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How do I keep the website's icon when creating a desktop shortcut as opposed to the firefox logo?

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When I click a website's icon in the address bar in Firefox and drag it to my desktop to create a shortcut to said site, the shortcut is created with Firefox's icon. I want to know how to keep the site specific icon when creating these shortcuts. I know that once the shortcut is created you can go into properties and choose from several generic icons but I don't want those cheesy icons. Can anyone help?

When I click a website's icon in the address bar in Firefox and drag it to my desktop to create a shortcut to said site, the shortcut is created with Firefox's icon. I want to know how to keep the site specific icon when creating these shortcuts. I know that once the shortcut is created you can go into properties and choose from several generic icons but I don't want those cheesy icons. Can anyone help?

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If you drag a link or favicon on the left end of the location bar onto the desktop to create an internet shortcut then that shortcut gets the icon of the default browser.
If you want a different icon (favicon) then you have to assign that icon yourself to the desktop shortcut (right-click: Properties).
You can usually get the favicon if you append "favicon.ico" to the main domain of a website (e.g. http://www.mozilla.com/favicon.ico ) to display the favicon in a tab and save that image to a folder or see if you can find it in "Tools > Page Info > Media".