Web Sites favicon

Dec 16, 2009 at 3:42 PM

I can only get one to work [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx]
I tried http://wwww.google.com http://www.codeplex.com and other web sites and it dose not work
I'm i doing something wrong

Dec 16, 2009 at 4:47 PM

Hello, Jacob!

I tried the sites you specified and everything works great.

When you are adding a web address, the ME launches background worker to fetch the icon. As soon as the icon is fetched, the item will be updated.

Can you check it again?



Dec 16, 2009 at 5:04 PM

it is working now
but i have a issuse When I add one by Drag and Drop

Dec 16, 2009 at 5:07 PM

also this is just with Website
when adding a website through the contextmenu  with https://


Dec 17, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Hello jacobcordingley,

Thank you for your feedback!

2 issues you described above have been successfully fixed. New release ( is deployed. Please, check:

   a. favicon is downloaded upon drag and drop

   b. https web urls can be added (and favicon downloaded for them as well)




Dec 17, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Looks good

Dec 21, 2009 at 10:59 AM

Got problems to get some website favicon.

Website is : http://www.destiny-mmo.net

Used to have a favicon in Firefox, IE(6), Chrome(4.0) and Safari (3) but can't get it work in Mouse Extender, whatever I do, adding by menu or drag and drop. Can you tell me what's happening or what's needed in code so ME can detect favicon please ?

Kudos for your great work, keep it going, I love this tool (dumped my Rocketdock to use it).

Suggestion : if you have troubles to detect favicon, maybe you can add a "change icon" feature, just as you did for programs, would be nice. Could change a whole big icon or just a small icon picked by hand you could overlap on your "earth" icon used to symbolize URL.

Dec 21, 2009 at 2:36 PM



Thank you for issue submited.

We already started investigation of this issue.

Also possibility to change (select) web icon is considered as new feature. Please, vote here if you really need it.

Dec 21, 2009 at 10:25 PM


Issue with http://www.destiny-mmo.net has been fixed.

You can download the latest version and build solution or wait for the next version.

Thank you again!

Dec 22, 2009 at 9:12 AM

Mh ... I'm currently trying last version and still don't work for http://www.destiny-mmo.net/

I also found it doesn't work also for http://www.torrent411.com/

I tried with a brand new config, starting from nothing after deleting my MouseExtender.cfg

CriticalErro.log is logging a 404 error but the site is online and running. Hope this helps.

Here is log content :

ErrorID: 296ebba0-1c83-4456-b49f-8817e299ec68
Date: 22/12/2009 10:10:16
Message: L'argument 'picture' doit être une image qui peut être utilisée en tant que Icon.
Type: System.ArgumentException
OS: Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Framework version: .NET CLR 2.0.50727;.NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152;.NET CLR 3.5.30729
Native Code: 
StackTrace:    à System.Drawing.Icon.Initialize(Int32 width, Int32 height)
   à System.Drawing.Icon..ctor(Stream stream, Int32 width, Int32 height)
   à System.Drawing.Icon..ctor(Stream stream)
   à MouseExtender.Logic.Helpers.IconHelper.ExtractFavoriteIcon(Object launcherItemState)

ErrorID: 6cff32af-f886-4d83-9b4b-04e26465667d
Date: 22/12/2009 10:10:16
Message: Le serveur distant a retourné une erreur : (404) Introuvable.
Type: System.Net.WebException
OS: Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Framework version: .NET CLR 2.0.50727;.NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152;.NET CLR 3.5.30729
Native Code: 
StackTrace:    à System.Net.WebClient.DownloadDataInternal(Uri address, WebRequest& request)
   à System.Net.WebClient.DownloadData(Uri address)
   à MouseExtender.Logic.Helpers.IconHelper.ExtractFavoriteIcon(Object launcherItemState)







Dec 22, 2009 at 10:12 AM

I just check the new version with fix included and for http://www.destiny-mmo.net/ it works just fine.

Please, check it again.


Error from the log related to http://www.torrent411.com/ will be analysed asap.

Thank you! )

Dec 22, 2009 at 10:32 AM

Ok, fixed for http://www.destiny-mmo.net/ !

I checked again and it seems the version I downloaded upon receiving E-Mail for announcement was actually a version O_o

My bad I guess :)

Dec 23, 2009 at 8:28 AM


Actually, is available.

There was kind of problem when I uploaded I mistakenly picked up archive and updated. In 5 minutes I uploaded the right one ;) with

It's good that your url now works, we were fixing the issue with this site.

Sincerely yours, Alex.