of course google.com, it has an icon. Add it to your favorites, see if it shows the icon in the menu, close Avant and start it again. If I do this the icon is not showing anymore.

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by bigC » Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:01 pm

You probably have AB set to Clear Temporary Internet Files on exit, this will also clear the favicons.

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by miquelc » Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:06 am

bigC wrote:You probably have AB set to Clear Temporary Internet Files on exit, this will also clear the favicons.
This was indeed the case, I changed the option and now they are there after a restart. This didn't happen in a previous version by the way and that option was always set to on. It is a shame that the favicons are stored together with the temporary files and not their own folder for example. I think they come in handy and it makes shifting through your favourites that much easier, because you recognize the icon faster.

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by Canaris101 » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:44 am

Totally agree!

I search for a long Time for a Tool which restore this Icons forever.
But I found nothing, many People ask for it... and the FF-User tell them that they all should use FF.

I've read somewhere that a Tool will rise soon for us.

But I can't find it...
Sorry for my Spaghetti-English...

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by Butcher_ss » Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:58 pm

It's actually very easy to store your favicons, go to Windows/Temp, in there you will find a folder named $.ficn$ which has icon files in it (the favicons) and a folder named index which has .ini files of all the websites you visited and that they have a favicon. for example

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www.avantbrowser.com.ini
file when you open it it has something like

[MAIN]
index=500000136

The number you see there is the icon the specific website is using as favicon (found in the $.ficn$ folder).

You can just backup the $.ficn$ folder and copy it there after you clear the temp files and everytime you enter a website which has a favicon(you must have visited the website before) the favicon will already be there.

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by hornakapopolis » Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:52 pm

While it can be done, I question your definition of "very easy."

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by bigC » Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:57 pm

miquelc wrote:
bigC wrote:You probably have AB set to Clear Temporary Internet Files on exit, this will also clear the favicons.
This was indeed the case, I changed the option and now they are there after a restart. This didn't happen in a previous version by the way and that option was always set to on. It is a shame that the favicons are stored together with the temporary files and not their own folder for example. I think they come in handy and it makes shifting through your favourites that much easier, because you recognize the icon faster.
They aren't stored with the temporary internet files as Butcher_ss mentions. They are in a separate folder but for some reason the developer decided that the clear temp net files option should also delete that favicon folder. Hopefully clearing of favicons will be made into a separate command in a future build.

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by Nezello » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:59 am

I use a program I got from PC Mag FavOrg. It was developed for IE but since there is some corelation with IE kernel it still works for me. But I agree the next bild should fix this!

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by JLucas » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:52 am

I went back to several past builds, but still have the same problem with the favicons disappearing. How do I get the old builds to work like they used to? I don't like any text with my favicons and would really like to get an older build to work.

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by bigC » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:05 pm

JLucas wrote:I went back to several past builds, but still have the same problem with the favicons disappearing. How do I get the old builds to work like they used to? I don't like any text with my favicons and would really like to get an older build to work.
How far back did you go? I think 11.5 build 21 was the last to not do that.

But you might do better using a 3rd party app for clearing your temporary internet files instead of AB. Thats how I've been getting around this issue...

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by JLucas » Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:54 pm

bigC wrote:
JLucas wrote:I went back to several past builds, but still have the same problem with the favicons disappearing. How do I get the old builds to work like they used to? I don't like any text with my favicons and would really like to get an older build to work.
How far back did you go? I think 11.5 build 21 was the last to not do that.

But you might do better using a 3rd party app for clearing your temporary internet files instead of AB. Thats how I've been getting around this issue...
I'm back to build 13, which I don't understand. All these past builds used to work great, but now they don't work any differently than this latest one. I still can't figure out why.

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by hornakapopolis » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:31 am

Just to be clear, it's not that they didn't come back, right? It's that you've used Avant, saved a new bookmark that has a FavIcon and then it was disappeared, too, correct?

Also, are you sure there are no 3rd party tools cleaning out your Temp folder? I have post covering some of this here on my site.

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by JLucas » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:53 am

hornakapopolis wrote:Just to be clear, it's not that they didn't come back, right? It's that you've used Avant, saved a new bookmark that has a FavIcon and then it was disappeared, too, correct?

Also, are you sure there are no 3rd party tools cleaning out your Temp folder? I have post covering some of this here on my site.
When I downloaded the latest build, the favicons would just show up as blue globes until the webpage loaded. When I exit AB and open again, nothing but the blue globes appear until I click on the page again. I thought going back to an earlier build would fix this, but it hasn't.

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by hornakapopolis » Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:38 am

And Tools -> Avant Browser Options -> Clear Records -> Temporary Internet Files is unchecked?

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by JLucas » Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:52 am

hornakapopolis wrote:And Tools -> Avant Browser Options -> Clear Records -> Temporary Internet Files is unchecked?
It's checked. I've always had that checked no matter what build I've used. In other words, it's definitely a 3rd party cleaner wiping the favicons out, correct? I haven't changed anything on my end, could you give me an example of what that might be? Sorry for the hassle.

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Re: After update to 11.6 build 20, favicons are not kept anymore

Post by ADukes » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:22 pm

No, it's Avant caused by the checked options.
Thanks Anderson for checking out my AB 11.0 feature request list,
now it's time to go on with 11.8:

http://forum.avantbrowser.com/viewtopic.php?t=16116
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