Custom Icons in Password 7 ?

As far as I can tell, the ability to customize the icons for the logins has been eliminated from 1Password 7. I would love to see this feature restored, if possible.

Here are the steps that I take to try to customize an icon:
1. I click on the Edit Button
2. I click on the icon that I want to customize.
3. The icon becomes highlighted.
4. I try to drag a custom icon to replace the old icon.
5. A window opens that gives me the option to "add a linked document."
6. Dragging the icon into this window does not replace the old icon. :(

Has this feature been eliminated, or am I doing something incorrectly?


1Password Version: 7.2.4
Extension Version: 7.2.4
OS Version: 10.14.2
Sync Type: 1Password Subscription

Comments

  • vplewisvplewis Junior Member

    @glindsey paste the icon image instead of dragging it. hth

  • Thank you! Then the correct procedure, for one who is following the thread and wishes to have a custom login icon:
    1. Click on the Edit Button for the Login Item.
    2. Double click on the icon. An icon window will open.
    3. Then drag the replacement custom icon onto the icon that you wish to change.
    4. Resize the new icon if necessary.
    5. Click "Done" in the icon window.
    6. Click "Save".

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    Yep! Pasting or dragging directly to the icon area will work. Sorry for the confusion though. We do want it to be easy to add Documents. Cheers! :)

  • olivierdbolivierdb Junior Member

    Why doesn't 1Password 7.3.1 catch the default favicon of the website url used to login? (It didn't fetch the favicon of www.kickresume.com which namely contains a favicon.ico at its root for example)

  • LarsLars Junior Member

    Team Member
    edited July 12

    @olivierdb - because favicons are usually 16x16 pixels in size (though they can be up to 64, that's far less common), and those sizes are just too low-resolution for 1Password. We actually tried this for a while, and it wasn't a success; users weren't happy with the 8-bit-looking, jagged icons we used when we didn't have a nice higher-res icon in the Rich Icons database. We do have a great deal of Rich Icons, including for many less-well-traveled sites. But the internet is a big place, and we'll never have an up-to-the-minute, high-res cache of every site's icons. So, for the present anyway, the fallback is: for sites for which don't have a high-res Rich Icon, we'll give you instead a nice, custom-made generic icon for the site. From there, you can:

    1. Keep it (they're pretty nice looking)
    2. Get in touch with us with the URL of the site as well as a high-res icon (we prefer 512x512), and we'll add it to the Rich Icons server so everyone can enjoy it if they have an account at that site, or
    3. Select the item in the main 1Password window, click Edit, double-click the icon itself which will bring up the image picker, and drag/drop any icon or other image file you like.

    Hope that's helpful. :)

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @Lars: I resent that characterization. 8-bit graphics look much radder than favicons.

  • olivierdbolivierdb Junior Member

    @Lars Thank you for your quick answer. 1Password could contain a small function to look for high quality icons for a given url. I actually created something similar for an extension for Firefox. If you're curious, have a look at the function AddNewFavicon on line 570 here: https://github.com/odebroqueville/contextSearch/blob/master/scripts/background.js. You can't use it as is because I don't specifically look for the highest quality icon, so you'd need to make changes. I also end up using Matt's bestIcon API as a fallback when I can't find a favicon. I hope this will inspire you to work out something.

  • LarsLars Junior Member

    Team Member

    @brenty - ya got me. :lol: True.

  • LarsLars Junior Member

    Team Member

    @olivierdb - it's certainly something to consider. The problem with such things is not how they work, it's when they don't. We got enough feedback from just our scraping of favicons (back during the short time we were doing that), that it convinced us we needed a better solution that didn't wind up generating more confusion or user-dissatisfaction. The process we're using currently isn't perfect by any means, but at least with the current setup, you get a nice custom "generic" icon for sites we can't match. Perhaps we can combine approaches in the future, but as with anything else, that's a matter of priorities and available developer cycles. Thanks for letting us know you're interested in this, though! :)

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