Bookmarked sites not showing icon
Many of my bookmarked websites do not show the site icon. Only the generic globe. I've noticed that bookmarked sites that do show an icon also show a blue star in the page action area when I go to that site. Not so for the bookmarks showing a globe.
I have tried the following: Installing Cache Favicons for Bookmarks extension. Making sure the site address in the page action area matches the bookmarked site address. Deleting a bookmarked site and re-saving it. Probably a couple other things I read about but can't remember now.
None of the above helped. As an aside, this happened after I got a new PC with Win 10. My old PC was upgraded to Win 10 from Win 7. (Don't know if that would have anything to do with it.) After I installed Firefox on the new PC, it found my previously saved websites. All had generic globes. As I went to various sites, the icon would appear for some and not others. (Those other sites, I know had an icon previously.)
Anyone out there with further thoughts on this? Thanks in advance.
Opaite Mbohovái (2)
You would normally visit a bookmarked link to make Firefox retrieve the favicon. If you do not see the blue highlighted star if you visit a bookmarked page then this means that the resulting URL doesn't fully match including the protocol (http:// or https://) and possible anchors or GET data appended.
Do you see the favicon on the tab in such a case ?
Can you post a few links that fail to load the favicon when bookmarked ?
Thanks cor-el. To answer your question; whether the star is blue or not, a flavicon does appear in the tab.
It looks like my biggest problem is the protocol. Many of my bookmarks have been around for a while and have http:// Of course, everyone is now https:// Changing that - and anything else in the address that's different - fixes the problem.
There is an exception. ssa.gov That's the only one I can confirm so far. The protocol and address are correct, a flavicon appears in the tab and the star is blue. That's as far as I've gotten. Thanks for pointing out the protocol as an issue.