How to add website & shortcut Icons to a Firefox Browser


The Firefox browser has become more popular over Internet Explorer because of it's safety and overall protection from attacks on your computer. Here are the steps to engage some features that most people find useful.

  • Assuming you already have the Mozilla Firefox Browser installed on your desktop or laptop computer locate the large X or 'HOUSE' icon for example in the upper left hand corner of your screen.

  • To view and add more available Firefox shortcuts to your current bar, move your pointer over one of these, and right click just one time until you see a small pop-up with some options.

  • Now scroll down, select and click the 'CUSTOMIZE' option.

  • On the next pop-up you will see the various shortcut options that Firefox has to offer. Simply scroll over one that you want, for example the 'PRINTER ICON' left click while holding it down and simply drag the icon and drop it again either next to the X or the 'HOUSE' icon up in the browser.

  • The icon shortcut is now enabled for use.

  • Moving on to adding a website shortcut, go to one of your favorites for example and get to that website's home page.

  • With the website fully loaded on your computer screen, copy the web address up the 'ADDRESS BAR' by right clicking and utilizing the 'COPY' feature available.

  • Now that you have copied the website URL or address, move your pointer into an empty spot on the Firefox browser bar and 'RIGHT CLICK' just one time to open the side menu.

  • Select the 'NEW BOOKMARK' option and type something short in the 'NAME BOX' then 'RIGHT CLICK & PASTE' the website address into the 'LOCATION BOX' just below then click 'ADD' to finalize.

  • Your new bookmark should now appear in the browser.

  • If you do not want a name for your short cut, just clear out the box and leave it blank, so that you will now just see the website's 'COLORED SYMBOL OR ICON' in the toolbar.

    The most popular websites will have these icons, while others may not yet have established one, in which case adding short name would be in order so that you know what it is - Good Luck !

Tips & Warnings

  • Website Icons will appear after browser is refreshed !

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