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Post Posted December 18th, 2013, 1:48 am

Hi. I am the developer of "Bookmark Favicon Changer"

After Firefox 22 release and "bookmark favicon changer" stop working. I got a lot of emails about this. I always said that I can't fix it.

But one user tell me that he don't need perfect add-on. Just stable enough. He want to try and take a risk. I said, yes. I can make a new working "bookmark favicon changer" but in exchange with some lower performance and stability. So, the new version 2.00 is created.

What do I change
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- Fixing Firefox 22 asynchronous favicon function problem.

This is a main problem. I fix it by making my own synchronous function by spinning the event loop. This will make Mozilla reviewer not happy.

- Fixing Firefox 22 tree view problem. Favicon not show in bookmark manager.

- Fixing Firefox 23 obsolete function making embed favicon in JSON bookmark backup file not work.

- Fixing Firefox 23 bookmark manager not embed favicon when backup.

- Fixing Firefox 24 embed favicon in JSON bookmark backup file do not work due to Mozilla change function backing up bookmark into asynchronous.

This is a bigger problem. Bigger than Firefox 22 problem. Changing in this function make embed favicon impossible. I need to use an evil way. I create a new function and replace this problematic function. This fixing is so evil. It destroy all hard work of Mozilla in backing up bookmark by turning back it's behavior back to Firefox 21. If Mozilla's team know this, they will be very angry.
Easier say that I use function in Firefox 21 to replace function in Firefox 24
This evil trick will make "bookmark favicon changer" work again, but will make this add-on to be an unacceptable hacking add-on that Mozilla will never approve it.
So you will not see this version in normal page of Mozilla Add-on, it will change to self-host add-on.

- Fixing Firefox 25 new bookmark backup file name

- Firefox 26 is compatible. No need to fix.

*** This fixing thing was a very hard work. Total fixing point is more than 100 points. It make me weeks to fix it ****


What problem will happen
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- Lower speed.
You will get lower speed when you backup bookmark. Firefox will get slower when quit because Firefox backup bookmark when it quit.

- Risk to crash
By theory, this can happen because my fixing method is an unsafe way. With carefully writing the code, the crash should not happen or happen very rarely. During testing my add-on, I never see any crash. So I can say that it is quite stable.

- No auto update
Due to this add-on is self-host and I still not success to make it auto-update. You need to visit this my page to see for newer version.

- Risk to incompatible with newer version of Firefox.

This version is now full copyright. Please see the condition to use at my page. Also download link is in my page.
Please see at
https://sites.google.com/site/sonthakit/bookmarkfaviconchanger

Sonthakit

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Post Posted December 18th, 2013, 9:48 am

I've installed your new version info a test profile and so far I see that it's working fine... my main needs for it is to modify folders and it looks like it does the job very well... I'll be playing with it and will let you know if I find anything odd with it. Thank you very much!!!!
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Post Posted December 18th, 2013, 1:43 pm

Thanks for hacking this add-on Back to Life!

I may finally be able to upgrade past version 21... if...


Will this cause any problems when using Mozilla's Sync or Xmarks to back up my bookmarks??

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Post Posted December 18th, 2013, 4:28 pm

Dear Sonthakit,
Oh a thousand THANK YOUs!!!!!! I RELY on this wonderful, beautiful, simple (appearing) add on, and was heart broken when it was murdered. I have spent the last several months trying to figure a work-around, no joy. I bitched and yelled every place I could think of--for all the good that did.

Now I shall revisit all the places I did that, and post a link to your new version! And uninstall Stylish and Chrome Edit Plus (I couldn't figure out how to use them, anyway)...

I'm on Pale Moon 24.2.2, and Bookmark Favicon Changer v.2 works just fine here! The thousands of us who use(d) and love(d) it owe you huge debt of gratitude! =D>

Happy New Year!

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Post Posted December 18th, 2013, 4:57 pm

Man, I knew you could do it. A big donation will come your way soon.

Thanks....
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Post Posted December 18th, 2013, 6:05 pm

streetwolf wrote:Man, I knew you could do it. A big donation will come your way soon.

Thanks....

Yeah... I'd like to do that too... but, can't see where a donation button is... not on AMO nor the authors site... pity... it is such a good extension... makes users happy, happy, happy :lol: .
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Post Posted December 18th, 2013, 7:42 pm

Thank you very much.

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Post Posted December 30th, 2013, 4:52 am

Bookmark Favicon Changer Version 2.10 Release

OMG - I need to fix it again in FF27.

Change Log
- Compatible with Firefox 27 and Seamonkey 2.24
- Now this extension can autoupdate.
(If you install this version 2.10, you will not need to watch my site for newer version any more)
- Better coding reduce risk of crash.

Please install at
https://sites.google.com/site/sonthakit/bookmarkfaviconchanger

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Post Posted December 30th, 2013, 9:19 am

- Compatible with Firefox 27 and Seamonkey 2.24

Just to clarify... is your new version good for "up to" version 27... or, only good for version 27... just checking... and, thanks again :D
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sonthakit
 
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Post Posted December 30th, 2013, 9:39 am

Oh.
It good from 4 to 27 :)

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Post Posted December 30th, 2013, 9:49 pm

Thank you!
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Post Posted November 15th, 2014, 8:17 am

To this day, I still haven't found a Firefox addon that can replace this addon. I just downloaded the latest version from the the link posted above. Thanks!

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Post Posted December 5th, 2017, 1:55 am

How could I export / import the favicons to another Firefox?

I want to get the favicons from a 56 Firefox to a 52.5 ESR Firefox. Using the Firefox Sync option does not work, the favicons are missing:
> https://i.imgur.com/zcw6wTq.png

Settings in both of the Firefox's..
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Post Posted December 5th, 2017, 3:52 am

Dirki wrote:How could I export / import the favicons to another Firefox?

You can't, f55+ removes favicons from places.sqlite

But this has nothing to do with this addon. Also it's been broken for several versions now. I doubt that it even functions on ff52

Dirki
 
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Post Posted December 5th, 2017, 4:24 am

But this has nothing to do with this addon.

Well, well, actually I would not think so.

Also it's been broken for several versions now.

Didn't know that, it does not work?
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