OK, I'll start by saying that I just bought a new MacBook so I'm working with the factory settings here.

In both Firefox and Safari I am storing bookmarks to the bookmark toolbar. The favicons never appear there, however. Only the title appears. I have tried clicking on the bookmark to get the favicon to load/refresh, restarting the browser, etc but it never shows up. How do I enable favicon display for the bookmark toolbar?

Before anyone asks, yes I am viewing websites that have favicons. To be clear, I have even added superuser.com to the toolbar and it only shows "Super User" with no icon.

Any help is appreciated. This is driving me nuts.

  • What theme are you currently using? (Tools -> Add-ons -> Appearance)
    – A Lion
    Sep 5, 2011 at 4:34

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Neither Safari nor Firefox has an option for showing favicons on the bookmark bar. Firefox apparently will have the ability in 4.0, but for now, there is a modification to get favicons to show. I haven't tried this, but it looks like it works. No hope for Safari in this respect.

Favicons in Firefox in OS X

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    Funny, favicons show up for me (FF 3.6 on osX, windows7 and Ubuntu). Some FF themes don't show favicons on the bookmarks. Try another theme.
    – stib
    Sep 13, 2010 at 4:37

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