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Is there a way to assign a custom icon to a folder in Firefox bookmarks?

That way not all folders would look the same, so I could delete the names and save some space in the bookmarks bar.

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There's probably an add-on for that. – random Oct 2 '09 at 16:25
    
There used to be a custom add on for older firefox versions. I remember using it. But since firefox 2.xx it stopped working (and as I remember, development stopped) so now I'm looking to see if there is something which will work with 3.5.xx. Of course, I looked at mozilla's pages before asking. Alas, didn't find any. – Rook Oct 2 '09 at 16:30
    
Looks like it might be time for someone to take over that old one and brush it off for FF3 – random Oct 2 '09 at 16:34
    
Excellent. I knew I could count on you for the job. ;-) – Rook Oct 2 '09 at 20:18

Idigas - if you're getting bored waiting, there's a fair amount of talk on Mozilla's forums about how to do it manually. See http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=565229 and http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=566896

It would seem the userchrome.js extension should allow you to edit these folder appearances.

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I'm very late in this thread, but I was looking for the same thing. Turns out it seems samfind does the job.

I say it seems because I did not try it yet, but the features are pretty clearly expressed and meet the requirements stated by the OP.

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It seems that Bookmark Favicon Changer works for folders too

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