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Search engine in Firefox and Favicon

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Two minor updates to my blog today:

  • Following the


    instructions
    , I created a search plug-in for

    TheAquarium and

    my blog. So if you are viewing

    this blog in Firefox (and other browsers that support


    Open Search Description Format
    ) and click on the search bar, then you'll

    see an option to add both the search engines. Alternatively, you can also

    drop


    this file
    in searchplugins directory of Firefox and it will

    show up after restarting the browser. Use

    this file

    for adding my blog search engine. I still need to debug why correct images

    are not showing up when Firefox


    auto discover
    the engines and the page is bookmarked.

  • Following the


    instructions
    , created a

    Favicon
    for my blog. So now whenever you visit my blog in a browser

    (tested in Firefox), a small image appears at the front of the URL area.

    This same image is also visible as an icon in the tab title.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Pavel Suk Friday, March 30, 2007
    I looked at your xml file and didn't find anything wrong. So I guess, it's just one of these mysteries between human and computer. Or perhaps different png format than Firefox could eat ;-)
    Anyway, thanks for the tip for favicon, I need to add it in my style also.
  • Healing the Body Tuesday, June 24, 2008

    To spice up your favicon, make it animated. Not too difficult. Instructions, along with some design suggestions, are at the above url, http://www.cathetel.com/favicon.htm . It will activate in Netscape and Firefox, but Internet Explorer wants the static file version, so special code is required for your Head section. Not sure if you can adjust that in your blog, but certainly in a web page.


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