Site Talk forum: Thanks for changing back to the old Tab icon

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Polymerous
Apr 25, 2016 10:10 PM CST
Thanks, Dave (and admins?) for going back to the old (and friendly) "leaf" icon for the browser tabs. It makes it much easier to find the pages I want (among the more than a score of tabs I have open... Rolling my eyes. ).

Thank You!
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Marilyn
May 7, 2016 11:22 PM CST
@Polymerous

What "leaf icon for the browser tabs? I don't know what you're talking about. I don't see any of them. *Blush* Confused Sighing!
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Polymerous
May 8, 2016 1:52 AM CST
I use the chrome browser. Maybe your mileage is different, depending on what browser you use? Confused

Whenever I open a tab and that tab is on some particular webpage, there is usually some sort of icon associated with the webpage, which displays on the tab. (If it is a new tab that is not linked to any page, then the tab just says "New Tab".) The icon is determined by the website. For example, if I were to go into Facebook, then the tab would have the facebook icon on it. These icons allow you to look at all of your tabs simultaneously, and easily find the webpage that you are looking for (presuming that you know and recognize the icon), without having to open every single tab.

Back when the site was still ATP, all of the pages had a friendly leaf icon on them. Right when the site became the National Gardening Association site, the icon changed to one associated with the organization. Unfortunately, it was a poor icon - it was in low contrast pastel colors (which did not show up well against the grey background of the tab), and the figure/icon was pretty much indecipherable and unrecognizable.

Since I typically have a lot of tabs open (right now, over 60 (I stopped counting)), I want easily recognizable icons on the tabs. And since the more tabs that are up, the smaller the tabs are, a crisp and clean and high contrast (to the background) icon is necessary for easy readability.

The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
Name: Greene
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greene
May 8, 2016 12:06 PM CST
I can see it now, thanks. Here is a screen shot. Look in the upper left corner...there is a little leaf followed by the words "site talk forum":
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Horntoad
May 8, 2016 12:55 PM CST
greene said:I can see it now, thanks. Here is a screen shot. Look in the upper left corner...there is a little leaf followed by the words "site talk forum":
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It's also in your bookmark bar where it says Welcome to Allthingplants. You can edit out the words in the book mark so that only the favicon shows, giving you more room on the bar for links. It's great for easily recognizable favicon like NGA, Amazon, Facebook and Gmail like you can see in my screen shot.

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woofie
May 8, 2016 1:00 PM CST
Thanks, Jay! I did not know you could edit those. Thumbs up
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luvsgrtdanes
May 8, 2016 3:07 PM CST
I didn't either....Thank you Jay Thumbs up
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Weedwhacker
May 8, 2016 4:22 PM CST
Nor did I -- thanks from me, too, Jay! (although I confess I don't have this site on my bookmarks bar... Whistling )
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Marilyn
May 8, 2016 4:29 PM CST
We use Firefox and only have a desktop computer for the internet.

I see a little green leaf on our tool/task bar, next to ATP. I don't see the green leaf on all of my tabs I have up (sometimes I have up to 75 at one time).

Oops! Hubby corrected me and refers to it as bookmark favorites bar, not a tool/task bar.
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Name: Greene
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greene
May 8, 2016 4:46 PM CST
Ooh, new word for me. "favicon" Thank You!
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zuzu
May 8, 2016 5:39 PM CST

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My ATP favicon is a little green tree, and the tab is marked with the NGA symbol (the seedling).

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