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I guess Mozilla planned to use site favicons instead of the default Firefox URL shortcut.
When I look in the shortcutCache folder, I see this...
As you can see, only 1 icon displays in Explorer. If I view them in IrfanView or edit them in IconWorkshop, I can see the favicons.
I am on Windows XP. When I remoted into my sisters computer, which runs Windows 7, I got no blank icons. Instead what happened is I got the default Firefox icon if the shortcut was dragged to the desktop(even though I had a line in the shortcut that read something like this - IconFile=D:\Programs\Firefox\Profile\shortcutCache\IuRVKGOyaR38sV24YdgaPw==.ico) . When I dragged it to a folder I had added to the taskbar that simulated the Quick Launch bar, I got the favicon of the site.
At this point I'm left to believe that Mozilla never tested Firefox 17 on an XP box.
Can everyone reading this that uses Firefox 17 as their default browser, test this and reply with your results? Please include what OS you are running. Simply drag and drop a URL from the location bar (preferebly one with a favicon) to your Quick Launch bar or Desktop.