RealFaviconGenerator Compatibility

See how the code and pictures generated by RealFaviconGenerator behave on the following platforms. The following results were obtained with the latest version of RealFaviconGenerator (v0.10). You can also browse the older versions results.

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Classic code, pictures in root directory

This is the code and pictures generated by default by RealFaviconGenerator. The generated files are placed in the root directory of the web site, which is the recommended setting.

Device OS Version Browser Version Tab Bookmark Home screen
PCWindows8.1IE11.0.9600032x32 PNG picture32x32 PNG picture32x32 PNG picture
PCWindows8.1Chrome39.217116x16 PNG picture16x16 PNG picture194x194 PNG picture1
PCWindows8.1Firefox3416x16 PNG picture96x96 PNG picture1No icon2
PCWindows8.1Opera26.165616x16 PNG picture70x70, 150x150, 310x150 or 310x310 Tile pictureN/A
PCWindows8.1Opera12.1516x16 or 32x32 PNG picture16x16 or 32x32 PNG picture194x194 PNG picture3
PCWindows8.1Safari5.1.716x16 PNG picture16x16 PNG picture16x16 PNG picture4
Mac MiniMac OS X10.10.1 YosemiteSafari8.2N/A180x180 Apple Touch iconN/A
Mac MiniMac OS X10.10.1 YosemiteChrome39.217116x16 favicon.ico picture16x16 favicon.ico pictureN/A
Mac MiniMac OS X10.10.1 YosemiteFirefox3516x16 PNG picture16x16 or 96x96 PNG pictureN/A
Surface 2Windows RT8.1IE1132x32 PNG picture150x150 Tile picture70x70, 150x150, 310x150 or 310x310 Tile picture
Nexus 7Android5Chrome39.2171192x192 Android picture1144x144 Apple Touch icon72x72 or 192x192 Android picture
Samsung Galaxy S5Android4.4.2Chrome39.2171N/A144x144 Apple Touch icon144x144 or 192x192 Android picture
Samsung Galaxy S5Android4.4.2Chrome40.0.2214N/A180x180 Apple Touch icon144x144 Android picture
Samsung Galaxy S5Android4.4.2Firefox35194x194 PNG picture1144x144 Tile picture194x194 PNG picture5
Samsung Galaxy Note 4Android4.4.2Firefox34194x194 PNG picture1194x194 PNG picture194x194 PNG picture
iPad MiniiOS8.1.2Safari8N/A152x152 PNG picture76x76 Apple Touch icon
iPad MiniiOS8.1.2Chrome39.217116x16 favicon.ico picture57x57 Apple Touch iconN/A
iPad MiniiOS8.1.2Coast by Opera8.2N/A194x194 PNG pictureN/A
iPad MiniiOS8.1.2Dolphin5.1N/ADefault icon6N/A

Pictures not in root directory

The pictures generated by RealFaviconGenerator are not in the root directory of the web site.

Device OS Version Browser Version Tab Bookmark Home screen
PCWindows8.1IE11.0.9600032x32 PNG picture32x32 PNG picture32x32 PNG picture
PCWindows8.1Chrome39.217116x16 PNG picture16x16 PNG picture194x194 PNG picture1
PCWindows8.1Firefox3416x16 PNG picture96x96 PNG picture1No icon2
PCWindows8.1Opera26.165616x16 PNG picture70x70, 150x150, 310x150 or 310x310 Tile pictureN/A
PCWindows8.1Opera12.1516x16 or 32x32 PNG picture16x16 or 32x32 PNG picture194x194 PNG picture3
PCWindows8.1Safari5.1.716x16 PNG picture16x16 PNG picture16x16 PNG picture4
Mac MiniMac OS X10.10.1 YosemiteSafari8.2N/A180x180 Apple Touch iconN/A
Mac MiniMac OS X10.10.1 YosemiteChrome39.217116x16 favicon.ico picture16x16 favicon.ico pictureN/A
Mac MiniMac OS X10.10.1 YosemiteFirefox3516x16 PNG picture16x16 or 96x96 PNG pictureN/A
Surface 2Windows RT8.1IE1132x32 PNG picture150x150 Tile picture70x70, 150x150, 310x150 or 310x310 Tile picture
Nexus 7Android5Chrome39.2171192x192 Android picture1144x144 Apple Touch icon72x72 or 192x192 Android picture
Samsung Galaxy S5Android4.4.2Chrome39.2171N/A144x144 Apple Touch icon144x144 or 192x192 Android picture
Samsung Galaxy S5Android4.4.2Chrome40.0.2214N/A180x180 Apple Touch icon144x144 Android picture
Samsung Galaxy S5Android4.4.2Firefox35194x194 PNG picture1144x144 Tile picture194x194 PNG picture5
Samsung Galaxy Note 4Android4.4.2Firefox34194x194 PNG picture1194x194 PNG picture194x194 PNG picture
iPad MiniiOS8.1.2Safari8N/A152x152 PNG picture76x76 Apple Touch icon
iPad MiniiOS8.1.2Chrome39.217116x16 favicon.ico picture57x57 Apple Touch iconN/A
iPad MiniiOS8.1.2Coast by Opera8.2N/A194x194 PNG pictureN/A
iPad MiniiOS8.1.2Dolphin5.1N/ADefault icon6N/A

Pictures behind 301 redirect

Although this is not related to RealFaviconGenerator, it can be interesting to place favicon files behind 301 redirections. This is not supported by all browsers.

Device OS Version Browser Version Tab Bookmark Home screen
PCWindows8.1IE11.0.9600032x32 PNG picture32x32 PNG picture32x32 PNG picture
PCWindows8.1Chrome39.217116x16 PNG picture16x16 PNG picture194x194 PNG picture1
PCWindows8.1Firefox3416x16 PNG picture96x96 PNG picture1No icon2
PCWindows8.1Opera26.165616x16 PNG picture70x70, 150x150, 310x150 or 310x310 Tile pictureN/A
PCWindows8.1Opera12.15No iconNo iconNo icon
PCWindows8.1Safari5.1.716x16 PNG picture16x16 PNG picture16x16 PNG picture4
Mac MiniMac OS X10.10.1 YosemiteSafari8.2N/A180x180 Apple Touch iconN/A
Mac MiniMac OS X10.10.1 YosemiteChrome39.217116x16 favicon.ico picture16x16 favicon.ico pictureN/A
Mac MiniMac OS X10.10.1 YosemiteFirefox3516x16 PNG picture16x16 or 96x96 PNG pictureN/A
Surface 2Windows RT8.1IE1132x32 PNG picture144x144 Tile picture144x144 Tile picture
Nexus 7Android5Chrome39.2171192x192 Android picture1144x144 Apple Touch icon72x72 or 192x192 Android picture
Samsung Galaxy S5Android4.4.2Chrome39.2171N/A144x144 Apple Touch icon144x144 or 192x192 Android picture
Samsung Galaxy S5Android4.4.2Chrome40.0.2214N/A180x180 Apple Touch icon144x144 Android picture
Samsung Galaxy S5Android4.4.2Firefox35194x194 PNG picture1144x144 Tile picture194x194 PNG picture5
Samsung Galaxy Note 4Android4.4.2Firefox34194x194 PNG picture1194x194 PNG picture194x194 PNG picture
iPad MiniiOS8.1.2Safari8N/A152x152 PNG picture76x76 Apple Touch icon
iPad MiniiOS8.1.2Chrome39.217116x16 favicon.ico picture57x57 Apple Touch iconN/A
iPad MiniiOS8.1.2Coast by Opera8.2N/A194x194 PNG pictureN/A
iPad MiniiOS8.1.2Dolphin5.1N/ADefault icon6N/A

Compressed pictures

RealFaviconGenerator can compress the generated pictures. The compressed pictures should better look good on all platforms. Note that the compression is lossy. In the following table, "Ok" means "the icon looks fine and is not altered by the compression".

Device OS Version Browser Version Tab Bookmark Home screen
PCWindows8.1IE11.0.96000OkOkOk
PCWindows8.1Chrome39.2171OkOkOk
PCWindows8.1Firefox34OkOkN/A
PCWindows8.1Opera26.1656OkOkN/A
PCWindows8.1Opera12.15OkOkOk3
PCWindows8.1Safari5.1.7OkOkOk
Mac MiniMac OS X10.10.1 YosemiteSafari8.2N/AOkN/A
Mac MiniMac OS X10.10.1 YosemiteChrome39.2171OkOkN/A
Mac MiniMac OS X10.10.1 YosemiteFirefox35OkOkN/A
Surface 2Windows RT8.1IE11OkOkOk
Nexus 7Android5Chrome39.2171OkOkOk
Samsung Galaxy S5Android4.4.2Chrome39.2171N/AOkOk
Samsung Galaxy S5Android4.4.2Chrome40.0.2214N/AOkOk
Samsung Galaxy S5Android4.4.2Firefox35OkOkOk
Samsung Galaxy Note 4Android4.4.2Firefox34OkOkOk
iPad MiniiOS8.1.2Safari8N/AOkOk
iPad MiniiOS8.1.2Chrome39.2171OkOkN/A
iPad MiniiOS8.1.2Coast by Opera8.2N/AOkN/A
iPad MiniiOS8.1.2Dolphin5.1N/AN/AN/A

Notes

  1. Although the outcome is correct, the browser uses a high resolution PNG icon and scales it down. Depending of the design of the icon, this can lead to poor result. The browser should rather use one of the available 16x16 or 32x32 PNG icons... but it does not.
  2. Apparently, this is due to a recent issue. Firefox behaves the same way with older version of RealFaviconGenerator which used to work.
  3. Not really the "home screen", but the Speed dial
  4. Not the home screen but the Reading List. Here, Safari takes a low resolution icon and zooms it. This leads to a pixelated result.
  5. When adding a bookmark to the home screen, Firefox creates an icon with margins, instead of using the icon in full size. Apparently, there is no way to work around this issue. Even adding mozilla.org to the home screen generates the same result.
  6. When creating a bookmark, the browser uses a default picture (ie. the same for all bookmarks). Apparently, there is no way to work around this issue. It seems that the browser has built-in icons for "famous" sites, but there is no way to specify a particular icon for your own site.