Quick Tip: Disable Favicons in Firefox

If you are the type of person that dislikes those little site specific icons, then this tip is for you. Favicons can be disabled completely in Firefox with a simple config change.

Just type about:config into the address bar, and then filter by browser.chrome. You should see something similar to this:


Set the value of these two preferences to false by double-clicking on them.



You’ll have to restart Firefox, but the favicons will be gone entirely.


Personally, I love favicons, but this article was a request.

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