Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    New Lounger hudson2001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    DC-ish Suburbia
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Exclamation Favicon will not update in Firefox 10.0.2 bookmarks toolbar

    I am at my wit's end.

    I created a new favicon for one of my blogs:



    I deleted the old one and replaced it with the new one--which I know worked because the icon appears in the address bar. BUT when I try to save it as a new bookmark, it gives me the old favicon. I've been googling for 60+ minutes and trying lots of stuff...but haven't had any luck.

    1. I loaded the direct favicon link into my browser and hit Cntl-F5. Nothing.

    2. I used some Firefox Addons (Check Places and FavIcon Reloader) to try and reload all the favicons and those did nothing.

    3. I completely cleared my cache and history and restarted Firefox. NOTHING.

    4. I tried the addon Favicon Picker 2 which completely borked my browser, so THAT didn't help.

    5. I went into Firefox Tools | Privacy and removed all the individual cookies for my website. Still doesn't work.

    6. I completely cleared the cache and history from IE (which I never use), just in case that was messing it up. Nope.

    What am I missing?

    I had a friend try and bookmark the site and it worked just fine for him, which makes me think it's something on my laptop that's somehow overriding it...?

    HELP!

  2. #2
    5 Star Lounger chowur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    804
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 54 Times in 51 Posts
    Quote from FF;Private Browsing allows you to browse the Internet without saving any information about which sites and pages you’ve visited. This article explains what information is not saved when in Private Browsing and gives you step-by-step instructions for using it.
    Here is the link for the rest of the article;https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...ivate+Browsing
    Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einsten

  3. #3
    mart44
    Guest
    Favicons in Firefox are stored as code in the bookmark. So how about deleting the current bookmark, going to the site and then re-bookmarking it?

  4. #4
    New Lounger hudson2001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    DC-ish Suburbia
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by chowur View Post
    Quote from FF;Private Browsing allows you to browse the Internet without saving any information about which sites and pages you’ve visited. This article explains what information is not saved when in Private Browsing and gives you step-by-step instructions for using it.
    Here is the link for the rest of the article;https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...ivate+Browsing
    I have no idea what this even is, so I doubt I've ever turned it on by accident.

    Quote Originally Posted by mart44 View Post
    Favicons in Firefox are stored as code in the bookmark. So how about deleting the current bookmark, going to the site and then re-bookmarking it?
    I have deleted the bookmark about 20 times, before and after cache cleaning, rebooting, etc...and it still refuses to accept the new favicon. I tried on a separate computer and the same thing happened...it will NOT update/change the favicon.

  5. #5
    New Lounger hudson2001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    DC-ish Suburbia
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hmmm.

    And just like that, with no changes on my behalf (no rebooting, no add ons, nothing other than general surfing) the favicon changed itself. So I'm happy...but even more confused.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •