Last week Google surprised us with a new favicon for all their web addresses. This new design comes only six months after the last one – which apparently wasn’t very well received – and its design has been inspired by the submissions of hundreds of users after Google encouraged them to submit their own ideas.
This colorful new favicon now shows up on the address bar when you visit Google or any of its apps, and also on your bookmarks. But what about the Google search tool in Firefox? This built-in searcher still keeps the old-fashioned G logo Google used as favicon a few years ago. Luckily I just found a simple trick on the Mozillalinks site that replaces this old icon with the new, stylish one.
All you have to do is download the updated version of the Google search plugin for Firefox with the new favicon, and copy it to your searchplugins folder. This folder is inside your browser’s install folder, usually in
C:\Program files\Mozilla Firefox. Replace the existing google.xml file with the new one, restart Firefox and you’re done.