Once Upon a Time
iconomy taught us how to remove the text from our Firefox bookmarks toolbar, leaving only the favicons for a nice, tidy look, and a lot more more available space. →
But I forgot. Time passed. I started using the laptop instead of the PC, I had a new, uncustomized bookmarks tool bar, and every now and then, in irritation, I would click View > Toolbars > Customize, and try to figure out how we did that again, but it never became clear. I tried right clicking on the toolbar... but no. I tried to search that iconomy comment, but couldn't find it. It was like that itch you can't scratch right in the middle of your back, unless you have really, really long arms or something, but then you sort of forget about it until the next time so you never go buy a backscratcher, and your arms never get longer.
So, today I thought, "let's settle this once and for all" and googled "firefox bookmarks toolbar remove text". The first return was this blog entry
which just says "Very simple: In your bookmark toolbar, remove all the text associated with a particular bookmark, and use the favicon instead.
Well, I figured, at least it must be something so simple that this person (top return for the question, remember) doesn't even feel the need to say how
, which is what I suspected, but still hadn't hit upon. So instead of moar seerching, I went back to the drawing board and tried the next most obvious thing besides "customize" in Toolbars: I right-clicked the individual bookmarks on the toolbar, and selected "properties"... and yes, folks, that's where you do it. Just delete the associated text in the first field.
So, like this:
> Right click on the bookmark in the toolbar
> Select "properties"
> Where it says "name", delete that text
> Save changes
So, you probably already knew that, huh? But look, here's the cool part of this post if you did: You know how some sites don't have a favicon? So get the generic blank-page icon, or maybe you have five of the ubiquitous Blogger orange-"B" favicons? You can change them with an add-on. Yes!
Favicon Picker 3 0.4.0.5
Works with Firefox 3, and lets you choose any image to replace any favicon (or lack thereof). Neato.
(One simple place to find replacement icons in convenient sizes to show up as favicons is the Icon Archive
, or some prettier ones available for download here
... anyway, not hard to find cool icon-y goodness)