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Bookmarks Toolbar Not Showing Some Favicons

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Some sites bookmarked on the Bookmarks Toolbar display their favicon; other do not. Those that do not make us add a title to that site since only a generic globe icon is visible. See attached image.

This means that we not fit as many icons into the visible part of the Bookmarks Toolbar and less convenient navigation to favourite sites.

Bring it back !

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Does the favicon get saved when the bookmark is used for the first time after saving that bookmark?

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I checked the favicons sqlite database and did not see the affected icons. After repeated cache clearing and readding (along with ensuring all links were 'https ...' and not 'http ...') I have restored all but one of these favicons to the bookmarks toolbar. The missing one is from an online banking service. On the bookmarked page is actually the sign-in page for that bank. Of course, this page is easily bookmarked in Chrome but not in MS Edge.

Are you proposing that I copy the favicon record details from the Chrome profile across to the Firefox favicon DB ? Foxy thinkin' !

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I proposed nothing, I just asked a question. No need to check the favicons.sqlite file or clear the cache (which isn't related to the saving of favicons data in any way).

Depending upon how the user saves a new bookmark, most of the time that related favicon doesn't get saved until the user actually uses the bookmark the first time. Hence my question: "Does the favicon get saved when the bookmark is used for the first time after saving that bookmark?"

BTW, when you use drag'n'drop to save a new bookmark the favicon will be saved immediately; whereas the "Bookmark this page (Ctrl+D)" feature at various locations in the UI doesn't save the favicon at the same time, that's where "first use of a new bookmark" come into play. That is how I save a new bookmark - to make sure the favicon is saved with the new bookmark.

"drag'n'drop" is an undocumented feature in Firefox. Been like this since Places arrived with Firefox 3.0 back in June 2008. Drag the URL or the Tab into the Bookmarks dropdown, or onto the Bookmarks Toolbar, or into the Bookmarks Sidebar to save a new bookmark; by-passing the UI (user interface "buttons").

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Not quite immediately - at least not for all bookmark favicons. Must check that webpage is https, not http. Then clear the existing cache + content. Then save to BM bar and then often close FF and reopen it again before the favicon appears. Look like whatever I do FF can't retrieve that favicon for that one site.