Bug 192932 - Konqueror: Add an option to disable the use of favicons as icons in the taskbar
Summary: Konqueror: Add an option to disable the use of favicons as icons in the taskbar
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: konqueror
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Compiled Sources Linux
: NOR wishlist with 60 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Konqueror Developers
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Keywords:
: 163432 241010 280713 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2009-05-16 21:48 UTC by Panagiotis Papadopoulos
Modified: 2018-02-21 09:59 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Description Panagiotis Papadopoulos 2009-05-16 21:48:09 UTC
Version:            (using Devel)
OS:                Linux
Installed from:    Compiled sources

Currently Konqueror uses the favicon of the current active Website as its icon in the taskbar.
Sometimes this feature can be irritating: 

Let's suppose that you are visiting a project page of an application with Konqueror. These pages often use their application's icon as the website's favicon. If you now open this particular application, you suddenly have two entries in your taskbar with the same icon. If your taskbar also is "full", e.g. there is not enough space to be able to read the "task description" there is no way you can easily differentiate between Konqueror and the application.

I think it would be a great idea to add an option, so that you can enable/disable this behaviour.

Another reason for having an option for this, is that Konqueror's icon rocks and I barely get to see it. ;-D

Thank You!
Comment 1 FiNeX 2009-09-07 17:13:33 UTC
*** Bug 163432 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Jonathan Marten 2010-07-08 18:03:56 UTC
*** Bug 241010 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 artem 2010-07-08 18:26:41 UTC
I realised that this is a feature, not a bug. It is very useful if you open each site in separate window. Much more useful than having all sites in one windows with multiple tabs. Now I use tabs only when opening several pages on the same site, and I like the way it works. So I removed my vote from this request.

Instead, I think it would be usefull to have default behaviour to open different sites in different windows, and to open pages from the same site in same window.
Comment 4 Alessandro Crismani 2010-07-28 00:16:18 UTC
I would appreciate to be able to change the settings as well. The favicon makes it difficult to find konqueror with Alt + Tab and display list while switching set to display large icons (option as found in KDE SC 4.5, in windows behavior).

Cheers,
Alessandro
Comment 5 FiNeX 2011-08-26 21:17:29 UTC
*** Bug 280713 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Denis Prost 2011-11-28 12:55:21 UTC
I'd like that feature too. 
Very confusion in alt-tab and taskbar to have konqueror always change its icon.
Comment 7 Eric Forgeot 2013-11-11 09:50:50 UTC
I vote for this feature as well. I can understand some people might prefer to get the favicon in the taskbar, but for some other users, it's quite irritating. 

Did you know some users don't even know which favicon was used in the website they'd just left when switching to another program? When they go back to the website, they just want to switch back to the browser they know (konqueror), and don't confuse with "which icon is different from the one I'm used to?". 

Konqueror has a bunch of options for selecting how tabs behave (I think half of them are not that useful), it should at least get an option to disable the favicons in the taskbar.

I don't use much Konqueror because of this, otherwise it's a good browser :(
Comment 8 Eric Forgeot 2018-02-21 08:03:12 UTC
Go to https://www.mozilla.org/
Now Konqueror has a firefox icon!!

;)

Honestly, this "feature" is annoying as hell...
No other browser is doing this. They all "protect" and advert for their brand by displaying it in the taskbar. And the Konqueror icon is good-looking, what a pity!
Comment 9 Andreas Kilgus 2018-02-21 09:59:52 UTC
(In reply to Eric Forgeot from comment #8)

> Honestly, this "feature" is annoying as hell...
> No other browser is doing this. They all "protect" and advert for their
> brand by displaying it in the taskbar. And the Konqueror icon is
> good-looking, what a pity!

Just speak for yourself. I even patch plasma5-workspace to get this feature back (the rendering of favicons in the taskbar got intentionally banned from code by Eike Hein) because it is "annoying as hell" not to see just with a glimpse of an eye which of the many browser windows I must have open in parallel contains which content.

So - just speak for yourself. Other workflows, other priorities. I keep using konqueror despite all of the flaws of its current state because it is the only brower doing this.