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Suggestion: Firefox bookmark favicons with optional text

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  • Posljednji odgovor poslao jray

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At the moment with bookmarks in Firefox, when I have only one unique favicon in the bookmarks bar, I don't need accompanying text. However, when I have multiple favicons that are the same, e.g. Github pages, I need a separate text for the Favicon. My setting is for favicons with text. Firefox will not allow me to enter no text and save a bookmark, so in cases where I save a unique favicon, I just fudge it with a pipe "|" character. It would be good if you could save a bookmark without having to enter text, with the favicon + text setting.

Izabrano rješenje

Right click a favicon that has the text as well. Click Properties. Highlight the text in the Name window and then delete the text. Click Save. Text will now be gone.

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I believe I suggested this through the Suggestion Box before, but I thought it would be good to follow up here with a public suggestion.

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This is not possible because the places.sqlite database can't have empty cells.

If this is for bookmarks on the Bookmarks Toolbar then it would be possible to hide a text label for specific cases with code in userChrome.css in the chrome folder in the profile folder.


Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.

You need to replace label="Bookmark" to the name of the bookmark you want to hide.


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

#personal-bookmarks .bookmark-item[label="Bookmark"] .toolbarbutton-text {display:none!important}

You need to create the chrome folder (lowercase) in the <xxxxxxxx>.default profile folder if this folder doesn't exist.

  • use a plain text editor to create a (new) file in the chrome folder (file name is case sensitive)
  • paste the code in the file in the editor window
  • make sure the userChrome.css file starts with the default @namespace line
  • make sure you do not have a double .css.css file extension (.css.css) if it is still not working

You need to close and restart Firefox when you create or modify the userChrome.css file.

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This looks like a solution, but how many people are going to be bothered to do all this? Wouldn't it be better to automate as much of it as possible? It looks like quite a bit of work just to make my bookmarks toolbar look more compact and neater. E.g. right click the bookmark, click hide text, the rest of the steps at a glance looks like they can be automated.

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Are you wanting a unique favicon to appear on the bookmarks bar without the accompanying text (like the attached)?

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Yes, that's right, thanks. Then other non-unique ones like multiple bookmarked GitHub pages to be with text, like some of your favicons have.

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Odabrano rješenje

Right click a favicon that has the text as well. Click Properties. Highlight the text in the Name window and then delete the text. Click Save. Text will now be gone.

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Awesome, thanks, that works! I don't think I could do this before, has there been an update?

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And I can add a new bookmark as well without any text. I definitely couldn't do that before.