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How-To Create Website Favorites Button on Your Firefox Toolbar

Guest Post: Beyond_Life, a frequent contributor to 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!


Groovy Firefox News Articles, Tutorials, How-To, Questions, Answers, and TipsA 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 sites I frequent daily.  Yeah yeah I know, that’s why you have Firefox bookmarks.  Personally, I don’t like bookmarks because they require too many clicks.  Let’s take a look at my groovy little tip!


Step 1

Open Firefox and Goto your Favorite Website – Smile



Step 2

Click and Drag the TAB and to your Bookmark Toolbar.

Drag Tab to Firefox Toolbar to create Bookmark


A link to the site along with its Favicon (small icon/logo) is now on your toolbar.  Time to shrink it up!


Step 3

Right-Click the newly created Link and Click Properties.

Open Properties of Firefox Toolbar Bookmark


Step 4

Delete the text in the Name field.  Click Save when completed.

Delete Text from Toolbar Bookmark

All done!  Your toolbar should now have just the website’s Favicon which you can simply click when you want to visit it!

Firefox Toolbar Bookmark Favicon Buttons


A few things to note:

  • It is the same process 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.


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8 Responses to How-To Create Website Favorites Button on Your Firefox Toolbar

  1. DW96 August 8, 2010 at 3:22 am #

    Killer tip man! Thanks for sharing!!!

    • MrGroove August 10, 2010 at 10:27 pm #

      Yeah that’s what I thought! Awesome tip.

  2. Carl August 10, 2010 at 2:43 am #

    Thanks very Groovy!! 🙂 What is the chances of doing the same with your favorite folders in windows. I often have to access and many clicks later get to the folder that are more than once a sub-folder in the Favorites directory.

  3. Beyond_Life August 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

    Sure, thats possible.

    1. Right click next to the last favicon
    2. Select “Create new bookmark”
    3. Create a title
    4. In the “adress bar” give the path of the folder
    5. Tataaa done.

  4. Carl August 10, 2010 at 11:54 pm #

    Wow GROOOOOOVY man thanks!!! 🙂

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