Dragging local internet shortcut to bookmarks toolbar does not set the correct icon




10 years ago
6 months ago


(Reporter: mozilla, Unassigned)


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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008092417 Firefox/3.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008092417 Firefox/3.0.3

I created a local ".url" (weblink) to a webpage I wanted direct access to.
I wanted to put it on my 'quick launchpad' and on my FF Bookmarks.

I created the .url file and got the icon I wanted from an exe file on Discover's site.
I extracted the icon and saved it as a ".ico" file in a local directory
(Documents\My icons).

I created the .URL webshort-cut, then used "Properties" to change the icon
to the saved Icon I wanted (rather than the generic ".url" icon that is normally displayed).

I dragged it to my quicklaunch pad, and it displayed and worked perfectly.

HOWEVER... dragging it to my FF Bookmarks list didn't save any of my local
information -- it didn't save the name of the shortcut -- instead renamed it
to the filename part of the URL, AND it dropped the icon -- replacing it with a generic yellow star.

While I could change the name back to the desired name using properties, 
there seems to be no way to change the icon back to the orange "D" I had
gone to some length's to extract and save.  

In fact, there seems to be no way for a user to save a local shortcut retaining the local short-cut's name and icon -- and while the name can be corrected,
the icon cannot.  There doesn't appear to be a workaround for this.

The contents of the file "Discover Secure Number.URL" are as follows:
IconFile=C:\Home\law\Documents\My icons\deskshopInstall_100.ico

There are 2 parts to this bug -- 1, it doesn't save the user's local shortcut name when transfering it to the bookmark list (which can be worked around by renaming), but worse -- it doesn't keep the user's desired icon and there doesn't seem to be a way to work around this.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create local web shortcut or link with custom icon
2. Try to add to bookmarks (I used drag-n-drop)
Actual Results:  
all localized bookmark information was lost

Expected Results:  
Bookmark name should have been taken from the name of the web.url shortcut filename (not it's internal content), and the user provided icon should be saved as a user-provided icon (not to be over-written by website updates).

since it loses the user's icon, and there is no work-around, I'm marking this as 'major'  (major within the domain of how bookmarks & shortcuts should work).
the name part is bug 237944.
changing title to reflect remaining issue.
Severity: major → minor
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: cannot add or change icon for a bookmark (even local internet shortcuts) → Dragging local internet shortcut to bookmarks toolbar does not set the correct icon

Comment 2

6 months ago
Per policy at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bug_Triage/Projects/Bug_Handling/Bug_Husbandry#Inactive_Bugs. If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Last Resolved: 6 months ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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