Low res favicons in HiDPI screen

Confirmed Issue #11468136 • Assigned to Warren S.


Leo L.
Mar 31, 2017
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Steps to reproduce

All the sites favicon’s are shown in low-res in Edge. This is really visible in HiDPI screens like the one I have in my XPS 13 (3200x1800).

This has been happening ever since the first version of Edge this has been an issue, I hoped it would get fixed eventually but it seems nobody takes care of it.

You can find attached a comparison with Opera, which renders in high resolution all the favicons. This makes Edge look quite bad in comparison.

Steps to reproduce: pin a website to the favourite bar, or open a new website with favicon.


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  • Changed Steps to Reproduce

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Steven K.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Rick J.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Warren S.”

    Changed Assigned To from “Warren S.” to “Adam B.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

  • What’s the status on this? Currently I can see some mixed up content, with some favicons correctly displayed (WhatsApp, Ars Technica, Edge) and others still in low-res (The Verge, Gmail, Facebook).
    With Ars Technica, even if the favicon looks sharp, it’s not the same as in Opera. You can see the comparison in the “Opera_Edge_comparison_2018.PNG” attachment.

  • Also, when Edge is focused, and the tabs are transparent, readability is quite bad with certain favicons. At lest the hovered tab should be more visible.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Warren S.”

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