Favicon Switcher

Favicon Switcher

Replace ugly favicon by using your own images! Favicon Switcher allows you to customize the favicons for the sites that you visit. All you need to do is simply giving a url pattern and picking an image. Happy Browsing!

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What is Favicon Switcher?
'Favicon Switcher' is a revolutionary Firefox add-on designed for those who wish to personalize their browsing experience. It facilitates users to replace the default favicons of the websites they visit with their personally chosen images. The process is simple and straight-forward: upload an image, specify the URL pattern and watch as the favicon for the matching URLs transforms into the uploaded image. Also, user privacy and security are ensured as the uploaded images are securely stored in the local indexedDB of their browser, making it a safe and user-friendly add-on.
Merlin
Stats
By: Saber
Users: 1,913 ▲ 10
Rating: 3.81 (54)
Version: 0.3.0 (Last updated: 2021-05-05)
Creation date: 2019-11-18
Weekly download count: 53
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • notifications
  • activeTab
  • storage
Size: 43.68K
URLs: Website
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Merlin
Summary

How to use:

  1. Enter a URL pattern to the URL input box
  2. Click "Upload Image" button
  3. Drag your favicon to the image uploading area, please make sure the response says it's uploaded successfully; You could also enter an link of an image.
  4. Go to a URL that matches the pattern, the favicon of the page should be changed to what you just set.
Once uploaded an image: - click the image to update an new image - Use the switch to disable/enable this pattern (need to close the tab and reopen to see the updates) - click the remove button to remove this pattern.

Sample URL Patterns:

  1. calendar.google.com - To replace favicons for Google Calendar.
  2. www.youtube.com - To replace favicons for YouTube.
- This extension will not upload your uploaded images to anywhere, all the images will be stored in the local indexedDB of your browser, so no need to worry about the security/privacy of your images.
  • This extension uses Javascripts' regular expression matching functionality to compare the urls with the patterns, so it supports much more complex url patterns.

Limitations:

  • It can't modify the favicons for about:whatever pages, this is the limitation of web extensions.
  • It doesn't work well with bookmarks' favicons. I think it can change the bookmark's favicon if you have never bookmarked the page before, however I think Firefox caches favicons in some ways, so if you've bookmarked the page before, this extension won't be able to change it.
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User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Allows for customization of favicons for tabs
  • Increases productivity for certain tasks
  • Easy to install
Cons
  • Does not change bookmark favicons
  • High RAM usage
  • Does not sync settings with Firefox Sync
Most mentioned
  • Does not work with bookmarks
  • High RAM usage
  • Customization of favicons for tabs
Recent reviews


It almost doubled my RAM usage with just one tab! Can't recommend.
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Safety
Risk impact

Favicon Switcher 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 Favicon Switcher if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Favicon Switcher has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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