Open Bug 876700 Opened 7 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Use larger desktop shortcut favicons than 16x16 for websites that provide them


(Core :: Widget: Win32, defect, P4)

Windows 8




(Reporter: bbondy, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


(Whiteboard: tpi:+)

We currently only use 16x16 favicons, but sometimes websites provide larger favicons, possibly all inside a single .ico file.   We should take advantage of the larger favicons for desktop shortcuts when they are available. 

See widget/windows/nsDataObj.cpp
nsDataObj :: GetFileContentsInternetShortcut

And widget/windows/WinUtils.cpp

For relevant code.
I'm interested in this bug, but I'm a bit green. After looking at the functions mentioned in Comment 1, what I've gathered is that nsDaatObj::GetFileContentsInternetShortcut() only retrieves the ICO file and its path, but is not responsible for any parsing. AsyncFaviconDataReady::OnComplete(), on the other hand, actually retrieves and draws image data. I would like some confirmation of this (as well as some pointing in the right direction) before I start working on this.
Yep we have a decoder for icons at:
mozilla-central/image/decoders/nsICODecoder.h and .cpp

I haven't looked at this code in a long time, and it might have changed since I last looked at it. But when I last seen it we always only picked one of the icons and had no handling to extract different icons from within that decoder.
Flags: needinfo?(netzen)
We have the #-moz-resolution media fragment to extract specific sizes from an ICO but I'm not sure where that's done. Example: #-moz-resolution=32,32
Priority: -- → P4
Whiteboard: tpi:+
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