How to Change the Favicon for a Web Application
How to add and display a Favicon in a web project.
The icon in the top left corner of a web page is called the Favicon, short for favorites icon. By default, it is found on a web site at ./favicon.ico. The web browser will look for the <link rel="icon"...> entry in the <head> section of a web page for the favicon. EG:
<head> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon"/> </head>
If no <link rel="icon"...> entry exists, the web browser will search for this file in the host root directory.
To use your own icon, create a favicon.ico icon and place it in the webroot of your Alpha Anywhere project then publish the project to the server. If you want to specify more than one favicon for your application, specify it using <link rel="icon"...> in the <head> portion of your web page.
Favicon.ico is cached very aggressively by web browsers, so a change is often not seen without effort. First clear the browser's cache, then make a request for http://<your server>/favicon.ico to force the new icon to be loaded. It may also be necessary to restart the browser after this if the icon shown in the address bar still has not updated.