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Firefox Bookmarks no longer shows the count of selected files

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I've just updated from FF 37 to 40 and the ability to see the number of URLs I am selecting in the Bookmarks view seems to have disappeared. Instead, I've got a bigger descriptions box (which I don't need) that I have to minimise.

Please let me know how I can enable the counting of selected bookmarks? Thanks.

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Still works for me in the current beta build (40.0b7) if I select multiple items in the right pane in the Bookmarks Manager (Library).

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window
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Still works for me in the current beta build (40.0b7) if I select multiple items in the right pane in the Bookmarks Manager (Library).

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window
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Thanks @cor-el. You were right. An extension is causing a problem. Until I have time to detect which one it is, I have rolled back to Firefox 38.0 which still works.

Thank you for your help.

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You're welcome.

Does this extension or theme also cause this problem in the current 39.0 release?

You can check if there is an update, possibly on the versions page on the Add-ons website.

Modified by cor-el