Desaturate Favicons

Desaturate Favicons

Desaturate the favicons of all inactive tabs.

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What is Desaturate Favicons?

Desaturate Favicons is a Firefox add-on that turns the favicons of inactive tabs into black and white. This helps you stay focused on the current tab and improves productivity. Please note that it may not work on certain pages like Slack and Firefox for Android.

Stats date:
Users: 94 ▼ -3
Rating: 3.91 (11)
Version: 0.0.3 (Last updated: 2017-11-04)
Creation date: 2017-11-04
Weekly download count: 3
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • tabs
Size: 27.50K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Makes the favicons for background tabs black and white, to make you keep focus on the current tab only. Does not work on AMO, internal pages and Firefox for Android. May not use the correct favicon on some pages, like Slack.

If you see white squares, disable privacy.resistFingerprinting on about:config!

A port of Chrome Desaturate Favicons.

User reviews
Does it work and do what it says? Yes. But it is also unusable for daily use because it's takes a significant time (one-two seconds) for recolourising the tabs when switching between them. This looks jarring to the eye. It also takes some time to readjust when closing a tab.
by Milo, 2021-08-01

Makes the tab bars much less distracting. Thank you!

it works but sometime, dunno maybe from my end
by IQman, 2021-06-09
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Risk impact

Desaturate Favicons 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 Desaturate Favicons if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Desaturate Favicons has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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