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In firefox 4, bookmarks drop down menu dissapeared next to the home buttom, but appears to be there when customizing, when clicking done, is dissapears

My bookmark drop down menu disappeared next to the home button on firefox 4. When I right click customize, the bookmark drop down appears on menu bar, but when clicking d… (read more)

My bookmark drop down menu disappeared next to the home button on firefox 4. When I right click customize, the bookmark drop down appears on menu bar, but when clicking done, it's gone again. I went into customize and removed it then put it back. When clicking done, it is gone again and will not appear. It happened when I click tools, options, tabs, and uncheck open new windows in a new tab, then clicked ok

Asked by venfayon 9 years ago

Last reply by starchy77 8 years ago

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Firefox 5 no longer has a way to save tabs when a Firefox window is closed (different than quitting the Firefox Application)

CLARIFICATION: This appears to be a Mac only issue. In Firefox 4, closing a firefox window (perhaps only the last firefox window - I only ever use one window) would ask y… (read more)

CLARIFICATION: This appears to be a Mac only issue.

In Firefox 4, closing a firefox window (perhaps only the last firefox window - I only ever use one window) would ask you if you wanted to save your tabs as long as you edited your about:config so that browser.showQuitWarning was set to true, but after upgrading to Firefox 5, this no longer works.

I've managed to set up Firefox 5 so that if i quit the application my tabs are saved without asking and they are restored upon re-launching the Application, but at least in OSX Snow Leopard, closing the only open window while leaving the Application running causes Firefox to forget your tabs and I've been unable to find a way to restore or proactively save these tabs.

I've started to change my workflow to always quit Firefox 5, but every now and then I forget and close the window instead, and *poof*, there go my tabs.

Is there any workaround to this problem?

Asked by artlawry 8 years ago

Last reply by kayakhack 8 years ago

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WTF...unny bunny? just happened? Auto Update to 3.6.9 and all is lost!!!

what in the funny bunny just happened? firefox auto updated and i lost all my history, my add ons, my toolbar extensions, my theme ...basically everything! I had so man… (read more)

what in the funny bunny just happened? firefox auto updated and i lost all my history, my add ons, my toolbar extensions, my theme ...basically everything! I had so many different sub folders etc that are so crucial to me and would never be possible to replicate again as i would bookmark everything under the sun into one of over 30 main folders and tons of sub folders. it just updated and didnt say anything about previous themes being incompatable or about anything to do with my history and bookmarks its just suddenly gone on today sunday september 5th. WTF..unny bunny!!!!!!!!! I had to dig around like a maniac and found a crude way to dig thru my computer and get them back...i am not a newb...but i am also not techie enough to enjoy the teeth pulling steps i had to go thru...but now i realize my search fields are changed...my theme is changed...and...well on and on. Why would it do this? I will never enable auto updates for firefox ever again. I hated IE but i never ever had this particular problem with IE ..many others..but not this. What do i have to do to get all this customization back? In past if you had lets say a particular incompatable theme it would tell you it couldnt keep it..but it kept bookmarks. this time no warning just a complete wash of my browser...its as if i bought a completely new bland generic computer with fresh browser and lost all of my painstaking efforts to customize over the years. WTF..unny bunny????

Asked by sharkhark 9 years ago

Last reply by sha2nonlinson 8 years ago

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How to remove icons from FF 4 Bookmarks Toolbar? Waste of space!

In the update to FF 4, icons appeared next to all of my Bookmarks in the Toolbar. If it's possible to disable these icons so the Toolbar only shows the text, please let… (read more)

In the update to FF 4, icons appeared next to all of my Bookmarks in the Toolbar.

If it's possible to disable these icons so the Toolbar only shows the text, please let me know.

If not, I'd like to put my 2 cents in to say I don't like this at all.

1) Partially because now only 60% of them fit across the top of the screen 2) Partially because I just don't need an icon to help me find which bookmark I'm looking for. 3) They are a total waste of space and make it look more cluttered.

Thank you.

Asked by tracytracy 9 years ago

Last reply by Onas1 9 years ago

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Firefox doesn't delete cookies on exit. When will it do?

Firefox fails to delete cookies if set to do so on quitting and if the settings 'General->Show my windows and tabs from last time' have been set. The problem is descri… (read more)

Firefox fails to delete cookies if set to do so on quitting and if the settings 'General->Show my windows and tabs from last time' have been set.

The problem is described e.g. as bug 794253, 443354 and 401187:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=794253 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=443354 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=401187 .

As a result user tracking through cookies can continue even if Firefox had been closed before. Moreover another user could resume an earlier session and access pages an earlier user had not logged off from.

A work around is also described in https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=443354 :
edit direct link to comment -J99 bug 443354 c48

In about:config set browser.sessionstore.privacy_level & browser.sessionstore.privacy_level_deferred to 1 or 2 as described with the bug report.

However, as a general solution this problem needs to be fixed in Firefox since most people will neither be aware of the problem nor of the work around.

Users can vote for this bug in Bugzilla to promote its solution.

Asked by fkbreitl 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Can I manually create a Bookmarks HTML file for Firefox, using the saved JSON file?

With the possibly millions of people suffering from this including myself, it amazes me this is an issue Mozilla has been unable (0r perhaps unwilling) to fix, despite th… (read more)

With the possibly millions of people suffering from this including myself, it amazes me this is an issue Mozilla has been unable (0r perhaps unwilling) to fix, despite the fact it has been in at least a dozen versions! I can only assume that this is the result of the really crappy way Version 3 manages Bookmarks; as it can't accommodate bookmarks beyond a certain point, so I have another idea...

If you load the JSON file into notepad or similar application, you are able to see all the bookmarks you have stored. Using this data coupled with the "Import HTML" function, is it possible to create the missing bookmarks by editing the HTML file?

Asked by Hyncharas 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox 5 has eliminated my Norton Safe Identity Toolbar - eliminating inportant user names and passwords from my system. When will you be getting the tool for the Norton Toolbar support? this is bad!!!

Firefox just auto installed 5, eliminating 4 - during the process, a Window appeared advising that the Firefox 5 does not support the Norton security nor toolbars, but sa… (read more)

Firefox just auto installed 5, eliminating 4 - during the process, a Window appeared advising that the Firefox 5 does not support the Norton security nor toolbars, but said to click for a search. I did and was instructed Firefox cannot find a solution. The problem is that all my user names and passwords have disappeared into Firefox heaven (or hell) - Question, Can I backtrack, uninstall 5 and recover 4, so that I can reinstate the Norton 360 security tool bar? I look forward to receiving an answer ASAP. thank you, Michael chang

Asked by mickchang 8 years ago

Last reply by Misfit3 8 years ago

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Can't Restore Retrieved Bookmarks!!!!!

Accidentally delete & updated to newer version Firefox... Successfully retrieve a bunch of bookmarks using Piriform Recuva, store them in a new folder(still in origin… (read more)

Accidentally delete & updated to newer version Firefox...

Successfully retrieve a bunch of bookmarks using Piriform Recuva, store them in a new folder(still in originally json state), then only to find that bookmark manager can't process it.... (PISSED!!!!!)

Follow instruction by MozillaZine on changing folder names to "places.sqlite", but all that files didn't existed & are named "places.sqlite", so didn't change that...

Reboot & restarted my lap. didn't solve problem...

What am I still missing ??? Someone pls help!!!

Asked by aesvegrn 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Bookmarks Toolbar bookmarks disappearing when arranged next to tabs?

When the Bookmarks Toolbar is sitting next to tabs and many tabs are opened, bookmarks that shift into the overflow menu do not return after the tabs are closed. Resizing… (read more)

When the Bookmarks Toolbar is sitting next to tabs and many tabs are opened, bookmarks that shift into the overflow menu do not return after the tabs are closed.

Resizing the window smaller and then bigger again restores these "hidden" bookmarks.

Screenshot of issue How it should look Video of issue

Sometimes the overflow doesn't work properly with bookmarks failing to appear on the dropdown list.

Edit: Updated first post to reflect findings.

Asked by ynthrepic 8 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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HELP: How to take Firefox passwords and settings to a Mac

hey guys, i'm about to buy a Mac to use as my main machine and the only thing holding me back is Firefox. i've been using Firefox for years and i have all of my passwords… (read more)

hey guys, i'm about to buy a Mac to use as my main machine and the only thing holding me back is Firefox. i've been using Firefox for years and i have all of my passwords, settings and bookmarks in it. i use Firefox far more than other program so I really want to take it with me to the Mac. i'm currently running Firefox on Windows 7. i've taken the Firefox profile with me on multiple re-installs of Windows.

is it possible for me to take my settings, passwords and bookmarks with me to the Mac? has anyone done this before? does anyone know of someone who's done it before and how they did it?

thanks

Asked by newbie333 8 years ago

Last reply by user633449 8 years ago

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Drag-and-drop from bookmarklet not working in Firefox 13

Here is our bookmarklet code snippet: javascript:var%20r=Math.random()*100;var%20protocol='http://www.vflyer.com/main';if%20%20((location.href).indexOf('https')!=-1){pr… (read more)

Here is our bookmarklet code snippet:

javascript:var%20r=Math.random()*100;var%20protocol='http://www.vflyer.com/main';if%20%20((location.href).indexOf('https')!=-1){protocol='https://www.vflyer.com/main'};(function(){var%20d=document;var%20s;try{s=d.standardCreateElement('script');}catch(e){}if(typeof(s)!='object')s=d.createElement('script');s.type='text/javascript';s.src=protocol+'/bookmark.jsp?r='+r;d.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(s);})();

It seems that in Firefox 13, users can no longer drag and drop content from the bookmarklet into the browser. I tried disabling all add-ons but that didn't work. I also saw a thread about the Torbutton extension inhibiting drag-and-drop, but I don't have that extension. Any ideas?

Asked by danlenehan 7 years ago

Last reply by loiemom 7 years ago

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My Home page wont install when I first boot up

Ever since i started using Firefox I have set my Home pages to open automatically at boot-up on my Windows XP. There has been no issue. Now suddenly, it will not access t… (read more)

Ever since i started using Firefox I have set my Home pages to open automatically at boot-up on my Windows XP. There has been no issue. Now suddenly, it will not access the internet and home pages when i start in the morning. After that, when ever I hit "home page" it does it no problem. I have checked the home page settings; I have reset fire fox but it still does not connect.I have also attempted to follow advise previously given. I have some knowledge of getting around the PC but Im NOT a Techie!! Any advise would be appreciated please. Thanks john Glasgow UK

Asked by glasgowjohn 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How to clear a site from showing up in the address bar

Hi, My little brother went on my laptop and visited the site: jizzhut.com Now, everytime I type www into the address bar www.jizzhut.com shows up. I have cleared cookies,… (read more)

Hi,

My little brother went on my laptop and visited the site: jizzhut.com

Now, everytime I type www into the address bar www.jizzhut.com shows up. I have cleared cookies, history and everything, yet it won't go away. I even deleted firefox all together and it still persisted.

Thanks...And hopefully you can help so he may live!

Asked by mdigital21 7 years ago

Last reply by condor67 7 years ago

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Restoring a profile backup does not work !

My Windows XP crached. I though it would be a great occasion to go to Windows 7 ! Fortunately, I have a backup of my disk, especially, the folder C:\Documents and Settin… (read more)

My Windows XP crached. I though it would be a great occasion to go to Windows 7 !

Fortunately, I have a backup of my disk, especially, the folder C:\Documents and Settings\MyName\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

When following the instructions provided in the support pages like this one : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Recovering%20important%20data%20from%20an%20old%20profile

this simple do not work!

I have been careful in closing FireFox before pasting the profile default folder from my XP backup, renaming the folder with the name of the default profile provided in the new Windows 7 forlder : C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

and when restarting Firefox, nothing happens ! no data restored, no password, no history, nothing!

I have even tryed to restore some files only like the 2 files for the password, but again, noting :(

Your quick help/feedback wil be much appreciated.

Best regards

Asked by ferid 7 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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i have asked this question several times, and keep getting shunted back, about not being able to add a bookmark to a folder in the bookmarks menu

I made a folder to hold bookmarks of one type. when i tried to add another bookmark to this folder the folder will not show up so i can add this bookmark, the box only … (read more)

I made a folder to hold bookmarks of one type. when i tried to add another bookmark to this folder the folder will not show up so i can add this bookmark, the box only extends down a short distance, none of the folders are in the order they are supposed to be, and the one i need i can not access.

Asked by elfanton 9 years ago

Last reply by JethBayne 8 years ago

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If selected, Firefox will keep a list of the pages you've visited in the last n days - no it doesn't, only today and yesterday

History Library was listing several months of pages. I deleted these but did not alter any settings (knowingly). Ever since it has only remembered Today and sometimes Y… (read more)

History Library was listing several months of pages. I deleted these but did not alter any settings (knowingly). Ever since it has only remembered Today and sometimes Yesterday though in Tools,Options,Privacy I have selected remember for 5 days

Asked by johnhwilson 9 years ago

Last reply by HOTTENTOTVENUS 8 years ago

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Why, suddenly, does Firefox decline to save all open windows before quitting?

One of the best aspects of Firefox is that you can close your browser and Firefox will--or used to--remember all open tabs. Now my only option is open, or close and lose … (read more)

One of the best aspects of Firefox is that you can close your browser and Firefox will--or used to--remember all open tabs. Now my only option is open, or close and lose all tabs. Why?

Asked by jcww@swbell.net 9 years ago

Last reply by jjschwartz 8 years ago