Needs to allow custom icons Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I like a many of the features of the add-on. Principally, it is nice that I can have it generate a favicon for a subdomain even if the site has one.
However, it really needs the ability to specify what icon to use for a site. This has been mentioned many times in the past and the author has said you can not use it on that site or use Favicon Picker 3.
You can't. Favicon Picker 3 is now called Bookmark Favicon changer. It does allow you to upload your own icons, but the icons are only saved in the bookmarks and are not used on the tabs (and you can only specify an icon for individual pages, not domains or subdomains).
You you can use BookMark Favicon changer to specify a favicon for your bookmarks and use whatever you want, or you can use IdentFavIcon and use a random Favicon that is generated from the domain name, but has no obvious connection to the website's identity.
It would be great if there were an add-on either like IdentFavIcon but it allowed you to select your own icon for a website, or like Bookmark Favicon Changer, but it allowed you to specify an icon for the tab menu and for the domain.
And that it got ported to SeaMonkey, but ...
Worked Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Fresh install of FF, no other addons, worked to fix broken IdenFavIcon. I only run a few other addons, primarily xmarks and lastpass and adblockplus. In the many years I've run those addons, they've always played nice with all other addons.This user has a previous review of this add-on.
If you figure out which other add-on is causing the problem, I could check if I can fix it easily.
Its name is IdentFavIcon, worldwide Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Several localized descriptions in IdenFavIcon's install.rdf lack the line <em:name>IdentFavIcon</em:name>, which has no impact in terms of usability but only in the scope of finding the add-on in a list where its name appears as <>
Thanks for the report, I was not aware that the name should be repeated in all locales, even if it remains the same. I will fix this in the next release.
Love the concept; but replaced a few other favicons Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I used a different, previous add-on with earlier FF versions to generate/select my own FavIcon for sites (can't remember name) which doesn't work with FF9.0.1, so tried this one.
Works well EXCEPT replaces a few of the favIcons I previously selected for the other sites. I like the colorful "neutral" favicons it uses, however, because the generic box was so unhelpful in organizing my bookmarks toolbar.
Firefox API does not provide any means to tell where a favicon comes from. E.g., I cannot tell if it uses the generic icon or some other, which was manually set by another extension. You can, however, add the domain of these sites to the exception list in IdentFavIcon options, thus telling the add-on not to generate icons for them. HTH.
Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars
One has to be smart to limit its concept to only what is necessary. A quality quite uncommon among developers. Great job David. Simple and to the point.
And the idea to build the favicon from an algorithm based on the web site name, that's imaginative engineering.
Not Good. Rated 2 out of 5 stars
I don't see how to tell this add-on to reload a DIFFERENT icon for a given site if you don't like the BRIGHT YELLOW one it already generated for a site.
Great concept though.
You should allow us to recreate icons for a given site until we like one.
You can't. The shape and color of the icon is determined by an algorithm from the website's name, as explained in the add-on description. If you don't like the icon generated for a particular site, you can disable icon generation for that site in the preferences window of the add-on, and use another add-on (e.g. FavIcon Picker) to manually set a favicon for that site.
It's not a 64-bit issue Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I got to my office PC with Waterfox x64 and IdentFavicon worked fine. Same add-ons. It must have been an old add-on left behind in the about:config junk of Waterfox.
Don't know why Google Chrome users put up with crappy favicon support. I suppose they have eagle eyes for text rather than the favicons (Chrome loses even the assigned site favicons - and people keep complaining to no effect).
I'm glad we got that sorted out! :-)
Doesn't work Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I'm not sure whey it doesn't work on my PC. I've disabled all other add-ons and IdentFavicon is the only one enabled. There's no Favicon generated for sites without one. I'm using Windows 7, FF 8.0.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.4.6.1-signed.1-signed).
You could try setting the extensions.identfavicon.debug config value to true (in the about:config dialog). Then identfavicon logs its activity in the error console. Please check its output there and post an error report in email. Thanks!
re: Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Thank you for your fast response, but then i don't know the Problem either. I use multiple Plugins and doesnt have the time to check all of them. But it is an cool addon, thanks for that good piece of software.
Greetings from Germany,
Jan P. Greimann
brilliant! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
this is a really nice and well written addon. which makes tabbar much more interesting.
works with nightly as well, wonder why amo failed to mark it as compatible.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I was so glad to have found this "add on". It is so easy to use. I am enjoying having a "favicon" so that I can easily identify my bookmark tabs. It starts working after you go to the website. And, if on a page, you can right click and reload the "favicon". I find it very useful. I love it! Thank you for creating it!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.4.4.1-signed.1-signed).
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
How hard would it be to allow for custom icons to be set manually? It's nice having autogenerated ones, but for sites and servers that I use regularly that have either no icon, a confusing icon or an ugly one, I would prefer to specify my own.
I've used Favicon Picker, and now Bookmark Favicon Changer to set icons for single pages, but I'd also like to be able to set icons for entire sites.
This should be a relatively straightforward to do, and I've made the same suggestion to the developer of Bookmark Favicon Changer to suggest that you two team up and merge your code together to allow for site-wide custom icons. The hash-based ones would be used as a secondary measure, although I may revert to the add-on that just uses coloured squares as it's easier on the eye. But I definitely want to be able to use my hand-drawn icons across whole sites :)
Hello Daniel! The suggestion to allow manual picking of favicons has been made several times. I might do it eventually, however, I have very little time to spend on this add-on - most of this goes into keeping it up to date with the most recent firefox versions, and recently also into adding locales. Development of various new features is on my to do list.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Eye candy and helps to identify tabs and bookmarks.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.4.4.1-signed.1-signed).
Nice, and simple Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very simple and surprisingly effective solution to an annoying problem.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.4.4.1-signed.1-signed).
Does what it says. Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Simple and elegant solution to iconless bookmark & tabs.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.4.4.1-signed.1-signed).
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Love it! Adds color & shape where there wasn't before! Makes my favorite sites that don't have a favicon that much easier to identify in my favorites bar! love it!
... except when it randomly generated a swastika symbol as a favicon. I know it's random, but is there ANY way to block that shape or swap it for something else if that happens?
No easy detection
Detecting swastikas in general is not easy. I added some code to block the generation of certain shapes that look like swastikas, but other combinations might also result a similar shape. Besides, except for the most trivial cases, what in your opinion "looks like a swastika" might not look like one at all for others. In my opinion, for example, it is pretty far fetched to say that your link resembles a nazi swastika. (Not any more than it resembles a green cross.) Anyway, if you don't like the icon for a particular site for any reason, you can always add that site to your exception list in the add-on preferences.
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Easily recognizable? Well, all the generated icons have the same style. Only colors change. Better than nothing, but not really satisfying.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.2).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I like it. The designs remind me of flowers or something, but it makes it easy to identify websites that don't use a faviconThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.2).
Identicon Information on addon page Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Perhaps you should add a link or a short summary of what an identicon actually is to the addon's page. You seem to be getting some feature requests that people wouldn't make if they knew what an identicon was.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.2).
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Does what it says, and seems to work with some of the tab coloring extensions. Does not support offline files for some reason.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3).
Hmm, I'm not sure what you mean by offline files. If you mean html pages saved locally and accessed via the file:// protocol, than sure, no favicons are generated for those, since the seed of the icon is the domain name. No domain name, no icon, its that simple. (Localhost, however, does get a favicon.)