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Bookmarks in Firefox

Bookmarks (called favorites in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer) are links to web pages that make it easy to get back to your favorite places. This article covers the basics of making and managing Firefox bookmarks.

How do I bookmark a page?

To bookmark a page, just click the star in the address bar.

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The star will turn blue when the page is bookmarked and a window will pop up so you can name, move or tag your bookmark.

If the star is missing from the address bar:

  1. Click on the Page actions (3-dot) menu.
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  2. Right-clickHold down the control key while you click the Bookmark this Page entry.
  3. Click on Add to Address Bar.
Tip: Want to bookmark all of your open tabs at once? Right-clickHold down the control key while you click on any of the tabs and select Bookmark All Tabs… from the context menu. Give the new bookmarks folder a name and choose which folder to store it in. Click Add Bookmarks to finish.
Tip: Want to bookmark all open tabs at once? Right-clickHold down the control key while you click on any of the tabs, click Select All Tabs from the context menu, then right-clickcontrol-click on any tab and select Bookmark Tabs….

How do I change the name or location of a bookmark?

  1. To edit the details of your bookmark, click the star a second time to open the Edit This Bookmark dialog box.
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    • In the Edit This Bookmark box you can change any of these details:
      • Name: This is the name that Firefox displays for the bookmark in menus.
      • Folder: Choose what folder to store your bookmark in by picking one from the drop-down menu (for example, the Bookmarks Menu or Bookmarks Toolbar). In that drop-down menu you can also select Choose... to display a list of all bookmarks folders.
      • Tags: You can use tags to help you search through and organize your bookmarks. For more information, see Bookmark Tags - Categorize bookmarks to make them easy to find.
  2. When you are finished editing, click Done to close the box.

If you don't want to see this editor when saving a bookmark, remove the checkmark from Show editor when saving.

How do I find my bookmarks?

To find a page that you've bookmarked, just start typing its name in the address bar. As you type, a list of web pages that you've bookmarked, tagged and visited will appear. Bookmarked pages will have a star next to them. Simply click one of the pages and you'll be taken there instantly. To learn more, see Awesome Bar - Search your Firefox bookmarks, history and tabs from the address bar.

You can view and access all of your bookmarks from the Firefox Sidebar, the Bookmarks Menu button on the toolbar, if you added it, and from the Menu bar Bookmarks menu, if the Menu bar is enabled.

How do I organize my bookmarks?

The Library window lets you view and organize all of your bookmarks. To open the Bookmarks Library window:

Click the Library button 57 library icon , then click Bookmarks. Scroll to the bottom and click Show all Bookmarks. Click the Bookmarks button Bookmarks-29 and select Show All Bookmarks to open the Library window.

Note: You can also use a keyboard shortcut to quickly open your Bookmarks Library.

By default, the bookmarks you make will be located in the Other Bookmarks folder. Select it in the sidebar of the Library window to see the bookmarks you've made. Double-clicking a bookmark will open it.

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See these articles for details on how to manage a giant list of bookmarks:

While you are in the Library window you can drag bookmarks into other folders, such as the Bookmarks Menu folder. Those bookmarks will then appear in the Firefox Sidebar and Menu bar or toolbar Bookmarks menu. Bookmarks in the Bookmarks Toolbar folder will appear in the Bookmarks Toolbar, if it's turned on.

How do I add the Bookmarks Menu button to the toolbar?

The Bookmarks Menu button is not shown by default but you can add it to the toolbar using the Library button:

  1. Click the Library button 57 library icon , then click Bookmarks.
  2. Click Bookmarking Tools.
  3. Click Add Bookmarks Menu to Toolbar.

The Bookmarks Menu button Bookmark Menu icon (star on tray) should appear next to the Library button.

Add Bookmarks Menu button to Toolbar

To remove the button, repeat the steps above and, after clicking Bookmarking Tools, click Remove Bookmarks Menu from Toolbar.

How do I turn on the Bookmarks Toolbar?

The Bookmarks Toolbar is a handy place to add your favorite bookmarks. If you want to use the Bookmarks Toolbar, you can turn it on like this:

  1. Click the menu button Fx57Menu and choose Customize.
  2. Click the Toolbars dropdown menu at the bottom of the screen and select Bookmarks Toolbar.
  3. Click the Done button when you're finished.
  • Click the View menu at the top of the screen, go down to Toolbars and select Bookmarks Toolbar.

Other tips and tricks

Here are more articles to help you get the most out of your bookmarks:

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Last Update: 2018-12-07

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