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How to disable favicons in Firefox

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 21 sec read >

Favicons are those little icons that usually are located next to the address bar on the right hand side of your Firefox webbrowser.

NOTE: Been tested and tried in Firefox 3.0.12 but should work in all different versions of Firefox.

 

Answer:

  1. Open Firefox
  2. In the address bar type in the following ‘about:config‘ and hit enter

    about:config

  3. Search for ‘browser.chrome‘ by using the filter option.

    browser.chrome

  4. Now two options will appear ‘browser.chrome.favicons‘ and ‘browser.chrome.site_icons
  5. Double click on each of these options to set them to false.

    browser.chrome.favicon and browser.chrome.site_icons

  6. Restart Firefox and no favicon will appear again.

Last Updated On April 06, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
I am a software developer and online educator who likes to keep up with all the latest in technology. I also manage cloud infrastructure, continuous monitoring, DevOps processes, security, and continuous integration and deployment. In my spare time I teach undergraduate classes in web development. Profile

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doesn’t work