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How to use custom icon on the New Tab page

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The Firefox "New tab" page shows quick-navigation buttons. At the top right of each button, the 3-dot menu has an Edit option. On the edit dialog is a link "Use a custom image", which then prompts you for a image URL.

I've tried pointing this to images in my Google Photos (a 1024x1024 .JPG), using an open-shareable link, but it doesn't work.

a) What format does the icon image have to be in? b) Are there any limitations on the URL? c) Is there a way to use a locally stored icon image?

Any guidance would be most welcome! Thanks :)

The Firefox "New tab" page shows quick-navigation buttons. At the top right of each button, the 3-dot menu has an Edit option. On the edit dialog is a link "Use a custom image", which then prompts you for a image URL. I've tried pointing this to images in my Google Photos (a 1024x1024 .JPG), using an open-shareable link, but it doesn't work. a) What format does the icon image have to be in? b) Are there any limitations on the URL? c) Is there a way to use a locally stored icon image? Any guidance would be most welcome! Thanks :)

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Only http(s) links work, you can't use a file:/// URI, so you may need a local web server (localhost). I don't think that images as large as 1024x1024 work, so you may have to reduce the resolution to make this work, you can test this with various image sizes.

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Make sure you have not disabled page thumbnail capturing, browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled in about:config should either not exist or be set to false.

The customized shortcut is initially blank and takes a while to appear. Image size shouldn't matter since it is captured as a thumbnail, linking to an 8K image works for me.

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Also make sure that you do not run cleanup software that clear the thumbnails folder in the secondary profile location (Local Directory on about:profiles).

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Only saw this after a made a question about it. I guess we should then ask this feature as a suggestion. The icons take forever to show up. and i have not set cache to clean up, shouldn't the images stay i cache of something?

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