Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Ocky, Apr 24, 2012.
An update to site-identity in desktop Firefox
Thanks - good move!
In other words, once again, for the FF developer an upgrade, in reality a downgrade.
What are you talking about? Did you really read that post?
I've been blocking favicons since ages
I have to agree. This is no upgrade, just the developers pretending to know what's best for the users... I hope they will allow the old behaviour, and let the users decide on their browsing experience. For instance, vasa1 will be very happy to disable favicons, I would be very happy to keep them . It's a matter of choice, and that choice shouldn't lie on the developer's side.
FYI. Bug 742419 - Implement new identity block design (lighter weight with a generic icon)
If I'm reading this correctly, the Favicon should remain on the tab, yet eliminated from the address bar.
If I'm reading this properly, it's to avoid confusion, and security related confusion at that. I fail to see an issue here except nitpicking again. Users overall don't know jack about what's best and what isn't. Something like this is hardly taking anything away from them.
I was wondering why chrome doesn't show fav icons in omnibox. I see the reason behind this now.
Yes, it seems it is only in the address bar. Opera does it like that as well.
In the meantime to avoid confusion re. the security level there is a Firefox add-on called
dw426, the issue is not with users, but with Web site developers, who make money designing favicons (even though there are many sites that provide that service for free). I believe that's what DOSawaits was referring to.
Well, when websites are doing dumb things like setting padlocks as Favicons, that's kind of too bad. Don't get me wrong, I understand their side of it, but I understand and agree with Mozillas' side more.
I'm with you on this one.
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