Pinned Tab Icons

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by chriscrk, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. chriscrk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2011
    Planet Earth (?)
    I love the pinned tabs on Safari, however it bothers me that some websites don't appear with their respective icon (and are instead replaced with a letter). It happens with MacRumors, Cult of Mac, and some other websites for me.

    Does anyone know why this happens and if there's any way to fix it so that the actual website icon appears there, instead of a letter?
  2. apple_power_user macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2015
    Strangely, I do have the logo for MacRumors, but not with others, like iMore.
  3. fisherking macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    i posted about this here earlier this week; the icons come from a different source (not favicons); the funny thing for me: yesterday, instead of a white "M" in an maroon box, i saw the macrumors logo. today, it's the M again... for most sites it's a letter... seems the site has to create an icon for this for it to be custom.
  4. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    Loving this feature so far - clever the way it provides a new tab (assuming this is domain based), and even removes it if you go back to the original pinned domain.

    Yeah, it's a specific tag, info from the dev docs for Safari 9:

    It's actually a vector graphic, and you specify the single color in the tag attributes (makes sense, keeps it clean at that small size).

    For sites that don't provide this, it uses the first letter (as folks have pointed out), but it also appears to sample the colors in the favicon and use a background that matches the most prevalent color. Pretty neat.

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