Favicons do not display

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Favicons are the icons that represent a certain site. If a site does not have a favicon, it will show a standard website icon. They appear in the Location bar, Bookmarks Toolbar, Library window, and Bookmarks Menu. This article will outline possible solutions for favicons not displaying.


Not showing after import

After importing, a bookmark needs to be used once for the favicon to be shown. Click on the bookmark and let the page load. After a few seconds, a favicon should appear.

Not displaying in the Bookmarks Toolbar

The default Firefox theme does not show favicons in the Bookmarks Toolbar. You must use a different theme that supports favicons. Themes can be found at http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/themes. If you prefer to use the default theme, you try the Mac bookmark toolbar favicons script.


Verify the website has a favicon

Make sure that the website has a favicon.

  1. Navigate to the website.
  2. After the page loads click on the Tools menu, then Page Info. The Page Info window - View technical details about the page you are on should open.

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  3. Select the Media panel.
  4. Look for the favicon. The Type should be Icon.

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Remember history

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then select OptionsAt the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu and then select OptionsOn the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu and select Preferences...At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Edit menu and select Preferences

    Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose OptionsPreferences

  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. Make sure Firefox will: is not set to Never remember history.


Remove then re-add the bookmark

As a last resort, you can delete the bookmark, then add it back. For instructions on adding and deleting bookmarks, read the How to use bookmarks to save and organize your favorite websites article.

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