extension ExtPose

Favicon Changer

Description from extension meta

Lets you change favicons for your bookmarks, single webpages and entire websites.

Image from store Favicon Changer
Description from store - No more blank icons next to your bookmarks. - Customize favicons for almost any webpage or website. - Choose favicons for a single page or the entire site. - No complex regular expressions to match urls with. - Changes favicons on all your bookmarks and tabs without needing to refresh. - Use almost any image format, from the internet, or your computer. - Automatically resizes your images to favicon size and provides a preview. - Updates old or outdated favicons that are stuck in the cache. - Choose your own default favicon to use if none exists. - Choose to remove all favicons, using one favicon for everything. - Add favicons for links that are not webpages, such as pictures, songs or videos. - Add favicons for links on your local hard drive as well. - No need to mess around with confusing configuration files. - A safe and secure extension that does not reveal your folders or files. - Fully featured options page with multiple views and choices. - Easy to use interface with detailed error handling. - Saves all your settings and loads them automatically. - Simple interface with intuitive features and options. - Use as a manager and organizer for all your custom bookmark favicons. - Limited time offer: Free to download for testing. - Usage details: Designed for Windows. Does not work with Mac. - If you have any problems or recommendations, please let me know and I will try to fix them. - Any feedback over bugs or requests for improvements are welcomed. - If you like the extension and find it helpful, please comment and rate it.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-03-28) Philip Pearson: This would be a really great extension if it worked properly. Unfortunately however I configure it, it remembers a sites default icon for a while then suddenly changes it to my favicon for no apparent reason. There seems to be no reliable way of making it always use a site's default icon and only then changing it to mine if the site doesn't have one. It doesn't seem to make any difference whether Chrome is syncing bookmarks or not - the same still keeps happening. Pity - it really deserves 5 stars
  • (2020-02-15) Simon: Werkt zoals het zou moeten! Upload het nieuwe icoontje vanaf je computer door op "Browse" te klikken. Druk daarna op "Change" om je icoontje te gebruiken.
  • (2020-01-22) Zach Dolenuck: I like the concept when it works, but they keep changing back. It was to save time with organization, but it is a waste to constantly reset them.
  • (2020-01-09) Omar Orcan: The only response when the green star is clicked: Not possible with chrome.google.com urls Rempved it and good riddance.
  • (2020-01-09) Stephen Cornelius: It's very flaky with bookmarks to specific Google search pages. When you first start Chrome it generally won't show the icon for bookmarks to such pages. It seems like it should be a simple fix, so if they could get on and do that I'd be happy to 5* this then, but for now it's more frustrating than useful, as you look at the bar expecting to spot your bookmark, only to have to work out which G it is. 2.51 stars.
  • (2019-12-15) Bridget Stahovic: Does exactly what is says! Thank you!!
  • (2019-12-07) Kate Abbott: This works great BUT it wont change the favicon for google docs which is what I needed it for. It changes other websites just fine, but not specific google docs.
  • (2019-12-06) Kyle Bigler: I set up my bookmarks bar with ONLY favicons...no titles, words or letters, just the favicons. As such, it's important to have clear and recognizable favicons in my bookmarks bar. Since moving to dark mode in Google Chrome, a few of my favicons really weren't showing up right and it just made the bookmark bar look pretty ugly. This extension has solved my problem and my bookmarks bar looks better than ever. I'm now thinking of changing some other favicons that show up fine, but have ugly logos...Or maybe I'll see if I can find all white logos that will really look cool across a blacked out bookmarks bar (sort of like a custom icon pack for Android...).
  • (2019-11-08) bonnie witt: Does not work with bookmark folders. I wanted this to change the folder icon to match the favicon already on pages.
  • (2019-09-18) Margus Meigo: Why Would anyone expect,that something with a PENTAGRAM on its program icon, actually would allow You to REMOVE THE PENTAGRAM from address bar. Aarrgh! these commiealiens..
  • (2019-08-27) Patrick Paduchowski: Does exactly what it claims to do. Works great in both Chrome and MS Edge (Chromium). If blank icons in your bookmarks bar annoy you, then this is a good solution.
  • (2019-07-09) James Erickson: super simple. I just went to my page source grabbed the existing favicon. Pasted that into Gimp and changed it up a little. Then I went to the Favicon Changer clicked to change the favicon and the refreshed the page. That's it! Super easy to use. Simple layout and no confusion. Thank you for this.
  • (2019-06-26) Станислав Садыков: Просто лучший
  • (2019-06-16) Victoria Mutter: nice. easy, works.
  • (2019-06-10) Padraic Doyle: Doesn't appear to work on linux. Reports that "Image Location is not valid"
  • (2019-05-15) Liam Stritt: Works like a charm. I use it to make my bookmarks look clean, because some sites have awful low res favicons or favicons that are too dark for my already dark-themed Chrome. As others have said, the UI could be cleaned up and made to look a bit better which is why the final star is missing, but for something that I can "set and forget", it does a great job.
  • (2019-04-03) Wesley Thaeron: There's a concept held by greybeards that all really good software exists to scratch an itch. Which is to say that it solves in a concise and elegant manner a particular vexation. The term elegant in this instance meaning that it accomplishes the task with the minimum of fuss, muss, & avoiding any chocolate mess. The rest of the time it stays the heck out of the way. Further, it behaves in most cases as one would expect, and in those few special cases it provides clear user feedback as to why not, together with what it requires to satisfy ones request. Last but most important of all it doesn't break anything, always allowing the user to back out gracefully of any changes leaving all as before. In the overall scheme of things, having the ability to alter a tiny little icon associated with a particular URL is a small thing. But not having that ability, to some of us, is a pretty big deal. That ugly little placeholder in the address bar and in our bookmarks makes our eyes twitch when it appears, it vexes us so. This extension is an excellent example of really good software. Not only does it do what is intended, it does it well without any unneeded kruft. Running light without overbyte. If you're the type of person, like myself, who needs a tool like this. I highly recommend it.
  • (2019-03-14) Reil Gingoyon: Doesn't seem to support Chrome on Ubuntu 18? I tried browsing to an image and it doesn't populate the field and filling it up with a full path (eg. /home/user/image.png) also doesn't work. I don't know, maybe I'm just not using it right. > - Usage details: Designed for Windows. Does not work with Mac. Ahh, I guess this doesn't work for Ubuntu also then. Too bad.
  • (2019-03-12) L'extension fait certainement son travail sur Windows mais enfin, il serait bien que l'extension soit adaptée au système de fichiers UNIX (ce qui n'est pas le bout du monde...).
  • (2019-03-01) 김동재: simple, fast, works
  • (2019-01-02) The Invizible: it does what it says
  • (2018-11-13) Anton Hartman: Does exactly what you'd expect. Works great.
  • (2018-09-22) Denis Procyshyn: WORKAROUND for those who failed to browse file and change favicon. I had the issue on Win 7 pretty similar to what people mentioned here. Try the following: - open page you wish to change favicon - right click on the extension icon (green star) - in popup click "Inspect popup". Developer mode is opened along with the main extension window - browse file and change icon Good luck and thanks for the app.
  • (2018-09-22) Keith G: It took a moment to figure out but works like a charm. For those of you having an issue using it: 1. You need to have an image of the icon you want to use. Best if it is a small image and has a square size (ie: 32x32 pixels or 60x60 pixels) Use a picture editor to make it how you want it and then put it in an easy to find folder on your computer (ie: documents or picture folder) 2. Open Chrome, install the extension using the menu marked with the 3 dots on the upper right side. (more tools - extensions) You will see the extension put a green star on the right side of the upper navigation bar - that is how you activate it. 3. click on the bookmark you want to change which opens the page. 4. open the extension by clicking on the Green Star to the right of the address bar - then you will see a small box pop up. The top line is the place where you put the location of your image. (ie: c:/users/John/documents/(image name).png ) You can use the bottom left button to "browse" for this file so you don't have to type in or remember the file location. 5. Once you have the image location in the top bar all you have to do is hit the button which says "change" and it just works!! 6. You can check the radio buttons to make it for entire site or a single page if you want. You will see the image at the bottom of the little box. Hope that helps if you are having trouble. - KG
  • (2018-09-01) missmongee: High level of customization with this amazing extension!

Latest issues

  • (2020-07-29, v:1.0.3) David Landrith: Does not work on Linux.
    As explained by the previous poster, this fails to do anything at all on Linux. Evidently, it has never been tested on a Linux system, because the responses mischaracterized what is going on. When I click on the Favicon Changer icon on the toolbar, I get the popup window where I can enter a location. If I paste the file location into the text box (retrieved by opening a new tab and dragging the desired PNG file into it, and then copying the "file:///..." URL), it tells me "Please use the Browse button." When I use the browse button, a file browser dialogue opens, and the popup window from the Favicon Changer toolbar icon goes away as soon as it opens. I select the file, and nothing happens -- the popup window has already been closed so that reopening it simply shows a blank text-entry box.
  • (2020-05-08, v:1.0.3) Michael: Favicon Changer
    I used your product and added a Favicon to a saved bookmark in chrome that did not have one. When I removed the extension the Favicon went away also. I thought it might be a glitch or a one time issue, so I specifically added a favicon and removed the extension and POOF it was gone. Why? I liked the ext. but only use it 4 or 5 times a year. so after use I remove the ext. I'll look for a more reliable one now and will review yours in a week or so. Thank you Michael 5/8/2020
  • (2020-03-26, v:1.0.3) Alessandro Carraro: Image location is not valid
    I don't understand if I have to put in the absolute path or relative (in this case, to what?). I tried to use the absolute path but without success. If I use the file chooser button, the file chooser dialog opens but at the same time the extension dialog disappear. I'm using linux, are you validating that the path is windows-like?
  • (2019-09-21, v:1.0.3) Angel Perez Vaca: Favicon Changer
    ¿es incompatible Favicon Changer con Google Chrome?
  • (2019-05-13, v:1.0.3) Ian 1421: Favicon
    Favicon keeps changing back to the original icon after logging of the site and logging on again. Is there a fix for this? It's the same result for both settings.
  • (2019-04-16, v:1.0.3) Yoram Schwell: Setting the favicon for a section
    Hi. The applet offers to set the icon for one page or the entire site. Can I set the icon for a section? For example, I want x.com/y to be one icon and x.com/z to be a different icon? Thanks.
  • (2019-04-06, v:1.0.3) daniel anderson: icon for bookmarklet
    what if I have a bookmarklet that's got javascript where the url is embedded ? can your extension help? It's for bookmarklet's that it's the most difficult to get the favicon set
  • (2018-04-24, v:1.0.3) All bookmarks
    Hi, Can you change all your bookmarks at once? Thanks, Lee
  • (2018-03-02, v:1.0.3) Doesnt work
    all it does is display the error message "Not possible with chrome.google.com urls"
  • (2018-02-28, v:1.0.3) Ed Macke: Installed. Get Error.
    I installed the plug-in. When I click on the toolbar icon (the green star), all it does is display the error message "Not possible with chrome.google.com urls"
  • (2018-01-29, v:1.0.3) folders
    can this change the folders icons in the bookmarks bar?
  • (2017-11-21, v:1.0.3) Todd Meyer: Works great in Chrome, allow for URL editing?
    Hi, This works great but I'd really like the ability to input a custom URL for the 'entire site' I want the favicon to be used for. Right now it only uses the root URL. Example, domain.com/admin instead of domain.com
  • (2017-11-17, v:1.0.3) New FF Quantum
    Not working in the newest FF. Installed via the Chrome store Foxified, have the little green star (for changing), but when I pic the photo (to change), nothing happens. :( Working fine in Chrome! :)


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3.8 (119 votes)
Last update / version
2013-01-01 / 1.0.3
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