Number in top line of browser tab

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Number in top line of browser tab

Postby robgul » 20 Sep 2016, 8:50am

I have noticed that my browser tab (Firefox) now has a number in brackets before the Forum name .... looks like : (4) Cycling UK Forum - .....

There is also no "favicon" in the browser tab

Why? - a number doesn't seem to appear on any other website - pretty sure it's always a 4 ... although I may have had 2?

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Re: Number in top line of browser tab

Postby 700c » 20 Sep 2016, 8:54am

robgul wrote:I have noticed that my browser tab (Firefox) now has a number in brackets before the Forum name .... looks like : (4) Cycling UK Forum - .....

There is also no "favicon" in the browser tab

Why? - a number doesn't seem to appear on any other website - pretty sure it's always a 4 ... although I may have had 2?

Rob


This happens when you have notifications waiting for you to read/investigate...

Eg, you have been quoted, had a reply, received a PM and so on...

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Re: Number in top line of browser tab

Postby robgul » 20 Sep 2016, 8:58am

Ah - something new every day - but a rather strange way to do things - I run 4 other sites with a Forum (using SMF) and they have more logical notification warnings.

.... but still no favicon in the browser tab?

Rob
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Re: Number in top line of browser tab

Postby Bez » 20 Sep 2016, 11:38am

It's a fairly common design pattern these days. It means that when you have several tabs open you can always easily see new notifications (new emails, tweets or whatever) in any given tab without having to divert from your current activity.

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Re: Number in top line of browser tab

Postby Erudin » 20 Sep 2016, 11:49am

robgul wrote:.... but still no favicon in the browser tab?

Rob



I use https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/identfavicon/ to automatically generate favicons for sites without one on Firefox.
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Re: Number in top line of browser tab

Postby admin » 20 Sep 2016, 12:09pm

Sorry about missing favicon, there is one. I'll investigate.

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Re: Number in top line of browser tab

Postby Mick F » 20 Sep 2016, 3:28pm

What are they for?
I never look at the address bar, so I couldn't care if there's a logo there or not.
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Re: Number in top line of browser tab

Postby Bez » 20 Sep 2016, 4:47pm

They're handy for quickly visually locating things in lists of bookmarks, groups of tabs, etc.

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Re: Number in top line of browser tab

Postby robgul » 20 Sep 2016, 4:51pm

Bez wrote:They're handy for quickly visually locating things in lists of bookmarks, groups of tabs, etc.


Exactly .... and from the site owner's perspective it's reinforcing the brand identity.

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Re: Number in top line of browser tab

Postby admin » 21 Sep 2016, 4:56pm

Favicon re-instated now.