No favicon in bookmarks copied to desktop

Bug #460295 reported by Shahar Or on 2009-10-25
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Firefox
New
Wishlist
firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Dear Firefox users and friends,

When a bookmark is dragged onto the desktop, the favicon isn't copied along with it. I mean that the new icon on the desktop doesn't have the favicon that the bookmark had, but some default web link icon.

I think that it should have the favicon from the source Firefox bookmark.

Thanks and blessings.

May we have a beautiful desktop.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: firefox-gnome-support 3.0.14+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=he_IL.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-16-generic i686

Shahar Or (mightyiam) wrote :
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Firefox 3.0 is only receiving Security Updates and major bug fixes at this point.

Changed in firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Won't Fix
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as Triaged and let them handle it from here. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better! Please report any other issues you may find.

Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Shahar Or (mightyiam) wrote :

What is the upstream for this, exactly, please?

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

@Shahar Or

I need to discuss this with the developers if this a Firefox upstream or a desktop upstream bug.

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

@Shahar Or

This needs to be upstreamed to bugzilla.mozilla.org
If you want, you can search for an existing bug. If you don't find one, you can file a new request.

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; he-IL; rv:1.9.0.15) Gecko/2009102815 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.15
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; he-IL; rv:1.9.0.15) Gecko/2009102815 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.15

When a bookmark is dragged onto the desktop, the favicon isn't copied along with it. I mean that the new icon on the desktop doesn't have the favicon that the bookmark had, but some default web link icon.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load a web page which has a favicon.
2. Using the mouse, drag the current tab and drop it on the GNOME desktop.
Actual Results:
The desktop file created has some default icon.

Expected Results:
I think that the icon for the .desktop file created should be the page's favicon.

Shahar Or (mightyiam) wrote :

Dear Micah,

Reported upstream.

Changed in firefox:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in firefox:
status: Unknown → New

I can confirm that this is and has been standard behavior in Ubuntu since at least 5.04 (Hoary). Since having the favicon used on the desktop link (as the submitter has explained in Expected Results) has been the norm for Windows for at least a decade and I believe also Mac, this bug is probably noticed by most new users of Ubuntu. They may just think it is a feature that doesn't work on Linux and put up with it as I have. However, unless there is a major block to implementing it, it would seem a good idea if for no other reason than to remove an unnecessary frustration and source of support requests. It would also keep the behavior of bookmarks consistent, no matter where they are located.

Changed in firefox:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in firefox:
status: New → Unknown
Changed in firefox:
status: Unknown → New
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