Neat Safari add-on gives your tabs favicons, works nicely in tandem with Emoji bookmarks

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Rafagon

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Today I learned that those diminutive icons next to websites' URLs (often seen on the address bar of certain browsers) are called favicons. Safari's bookmarks bar lacks these, and this had been one of the reasons why I stayed with Google Chrome. Earlier, I searched around and found Glims, an extension for Safari which "adds a ****tail of features to Safari." One of these is letting you see favicons on your open tabs. This is useful because when you have five or more tabs open, because you don't have to glance at the words and actually read; you simply look for the favicon you're seeking. This is almost always faster than reading, and it allows you to use your brain less, extending its useful life. However, this extension still does not let you see the favicons on your bookmarks bar, but as I stated elsewhere, I am starting to use an Emoji character for these, provided one exists that remotely reminds me of the bookmarked site. It's looking quite nice so far, if I do say so myself:

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chris

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Today I learned that those diminutive icons next to websites' URLs (often seen on the address bar of certain browsers) are called favicons. Safari's bookmarks bar lacks these, and this had been one of the reasons why I stayed with Google Chrome. Earlier, I searched around and found Glims, an extension for Safari which "adds a ****tail of features to Safari." One of these is letting you see favicons on your open tabs. This is useful because when you have five or more tabs open, because you don't have to glance at the words and actually read; you simply look for the favicon you're seeking. This is almost always faster than reading, and it allows you to use your brain less, extending its useful life. However, this extension still does not let you see the favicons on your bookmarks bar, but as I stated elsewhere, I am starting to use an Emoji character for these, provided one exists that remotely reminds me of the bookmarked site. It's looking quite nice so far, if I do say so myself:

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Just came across this thread. This looks like a nifty tip for adding favicons. Does our favicon work?