1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have a shortcut to my website on the desktop of my Samsung Galaxy S3. Is it possible to change out the icon with a custom icon I made, and retain the functionality of accessing the website?

    Thank you.
    07-26-2014 12:08 PM
  2. lizardchest's Avatar
    It is by using a custom launcher, such as Nova. Even the free version lets you change the icon. Also, Elixir Widgets will allow you to do it without changing your launcher.
    07-26-2014 12:20 PM
  3. partymonster's Avatar
    Hmmm...I'm using Nova. Can you point to a link which explains?

    Thank you.

    Bill
    07-26-2014 01:28 PM
  4. lizardchest's Avatar
    Hmmm...I'm using Nova. Can you point to a link which explains?

    Thank you.

    Bill
    Long press desired icon> edit> click on icons picture>choose from gallery/built-in/or press the menu icon on the top left to get more theme packs.
    07-26-2014 01:37 PM
  5. N4Newbie's Avatar
    It looks like the website's "favicon" is displayed by default. You need to create a proper favicon and upload it to your website's index folder. Google "favicon" for details.
    07-26-2014 02:10 PM
  6. partymonster's Avatar
    The website is mine, and I have uploaded a favicon with a transparent background. However, when I create the shortcut on my desktop, the transparency is gone. Bill Gannon "You're not bad for a one man band!"
    07-26-2014 02:41 PM
  7. lizardchest's Avatar
    The website is mine, and I have uploaded a favicon with a transparent background. However, when I create the shortcut on my desktop, the transparency is gone. Bill Gannon "You're not bad for a one man band!"
    If I long press an empty spot on my home screen, add shortcut> bookmark, I can change the image. Are you adding it that way? Or from the browser? Might make a difference on whether or not you're able to change the image icon displayed.... let me know if it works!
    07-26-2014 03:01 PM
  8. partymonster's Avatar
    Moved my custom icons to a sub-directory in my DCIM directory, then, long pressed on the shortcut, and was able to navigate to the folder with the preferred icon, and substitute it for the stock one Thanks you so much, everyone.

    Bill
    07-26-2014 03:33 PM
  9. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Moved my custom icons to a sub-directory in my DCIM directory, then, long pressed on the shortcut, and was able to navigate to the folder with the preferred icon, and substitute it for the stock one Thanks you so much, everyone.

    Bill
    You should do web developers everywhere a favor and report the favicon bug to Google's android development team. Loss of transparency shouldn't happen.
    07-26-2014 03:37 PM
  10. lizardchest's Avatar
    The website is mine, and I have uploaded a favicon with a transparent background. However, when I create the shortcut on my desktop, the transparency is gone. Bill Gannon "You're not bad for a one man band!"
    Not to drag this on, but thought you'd be interested to see this. Background looks transparent. ..
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Unless you meant the green behind the shamrock, but I assume you meant the square border.
    07-26-2014 04:24 PM
  11. partymonster's Avatar
    Thanks.That's a newer one, which seems to do fine. The original downloaded with a white border, even though it was saved with the transparency intact. This is the custom one I made.Click image for larger version. 

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    07-27-2014 11:54 AM

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