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firefox 9 bookmark icons missing

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Firefox 9 bookmark icons have disappeared. this appears to have happened after updating to version 9 of Firefox for Mac. I only have a few add-ons, that should not conflict with the display of the icons. Menu bar bookmark icons still display, just not in the Bookmarks drop down menu.

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It's a bug in Firefox 9. Here's how to fix until we fix it:

  1. In the Location bar, type about:config and press Return.
    • The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. #Click I'll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page.
  2. In the filter section type, image.mem.decodeondraw
  3. Double-click the entry that results to change it's value to "False"
https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/latest-firefox-issues#w_icons-missing-in-the-bookmarks-menu
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Me too. It happened after upgrading to 8.0. They were there before. Firefox please help! Driving me crazy.

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Go to View, select Toolbars & Customize, in Show select Icons & check small icons, large icons no longer used.

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"Go to View, select Toolbars & Customize, in Show select Icons & check small icons, large icons no longer used. "

The icons display fine in the toolbar. It is in the drop down Bookmarks menu where I have lost the icons. dave.

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Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

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Hi Cor-el, No luck. As stated previously all favicon icons are there, except in the bookmarks drop-down menu (toolbar, history, etc all display the icons).

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This is the drop down bookmarks menu

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Problem seems pretty common based on a google search. Found an article on techlogon addressing this problem. Using one of their suggestions, I was able to get most (but not all) of my favicons back by running the CheckPlaces add-on and checking the load favicons and reload favicons boxes.

Not a complete fix as there is clearly something amiss with favicons beginning with version 8 that I hope someone can figure out. I also hope they change the dotted box to something else.

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Hi Kalala, Thanx. I tried CheckPlaces 2.6.1 previously ( no success with the icons, good for duplicates and 404's)

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Has a bug been opened in Bugzilla for this?

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Bug 701297 – Several favicons are lost in bookmarks with the upgrade to Firefox 8

(please do not comment in bug reports)

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Firefox 9 (Mac) is no better. There are also no rollover effects on the Home, Back, Forward, Reload, etc menu bar buttons.

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Still broken in Firefox 9.0 beta 4

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I have noticed that Firefox's History drop down menu (Menu bar) on first click has no icons, clicking again (immediately) calls up the icons. This happens every time.

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Currently, the icons are back (Menu bar). Let's hope they stay. EDIT: They didn't, they have gone again. What is going on with Mozilla?

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It's a bug in Firefox 9. Here's how to fix until we fix it:

  1. In the Location bar, type about:config and press Return.
    • The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. #Click I'll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page.
  2. In the filter section type, image.mem.decodeondraw
  3. Double-click the entry that results to change it's value to "False"
https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/latest-firefox-issues#w_icons-missing-in-the-bookmarks-menu
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Verdi, Fixed. I thank you. dave.

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After I changed setting to false, the icons did not return. Any other suggestions? Thanks

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Smooth and fast. Thank you very much, Verdi!

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Thanks Verdi! Worked like a charm!!!

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