Guest Post: Beyond_Life, a frequent contributor in our Tech Support Forum recently shared a really great tip in the forum so I asked if he could write it up with screenshots so I could post it here on the main site. He graciously accepted and created a great how-to tutorial. Enjoy!
A little while back I discovered a groovy little trick using website Favicon’s that saves both time and space in Firefox for jumping to the websites I frequent daily. Yeah yeah I know, that’s what Firefox bookmarks are for. Personally I don’t like bookmarks because they require to many clicks. Anyway, let’s take a look at my groovy little tip!
Open Firefox and Goto your Favorite Website – www.groovypost.com
Click and Drag the TAB and to your Bookmark Toolbar
A link to the site along with its Favicon (small icon/logo) should now be located on your toolbar. Time to shrink it up!
Right-Click the newly created Link and Click Properties
Delete the text in the Name field. Click Save when completed.
All done! Your toolbar should now have just the websites Favicon which you can simply click when you want to visit it!
A few things to note:
- The same process can be followed for Chrome but not Internet Explorer. IE requires the Name field be populated.
- If a website does not have a Favicon, a blank page will be displayed instead of their logo.