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Windows 7: Possibly really dumb Firefox question, but....

31 Aug 2011   #1
robertwnielsen

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Possibly really dumb Firefox question, but....

a friend of mine once told me that "the only stupid question is the one you never ask" -- so, here goes.


Why does Firefox not display favicons in the jumplist, like IE 9 does?


Not that it's any big deal one way or the other, I'm just curious.


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31 Aug 2011   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

probably because the jumplist is a microsoft tool and so is Ie9.
interestingly when i copied a seven forums shortcut to the desktop from firefox and Ie9
the favicons show in ie9 and not firefox.
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31 Aug 2011   #3
robertwnielsen

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well, that would make sense....I suppose.
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31 Aug 2011   #4
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

It looks like it could be a bug, and no I do not mean a virus or anything like malware.
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=549472

It has to do with a difference how Windows IE handles .ico files, and what Mozilla has to do in order to compensate. (Similar to what boohbah posted)

See this post for a possible work-round: Firefox jump list icons
Again...(Similar to what boohbah posted)

What version do you have? The stable 6.0.1 just came out.
Post #7 in the above bugzilla link talks of a patch on 11-07-14.
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