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All history is not found

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Every time I click "show all history", a window called "Library" appears, where normally the history would appear, there is nothing there at all but an icon for Bookmarks. When I click on Bookmarks under the Libary it shows 3 bookmarks. However in History drop down bar under History where I can select "show all history", "clear recent history" etc. it still shows recent pages visited. Why is the Library window completely empty? I was able to see both History and Bookmarks and few weeks ago. I have Firefox 29.0.1. I read on another forum to add Places Maintenance (Allows to run Maintenance tasks on the database that drives Places, the bookmarks and history module behind Firefox. ) and I did but it did not work.

Every time I click "show all history", a window called "Library" appears, where normally the history would appear, there is nothing there at all but an icon for Bookmarks. When I click on Bookmarks under the Libary it shows 3 bookmarks. However in History drop down bar under History where I can select "show all history", "clear recent history" etc. it still shows recent pages visited. Why is the Library window completely empty? I was able to see both History and Bookmarks and few weeks ago. I have Firefox 29.0.1. I read on another forum to add Places Maintenance (Allows to run Maintenance tasks on the database that drives Places, the bookmarks and history module behind Firefox. ) and I did but it did not work.

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Did you try to delete or rename the places.sqlite file (places.sqlite.sav) to see if that helps to restore the bookmarks?


Firefox 29 and later versions have the Australis interface that looks different than the user interface in Firefox 28 and older versions.

  • With the Australis interface the orange Firefox menu button has been replaced by the three bar Firefox Menu button at the far right end of the Navigation Toolbar
    A consequence of this new menu button is that you no longer can hide the Navigation Toolbar
  • There is a star like button to the right end of the search bar on the Navigation Toolbar to bookmark the current web page and a "Show your bookmarks" button next to it to open the Bookmarks in a drop down menu.
    You can find "Show All Bookmarks" at the bottom of this drop-down list to open the Bookmarks Manager (Library)
  • It is still possible to have the menu bar visible via the right-click context menu on the toolbars to have menus like the Bookmarks menu

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