Not Happy With Google’s New Favicon? Revert Back To The Old One

Google has changed its favorite icon (favicon.ico), which normally appears on the tab of the web browser while the user browses the Google website. A favicon basically functions as the website’s identity and also appears on the Address Bar and in Bookmarks (Incase of Mozilla Firefox) or in “Favorites” (Incase of Internet Explorer).

The new favicon of Google is an image file of 16×16 pixel, which is the standard size of most favicons. It has the text “g” in lower-case in bluish-purple color set inside a transparent rectangle with rounded corners. You can download this new Google favicon from the link

The old favicon of Google had the text “G” in upper-case in blue color set inside a rectangle bordered having red, green and blue color.


Many users are not really impressed with the design and style of the Google’s new favicon. If you happen to be one of those who prefer the old favicon to the new one, you can follow the below mentioned trick to get back the old favicon.

  • Download Mozilla Firefox and install it.
  • Install the Greasemonkey extension in Firefox.
  • Now install the script for Google’s Old Favicon from Once the installation process is over, Firefox will display Google’s Old favicon instead of the new one.


You need to note that, this trick will change Google favicon only for on-screen web page display. If you wish to change the Google’s new favicon to the classic old one in Firefox Bookmark list as well, you can do so by installing Favicon Picker 2 (For Firefox 2 only) and setting the Google bookmark icon of your choice.