How about disabling site favicons within “about:config” ??
They are of little use and exploits/tracking have been discovered in the past with them enabled. Not to mention when you bookmark a site the favicon garbage is saved in the bookmarks file, bloating it which is unnecessary.
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Thanks for the response. I know this, I was suggesting the default Tor Browser disable these (as there are a few more related entries) as a precaution and because it makes sense.
Oh… I’ve missed the ‘about’ in your question…
No problem! Your heart was in the right place and my English isn’t the best! Take care.
I hate to quote myself, but anyway, is there any interest in discussion of this and perhaps future implementation within Tor Browser? Thanks.
Hi @aliceinonionland, thanks for the suggestion!
I disagree that favicons are of little use. They offer a direct benefit for the glanceability of tabs and bookmarks etc, and are a staple of the browsing experience that users coming from other browsers would expect to see. Trying to find a single tab among 30 (for example) would be markedly more difficult without the extra visual differentiation that favicons offer.
So, in short, we’d need to have a really strong reason to remove these by default given the potential consequences for the user experience.
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