How to Disable favicon Support in Firefox
Don’t like favicons in Firefox? You can disable the showing of Favicons in Firefox with a settings adjustment.
Tim Russell writes in with this tip: “If there’s one thing I hate about websites out there it’s the accompanying favicon’s that litter my browser tabs and bookmarks menu. Surely I’m not the only one that dislikes this so called feature, so if you want to turn off favicons this is all you have to do…”
We generally like favicon’s but to each their own, continue on for the simple instructions on how to disable them in Firefox.
How to Disable favicon support in Firefox
- In the address bar, type
- Type “icon” in the search filter on the top
- Change browser.chrome.favicons to false by double clicking on it
- Change browser.chrome.site_icons to false by double clicking on it
- Restart Firefox
Once you restart Firefox, the favicons will no longer be shown.
This applies to the Mac but also should apply the same to other Firefox installations in Windows or Linux too.
Thanks for the tip Tim!