Updating browser displays

06 Apr

Short of changing the name of the favicon, there is no way you can force your users to get a new copy This is a workaround for the chrome bug: change the rel attribute to stylesheet! Works like a charm: I came up with this workaround because we also have a requirement to be able to update customer's sites / production code and I didn't find any of the other solutions to work.

I know this is a really old question but it is also one that is still relevant, though these days applies only to mozilla.

While doing active development, you could set the expires timestamp to a second or two in the future, and always have it fetch this, although that's a poor longterm plan.

I wrote this answer under the impression that this is what it took to refresh favicons in Google Chrome.

To refresh your site's favicon you can force browsers to download a new version using the link tag and a querystring on your filename.

This is especially helpful in production environments to make sure your users get the update.

Assuming that you've defined your icon via I recently restored my bookmarks and was looking for a way to restore the Fav Icons without visiting each page. For those in a similar circumstance merely download the FAVICON RELOADER addon.

Once installed you will find the "reload favorite icons" command in your BOOKMARKS dropdown menu.

For example, the new homepage of the IDS website highlights this issue within older browsers where the central content displays incorrectly and looks broken.

Also, browsers are sometimes "greedy" about cached files.

You could clear cache and/or restart your browser and may see the change. My cheapo solution is to: More than likely a web browser issue.

I have a Grails application running locally using its own tomcat and I have just changed the favicon for a new one. The old favicon shows up or I get no favicon at all, but not my new one. I have numerous bookmarks in my browser which have the wrong icons and they never seem to get refreshed.

I don't think this is a Grails issue per se, more an issue wth favicons. How do I force the server/browser to stop cacheing them?