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Change the Firefox Window Icon by uselessdesires Change the Firefox Window Icon by uselessdesires
How to Change the Icon to Your Chosen Icon in the Firefox Window and the Bookmarks Dialogue Window.


You can change Firefox's default window icon to any icon you want, for example to internet explorer, by following these steps:

1. Go to the folder you installed Firefox in (It's usually this one: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\) and then go to the subfolder chrome.

2. While in chrome, create a new subfolder called icons, then go to that folder and create yet another subfolder called "default" The full path to this folder could be C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\chrome\icons\default\.

3. Choose the icon you want to use (on Windows use .ico files) and then place it in this folder and rename it to main-window.[.ico], e.g. "main-window.ico" for Windows

In addition to the main window, you can also change the icon on the Bookmark Manager and JavaScript Console. The icon names are bookmark-window.[ext] and jsconsoleWindow.[ext], respectively.

After this is done, restart Firefox and you should be able to see your chosen icon in the title of the browser windows, and in the taskbar. I would suggest IconPackager to change the shortcut icons on the desktop or PC menu.


Have fun, and post comments below for support.


Make Firefox themed EXACTLY like Internet Explorer for Vista: [link]
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RivenRoth740 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
u also can use resource hacker. i use it when i make a firefox portable based browser clone.
xXDynamiteAndyXx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Hey, how do you do the other windows such as addons etc?
laserCrome Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
actually i guess this is a blasphemy but cool idea!
Mehran92 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Can you Post the Back and Forward Buttons please.
waterproteins Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
yay works for me! ^^

thanks :)
Buschido778 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
hey i did all the things mentioned but for sum reason not working?? and I am using an XP and i am jus wondering if the aero effect is also possible for the firefox 3 on XP
uselessdesires Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aero transparency is ONLY available on Vista, sorry ;)But I don't know why changing your window icon isn't working, sorry :(
M-2The-O-Squared Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
This is kinda undermining firefox don't you think?

But great none the less.
uselessdesires Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not really. If you have a quick look at this [link] you'll see why.
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