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Sort the issues with favicons

Making moves

Please fix the issues with favicons. Numerous users post about this but nothing is done to fix it.

Case one: A website forum I go to ( has different favicons depending on whether a user is signed in (default icon) or not (alternate icon). If I'm signed in when I initially add the bookmark, the icon is correct (default). However, being signed out is automatic on this website so, when I revisit it (even if I don't use the bookmark to get there) FF changes the favicon to the alternate but it doesn't change back to the default once I've signed in. I know I can change the favicon using a sqlite editor but it's no help because of the automatic sign out and just keeps reverting to the alternate.


Case two: Another website ( has a completely different favicon displayed in the tab (the correct icon) compared to the one FF stores in the bookmark list. But this only happens with the homepage - all other bookmarks within the site are correct.




The icon that appears on a tab may be a larger size or newer format that Firefox doesn't support for bookmark site icons, or may load from a non-standard address that Firefox overrides with the icon it finds at the customary location: "https://site.hostname/favicon.ico". It would be great if support for those fancier icons could be added, but I don't know whether anyone is working on that.

As for the icon changing after you saved the bookmark and later signed out of the site, that's interesting, I haven't noticed that.

"The icon that appears on a tab may be a larger size or newer format that Firefox doesn't support"

But, as I said, it's only the homepage. Every other page that I've bookmarked from that site (xnview) shows the correct favicon. Why would the homepage one be a size FF doesn't support but all the other pages are fine? It's the same icon. The one that's wrong is an Apple icon so I have no idea why FF would choose that one: