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Mozilla, Bring Back the darn Description Box in Bookmarks!?

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Really? I am seeing this all over the place! Why mess w/the things we love about ya Mozilla?! You're losin' the love and you got a lot of upset people; me, for certain! That description box held vital information... and don't tell me... open it in a browser window. I'm not an idiot and that's NOT A Solution!

And this all starts with...

Another thing Mozilla, Do Not Default My Browser Settings to Auto Update your browser! Had you not done that, I wouldn't be in this mess! I found this out at work first, on that browser. Now, I am home, and before I could get to my settings and change it from auto updating... it already had! As I sit here, Firefox is waiting for me to "Restart to update Firefox"! I don't frickin' want to... and my Description Box is Already Gone! It was here the other day!!!

Arrrrggg! Infuriating!

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Hi, you are certainly not alone in this. However, note that the people who answer questions here, for the most part, are other Firefox users volunteering their time (like me), not Mozilla employees or Firefox developers.

If you want to leave feedback for Firefox developers, you can go to the Firefox Help menu and select Submit Feedback... or use this link. Your feedback gets collected by a team of people who read it and gather data about the most common issues.

My suspicion for the reason Description was removed, is that it had to be, in order to make way for the pointless - IMHO, thumbnail image that now appears in the dropdown, which incidentally, on a netbook, makes it so long that the Done and Cancel buttons disappear off the bottom of the screen, requiring userChrome.css to fix it!

Since Description is unlikely to return, the best option available is https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bookmark-notes/

Don't know why you were reset to auto update - it has never happened to me.

If your question is resolved by this or another answer, please take a minute to let us know. Thank you!

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Hi flipflopmedia, I understand your feelings about this issue, but I haven't seen any indication that this feature will return.

Here in support we work with the Firefox we have today, addressing features, settings, add-ons, and workarounds. This isn't an advocacy platform, and you already know how to give feedback from the first reply.

Since you only mentioned one option, I'm going to paste my full write-up and you can use whichever information sounds most useful to you.

Step 1: Back up your Descriptions by Exporting your Bookmarks

Firefox 62 no longer shows the "Description" field for bookmarks. The data is still stored, but can't be viewed within Firefox. I suggest backing it up now because the plan is to remove it in Firefox 64.

To do that, you can export bookmarks to a locally saved web page (HTML File). Please see this article: Export Firefox bookmarks to an HTML file to back up or transfer bookmarks.

That creates a web page, so you can open it in a Firefox tab, or in any browser. You'll notice the descriptions nested below the linked titles of the bookmarks that have descriptions. You can use Find (Ctrl+f) to locate the bookmark you're looking for.

Next steps:

This will depend on your needs.

(A) If you just need to consult the existing descriptions from time to time: searching in and copy/pasting from the HTML file may be good enough.

(B) If you need to access descriptions within Firefox, and prefer not to downgrade: you could investigate new extensions. For example, https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/bookmark-notes/ will provide access to Descriptions in the sidebar, and can import the file you created in Step 1.

(C) If you need to occasionally update the descriptions, but don't need them within Firefox: you could consider using a reference program such as Zotero to store your bookmarks and descriptions. See: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1233617. This form of storage might be more resilient than an add-on if you don't make regular backups of your Firefox profile data.

(D) If you can't live without descriptions just the way they were in Firefox 60: you may consider the Extended Support Release of Firefox 60, also known as ESR. The ESR track was designed for companies that only want feature changes on an infrequent basis. So Firefox 60 ESR will only get security updates for the next 10-12 months, staying stable with the features of Firefox 60. Then ESR will jump to a new version, expected to be Firefox 68. We don't know what Firefox 68 will look like; it might not have descriptions, either.

More info on this option: Switch to Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) for personal use.