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Web site icons disappear from my tabs.

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After trying out the "pin tabs" option, the icon associated with that web site disappeared. I unpinned both sites, yet (even after reloading the tabs) I cannot get the icons to show on the tab.

I have had this happen before, even without pinning tabs: certain icons no longer show up on my tabs. It is becoming very difficult to locate the tabs I want now. I ended up having to remove FF completely, then reinstall it - NOTHING else worked. This is not an acceptable option.

Please help me before I decide to abandon Mozilla products forever!

الحل المُختار

You're welcome.


I notice that your System Details list shows that you have a user.js file in the profile folder to initialize prefs each time Firefox starts.

The user.js file is only present if you or other software has created this file and normally it wouldn't be there. You can check its content with a plain text editor (right-click: Open with) if you didn't create this file yourself.

The user.js file is read each time Firefox is started and initializes preferences to the value specified in this file, so preferences set via user.js can only be changed temporarily for the current session.

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Try this extension:

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Even though I don't have the problem of the icons disappearing from Bookmarks (it's the tabs in FF that is missing them), I tried your suggestion anyway. There is no documentation with the add-on, so I guess it just works behind the scene.

Unfortunately, it did me no good at all.

Maybe it's a good app for the times in the past when even my bookmarks would lose the icons, but not now.

Perhaps a good question to ask is: What causes the tabs to show (or not to show) the site icon in the first place? It seems as though that would be a good place to look for the problem. However, I don't have that level of knowledge about the inner workings of FF.

Still hoping for a fix for this huge (to me) flaw in the design of FF.

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Tabs from websites that that do not have a favicon (src attribute is missing) have their favicon removed via special CSS code.

See line 44 in chrome://browser/content/tabbrowser.css (you can open this file via the location bar for inspection)

.tab-icon-image:not([src]):not([pinned]),
.tab-throbber:not([busy]),
.tab-throbber[busy] + .tab-icon-image {
  display: none;
}
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Kinda long, sorry...

OK, I looked at this & verified that mine is the same. I'm not sure what the significance is here, though. I don't understand the "src attribute", either.

When looking at the first tab that I (unfortunately) pinned - it's a site from NOAA that I like to keep open - I find that the main site: forecast.weather.gov/ has an image as: forecast.weather.gov/favicon.ico It appears as though this should satisfy the requirement of having a favicon (indeed, the icon used to display on the tab, & does show with the associated bookmark). But I don't know for sure if this is the full story.

Again, I have had icons show on nearly every tab in the past (I assume that the missing ones were from sites that had no favicon specified); now, however, the tabs that I had pinned lost their icon display immediately and can't restore the icon even after being unpinned, closed & then reopened (even though the associated bookmark still shows the icon - so far).

Twice in the past (on 2 different machines) I had lost nearly all tab icons and never could restore them. I tried disabling all add-ons as well as resetting FF, with no luck. Only by uninstalling & doing a fresh install did they come back. A final note: on the 2 previous occasions, I had been operating FF with a whole lot of open tabs for quite some time (a few weeks, maybe, with daily shut-downs & restarts); I don't know if that precipitated the troubles then, but this time I have only had about 8 tabs open, and it seems to be related to the pin tabs operation.

Frustrated.

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OK, now that I have a better handle on it, I realize that I needed to change browser.chrome.favicons from false to true. I got my icons back, but I still don't know how the line got changed, nor do I know why it didn't affect any of the other sites.

I'm gonna consider this fixed. I will monitor how it goes from here. Thanks for kicking me around and giving me pointers that led me to this better understanding.

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الحل المُختار

You're welcome.


I notice that your System Details list shows that you have a user.js file in the profile folder to initialize prefs each time Firefox starts.

The user.js file is only present if you or other software has created this file and normally it wouldn't be there. You can check its content with a plain text editor (right-click: Open with) if you didn't create this file yourself.

The user.js file is read each time Firefox is started and initializes preferences to the value specified in this file, so preferences set via user.js can only be changed temporarily for the current session.

See also:

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This fixed all the issues not x in the tab, new create tab and missing icons.. it was way to easy after looking for a fix .... there were some very good creative ways but this is the fastest and easiest to do everyone.


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Try this extension:

   FavIcon Reloader: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/faviconreloader/

Modified by herb0530