If you use Firefox and you save bookmarks, then you have probably noticed that some bookmarks display an icon next to them. These are known as a favicons.
These favicons can help you visually identify a bookmark, but what happens when the wrong favicon is displayed for a particular bookmark? First off, I don't know how this happens, but I have seen it several times. Previously, the only way I knew to fix this was to delete the bookmark and add it again. This is sort of a pain since you have to take the time to put the new bookmark back in the same place. Here is another way.
- Close all sessions of FireFox
- Find a file called bookmarks.html in your Firefox profile. This is generally located here: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profilename>\
- Copy this file (just in case....)
- Open bookmarks.html using your favorite HTML editor, or Notepad.
- Search for the bookmark that you want to edit.
- You will see some HTML code like this:
<A HREF="http://www.google.com...except that the data in quotes after the ICON label will be much longer.
- Just delete the entire ICON="" section, including the contents of this section.
- Save the bookmarks.html file and close it.
- Restart Firefox and pick your bookmark, the correct icon should now appear.
Labels: Other software
PermaLink Posted 7/19/2007 09:22:00 PM