bookmark icons in safari?

brum

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Aug 9, 2005
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Can Safari be configured to display bookmark icons in the bookmark bar? I love having that feature in Firefox. I like having just the icon in my bookmark bar; that way, I can fit in more bookmarks and it's less cluttered.

Does anyone know how to display bookmark icons in the bookmark bar in Safari? Can you get different skins for Safari so that I could get that feature?

Thanks for any help!
 

Trebz

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Mar 2, 2006
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Bump... but for Safari 3.

I have been searching for a way to do this for some time. I know this is a super old post, but there has to be a way to do this in Safari.

I just upgraded to Leopard on all of my macs and Safari 3 is so much faster than Firefox, that I am forcing myself to make the switch.

However, I wish I was able to drag favicons to the bookmark bar, so I could place my most frequently visited sites on the bar, and erase the text description - leaving you with a row of tiny identifiable icons across the bookmark bar. I can do this in firefox, albeit for only certain themes. It is a huge timesaver and makes great use of the browser real estate. Can anyone help?

Sure you can drag the favicon to the bookmark bar, but how can I make the favicon actually appear? :confused:

Thanks for any help on this.

Trebz
 

thefferon

macrumors newbie
Aug 15, 2007
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Safari bookmark icons

Yes, please PLEASE tell us how to do this. This is the only thing keeping me from switching from Firefox to Safari (well, that and skins).

For one thing, in bookmark manager I find that I cannot leave the name of the bookmark blank. This would be key to using the icons instead of text for bookmarks.

How can Apple be so far behind on this? Is the idea patented or something??
 

clevin

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Aug 6, 2006
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How can Apple be so far behind on this? Is the idea patented or something??
haha, I like that idea. But No, its not patented, and we won't call apple photocopier when safari get this.:D

i understand the design, since colorful favicons will disturb the cold cool UI of safari.
 

reubs

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Jun 22, 2006
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So has anyone found a way to do this with Safari? I just dl'ed Foxmarks for Safari to keep things synced across the board, and now I've got a blank bookmark bar in Safari since my FF bookmark bar is full of frequently visited favicons!

So, any ideas out there?
 

badboomer73

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Sep 14, 2007
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Toronto Canada
I prefer sarari but...

This icon bookmark bar is a deal breaker for me. I use it constantly and when ever a Safari user sees it on my computer they almost always switch to firefox.
 

reubs

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Jun 22, 2006
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Yeah, it's problematic b/c I have Foxmarks set up to to keep ALL of my bookmarks in sync across the board, so therefore my Safari bookmarks bar looks ridiculous with no icons in it. From there, the synced bookmarks on my iPod touch are completely useless for this reason.

I'm sure I'll find a solution somehow (getting rid of the icons and bookmarks bar on FF, maybe?), but it's still kind of bothersome.
 

Nils Nothing

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Sep 29, 2006
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Any progress?

Hi All, has there been any progress on this? I know it sounds silly but, the mini icons in the bookmarks bar is THE reason I use firefox over Safari. Has anyone figured out how to bend Safari to our will and do this? Cheers!
 

raybo

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Dec 4, 2007
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Saint Petersburg, FL
Hi All, has there been any progress on this? I know it sounds silly but, the mini icons in the bookmarks bar is THE reason I use firefox over Safari. Has anyone figured out how to bend Safari to our will and do this? Cheers!
This is the only reason that I don't switch from FF. Why are there no favicon add-ins for Safari like Mac Bookmark Toolbar Favicons that I use with FF?
 

ikondave

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Dec 8, 2007
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Savannah, GA
I'm finding that with each update, Firefox crashes more frequently. Usually that's no bid deal, but when it happens while managing bank accounts, etc, it can be time consuming and VERY irritating. But I do like those little bookmark icons. They are time savers for the purposes of everyday browsing. Besides, I went to art school and little pictures entertain me.

So now, I go back and forth between Safari and FF, depending on what I'm doing.
 

AgileZebra

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Aug 10, 2009
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As good as it gets...for now at least

For those of you using xmarks to sync your bookmarks between Firefox and Safari there is at least some hope of making things look reasonable. It required the Stylish extension, but I assume that's how are you all getting the favicons to show up in firefox for mac in the first place (there were a few more ways to do favicons with Firefox 2 but with Firefox 3 Sylish is the only way I have found).

So, this won't give you the favicons in Safari but will make Safari look sane when you are using it:
Install the firefox 'Icons only + Text on hover' style http://userstyles.org/styles/1629 and then restore text to all your toolbar bookmarks. This also gives you the added benefit of not always having to remove the text from your new bookmarks in the first place.
 

LTX

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Dec 25, 2008
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Safari shows the favicons in the Bookmarks menu, and on links that are in folders on the bookmarks bar, but not for links on the bookmarks bar. Does anybody know a hack to enable this? Edit a plist or something?
 

Hammy :)

macrumors newbie
Aug 29, 2009
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Leeds, England
Yeah i find this to be one of the main reasons that im put off safari.

I dont think apple actually have the feature built in though...favicons would clash with the nice grey look of safari.
 

jeme

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Jun 12, 2009
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I am trying to figure this out as well - I am a mac newbie - is there no way to do this - have icons in the bookmark bar? I guess one way is to just have folders in the bookmark bar?
 

2spike

macrumors newbie
Dec 9, 2009
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Bookmark Icons in Safari 4

I think Apple have tried an alternative method in Safari 4 - which is using TOP SITES.
If you click the Top sites icon on the Safari 4 toolbar (its a 4x3 grid icon)
it can open up to 24 of your top sites in a cover flow view where you can see the page.

Still not a bookmark icon - but allows quicker access to your favorite sites - any else found the answer in 4?

See explanation here:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3643

To customize Top Sites, click the Edit button.

To see 24 top sites click the Small tab. To see 12 top sites click the Medium tab. To see 6 top sites click the Large tab.

To arrange the order of your top sites, click and drag a top site to the location on the Top Sites grid where you would like it to appear.

To remove a top site, click the X icon connected to the top site you wish to remove.

To lock a top site, click the "Push Pin" icon connected to the top site you wish to pin.
..

Adding bookmarks

You can bookmark webpages so that you can quickly navigate to them without having to type the URL. To bookmark a site or webpage that you're currently viewing, choose Add Bookmark from the Bookmarks menu (Command-D) or click the "+" button on your toolbar. You will be prompted to name your bookmark and choose where you want to keep it.

You can also drag the website icon, located in the left side of the Address (URL) field (Safari window element 4 above), to the Bookmarks bar, a bookmark folder, or the Top Sites button to bookmark it.



Good luck
2spike
IMac 27" 2560 x 1440, 3.06Ghz,4Gb RAM, 2TB HDiPhone 3GS/16Gb
 

Sn0wball

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Apr 30, 2009
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England
Was thinking of jumping ship from PC to Mac when the new MacBook Pros are announced, so downloaded Safari for PC to take a peek at the browser side of things.

Pretty gutted to find favicons aren't supported for the bookmark bar! Favicons are fantastic for quickly locating a favourite link, rather than clunkily reading just text. It's otherwise harder in Safari to locate favourites from the bar in use. Bit of a deal-breaker for me after being used to IE. I was that gutted, I had to search on the forums to see if it were merely a software switch I could activate to switch them on, but seems not. :( Seems I'm not alone in missing the feature. Using text alone in the bookmark bar makes the browser look bland too.

Middle mouse button scrolling (clicking with the middle mouse button on an empty part of the page and then nudging your mouse up or down to scroll) is also extremely jerky and not deliciously smooth like IE.

Surfing is significantly slower than Internet Explorer 8 too.

All in all, I've switched back to IE! Can you use Internet Explorer 8 on a Mac? If not, when I get a Mac I think I'll be using Chrome instead of Safari.

Not very good first impressions!
 

cindyhy

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Mar 7, 2010
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Wow, this is a Zombie thread! But back to the point, when I switched from PC to Mac, not being able to have favicons in the bookmarks bar is a big letdown. But I don't have this feature in firefox for Mac either. Is it some kind of add-on? Anyway, I still switched to Safari and bore with it. Any solutions now?
 

iflyer

macrumors newbie
Oct 20, 2009
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Favicons in Safari

Yeah, I think Apple did it from a design perspective, but lets figure this out!
I have gotten used to just using top sites also, however. Snowball, Safari is much better on the mac because it retains the menu bar :apple: across the top in OS X. I don't like Safari for windows. You can use every other browser other than IE for mac (Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Flock, Camino, etc). I used to like the IE for mac but they stopped developing it. Can get it here http://internet-explorer.en.softonic.com/mac but its version 5 :(
 

Hypertrev11

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May 21, 2010
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We Want Favicons in the Bookmark bar!

Say it with me folks, "We want favicons, We want favicons!" A 3 year request must be given attention! Everyone interested in this should send a feature request to apple. I posted mine at: http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html
There is no safari feedback button, so I left it on OS X feedback.
 
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