Both sections and items can have an icon, which is specified using the
icon attribute. Using icons improves the aesthetics of your UI and makes the app more intuitive to use. Dashy supports multiple different icon providers, usage instructions for which are explained here.
- Auto-Fetched Favicons
- Font Awesome Icons
- Simple Icons
- Generative Icons
- Emoji Icons
- Home-Lab Icons
- Material Icons
- Icons by URL
- Local Icons
- No Icon
Dashy can auto-fetch an icon for a given service, using it's favicon. Just set
icon: favicon to use this feature.
Since different websites host their favicons at different paths, for the best results Dashy can use an API to resolve a websites icon.
The default favicon API is allesedv.com, but you can change this under
appConfig.faviconApi. If you'd prefer not to use an API, just set this value to
local. You can also use different APIs for individual items, by setting
icon: favicon-[api], e.g.
The following favicon APIs are supported:
allesedv- allesedv.com is a highly efficient IPv6-enabled service
iconhorse- Icon.Horse returns quality icons for any site, with caching for speed and fallbacks for sites without an icon
clearbit- Clearbit returns high-quality square logos from mainstream websites
faviconkit- faviconkit.com good quality icons and most sites supported (Note: down as of Nov '21)
besticon- BestIcon fetches websites icons from manifest
mcapi- MC-API fetches default website favicon, originally a Minecraft util
duckduckgo- Returns decent quality website icons, from DuckDuckGo search
yandex- Lower quality icons, but useful in some regions where other services are blocked
local- Set to local to fetch the default icon at /favicon.ico instead of using an API
If for a given service none of the APIs work in your situation, and nor does local, then the best option is to find the path of the services logo or favicon, and set the icon to the URL of the raw image. For example,
icon: https://monitoring.local/faviconx128.png- you can find this path using the browser dev tools.
You can use any Font Awesome Icon simply by specifying it's identifier. This is in the format of
[category] [name] and can be found on the page for that icon on the Font Awesome site. For example:
fab fa-monero or
Font-Awesome has a wide variety of free icons, but you can also use their pro icons if you have a membership. To do so, you need to specify your license key under:
appConfig.fontAwesomeKey. This is usually a 10-digit string, for example
SimpleIcons.org is a collection of 2000+ high quality, free and open source brand and logo SVG icons. Usage of which is very similar to font-awesome icons. First find the glyph you want to use on the website, then just set your icon the the simple icon slug, prefixed with
sections:- name: Simple Icons Example items: - title: Portainer icon: si-portainer - title: FreeNAS icon: si-freenas - title: NextCloud icon: si-nextcloud - title: Home Assistant icon: si-homeassistant
To uses a unique and programmatically generated icon for a given service just set
icon: generative. This is particularly useful when you have a lot of similar services with a different IP or port, and no specific icon. These icons are generated with DiceBear (or Evatar for fallback), and use a hash of the services domain/ ip for entropy, so each domain will have a unique icon.
You can use almost any emoji as an icon for items or sections. You can specify the emoji either by pasting it directly, using it's unicode ( e.g.
'U+1F680') or shortcode (e.g.
':rocket:'). You can find these codes for any emoji using Emojipedia (near the bottom of emoji each page), or for a quick reference to emoji shortcodes, check out emojis.ninja by @nomanoff.
For example, these will all render the same rocket (🚀) emoji:
icon: ':rocket:' or
icon: 'U+1F680' or
The dashboard-icons repo by @WalkxCode provides a comprehensive collection of 360+ high-quality PNG icons for commonly self-hosted services. Dashy natively supports these icons, and you can use them just by specifying the icon name (without extension) preceded by
hl-. See here for a full list of all available icons. Note that these are fetched and cached strait from GitHub, so if you require offline access, the Local Icons method may be a better option for you.
sections:- name: Home Lab Icons Example items: - title: AdGuard Home icon: hl-adguardhome - title: Long Horn icon: hl-longhorn - title: Nagios icon: hl-nagios - title: Whoogle Search icon: hl-whooglesearch
sections:- name: Material Design Icons Example items: - title: Alien Icon icon: mdi-alien - title: Fire Icon icon: mdi-fire - title: Dino Icon icon: mdi-google-downasaur
You can also set an icon by passing in a valid URL pointing to the icons location. For example
icon: https://i.ibb.co/710B3Yc/space-invader-x256.png, this can be in .png, .jpg or .svg format, and hosted anywhere (local or remote) - so long as it's accessible from where you are hosting Dashy. The icon will be automatically scaled to fit, however loading in a lot of large icons may have a negative impact on performance, especially if you visit Dashy from new devices often.
You may also want to store your icons locally, bundled within Dashy so that there is no reliance on outside services. This can be done by putting the icons within Dashy's
./public/item-icons/ directory. If you are using Docker, then the easiest option is to map a volume from your host system, for example:
-v /local/image/directory:/app/public/item-icons/. To reference an icon stored locally, just specify it's name and extension. For example, if my icon was stored in
/app/public/item-icons/maltrail.png, then I would just set
You can also use sub-folders within the
item-icons directory to keep things organized. You would then specify an icon with it's folder name slash image name. For example:
If you don't wish for a given item or section to have an icon, just leave out the
The following websites provide good-quality, free icon sets. To use any of these icons, either copy the link to the raw icon (it should end in
.png) and paste it as your
icon, or download and save the icons in
/public/item-icons / mapped Docker volume. Full credit to the authors, please see the licenses for each service for usage and copyright information.
- Icons for Self-Hosted Apps - 350+ high-quality icons for commonly self-hosted services
- SVG Box - Cryptocurrency, social media apps and flag icons
- Simple Icons - Free SVG brand icons, with easy API access
- Material Design Icons - Hundreds of Open source PNG + SVG icons by Google
- Icons8 - Thousands of icons, all with free versions at 64x64
- Flat Icon - Wide variety of icon sets, most of which are free to use
- SVG Repo - 300,000+ Vector Icons
If you are using icons from an external source, these will be fetched on initial page load automatically, if and when needed. But combining icons from multiple services may have a negative impact on performance.
You can improve load speeds, by downloading your required icons, and serving them locally. Scaling icons to the minimum required dimensions (e.g. 128x128 or 64x64) will also greatly improve application load times.
For icons from external sources, please see the Privacy Policies and Licenses for that provider.