55 reviews for this add-on
  • This is the best product ever. I'm devastated my firefox just updated and this vanished. IS there anyway to get it back without using an older version of firefox?
  • Truly awesome product. Absolutely makes Firefox 100 times more useful. THANK YOU!!!
  • In my opinion this is one of those rare but very useful addons. I use Waterfox (which by all account is basically Firefox, my version being 56.0.4.1, 64-bit). Sadly after searches led me to this addon's page, I got greeted with the warning that it is not compatible with my browser and, as a result, there' no way to download the xpi file for installation. I'm hoping there's a work around, since all my other extensions were imported straight from Firefox v. 56.00 and are working flawlessly.

    I'm not taking away any stars from the developer because this obviously is no fault of his. I give a five star rating instead for how valuable this extension is.
    You probably can download the xpi file. Go to the extension's home page - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bookmarks-favicon-images/ .

    Find and click the link that says "See all versions". The one you'd want is the latest - 1.4.0.

    There's an "Add to Firefox" button for this release. Even if it is grayed, you should be able to right click on the button and then click "Save Link As" in the menu. That should allow you to download the xpi file, which you can install from the browser's Add-ons dialog.

    The RDF file in the xpi specifies a range of Firefox releases through 54.0. This may not impede a Waterfox install. But if needed, you can use an unzip utility like 7-Zip to edit the xpi, and update the RDF file with a text editor. Since Waterfox is supposed to allow unsigned extensions, the modified version should be allowed.

    My six extensions generally work through FF 56.0. However, a few users have had problems with this one extension on either release after 54.0. Icons reportedly sometimes revert when visiting certain sites, because Mozilla reworked favicon processing in 55-56.

    If you update your review text directly, I will probably see it. However, if you want another response from me, please create a new review. That way, the system will allow me to reply.
  • Thanks for the quick response!
    I decided to start using 52 ESR because XP support was dropped from the Firefox releases with Firefox 53.
    52 ESR should be supported with security patches for at least another few months.
    I'm trying to use the extension to replace the favicon for my NatWest Bank online banking bookmark, which keeps disappearing.
    It's not showing the generic grey world favicon that Firefox shows if there is no favicon, it's just showing grey matching the background, so it appears as if there's nothing there at all. I also have two Firefox 56 installations (I won't go to 57-58 as I would lose too many add-ons) and the favicon is fine there, so it looks as if it's a 52 ESR problem, which may also be affecting your add-on.
    I will investigate some more and let you know if I find anything! Thanks, Dave.
    Actually, I'm running on two old XP systems, like yourself. However, I've never installed an ESR version. The following text is the latest advice I've been giving out on this extension.

    With Firefox 57, this extension – Bookmarks Favicon Images – and all other legacy extensions will go away. This extension cannot be rewritten as a WebExtension, because Mozilla has not provided all the needed programming interfaces.

    This extension seems to work correctly on FF 54.0.

    In FF 55 and 56, favicon processing was extensively overhauled. It apparently was for performance reasons, but it greatly complicated the processing. As a result, some users have been having problems with this extension on FF 55-56, especially with favicons reverting to their defaults on page reload.

    I recommend that users of this extension decide between the following two options:

    (1) Go ahead with FF 57 in November 2017, and lose this extension and all other legacy extensions.

    (2) Turn off automatic update for the browser, and then revert to Firefox release 54.0 (or an earlier release) indefinitely.

    You can download the installer for FF 54.0 from the following link:

    https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/
  • Please update for FF57!
    With Firefox 57, this extension – Bookmarks Favicon Images – and all other legacy extensions will go away. This extension cannot be rewritten as a WebExtension, because Mozilla has not provided all the needed programming interfaces.

    This extension seems to work correctly on FF 54.0.

    In FF 55 and 56, favicon processing was extensively overhauled. It apparently was for performance reasons, but it greatly complicated the processing. As a result, some users have been having problems with this extension on FF 55-56, especially with favicons reverting to their defaults on page reload.

    I recommend that users of this extension decide between the following two options:

    (1) Go ahead with FF 57 in November 2017, and lose this extension and all other legacy extensions.

    (2) Turn off automatic update for the browser, and then revert to Firefox release 54.0 (or an earlier release) indefinitely.

    You can download the installer for FF 54.0 from the following link:

    https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/
  • User-defined icon images don't work in TOR browser 7.0.11 (based on Mozilla Firefox 52.5.2) (32-bit). No add-on icon available anywhere. Add-on functions must be accessed via Tools menu. From there, user-defined icon files can be opened in separate folder, but image files cannot be copied or dragged/dropped to extension folder. Therefore only the default favicon image library is available for changing bookmark favicons. I want to use custom icons, so this extension doesn't work for me.
    I have no experience with the TOR browser. In general, this extension is designed to work with mainstream Firefox versions through 54.0. It may, sometimes, work with derivative browsers.

    I don't know why the add-on icon is missing, but you should be able to access all functions via the Tools menu. In the Tools menu, you should be able to open the User Images folder for this extension - "BookmarksFolderImages" folder - as well as the chrome folder that contains it. Once you open the "BookmarksFolderImages" folder, you should be able to copy image files into it, and then restart your browser to access them.

    If the problem is that you can't use the Tools menu to open the "BookmarksFolderImages" folder, you might proceed as follows:

    In Help/Troubleshooting Information, there's a button to open your profile folder. Inside it, you may see a folder called "chrome" (all lower case). If it's not there, you can manually create it. Then you can open the "chrome" folder. If there's no "BookmarksFolderImages" folder inside "chrome", you can create that one as well. Then you can copy user images into it and restart your browser.

    If the above does not work, then apparently the TOR browser does not have adequate functionality to support the extension.

    You can edit your review text, and I will probably see it. However, if you want another reply from me, create a NEW review each time. That way, the system will allow me to send a response.
  • I use Firefox 56.0.2 (64-bit) with Bookmarks Favicon Images and Bookmarks Folder Images
    and both extensions are working flawlessly for me. When I updated to Firefox 57 I lost both
    Favicon images and Folder images. I reinstalled Firefox 56.0.2 and all the images came back
    as before. Since I use an SSD there was no perceptible difference in speed between
    Firefox 56 and 57.
    Thanks for the review.

    Some users have been reporting problems with Favicon Images on FF 55-56. Specifically, icons sometimes revert to the original when sites are accessed. If you should encounter this, you might consider backing off to FF 54, where the problem does not exist.

    (This does not affect Bookmarks Folder Images.)
  • Fix the problem with Fx56, te favicon changes everytime :(. I tried to use Fx54 but Firefox Sync doesn't work in that version, It's obligatory had Fx56 because the bookmarks doesn't work in old versiones anymore. Thanks and great work!
    Sorry you can't use this extension on a FF version you need for other functions.

    In FF 55-56, the favicon processing was butchered so badly, apparently for "performance reasons", that it's hopeless for an extension to customize the favicons correctly anymore.

    If you need to go to FF56 for Sync, you still might enjoy my other extensions, including Bookmarks Folder Images. All the five others seem to work okay in FF56.
  • My life is miserable without it. Looking forward to use it again.
    With Firefox 57, this extension – Bookmarks Favicon Images – and all other legacy extensions will go away. This extension cannot be rewritten as a WebExtension, because Mozilla has not provided all the needed programming interfaces.

    This extension seems to work correctly on FF 54.0.

    In FF 55 and 56, favicon processing was extensively overhauled. It apparently was for performance reasons, but it greatly complicated the processing. As a result, some users have been having problems with this extension on FF 55-56, especially with favicons reverting to their defaults on page reload.

    I recommend that users of this extension decide between the following two options:

    (1) Go ahead with FF 57 in November 2017, and lose this extension and all other legacy extensions.

    (2) Turn off automatic update for the browser, and then revert to Firefox release 54.0 (or an earlier release) indefinitely.

    You can download the installer for FF 54.0 from the following link:

    https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/
  • Very nice extension, I understand that it won't move to Fx57. Thanks for the explanation as to why.
    One suggestion: Add your reasoning as bold letters to the description of the extension, so that it's more obvious.
    Using Fx54 isn't an option that people should use in general. ;-)

    Thanks again and good bye (to this extension)
  • Please, oh please, oh please! Please update this for the latest "Quantum" Firefox.

    Edit: Thanks for the info, Wizardgoat!
    This extension can't be converted, at present, because Mozilla has not provided the required program interfaces. It's also not likely that they will, because they seem to attach a low importance to extensions that change how the browser looks - vs extensions that work with web content. Please see the following notice for more details.

    With Firefox 57, this extension – Bookmarks Favicon Images – and all other legacy extensions will go away. This extension cannot be rewritten as a WebExtension, because Mozilla has not provided all the needed programming interfaces.

    This extension seems to work correctly on FF 54.0.

    In FF 55 and 56, favicon processing was extensively overhauled. It apparently was for performance reasons, but it greatly complicated the processing. As a result, some users have been having problems with this extension on FF 55-56, especially with favicons reverting to their defaults on page reload.

    I recommend that users of this extension decide between the following two options:

    (1) Go ahead with FF 57 in November 2017, and lose this extension and all other legacy extensions.

    (2) Turn off automatic update for the browser, and then revert to Firefox release 54.0 (or an earlier release) indefinitely.

    You can download the installer for FF 54.0 from the following link:

    https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/
  • I was it would reset the official favicons after the stupid Firefox update killed all of them. Apparently it doesn't.
    With Firefox 57, this extension – Bookmarks Favicon Images – and all other legacy extensions will go away. This extension cannot be rewritten as a WebExtension, because Mozilla has not provided all the needed programming interfaces.

    This extension seems to work correctly on FF 54.0.

    In FF 55 and 56, favicon processing was extensively overhauled. It apparently was for performance reasons, but it greatly complicated the processing. As a result, some users have been having problems with this extension on FF 55-56, especially with favicons reverting to their defaults on page reload.

    I recommend that users of this extension decide between the following two options:

    (1) Go ahead with FF 57 in November 2017, and lose this extension and all other legacy extensions.

    (2) Turn off automatic update for the browser, and then revert to Firefox release 54.0 (or an earlier release) indefinitely.

    You can download the installer for FF 54.0 from the following link:

    https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/54.0/
  • UPDATE 4/2018 -- Wizardgoat, not sure if you're seeing this, but I've noticed that bookmark favicons within a toolbar folder don't change. When I load the BFI window, all the assigned icons are there, but when I drop-down the folder from the toolbar, they're all empty squares.

    If I drag one of these out of the folder and onto the main toolbar, the assigned icon displays correctly. If I drag a bookmark from the main toolbar into a folder, its assigned favicon does not display anymore.

    Am I missing something, or does BFI not work on bookmarks within folders?

    Thanks for any insight!

    -----

    UPDATE -- I'm happy to report that after deleting all user images and adding them back into the folder one at a time, BFI is working properly! So far I've only added back 31 images, but no problems yet.

    Don't know if it was the number of images, or a specific image. I still have a mix of .ico and .png, and both seem to be working.

    Great addon, and Wizardgoat's prompt and thorough responses are impressive. I'll hang onto this version of Firefox just so I can keep using it.

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    ORIGINAL POST

    I'm on Mac Sierra, and have a frustrating issue. When no user images are present, I'm able to change a favicon.

    But when I've added user images to the folder -- no matter what I click on (built-in or user image), I get the spinning beachball and Firefox freezes. I have to force quit the app.

    I was on FF56, but after reading reviews that said this extension worked better on 54, I downgraded to 54.0.1. But Bookmarks Favicon Images still doesn't work -- clicking any image causes Firefox to freeze completely.

    I should note that I've used the same favicon images before, with a different extension. I have both .png and .ico images, and the freeze caused by BFI happens with all of them.

    I hope there's a fix or solution, because I'm planning to stay with older versions of Firefox if I can get this to work!
    Well, with a few thousand users I've had several occasional issues reported. But so far, you're the only user to report these symptoms - things quit working after user images are added.

    The issue might be unique to Mac. But since I don't have a Mac to test on, I can just offer a few suggestions.

    One user also found a different problem on FF releases later than 54, and so settled on 54. It is only a stab in the dark that 54.0.1 would cause the problem, but if you care to, you could backlevel to 54.0, and see what happens.

    My gut feel is that you may have some specific user image(s) that are triggering the problem, even though you used all of them with an older extension.

    In particular, .ico files can be layered and complex, and so either the browser or the platform may have trouble handling one. Maybe .png also, but less likely in my opinion, unless it is a large file or has other unusual characteristics.

    I'd suggest putting some of your user images in, by themselves, and see if the problem goes away. If you can narrow the problem to certain images, then you may be able to solve the issue. You could even try some new .png image by itself.

    If you do identify any specific problem images, you may be able to fix them. You can use any of a number of graphic or icon editors that can store .png files. You could convert a .ico file by saving it as a .png, for example. If you do save or create any new files, please look at the extension's Help for suggestions as to the optimal size and shape of an image file.

    And one more thought: Some user in the past had problems if his user file names contained unusual characters such as brackets. He fixed the problem by renaming the files. More common special characters such as "#$@_" should present no problem - at least on Windows. But you can try all alphanumeric, at first, if needed, and go from there.

    Good luck in resolving it. If you update your review, I probably will see it. But if you'd like another reply from me, please post another review. That way, the system will allow me to send another reply.
  • Thank you for taking the time to reply to me.

    First of all, I just wanna say that you're right!
    It is a very recent thing, I tested different versions of FF, and v55 has the same issue, but Firefox 54 works like a charm!

    What happens exactly in FF 56 (and 55 apparently, as I just found out), is that even though this add-on changes the favicon successfully, and it shows on screen that the change takes effect immediately, upon page load of that specific bookmark, the favicon reverts to default. FF probably "reads" the favicon from the page, and updates the bookmark, and thus overriding what this add-on does.

    BUT, upon browser restart, the icons change back to whatever you assigned them from this add-on.
    Sometimes they will change back even if I dont restart the browser (weird, cannot reproduce this), and I dont know why.

    I asked for help in Mozilla support, here:
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1182037
    And 2 Top Contributors already confirmed that this is an issue with Firefox and there's no easy way to solve this yet.
    You can check the thread if you like.

    In any case, its pretty sad that I have to choose between performance (FF 56 is significantly faster) and functionality.
    I guess a compromise has to be done somewhere, and I understand that.

    The thing is, that this wasnt the only issue I had with FF 56, but I was able to fix the other issues, except this one though.

    Anyway, thanks again, if you have any ideas let me know, if not thats fine.
    I will be going back to FF 54 for now, but I'm not sure if that will work properly. Guess I'll find out.

    EDIT: I've been using FF 54.0.1 all day with no issues until now. I think that this version is truly the last best FF version that supports old XUL addons.

    And yes I agree, its not worth the effort.
    Even though benchmarks indicate that FF 56 is A LOT faster than FF 54, in practice, the difference is pretty small.

    Your add-on works great btw, and I got my favicons back, exactly as I want them. My userscripts work fine, and now I have the added bonus ability of customizing which ever bookmark icon I want!! (thx to this add-on)

    Thanks
    Thanks for the information. I took a look at the Mozilla thread you mentioned, and it was very helpful. It spelled out the ways in which 55-56 have greatly complicated the favicon processing.

    It would take reinventing the wheel to fix your user scripts or my extension for FF 55-56, if it's even possible. It's not worth the effort.

    I'm planning to direct users with this problem to go on with FF 57 and lose the extension, or else backlevel to FF 54, and have it work right.
  • Very unfavorable.
    I notice that you previously reviewed this in April and August, with virtually the same complaint. I responded with a number of suggestions.

    I'd like to help you get it working. But out of several thousand users, you're the only one who has ever reported this problem.

    You may have extension conflicts, memory shortages, or other problems on your system that are triggering it.

    I do not believe that it's the fault of any code in the extension, or others would be experiencing these symptoms.

    Also, I recently typed up the following notice for interested users:

    FYI - Mozilla has announced plans that will adversely impact a great number of extensions late in 2017. This includes all of mine, plus a great many by other authors. Beginning with Firefox release 57.0, scheduled for mid-November, many extensions will quit working entirely. The only extensions that supposedly will work in FF 57.0 and later are ones written in a relatively new technology called WebExtensions. But unfortunately, many extensions cannot be re-written with the new technology.

    Users of the older extensions generally have two choices. (1) They can update to FF 57.0 late in the year, and go forward with only the newer extensions available. Or (2) They can shut off the automatic update setting for the browser (Options/Advanced/Update/Never check for update), either after updating to 56.0 around the end of September, or earlier.

    Once the FF 57.0 update is applied, the older extension capability could be restored by (a) Shutting off auto update as above, and (b) reinstalling FF 56.0 or earlier. (I personally prefer 47.0 for seemingly best performance if not going forward with the new technology.)

    My impression is that Mozilla is doing this to improve browser performance and security with the new technology, but at the expense of losing the older technology. That is anyone's personal decision.
  • The author suggested posting these follow-up comments as a new "review" so that he could comment on them.

    1: There remains a problem selecting image names from the Pick New Bookmarks Favicon Image window. Some names can be selected while others cannot. Further investigation revealed that when the menu is initially displayed, you can select any of the visible names, but if you display the window and immediately scroll down (I have a lot of images in my directory) then you cannot select any image. However, scroll the window a second time -- even just one line -- and you can then select these images. Also, once you select any image on the initial display, you can scroll and select any other image.

    Also, when I do select an image name, all the other names on that line disappear. The names are still there and can be selected, so I'm thinking that they turn white and disappear into the background. There is something strange going on with this menu. If it's a Firefox problem, it's like nothing I've seen before.


    2: I still have a problem with icons reverting to the default when certain sites are visited. This add-on seems to remember the newly assigned icons and will display them when Firefox is restarted, but not during the remainder of the session . All the Google sites (search, images, contacts, calendar, groups, etc.) as well as Amazon are examples of this. I followed the suggested procedures and tried many variations (e.g., exiting and restarting Firefox between deleting and remaking the links, etc.) but was not able to improve the situation. I'm using the stock Bookmark Toolbar.

    The only other thought I have is that i;m using the Nautipolis 3.12 theme. I wonder if this could be playing any sort of role, although it's not obvious what that might be.

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    Additional comments:

    The problem is NOT the Nautipolis theme. I tried two other themes including the default and the icons continue to change when visiting these sites. I have no other extensions that affect icons that I know of. The old Bookmark Favicon Changer was removed before installing this extension. I tried deactivating Classic Theme restorer with no improvement.

    Solving the underlying problem would certainly be best, but maybe you could put a button on your Set Images menu to force a reset of the custom icons, and then allow it to be assigned to a keyboard shortcut so that the icons could be manually reset quickly without having to restart the browser.
    Glad you could convert your jpegs to pngs and fix that problem. (FYI - I might have clarified that most icon-type images use png, gif, or ico, because these file types support transparent backgrounds. Jpeg files do not. They are always opaque. This becomes an issue for icons if they are rendered on a window background other than the background color of the jpeg. That can cause a white square, or other color, to be displayed back of the icon.)

    In the image selection dialog, it seems that you can make it work, but have a peculiar problem with scrolling and with disappearing text. It might be something odd in your release of Firefox for Linux. I've never seen the problems or heard of them before. There's a very faint chance that it has something to do with your Nautipolis theme (see more below).

    As for icons reverting when you visit the sites: Since you've tried re-creating the affected bookmarks, that shows that your problem is not the same as the other user who had similar symptoms. It could be a Firefox for Linux issue. But I'd put slightly higher odds on it being triggered by the Nautipolis theme. These "complete themes" are actually extensions. And extension conflicts are a reality. You should be able to test this one by temporarily disabling your Nautipolis theme, and restarting. Then see if any problems clear up. Also, if you have any other extensions that affect Bookmarks, you can disable them and test.

    One user recently got really incensed that my extension is not compatible with "Classic Theme Restorer". But I cannot program to compensate for what other extensions do. When there is a conflict, the user has to choose the ones that are the most important to them. Anyway, since I don't have a Xubuntu-Linux system, there's not much else I can do to debug this.

    You might be interested in the following, that is soon to affect many extensions:

    I recently typed up the following notice for interested users:

    FYI - Mozilla has announced plans that will adversely impact a great number of extensions late in 2017. This includes all of mine, plus a great many by other authors. Beginning with Firefox release 57.0, scheduled for mid-November, many extensions will quit working entirely. The only extensions that supposedly will work in FF 57.0 and later are ones written in a relatively new technology called WebExtensions. But unfortunately, many extensions cannot be re-written with the new technology.

    Users of the older extensions generally have two choices. (1) They can update to FF 57.0 late in the year, and go forward with only the newer extensions available. Or (2) They can shut off the automatic update setting for the browser (Options/Advanced/Update/Never check for update), either after updating to 56.0 around the end of September, or earlier.

    Once the FF 57.0 update is applied, the older extension capability could be restored by (a) Shutting off auto update as above, and (b) reinstalling FF 56.0 or earlier. (I personally prefer 47.0 for seemingly best performance if not going forward with the new technology.)

    My impression is that Mozilla is doing this to improve browser performance and security with the new technology, but at the expense of losing the older technology. That is anyone's personal decision.
  • I fixed it. Here's how

    First I should point out two things that might be relevant

    1. I use "Multirow Bookmarks Toolbars Plus 1.10" add-on

    2. I originally changed the favicon using an add-on called "Bookmark Favicon Changer 2.29" (which stopped functioning).

    Now, I did what you said (click on bookmark, waited for it to change to default, then restarted Firefox). On restart, the favicon reverted back to the custom one I chose. However, it still changed back to default when I clicked on it

    Next, I clicked on the bookmark again, then when the website loaded, I deleted the bookmark from the Multirow Toolbar, dragged the url back to the toolbar to create a new bookmark, then used your add-on to customise the favicon.

    The custom icon now sticks and does not revert back to default. I repeated this procedure with all of the "faulty" bookmarks (about 6 others) and it fixed all of them

    Thanks. (I have rerated from 4 stars to 5
    Glad it's working for you now.

    If I understand your latest post, the only icons you lost were those assigned by Favicon Changer. It's no longer maintained, and uses a different technology than mine. The two should not be used or installed simultaneously, or results are unpredictable.

    I'm not familiar with Multirow, but it sounds like it did not contribute to the problem. (Nevertheless, extensions are sometimes incompatible with each other, so it's something to watch for.)

    However, my extensions and many others are going away in November, with FF 57, unless you freeze onto a prior release before then.

    I recently typed up the following notice for interested users:

    FYI - Mozilla has announced plans that will adversely impact a great number of extensions late in 2017. This includes all of mine, plus a great many by other authors. Beginning with Firefox release 57.0, scheduled for mid-November, many extensions will quit working entirely. The only extensions that supposedly will work in FF 57.0 and later are ones written in a relatively new technology called WebExtensions. But unfortunately, many extensions cannot be re-written with the new technology.

    Users of the older extensions generally have two choices. (1) They can update to FF 57.0 late in the year, and go forward with only the newer extensions available. Or (2) They can shut off the automatic update setting for the browser (Options/Advanced/Update/Never check for update), either after updating to 56.0 around the end of September, or earlier.

    Once the FF 57.0 update is applied, the older extension capability could be restored by (a) Shutting off auto update as above, and (b) reinstalling FF 56.0 or earlier. (I personally prefer 47.0 for seemingly best performance if not going forward with the new technology.)

    My impression is that Mozilla is doing this to improve browser performance and security with the new technology, but at the expense of losing the older technology. That is anyone's personal decision.
  • Hi Mr Goat,

    The addon is great and works as expected on FF 55.0.3.

    I have one question: is it possible to change multiple favicons at once, as I prefer having every single bookmark the same. This used to be possible with some CSS code pointing to a local .PNG, but FF update recently broke that.

    Thanks.

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    Thanks for such a comprehensive reply! It's nice to see developers communicating openly with the community.

    Indeed, I always update manually (portable FF) and was aware of the major changes coming later this year, but I wasn't expecting an update at this time to break something as simple as a CSS tweak. These are the kind of benefits keeping people using FF, I don't know if it'll be a good move going foward.

    I have now found the latest version (54.0.1) which keeps my custom CSS code working. I'm not really too happy about using an "outdated" version of FF, but I suppose it'll do for the time being!

    With regards this addon, and bearing in mind I know almost nothing about coding, would it be difficult to enable a 'change all bookmarks at once' function? For example, in Windows you can hold down CTRL for multi-select, which is how I expected your addon might function.

    In any case, thanks again for the help and keep up the good work :)
    The extension can set only one favicon at a time.

    As you noted, a local .PNG and CSS has been a way to do what you want. But the later versions of FF apparently have preempted that.

    You could consider turning off auto update for your browser and then installing a prior release that still will let you do what you want via CSS.

    In that connection, I want to let you know that Mozilla is planning to break a lot of other stuff, including this extension, by FF57 in November, unless people freeze on a prior version.

    I recently wrote up the following info for people who may be interested:

    FYI - Mozilla has announced plans that will adversely impact a great number of extensions late in 2017. This includes all of mine, plus a great many by other authors. Beginning with Firefox release 57.0, scheduled for mid-November, many extensions will quit working entirely. The only extensions that supposedly will work in FF 57.0 and later are ones written in a relatively new technology called WebExtensions. But unfortunately, many extensions cannot be re-written with the new technology.

    Users of the older extensions generally have two choices. (1) They can update to FF 57.0 late in the year, and go forward with only the newer extensions available. Or (2) They can shut off the automatic update setting for the browser (Options/Advanced/Update/Never check for update), either after updating to 56.0 around the end of September, or earlier.

    Once the FF 57.0 update is applied, the older extension capability could be restored by (a) Shutting off auto update as above, and (b) reinstalling FF 56.0 or earlier. (I personally prefer 47.0 for seemingly best performance if not going forward with the new technology.)

    My impression is that Mozilla is doing this to improve browser performance and security with the new technology, but at the expense of losing the older technology. That is anyone's personal decision.
  • Hi Mate,

    I am using 55.0.2 (32-bit) FF and I can see it works on main toolbar but not for sub-folder where as its showing color at application interface. Any way to get this fixed?

    Regards
    Rajiv
    If I understand your review correctly, you would like to change the image for the folder, itself. You can do that with a sister extension that I wrote, called "Bookmarks Folder Images". See this link:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bookmarks-folder-images/
  • (sorry for the length)
    Thanks so much for your detailed reply. **Some followups:

    // suspect that come November, when most extensions quit working, there are going to be a great many very unhappy Firefox users...."Surprise!"

    ** Major understatement. And I thought Google had terrible consumer information... Wow, power users invest hundreds if not thousands of hours per year just on organizing & managing their workflow, bookmarks — with extensions being central to the overall user experience. I'm not sure how badly it will affect casual users who don't use many (if any) extensions. But this whole Firefox comeback effort reminds me of the MS strategic blunder with WindowsMobile after iphone/android upset the marketplace. Instead of rewriting it to remain competitive, they waited 2 years before re-entering the marketplace with WindowsPhone— too late to capture the bulk of new smartphone users.

    // Mozilla is already taking down some legacy documentation. So it's unpredictable when they might be taking down older download links, including the home pages for older extensions. If you want to download the installer for an older release of Firefox, you can try: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/47.0/

    **Extremely helpful, thank you. I noticed they have files all the way to FF 55. Just out of curiosity, do they have different developer teams working on 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, and 55?

    // and just change the release number if needed.

    ** I don't understand— Let's say I decide to downgrade to FF 47. I understand that I would have to turn off all auto-updates, but are you saying that in order to run 47 I would need to rename something— what?

    // Download the large offline installer file, and you'll even be able to install it on other systems in the future.

    ** Didn't understand where to find it; so I googled & found this non-Mozilla help page: https://www.techchore.com/mozilla-firefox-offline-installer/
    I downloaded what they provided for Mac OS X... but oddly it was only 59.7 MB whereas the v 47.0 install file was 176 MB. I read further and saw what I suspected the offline installer was: "Technically, it is not an installer but a download manager that downloads the temporary Mozilla Firefox installer and install it afterwards". But I'm confused because you said "large offline installer file"— so I'm guessing that site didn't provide the correct file.

    // get the installer files for your extensions: (1) Go to the extension's home page...To install an extension from an installer file...

    ** Thanks again, great advice. So is the "big picture": until a robust library of the new type of extension becomes available (after developers write new versions of their current FF extensions), early-adopting "new Firefox" could very well be a UX step backwards for power users who have come to depend on the current library of extensions?

    I'm thankful that previous user low-rated this extension— only because it prompted your very informative replies!
    When I mentioned modifying a release number, I was only talking about modifying the URL to call up the downloads web pages. If you click on the link I gave, it should call up the FTP page for 47.0 files.

    But if you COPY the URL instead of clicking on it, you can paste it into your address bar. And then before clicking the goto button, you can modify the URL in any way you want. If you change "47.0" to "52.0", for example, you'll get the page for a different release. But if you remove the 47.0 node entirely, you'll get the FTP page for all available releases.

    I don't know anything about the "techchore" page you mentioned, so I did not try to follow it. But the text you quoted about an offline installer being a download manager sounds backward.

    If you call up the FTP page for 47.0, you'll see about 20 folder or file items. For example, there's mac and mac-EME-free (whatever the latter means).

    When I click on win32, I get a language list, and then click on en-US. On the next page there are two files. The larger one -- Firefox Setup 47.0.exe, 42MB in size, is the "offline" installer, and is the one you want. It's called that because you can run it and install FF without an open internet connection. The smaller file, at 236KB, is the installer "stub" which just launches an interactive install. But the stub may not work in the future, if the release is removed from the site.

    If I click on the "mac" link, and then on en-US, I get a page with only one file -- Firefox 47.0.dmg. Since it's 84M, it's large and so is the offline installer you want.

    The mac-EME-free link, and en-US, gets me two files, just like for Windows. The larger one is obviously the right one, and the smaller one is apparently a stub.

    As for the new extension development: Developers have had a lot of advance notice on this. But the problem is that the new WebExtensions technology has a very limited set of APIs (program interfaces) available. So it's not possible to rewrite most extensions as WebExtensions. And I doubt, for example, that Mozilla will ever provide an API for changing favicons, as they don't consider that to be an important need. So I've got maybe 3500 daily users, but they have millions.

    So good luck with your file downloads.
  • I used to love this app (and have donated), but with the last couple (or more) updates, it has become worthless ... a royal pain in the rear. I hope I can find an alternative.

    And because I won't advance FFox past v53 due to their stupidity in making it less useable on the Web with each new update, I have to find add-ons that haven't changed over the past year or so.
    This extension actually has not been updated since April, 2016, for FF 44.0. However, newer versions of Firefox have become increasingly slow and problematic, and can adversely affect extensions in ways that extension developers have no control over. You said you froze your browser at 53.0. Actually, I froze mine at 47.0, both for web performance and for several technical reasons. All my extensions seem to work fine in 47.0, and even a bit beyond.

    In addition, I recently typed up the following notice for likely concerned users:

    FYI - Mozilla has announced plans that will adversely impact a great number of extensions late in 2017. This includes all of mine, plus a great many by other authors. Beginning with Firefox release 57.0, scheduled for mid-November, many extensions will quit working entirely. The only extensions that supposedly will work in FF 57.0 and later are ones written in a relatively new technology called WebExtensions. But unfortunately, many extensions cannot be re-written with the new technology.

    Users of the older extensions generally have two choices. (1) They can update to FF 57.0 late in the year, and go forward with only the newer extensions available. Or (2) They can shut off the automatic update setting for the browser (Options/Advanced/Update/Never check for update), either after updating to 56.0 around the end of September, or earlier.

    Once the FF 57.0 update is applied, the older extension capability could be restored by (a) Shutting off auto update as above, and (b) reinstalling FF 56.0 or earlier. (I personally prefer 47.0 for seemingly best performance if not going forward with the new technology.)

    My impression is that Mozilla is doing this to improve browser performance and security with the new technology, but at the expense of losing the older technology. That is anyone's personal decision.
  • I don't understand how to set my own custom icon?
    Of course you must first obtain the icon files you want to use - for example, off of some "free favicons" site on the web.

    Then click on the button, and click on the Help item. A detailed Help text for the extension will be displayed. It explains how to add your own icons into the extension, as well as the types of files that are acceptable.
  • I'm an ordinary user, and this add-on is exactly that I needed :)
  • As others have noted, the UI is not intuitive. However, once you've read the help file, you should be good to go: it does what it says and says what it does. It's very useful; indeed, the only reason I give it four stars rather than five is that it doesn't sync: I have Firefox installations on four different computers (two Mac, two Windows) and have to update the favicons manually on each of them.

    UPDATE: Following the developer's clear and concise explanation regarding the technical reasons as to why sync capability isn't on the cards, I'm upgrading my review to five stars.
    Thanks for the review.

    I do agree that, in principle, a sync capability would be nice. However, there are some very complex technical reasons why it could never be made to work properly.

    It would take a book chapter to explain. But the gist is that the collection of bookmarks and the folder structure can be different on different systems, and it's not possible to second-guess where an icon assignment should go.

    Also, this extension assigns an icon to a bookmark's internal number, assigned by the browser when it is created. It does not assign images to ALL bookmarks having the same title or the same URL. By assigning an image to only a single bookmark by its number, this means that if a user moves the bookmark to another folder, the image assignment will persist, which is what the user presumably wants. But on multiple systems, a look-alike bookmark can have an entirely different number. Or the same number may have been assigned by the browser to an unrelated bookmark. So icons assigned by a bookmark's number cannot be exported to another system and expect logical results.

    Glad you're enjoying the other features.
  • Now and then on my XP PRO SP3 Computer the Favicon for Yahoo Email (mg.mail.yahoo.com)
    will change itself back to the Yahoo default icon (small blue envelope) instead of the Favicon I had selected to use with that site. This does not seem to happen on a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 10 Home 64 Bit ... Both computers running Firefox 52.0.2 ESR browser
    Thanks for the feedback. I've read all of your reviews. You're the only user of nearly 4000 that has reported this symptom. I cannot readily see why this would ever happen repeatedly to a specific site under normal circumstances. But I want to share the following insights into how the extension works, in case it might shed any light on the problem.

    When you store a bookmark, the FF browser assigns that link a unique internal number (e.g., 3705 or some such). (If you delete the link, the browser may assign the same number to a future bookmark.) When you use this extension to assign an alternate icon to appear on the screen, the icon is assigned to that specific link, by its number. And if you restart the browser, this extension will clear any icon assignments that refer to old numbers of bookmarks that no longer exist.

    If you were to COPY the link and PASTE an identical copy of it, you'd have two identical bookmarks, except with different numbers. But the alternate icon would apply only to the original bookmark, not the copy. The same thing would happen if you stored an identical bookmark again, while browsing the same web site. (In which case FF may delete the original duplicate, depending on your settings.) It would have no alternate icon assigned. If you then deleted the one that was saved earlier, then the alternate icon assignment would be entirely erased.

    Please note that this extension does NOT assign an icon to ALL bookmarks having the same domain name, or even the same full URL. You have to assign an icon to each specific bookmark that you want affected. This icon assignment is for screen purposes only, when you are viewing the bookmark. It does not really replace the original favicon in the FF bookmark file. The website, itself, could change its own favicon, but it should not be able to cancel an alternate icon assigned to a specific bookmark.

    In any event, I'm wondering if you are somehow re-saving a similar bookmark multiple times, expecting the assignment to persist? Something like that could explain the symptoms. You might even have an extension or other process that is automatically re-saving certain bookmarks. Or perhaps Yahoo is automatically saving a new bookmark periodically? (I don't know if a site can do that.)

    If you figure out more insights on the issue, you can post another review if you want.