Before we get rid of the butterfly, I can’t tell you how it hijacked the regular icon. I can tell you that this icon is called a “favicon” and all favicon files are stored in a folder on your hard drive. The name of the favicon file is the name of the website plus the extension “ico.” For instance, the bookmark for the SDMB is boards.straightdope.com/sdmb ; the favicon is boards.straightdope.com.ico . Note that the favicon name stops after the domain (.com, .edu, .net, etc.)
This procedure is much easier to do than explain. Basically, you must find the butterfly icon, delete it, then rename the correct icon with the SDMB name. Read the whole procedure before doing it. I’ve tested the following procedure with Opera 7.54 for Windows with no profiles (all users who log into my machine use the same settings). It didn’t work reliably with icons on the Personal Bar.
Navigate to your “images” folder. Mine is: C:\Program Files\Opera\profile\images .
Find the favicon file: boards.straightdope.com.ico . It’ll look like that butterfly.
Delete that file.
Find the correct favicon for the SDMB. I don’t have that favicon so I don’t know what it looks like. Skip to step 5 for the rest of the process.
a. If the SDMB icon doesn’t exist, find another icon you’d rather see. Skip to step 6.
b. Stop here. You’ll have no icon and maybe the icon will return next time you visit the SDMB.
a. Look at the name of the favicon. If you can you see the “.ico” at the end of the name, rename the icon boards.straightdope.com.ico .
b. If the name ends at “.com”, rename the icon boards.straightdope.com .
c. Restart Opera for the icon change to take effect.
a. Copy the icon you’d rather see.
b. Look at the name of the favicon. If you can you see the “.ico” at the end of the name, rename the icon boards.straightdope.com.ico .
c. If the name ends at “.com”, rename the icon boards.straightdope.com .
d. Restart Opera for the icon change to take effect.
If you get lost while doing this just reply to this thread so we can work through it.