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Favicons disappear when mouse hovers over close tab button

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Issue

I have another kind of problem with Firefox

Description

As far as I can tell, this has only started to happen in the last couple of days. It may be related to the latest update (3.6.6), but I can't be sure it wasn't happening earlier. Anyway, the problem is this: When I start up Firefox or open a new tab, the favicon for that page displays normally on the tab bar (to the left of the page name on the tab). But if I happen to pass the cursor over the close tab button (to the right of the page name on the tab), even very briefly, the favicon disappears and is replaced by the default, blue globe icon. I should also mention that when I pass the cursor over the close tab button, the button itself seems to disapper, though it reappears when I move the cursor away. This latter phenomenon has occurred for as long as I can remember, but it only ever bothered me a very little. The newer, disappearing favicon problem is more annoying, though not yet a deal breaker.

Thanks for any insights.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

I updated to 3.6.6?

Troubleshooting information

    Application Basics
          Name          Firefox
          Version          3.6.6
          Profile Directory
            Show in Finder
          Installed Plugins
            about:plugins
          Build Configuration
            about:buildconfig
    Extensions
          Name
          Version
          Enabled
          ID
          Fission          1.0.9          true          {1280606b-2510-4fe0-97ef-9b5a22eafe41}
          Stop-or-Reload Button          0.2.2          true          {61D0D7AF-4FF6-476a-B68F-6531F613A6D8}
          Tab Mix Plus          0.3.8.4          true           
          Flashblock          1.5.13          true          {3d7eb24f-2740-49df-8937-200b1cc08f8a}
    Modified Preferences
        Name
        Value
          accessibility.blockautorefresh          true
          accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar          0
          browser.history_expire_days.mirror          180
          browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion          2
          browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone          rv:1.9.2.6
          browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground          true
          browser.tabs.warnOnClose          false
          extensions.lastAppVersion          3.6.6
          network.cookie.prefsMigrated          true
          places.last_vacuum          1276669780
          print.macosx.pagesetup-2          PD94bWwgdmVyc2lvbj0iMS4wIiBlbmNvZGluZz0iVVRGLTgiPz4KPCFET0NUWVBFIHBsaXN0IFBVQkxJQyAiLS8vQXBwbGUvL0RURCBQTElTVCAxLjAvL0VO…
          print.print_bgcolor          false
          print.print_bgimages          true
          print.print_command
          print.print_downloadfonts          false
          print.print_evenpages          true
          print.print_in_color          true
          print.print_margin_bottom          0.5
          print.print_margin_left          0.5
          print.print_margin_right          0.5
          print.print_margin_top          0.5
          print.print_oddpages          true
          print.print_orientation          0
          print.print_pagedelay          500
          print.print_paper_data          0
          print.print_paper_height          11.00
          print.print_paper_size_type          1
          print.print_paper_size_unit          0
          print.print_paper_width          8.50
          print.print_printer
          print.print_reversed          false
          print.print_scaling          1.00
          print.print_shrink_to_fit          true
          print.print_to_file          false
          print.print_unwriteable_margin_bottom          13
          print.print_unwriteable_margin_left          13
          print.print_unwriteable_margin_right          13
          print.print_unwriteable_margin_top          13
          privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs          true
          security.warn_viewing_mixed          false

Firefox version

3.6.6

Operating system

PPC Mac OS X 10.5

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.5; en-GB; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100625 Firefox/3.6.6

Plugins installed

  • -Gecko default plugin
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • iPhoto6
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Hello Raygo.

It's possible that you are having a problem with some Firefox add-on that is hindering your Firefox's normal behavior. Have you tried disabling all add-ons (just to check), to see if Firefox goes back to normal?

Whenever you have a problem with Firefox, whatever it is, you should make sure it's not caused by one (or more than one) of your installed add-ons, be it an extension, a theme or a plugin. To do that easily and cleanly, run Firefox in safe mode (don't forget to select Disable all add-ons when you start safe mode). If the problem disappears, you know it's from an add-on. Disable them all in normal mode, and enable them one at a time until you find the source of the problem. See this article for information about troubleshooting extensions and theme and this one for plugins.

If you need support for one of your add-ons, you'll have to contact its author.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Hello Raygo.

It's possible that you are having a problem with some Firefox add-on that is hindering your Firefox's normal behavior. Have you tried disabling all add-ons (just to check), to see if Firefox goes back to normal?

Whenever you have a problem with Firefox, whatever it is, you should make sure it's not caused by one (or more than one) of your installed add-ons, be it an extension, a theme or a plugin. To do that easily and cleanly, run Firefox in safe mode (don't forget to select Disable all add-ons when you start safe mode). If the problem disappears, you know it's from an add-on. Disable them all in normal mode, and enable them one at a time until you find the source of the problem. See this article for information about troubleshooting extensions and theme and this one for plugins.

If you need support for one of your add-ons, you'll have to contact its author.

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FWIW, I was having this problem and was able to fix this by disabling the Tab Mix Plus (0.3.8.4) add-on. Maybe it was a conflict with another one, but I found I didn't really need that plugin anymore so it was an easy fix.

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