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Display colored icons in Safari Bookmark Bar System 10.7
An old hint from 2003 explained how to use the Character Palette to display icons instead of text in the Safari Bookmarks Bar. The addition of Emoji in 10.7 means that colored icons can be added, the only way I've seen to add color to the Safari Bookmarks Bar. Just note that on an iPad, the icon in the Bookmarks Bar of mobile Safari will be black and white, though it will show as color in the iOS pop-up bookmarks menu.

[kirkmc adds: This works as described, but unfortunately, there aren't many Emoji symbols in Lion. For example, if you wanted to have different colored icons for different bookmarks, it would be practical if there were a set of circles or squares. There is a "large red circle," but only red. Most of the icons are not really useful as visual clues to what the bookmarks are for. But they do alleviate the gray a bit.]
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Display colored icons in Safari Bookmark Bar
Authored by: ad7am on May 23, '12 08:28:07AM
There are a number of solutions for sending links between your Mac & iOS devices, and many make use of a bookmarklet (like Handoff). For this, I use the Emoji character "U+1F4F2: MOBILE PHONE WITH RIGHTWARDS ARROW AT LEFT" 📲.

The full table of characters is available on the Emoji entry on Wikipedia.

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