In Safari 8.0.7 (Yosemite 10.10.4) when I hit "⇧ ⌘ B" my Favorites Bar appears and I can see my bookmarks as well as all folders but one thing I'm really missing are favicon right before bookmarks.

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As you can see, Safari is able to display them under "Edit Bookmarks" (⌥ ⌘ B). Is there a way to display them in the place I highlighted green dots on the screen above?

Am I missing something? Does it require additional extension?

Thanks for any hints.

2 Answers 2


I too miss that, I actually use Chrome at the moment, and it was one of the big things I missed.

Unfortunately there is no way to recover this behaviour, Safari is a much faster browser option on OS X than Chrome or Firefox at the moment.

I choose to use Chrome still, but you might just get used to it...

  • Thank you for clarification. On the one hand I like the simplicity of the OS X interface but from the other one this look like a significant missing feature. I don't like to base on assumptions but I wonder if this will be added in El Captain or newer version of Safari or maybe 3rd party extension should be installed (while I haven't found anything that could do this)... Anyway - thanks! Jul 23, 2015 at 4:55

If you're lucky enough to still have your bookmarks bar, this worked for me: I went to the web page I wanted to bookmark, highlighted the entire URL, then dragged it onto the bar. Voila!

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