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How to Show Favicons in Safari?

Website favicons have been around for a very long time. You may have noted that the majority of the web browsers display it except Safari. They are not visible by default; however, they can be added afterward. To know how to show website favicons in Safari, you need to follow the below-mentioned points carefully.

How to Show Favicons in Safari?

To show favicons in Safari

  1. Firstly, go to Safari.
  2. Then, press on the Safari menu.
  3. After that, select Preferences.
  4. Next, click on Tabs.
  5. Then, put a tick on the box after the option ‘Show website icons in tabs.’
  6. Close Preferences.

 You will now be able to view favicons. It will be placed on the left-hand part of every launched tab. It is even displayed in the Favorites bar.

How to hide favicons in Safari

If you don’t want to show favicons anymore, then you need to go through the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Firstly, go to Safari.
  2. Then, visit the Safari menu.
  3. Next, select ‘Preferences.’
  4. After that, select Tabs.
  5. Clear the square after the option Show website icons in tabs.
  6. Close Preferences.

How to remove non-required extensions

  • Your web browsers and browser extensions are a delicate feature that should be handled properly.

To know the method of checking what extensions have been installed on the browser, see the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Firstly, get a CleanMyMac X.
  2. Then, select Extensions. It will be located in the sidebar on the left-hand side.
  3. After that, press on Safari.
  4. Now you will be able to view a list of every installed Safari extensions.
  5. Put a tick mark on the box that you wish to remove.
  6. Lastly, click on Remove.

We recommend you to check the launch agents as well because sometimes they can run background processes without your knowledge.

  1. Firstly, In your CleanMyMac X, you need to select ‘Optimization.’ This option is present on the sidebar.
  2. Then, press on the ‘View all items.’
  3. After that, select Launch Agents. Put a tick on the square that you wish to remove.
  4. Lastly, click on Remove.

With the help of Favicons, you will recognize a safe website by taking a look at the open tab or the Favorites bar. However, it can put user privacy at stake. This might be the reason behind Safari earlier not been able to display favicons for a long period of time. Weigh out the pros and cons before using Favicons, and always ensure to have antivirus software installed on your PC.

Ellen Cooper is a technology enthusiast who loves writing about new advancements and IT threats on a regular basis. Her work focuses on the latest advancements in the realm of technology, social media, and cyber security at



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