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Thread: How to Change Webpage Icons
05-13-2010, 04:45 PM #1How to Change Webpage Icons
I've changed all of my icons through a Winterboard theme, except the webpages I have bookmarked on the home screen won't change, even though icons in the theme folder have exactly the same name. Can someone please tell me how to change them?
05-13-2010, 05:49 PM #2
Can't be done at present, but it's being worked on I believe.
05-13-2010, 06:10 PM #3
Glad it's not just me!
Thanks for the response.
05-13-2010, 07:08 PM #4
could be done... i actually just started naking a tut. on how to do it. i discovered it yesterday. brb soon with my video.
05-14-2010, 11:59 AM #5
You can just manually replace the icon inside the webclip's folder. I've put my own transparent pixel in my webclip to use as a blank icon/space holder. Works fine.
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05-15-2010, 12:23 AM #6
Replacing them directly in webclips worked perfectly - thanks so much!
Uh, oops - I take the above post back. It worked perfectly until I actually clicked on the webclips. When I closed back out of the browser, the sites had replaced my icon with their original icon. (Specifically, the sites I'm using are Goodreads and Facebook). I went back into the webclips via SSH, and sure enough, my icon is gone, and the old one is in the folder again.
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05-15-2010, 02:12 AM #7
Inside of the webclip folder is an info.plist file. Download it and edit it with notepad or text edit. There should be a string in there that is a link to the icon that just replaced itself. If you delete that entry, safari wont update the icon the next time you use the webclip.
This is how I make my blank icon spacers, they're just modified webclips. I also delete the web URL string though.
05-16-2010, 01:39 PM #8
Unfortunately, that didn't work either. I deleted the string with the png link, but when I opened the webclip, the site actually replaced the string/link.