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How can I arrange bookmarks in a grid format instead of a vertical line?

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Windows has a IE Favorites folder, containing favorite websites, and all of these favorite website folders and links can be viewed in a grid format (spread horizontally and vertically). Firefox Bookmarks: I can only get to display in a very long vertical line. Is there an internal file folder containing all of my Firefox Bookmarks? And if so, can I display them in a grid? Thx.

Windows has a IE Favorites folder, containing favorite websites, and all of these favorite website folders and links can be viewed in a grid format (spread horizontally and vertically). Firefox Bookmarks: I can only get to display in a very long vertical line. Is there an internal file folder containing all of my Firefox Bookmarks? And if so, can I display them in a grid? Thx.

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the-edmeister
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Sorry, no there is no way to arrange or view bookmarks in multiple columns or a grid built into Firefox.

Bookmarks aren't stored in a folder in Windows like with IE, they are stored in a database file named places.sqlite, along with browsing history and downloads history.

There have been a couple of different extensions available over the years that did display bookmarks in multiple columns, but those extensions were short lived and never were really finished before the developer lost interest and stopped working on them.

Suggestion - folders within folders will spread out to the right, somewhat in a "columns fashion" across the screen. But with the current placement of the bookmarks button I don't know how well that would work; I haven't even tried it out. Personally, I have used the Bookmarks Sidebar for viewing my bookmarks since I started using Firefox in 2002.

Sorry, no there is no way to arrange or view bookmarks in multiple columns or a grid built into Firefox. Bookmarks aren't stored in a folder in Windows like with IE, they are stored in a database file named '''places.sqlite''', along with browsing history and downloads history. There have been a couple of different extensions available over the years that did display bookmarks in multiple columns, but those extensions were short lived and never were really finished before the developer lost interest and stopped working on them. Suggestion - folders within folders will spread out to the right, somewhat in a "columns fashion" across the screen. But with the current placement of the bookmarks button I don't know how well that would work; I haven't even tried it out. Personally, I have used the Bookmarks Sidebar for viewing my bookmarks since I started using Firefox in 2002.
jscher2000
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The Bookmarks Menu is a kind of hierarchy or "tree" diagram. Unlike normal lists, trees are challenging to restyle in that way. I wouldn't say it's impossible, but working out the kinks could be a serious project.

Incidentally, the fastest way to scoot up and down a long Bookmarks menu is to use the mouse scroll wheel (assuming you have a mouse with such a wheel).

I don't know whether it would be useful for you, but you can fill Firefox's new tab page with bookmarked sites instead of having it simply reflect the sites you've visited a lot recently. You can display that page by pressing Ctrl+t or clicking New Tab in the menu. More info on pinning tabs: Customize the New Tab page.

The Bookmarks Menu is a kind of hierarchy or "tree" diagram. Unlike normal lists, trees are challenging to restyle in that way. I wouldn't say it's impossible, but working out the kinks could be a serious project. Incidentally, the fastest way to scoot up and down a long Bookmarks menu is to use the mouse scroll wheel (assuming you have a mouse with such a wheel). I don't know whether it would be useful for you, but you can fill Firefox's new tab page with bookmarked sites instead of having it simply reflect the sites you've visited a lot recently. You can display that page by pressing Ctrl+t or clicking New Tab in the menu. More info on pinning tabs: [[New Tab Page – show, hide and customize top sites]].
Scribe 725 solutions 3456 answers

Futher to The-edmeister's suggestion of folders within folders. Drag the bookmarks button to the left-hand end of the bookmarks bar - that way, folders will open on the right. Also, add some folders to the bookmarks bar, and name them according to your most used categories. 'Mouseover Bookmarks Toolbar' is a handy little add-on that allows you to open the folders just by pointing with the mouse.

Futher to The-edmeister's suggestion of folders within folders. Drag the bookmarks button to the left-hand end of the bookmarks bar - that way, folders will open on the right. Also, add some folders to the bookmarks bar, and name them according to your most used categories. [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mouseover-bookmarks-toolbar/ 'Mouseover Bookmarks Toolbar'] is a handy little add-on that allows you to open the folders just by pointing with the mouse.
cor-el
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Note that you can open the bookmarks as shown in the sidebar in a tab by using this chrome URI:

  • chrome://browser/content/bookmarks/bookmarksPanel.xul
Note that you can open the bookmarks as shown in the sidebar in a tab by using this chrome URI: *chrome://browser/content/bookmarks/bookmarksPanel.xul