After updating my Firefox from version 12 to version 13, my bookmarks favicons have gone.
I wonder whether it's possible to force the browser to only download/refresh the favicons for all my bookmarks without visiting the websites themselves.
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I've had good experiences with FavIcon Reloader, but unfortunately it's sometimes very hard to find exactly how to bring up its window.
Currently, you can right click on one of your bookmarks on the Bookmark Toolbar to bring up a menu, this should have an option to bring up the FavIcon Reloader window.
Current Add-on that does the job: Checkmarks
It will literally load X bookmarks at a time into tabs (I guess that's what has to be done, unfortunately... I'd think it could just go to
/favicon.ico but whatever...), and then close the tabs when finished getting the favicon. It also does retries etc. which is all configurable. You have to open it in the Sidebar. It works pretty fast.