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Post Posted November 10th, 2011, 9:33 am

I can't believe that an obvious error exists with FF 8 (a simple favicon worked with prior version a day ago but doesn't work now) and people are making all these suggestions of add-ons, or modifying the chrome files, or whatever, to fix something that the onus should be on Mozilla, not users, to fix.

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Post Posted November 10th, 2011, 9:39 am

I don't think it's an error as such. More a new design.
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Post Posted November 10th, 2011, 10:04 am

LIMPET235 wrote:I don't think it's an error as such. More a new design. [...]

I'm sorry, LIMPET235, but I do not know how you call this a new desing. It's orrible!
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You believe me, I can not understand what is the point, which advantages compared to the previous version 7 behavior. :-k
Or maybe this is because FF would wink to the mobile? If this is the object, I think FF must split its product: one for a pc and one for the mobile.

P.S.: I'm sorry for my language (in relation to your edit to my previous post too), but I'm using Google translator. :oops:

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Post Posted November 10th, 2011, 11:58 am

It's not an error. The new default favicon was an intentional change.

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Post Posted November 10th, 2011, 3:05 pm

KWierso wrote:It's not an error. The new default favicon was an intentional change.


You don't understand; that's only part of the problem. The main problem is that something broke between 7.01 and 8 and now some sites that do have favicons no longer display them, just the generic empty box.

I know that bug testing isn't as cool as adding new features to make Firefox look more like Chrome, but minor updates to the browser shouldn't break simple, obvious UI elements like this.

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Post Posted November 10th, 2011, 6:01 pm

ReggieNJ wrote:That ugly weird looking box is the new default favicon, replacing the blank page.

The icon still exists though, you can you use this code to bring it back.

Code: Select all
#page-proxy-favicon:not(src),
#tabbrowser-tabs .tab-icon-image:not(src),
#personal-bookmarks .bookmark-item .toolbarbutton-icon:not(src) {
list-style-image: url("chrome://global/skin/icons/folder-item.png")!important;
-moz-image-region: rect(0px, 16px, 16px, 0px)!important;
}


Thanks for this CSS code ReggieNJ, I fixed the issue of it also applying the favicon change to the Bookmarks Folder icons and added Bookmark Sidebar support in my new modified version below.

New style:

  • This style restores the blank document default favicon that was changed due to Bug 648668 - update blank document default favicon. Which effected the default favicons on New Tabs(about:blank) and also for sites that do not have a favicon when in the Urlbar, on the Bookmarks Toolbar, in the Bookmark folders, and in the Bookmark Sidebar.

Style now updated:

  • This style replaces the default favicon on New/Blank tabs and bookmarked sites that do not have a favicon on the Bookmarks Toolbar, in the Bookmark folders, and in the Bookmark Sidebar with a Fx Branding logo icon.

    • Fx/Beta = Orange Firefox logo icon
    • Aurora = Aurora brand logo icon
    • Nightly = Nightly brand logo icon

Note:
  • Regarding the issue of how to apply CSS code or Userstyles you can use Stylish extension which provides a nice, easy UI that also allows you to add, test, revise, and remove CSS styles without having to restart the browser each time. I would say give it a test drive and see what you think.

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Post Posted November 10th, 2011, 6:22 pm

ReggieNJ wrote: The results in the dropdown menu from the address bar remain unchanged however. Not sure what the code for that is.

Those are in global/autocomplete.css and there are 2 IDs. From memory I think they are .ac-site-icon and .ac-type-icon.
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Post Posted November 11th, 2011, 5:48 am

Hi,

I'm not using favicons since I do not like every site to set its own symbol. Instead I was just using the standard blank white icon and I like it back... not that dotted square thing. As far as I understand it the code was already posted. I pasted it into my userchrome.css in my \Data\profile folder but nothing changed for me. What I'm doing wrong.

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Post Posted November 11th, 2011, 8:42 am

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1641786 - Try Firefox PimpUigi Edition

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Post Posted November 11th, 2011, 9:37 am

thank you

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Post Posted November 11th, 2011, 4:42 pm

Here is the best theme for people who hate themes:

Firefox 3 theme for Firefox 4+
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/290015

It fixes the default favicon and brings back colorful toolbar goodness of Fx 3.6.

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Post Posted November 11th, 2011, 6:22 pm

Bug 701297 – Several favicons are lost in bookmarks with the upgrade to Firefox 8

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Post Posted November 12th, 2011, 1:45 am

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?0bjbyhorijpxkjg
My buttons patch actually seems to fix this (I think).
Can anyone here confirm???

(just drop omni.jar into the Program Files\Mozilla Firefox folder)
Last edited by James on January 17th, 2012, 1:40 am, edited 1 time in total.
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http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1641786 - Try Firefox PimpUigi Edition

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Post Posted November 12th, 2011, 11:25 am

For those that don't like the new default favicon try add-on:
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/identfavicon
Or the userstyles I mentioned above.

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Post Posted November 13th, 2011, 1:16 am

Hi I was worried about updating to FF8 when I learned of this problem, but I didn't end up with this problem.
I'm using Bookmark Favicon Changer 1.55 if that helps and I am running XP pro if that helps any one.
You can get it here https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... n-changer/

Hope this helps.

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