Daniel Alm’s Faviconographer utility, a handy Safari-centric tool that allows favicons in the browser’s tab bar, has received its first update. Version 1.1 of Faviconographer brings several improvements and bug fixes to the table.

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If you like Safari, but have always disliked the fact that it doesn’t include favicons on the tab bar for easy tab identification, then Faviconographer is a third-party utility worth checking out.

Version 1.1, just released today, comes with the following changes and fixes. These changes are headlined by the ability to display icons from previous sessions that have been reopened in Safari 11:

  • Improvement: Faviconographer should now be able to display icons for tabs that Safari 11 has re-opened from a previous session, even when they were never visited during this Safari session. (Safari 11 no longer provides URLs for re-opened tabs that have not yet been visited during this session, so Faviconographer now caches the mappings of Tab Title to URL and persists that cache to disk.)
  • Improvement/Bugfix: Faviconographer should no longer draw Favicons over the “Downloads” popover.
  • Improvement/Bugfix: Faviconographer will now use Safari Technology Preview’s own Favicon cache when using that browser, so it should now be able to display more Favicons when using STP.
  • Improvement/Bugfix: Reduced the likelihood of accidentally drawing the wrong Favicon for some tabs. Let us know if you still encounter wrong Favicons from time to time.
  • Bugfix: Faviconographer should now work properly with Russian versions of Safari.
  • Bugfix: Fixed the “Check for Updates” button.
  • Minor Improvement: Slightly improved performance and reduced CPU/power usage (even though those should already have been fine before). Plus a few more minor tweaks and copy fixes.

We previously covered Faviconographer in a hands-on video walkthrough. We found that, although it’s not a perfect solution, it’s the best answer that you’ll find for Safari’s lackadaisical Favicon support. Watch our full video below, and be sure to visit Faviconographer’s web page for more details.

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