User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10 When I visit a page and the icon of that page is saved into the bookmark.html, any future visit to that page with an updated icon doesn't change the saved icon in bookmark. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Visit a page which has an icon 2. Exit Firefox to save bookmarks.html 3. Change the icon of the page 4. Visit the page again. The icon is the old one. Expected Results: Whenever it refreshes a page, or views it, it should use the icon from the page instead of the one it has saved into the bookmarks.html. The saved icon should be used to show the bookmarks, and be updated whenever the page is revisited.
This problem also occurs under Linux.
If i'm not mistake all favicons are called 'favicon.ico' or whatever. Only way yo fix this bug would be to always reload the favicon on everypage visit. I think this would look very weird (and ugly) if the favicon flashes for half a second (while reloading the favicon for lets say the address bar, tabbar and bookmark toolbar all at the same time. Therefore, I think this bug should be marked as WONTFIX
The icon doesn't need to flash. When the browser loads the icon, it simply shows the new icon instead of the old one. This happens the first time you visit a page with an icon, when the default icon is replaced by the icon of the page. The current behaviour is not accepted at all. At the moment, the only way to remove the old icon is by manually editing the bookmarks.html, which is no good. As I mentioned before, the browser should always behave like the first time it visits the page: load the icon on the page (or use the default icon, if there is not any icon on the page) everytime the page is being visited or refreshed. In this case it always keeps the most recent icon and shows it in the bookmark panel. Since we have this behaviour for the first visit and it doesn't create any problem, why should it create any problem again? It won't. There is one other thing: in the property window of a bookmark, there is a pane called "Info". Anothe pane named "Icon" can be added and in that pane the current icon can be shown. The user can be given radiobutton options such as: "Keep this icon", "Reload it every visit", and "Use default icon". A "Reset to default" button can also be provided.
Confirming. The current behaviour is that the favicon is set once upon first visit, and then never set again. This is especially a pain since there are situations where the wrong icon is associated (and I believe it happens more often than we think; in my bookmark file there are already dozens of inappropriately associated icons.) This is also probably why RFE's bug 257791 was filed.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Assignee: vladimir → vladimir+bm
Related problem: if you change an URL via bookmark's properties the icon is not updated either.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 240795 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Assignee: vladimir+bm → nobody
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
QA Contact: mconnor → bookmarks
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