Coming. An update to site-identity in desktop Firefox

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  1. Ocky

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    An update to site-identity in desktop Firefox

     
  2. tlu

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    Thanks - good move!
     
  3. DOSawaits

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    In other words, once again, for the FF developer an upgrade, in reality a downgrade.
     
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    o_O What are you talking about? Did you really read that post?
     
  5. vasa1

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    I've been blocking favicons since ages ;)
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I was wondering why chrome doesn't show fav icons in omnibox. I see the reason behind this now.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I'm with you on this one. :thumb:
     
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