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How can I get Firefox bookmark shortcuts to retain their associated Icon when I paste a copy onto the desktop? All I get is a proper name with a blank sheet.
I am running Windows 7 64-bit Professional on my brand new PC. I used to be able to copy and paste a shortcut of any bookmark on the desktop or in any folder on any of my drives and the shortcut would have the logo icon associated with it in Firefox from the web developer. (This was on my old PC with the most recent version of Mozilla Firefox downloaded from Mozilla.org and that PC was running Windows 7 (64-bit Home Premium). This new PC has bookmarks shortcuts that work properly with my default FF 39.0 freshly installed browser, but all I see when I paste the shortcut anywhere is a blank sheet of paper as the representing icon, not a MSN symbol or a Google symbol, etc, The name of the bookmark shortcut is just as the web developer or I may have renamed it in Firefox when I created the bookmark. I did a test with the factory installed IE 11 which had the same FF .html imported bookmarks I backed up from my old PC. There I took a Facebook login favorite and copied and pasted a shortcut to the desktop from IE 11. It did show up with the Facebook logo and Facebook login name I gave it. I took the same exact bookmark (favorite) in Mozilla Firefox and did the same - the proper name showed up as well as a working shortcut, but again no facebook logo icon associated with it. This appears not to be an issue with the WIN 7 OS. All I am able to do with the pasted Firefox bookmark shortcut is paste it anywhere on my PC or external hard drive and go into on the bookmark shortcut: Properties, Change icon, and choose a default Windows icon or from my own personally created or downloaded icons.
Is there a simple way to fix this within Firefox?
I prefer Mozilla Firefox and need to do this instantly just as I can within Internet Explorer.
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I see the icon is missing on the short cut if you drag a bookmark from Firefox to the desktop. I am happy to help I could also reproduce this, see the screenshot.
I think this might be a Windows bug. They suggest the two work arounds you mentioned: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/wi.../634a5d15-10da-434d-a20e-ab5514925ab3?auth=1
Does it work if you first open the bookmark in a tab and then drag the "Site Identity Button" (globe/padlock) to the desktop?
Try to toggle the browser.shell.shortcutFavicons pref on the about:config page.
You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.