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axlander
 
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Post Posted December 14th, 2017, 9:00 am

Hi!
This problem occured after updating to Firefox 57 (i now have 57.0.2). For some reason the icons of my bookmarks keeps changing, as you can see here:

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Notice how Aftenposten and TV2 have the same icon. TV2 now having Aftenposten's icon, and this just happened randomly. I also noticed that a other bookmark just lost its icon and was replaced with the default firefox icon. I have tried re-adding the bookmark but it doesnt help. I also notice that many of my bookmarks in the list doesnt get a icon, even though it had one in previous versions of Firefox.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Post Posted December 14th, 2017, 11:48 am

Hello,

While Firefox is closed, delete favicons.sqlite from your profile folder. After restarting, all bookmark icons will be gone until you visit the respective site again.

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Post Posted December 14th, 2017, 12:34 pm

That problem has been happening to me for quite a number of Firefox versions now; not related to Firefox 57, IMO. Firefox ESR 38.7.1 is doing that, and for even a few versions before that. (I always have multiple versions of Firefox installed, each with its own Profile and bookmarks.) Only seems to happen with a bookmark that acquires the favicon from the one that is directly below it. Don't recall that happening with any bookmarks that weren't adjacent.
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Post Posted December 14th, 2017, 12:41 pm

the-edmeister wrote:Only seems to happen with a bookmark that acquires the favicon from the one that is directly below it. Don't recall that happening with any bookmarks that weren't adjacent.


Not sure what you mean. FWIW all my favicons are unchanged unless a site does a change.

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Post Posted December 14th, 2017, 12:44 pm

Gingerbread Man wrote:Hello,

While Firefox is closed, delete favicons.sqlite from your profile folder. After restarting, all bookmark icons will be gone until you visit the respective site again.


Thank you!!

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Post Posted December 14th, 2017, 2:20 pm

Gingerbread Man wrote:While Firefox is closed, delete favicons.sqlite from your profile folder. After restarting, all bookmark icons will be gone until you visit the respective site again.

try this so that all your bookmark icons aren't wiped out and having to revisit all those sites.
delete the offending bookmark. go to history in the library (Ctrl+Shift+H).
right click on any of the entries for the offending site and click Forget About This Site.
reset your bookmark. the correct icon should be restored.
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