Why the Netserver Webgui doesn't have a favicon?




Why the Netserver webgui doesn’t have a favicon?
How can I put the same favicon as the comunity nethserver site?

We must organize the doc
(Giacomo Sanchietti) #2

NethServer has a favicon: https://server_name:980/images/favicon.png


No, the web webgui definitively doesn’t have a favicon… :unamused:

“Sweet home” is the Nethserver instance…

(Alessio Fattorini) #4

You’re right neither on my android I can use the favicon for the home button. Uhm, I need to go deeper…


A favicon is not a favicon.ico ?

(Giacomo Sanchietti) #6

The web interface HAS a favicon, but not all browsers respect the standard.

Please see http://www.w3.org/2005/10/howto-favicon


So it’s a webkit issue ? ( there proble with ipad, Os X and Android )

Can you make a test converting the png in .ico?

(Davide Principi) #8

It’s only a draft. However it’s widely adopted. The w3c page links in turn to this Wikipedia article, that seems more exhaustive:

@jim would you mind making some cross-browser compatibility tests?

(Artem Fedai) #9

Chrome and Mozilla under the Win7 wokrs fine :slight_smile:


On the Mac with Firefox, the favicon is present:

(Artem Fedai) #11

@Jim you could convert png to ico and put it in right folder of NS

(Davide Principi) #12

Perhaps an Apple extension is required to see the icon also on the desktop and splash screen:


I really don’t think an extention can help, because the favicon of the nethserver comunity is ok.

Depend on the wikipedia link, perhaps is the version of the .png.

Is it easy to convert the .png in the .ico… Or there have to put the hands on the e-smith layer/template :grin:

(Davide Principi) #14

By “extension” I was meaning

<link rel="apple-touch-icon" ...>

@jim if you have an Apple client you can check it out. I need your help to open a new enhancement!


Where to put this code?

At home I have a Mac,

(Davide Principi) #16

If I understand correctly the Wikipedia page, Mac and some Android devices use that LINK tag for the desktop shortcut and site preview, that is not necessarily the Favourite links!

We could add that LINK line after this one:

The path on the server should be


The favicon.png is under


Sources are here:

(Alessio Fattorini) #17

@Jim would you like to take on this challenge? :smile:

(Davide Principi) #18

I think this feature is not a priority but is a very good “junior job” to practice our development process and the new packages.nethserver.org!

@giacomo, @davidep, @filippo_carletti, @alep, @stephdl, @Stll0, @alefattorini Dev Team?

(Alessio Fattorini) #19

Indeed, we should re-work this post with new jobs


I will do it, don’t worry about this.
I like things well polished…