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Icon for Link to Tomato's Status -> Overview Screen Shows DD-WRT Icon!

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by WRobertE, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. WRobertE

    WRobertE Addicted to LI Member

    I'm currently running Tomato 1.23 on a WRT54GL (rock solid - uptime 61 days since upgrade) and I use Firefox 3.0.6.

    I've created a link to the Status: Overview screen on my Bookmarks Toolbar but the small icon next to it shows DD-WRT? See attached Firefox screen image.

    Why does this show DD-WRT? Where does this come from?

    This just isn't right ... :rolleyes:

    Attached Files:

  2. peyton

    peyton LI Guru Member

    It's the normal favicon of the forums.
  3. WRobertE

    WRobertE Addicted to LI Member


    I appreciate the feedback, but I don't think you understand what I'm saying.

    Look at the JPG screen image of my Firefox window in my first post. Sorry if the image is small.

    On the far right side on the Bookmarks Toolbar line (just below the line with the URL entry box) there's an entry that shows [R4700] Status: Overvi...

    That's the link to the Tomato Status screen. Just to the left of that text is the icon that erroneously shows DD-WRT.

    So, are you saying the favicon.ico file in the root folder of the Tomato install actually has this DD-WRT icon? That seems bizarre...
  4. astehn

    astehn Addicted to LI Member

    I've had this happen to me before as well. It has something to do with the way that Firefox caches favicons. If you want a fairly easy fix, install this add-on, Favicon Picker 3: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7849

    This program lets you take custom control of Favicons, but to just get back to the default. Restart Firefox after installing the add-on, right-click on your bookmark that currently shows the DD-WRT favicon, select properties, then click Reset to reset the icon.
  5. WRobertE

    WRobertE Addicted to LI Member

    The Favicon Picker add-on fixed it. Thanks, astehn.
  6. peyton

    peyton LI Guru Member

    Sorry about that, now i see what you meant.

    Favicon are attached to an IP address that's why.
    You can use ccleaner to delete every caches of your browser too.
    Should work without adding new add-on.
  7. WRobertE

    WRobertE Addicted to LI Member

    Follow-up: Case of the Missing Tomato favicon

    I realize this isn't particularly important in the grand scheme of things, but I was still confused as to why, by default, the Tomato-specific favicon isn't properly displayed by the web browser.

    I tried Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera and none of them displayed a Tomato-specific favicon by default. So, I did a little more investigating ...

    First, I telneted into my router and found that, in fact, the developer did create a Tomato-specific favicon named, well, favicon.ico in the '/www' directory on the router. But why isn't it showing up?

    So, just to get it to work as described in a prior post, I downloaded the source for version 1.23 from the www.polarcloud.com website, extracted the favicon.ico file and used the Favicon Picker 3 for Firefox to set the icon for my link to the Overview: Status page. Attached is what it now looks like. (see attached).

    This favicon stuff was new to me so I did a quick Google search and found some info at the following website: http://winterdrache.de/freeware/png2ico/favicon.html

    Here's an excerpt:

    How To Create And Install A favicon.ico

    What is a Favicon

    Favicon is short for "Favourites Icon" ("Favorites Icon" for you Americans ;). The name is derived from the bookmark list for Microsoft Internet Explorer which is called Favorites/Favourites list. When you add a site to your Favourites/Favorites list, Internet Explorer (version 5 and above) asks the server if it has a file called favicon.ico. If present, this file will be used to provide an icon that is displayed next to the bookmark text.

    Other browsers such as Mozilla have also added support for favicons. Depending on the browser, the favicon can appear in a variety of places, not just in the bookmarks list (in fact, it may not even appear in the bookmark list at all). It may be shown in the address bar or the title of a browser tab, for instance.


    To add your new favicon.ico to a web page put it on the server into the same directory as the web page it is for (e.g. www.example.com/foo/favicon.ico for www.example.com/foo/index.html). That is the first place a browser will search. If it doesn't find an icon there, it checks the top-level directory of the server (www.example.com/favicon.ico for the www.example.com server), so by putting it there you can have a default favicon for all the pages in your domain. Depending on browser and configuration, the favicon.ico is not always rendered, even if it is in one of the above locations, unless the web page explicitly declares its presence. To declare that your web page has an icon, you add the following 2 lines into the <head> section of your page:

    <link rel="icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">

    The Tomato favicon appears to be loaded in the proper place on the router since it's in the same directory where the Status: Overview related html pages exist. See attached ls listing of the www directory. But, it's not showing up by default.

    Next, I looked into the html code in these pages and it doesn't appear that the <head> sections contain any reference to the favicon as described above.

    So, I'm wondering if this can be fixed in an upcoming Tomato release so everyone can enjoy the custom Tomato favicon when they access the router's screens.

    The developer obviously created a custom favicon for this purpose and it seems to me the html pages hosted by the router should be tweaked to reference it so it will show up in whatever browser is being used.

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  8. peyton

    peyton LI Guru Member

    You just have to go to administration/Admin Access and tick "Show Browser Icon" if you want it in your browser. It always work like that for me.
  9. WRobertE

    WRobertE Addicted to LI Member

    I hadn't noticed that check box before.

    It worked without problems with Opera. Internet Explorer still doesn't show the icon. And I had to use the Favicon Picker add-on again with Firefox to get it to show up. Really strange...

    Anyway, I learned something new regarding favicons out of this adventure.

    Thanks again for your help.
  10. peyton

    peyton LI Guru Member

    Any time

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