Firefox Quick Tip: Disable Bookmark Icons and Favicons

I love favicons. It helps me associate sites easily with their icons. I don’t have to read through names and descriptions and that saves me a lot of time. But for those who’d rather have a neater bookmarks folder, this little tweak may be of service. You can disable favicons from displaying by doing the following.

  • Access the about:config page.
  • Find the browser.chrome.site_icons preference name
  • Double-click on it to change the boolean value to false
  • Find the browser.chrome.favicon preference name
  • Double-click on it to change the boolean value to false
  • Close the about:config page/tab
  • The changes take effect instantly

3 thoughts on “Firefox Quick Tip: Disable Bookmark Icons and Favicons”

  1. problem with this advise is that it only prevents new favicons from being added to the bookmarks, existing favicons will still remain in your bookmarks…..

  2. >problem with this advise is that it only prevents >new favicons from being added to the bookmarks, >existing favicons will still remain in your >bookmarks…..

    Remove places.sqlite from your firefox settings. Next time you start it, the file is regenerated without the favicons.

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