Cache Favicons for Bookmarks
Allow Firefox to save "no-store" site icons and get rid of the globe icon for bookmarks. Please read the description before installing.
What is Cache Favicons for Bookmarks?
'Cache Favicons for Bookmarks' is a Firefox add-on that ensures your bookmarked sites retain their unique site icons. This extension overrides 'no-store' instructions on websites, enabling Firefox to cache these site’s favicons upon reloading them. Particularly beneficial to those dissatisfied with the default globe icon in bookmarks, this add-on provides a more personalized and pleasing browsing experience.
Starting in Firefox 72, if a site instructs Firefox not to cache its favicon, Firefox won't store it even for bookmarks. This extension lets you override the site's "no-store" instructions so Firefox will cache the icon the next time you reload the site.
Step 1: Open the bookmarked site.
The blue star should appear in the address bar. If the blue star does not appear, the site may have redirected your original request to a different address. I suggest bookmarking the new address.
Step 2: Click the icon in the Page Actions area.
By default, the icon appears next to the blue star. However, you can right-click > Remove From Address Bar and it will be available on the Page Actions (•••) menu.
Step 3: After the extension detects the favicon URLs, you can click the Reload Page button.
By default, Firefox appears to set a one-week expiration on icons. However, while the extension is running, it will continue to override the no-store header for the URLs that were listed in the drop-down panel.
If you discover sites where this does not work, you can contact me by email or on Github using the links on the left side of this page.
User reviews summary
- Resolves the issue of globe bookmark favicons
- Fixed long term problem of bookmarks without icons
- Works for most sites
- Icon in the URL bar is annoying and cannot be hidden
- Doesn't work for gmail basic html and a few other specific sites
- Issue with updating bookmark favicon for some sites
- Addresses icon issues with bookmarked sites
- Difficulty in updating favicon for some sites
- Effectiveness depends on the specific site
Cache Favicons for Bookmarks is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Cache Favicons for Bookmarks if you trust the publisher.
Cache Favicons for Bookmarks has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.