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Does anybody know how to change the icon in the firefox search box to a custom made icon? For example if I wanted to change the google icon that is next to the google search box(or wikipedia, ebay, yahoo, bing, youtube, superuser :], etc), how would I do this? Is there a place where the file for this icon is stored that I can just modify? Could I change where firefox looks for this icon using about:config, userchrome.css, or some other way?

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I haven't tried it out, but here is a link where you can create your own search plugin with your own custom image: http://www.scriptsocket.com/firefoxplugins.php

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See this article : Update Firefox’s search bar with new Google favicon.

The data in the article and (especially) in the comments will tell you how to change this favicon to any 16x16 image, and also contains links to several such images:

  1. Locate the searchplugins folder in your Firefox install folder.
    (typically C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\ on Windows).
  2. Open the google.xml file with a text editor.
  3. Locate a section that starts with <Image width="16" height="16">. You will see it is followed by a long series of characters (such as "the encoded Google icon").
  4. Replace it with this equally unreadable code:
    <a href="http://www.mozillalinks.org//download/new_google_icon.txt">the new encoded Google icon</a>
    Ensure the closing </Image> stays there and the text in-between is preserved.
  5. Save the file and restart Firefox.
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Never post link only answers as the links eventually all die. –  Tomáš Zato May 25 at 10:49
    
@TomášZato: You are right in one sense: I just now tried accessing the above link and found that the Mozilla database was down. I resurrected the text from the Google Cache and pasted it above. –  harrymc May 25 at 13:40

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