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Permanently disable Safari's favicons
Authored by: sajoman on Sep 14, '11 03:58:12PM

how to disable it permanently for Safari 5.1 following my steps:

1. close Safari and go via Finder on path /Users/YOUR-USER-ACCOUNT/Library/Safari
2. delete WebpageIcons.db (this was created after first Safari launch)
3. open TextEdit and create an empty WebpageIcons.db and save it to the above path
4. over Finder's GetInfo lock this file and launch Safari
5. now your favicons will be common and even after jumping to any site Safari cant write to the WebpageIcons.db (SQLite) because its empty and locked for editing

PS: Its working (tested on Snow Leopard), I haven't seen another workaround for Safari 5.1 yet, eg. editing Safari plist over terminal



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