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Firefox not displaying the picture as its bookmark/favicon in tab

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When viewing a picture in Firefox, it used to display the picture itself as a bookmark/favicon in its tab. That was super useful for anyone working with multiple tabs of pictures. But it stopped working somewhere between versions 62 and 63. Now it won't show anything or, at best, just the website's favicon if it's an online picture (please refer to the attached picture). How can I get that feature working again?

Note: "browser.chrome.favicons" doesn't exist in "about:config" in current version. So I guess solutions involving it won't work.

When viewing a picture in Firefox, it used to display the picture itself as a bookmark/favicon in its tab. That was super useful for anyone working with multiple tabs of pictures. But it stopped working somewhere between versions 62 and 63. Now it won't show anything or, at best, just the website's favicon if it's an online picture (please refer to the attached picture). How can I get that feature working again? Note: "browser.chrome.favicons" doesn't exist in "about:config" in current version. So I guess solutions involving it won't work.
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  • Shockwave Flash 31.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:63.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/63.0

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cor-el
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The browser.chrome.favicons pref is no longer supported and is merged with browser.chrome.site_icons.

See comment 28

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The browser.chrome.favicons pref is no longer supported and is merged with browser.chrome.site_icons. See comment 28 *[https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1453751#c28 Bug 1453751#c28] - Favicons should only be loaded once (<i>please do not comment in bug reports<br>https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html</i>)

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cor-el said

The browser.chrome.favicons pref is no longer supported and is merged with browser.chrome.site_icons. See comment 28 (please do not comment in bug reports
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html
)

Interesting. So, how can I get the tab to display the picture?

''cor-el [[#answer-1171865|said]]'' <blockquote> The browser.chrome.favicons pref is no longer supported and is merged with browser.chrome.site_icons. See comment 28 *[https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1453751#c28 Bug 1453751#c28] - Favicons should only be loaded once (<i>please do not comment in bug reports<br>https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html</i>) </blockquote> Interesting. So, how can I get the tab to display the picture?
cor-el
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It is currently not possible to show the favicon on a tab when you open a single image in a tab, otherwise you should see the website favicon. I don't know whether they will re-add this feature.

It is currently not possible to show the favicon on a tab when you open a single image in a tab, otherwise you should see the website favicon. I don't know whether they will re-add this feature.