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ADGrimes
Making moves
Status: Trending idea

I recently imported my bookmarks from a previous Firefox install, and the icons were all a grey globe icon. When I clicked on them and used the bookmark link for a while, the icon generally changes to something linked to the webpage (such as an Excel icon, or Sharepoint icon). It would be better if the icons populate themselves without me having to individually click on them all.

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ecks-dee
New member

Favicon syncing

When installing Firefox on a new computer, and if you have a lot of favorites all of your favicon will be a blank icon. The links needs to be opened and the favicon loaded to populate the bookmark.

I have a lot of favorites (100+) and really dislike that part of the process. Especially bad when you only show the favicon...

Making the favicon sync with the account itself would be a great thing, that would help match chrome amazing syncing functionnalities.

Status changed to: New idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

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ADGrimes
Making moves

I believe this is similar to my idea. Please vote for that one too if possible: https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/bookmark-icons-should-update-automatically/idi-p/10354 

adambaylin
New member

Hello, every time I import a new bookmark into firefox (Set up firefox another computer, etc.) the icons of bookmark pages don't automatically update until I open the site. I want it to be updated automatically.

Status changed to: Trending idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Here with an update…

Your idea has quickly received a great deal of votes (kudos) and support here in the Mozilla Connect community, so we are upgrading the status to “Trending idea.” This means it’s now one step closer to reaching our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey.

Please keep the conversation going and stay tuned for updates 😃

-The Community Team

Ideaman3000
Strollin' around

Perhaps automatically calling favicons for bookmarks opens up a possible security risk? Just pondering why this obvious feature -- auto-populating bookmark icons -- isn't already implemented.

One twist: In FF for iOS, bookmark icons are currently auto-populated when you view bookmarks. If there, why not in desktop Firefox?

Rtt
Strollin' around

I need this feature too. Due to lack of this feature and I have over 1000 bookmarks, I can't switch to Firefox yet. I'm still using Chrome

shiftF12-web-de
New member

favicon collector function to have all bookmarks updated with icon

from time to time you do a backup and reload an old hard drive image?

you synch your bookmarks between multiple computers?

then you might notice that bookmarks are imported and shown, but the favicon in the bookmark is missing.

only when you visit that page again, the favicon is loaded and stored.

so...

why not adding a function in the bookmark menu:
reload ALL favicons

and

load all missing favicons

 

 

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

(Note: a similar idea has been merged into this thread)

nfs
New member

Annoying install new version of Firefox and don't have any bookmark with icon. This is a UX issue that should be resolver asap because other browsers give this by default.