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why does the save bookmark default to "other bookmarks"

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when you click on bookmarks, you see your list of bookmarks

wonderful

but when you click to bookmark the current page it wants to put it in "other bookmarks"

I dont see a setting to change the default to Bookmarks

this is very frustrating ! ! !

when you click on bookmarks, you see your list of bookmarks wonderful but when you click to bookmark the current page it wants to put it in "other bookmarks" I dont see a setting to change the default to Bookmarks this is very frustrating ! ! !

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jscher2000
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To be honest, I don't know "why," it's just the way the star icon has always worked since it was first added.

If you want Firefox to default to Bookmarks Menu, you can use one of these methods to add the bookmark instead of the star icon:

  • Ctrl+d
  • right-click a blank area of the page > Bookmark This Page
  • (menu bar) Bookmarks > Bookmark This Page

Is any of those convenient for you? Or convenient enough that you don't feel inclined to search for an add-on to modify how the star works?

To be honest, I don't know "why," it's just the way the star icon has always worked since it was first added. If you want Firefox to default to Bookmarks Menu, you can use one of these methods to add the bookmark instead of the star icon: * Ctrl+d * right-click a blank area of the page > Bookmark This Page * (menu bar) Bookmarks > Bookmark This Page Is any of those convenient for you? Or convenient enough that you don't feel inclined to search for an add-on to modify how the star works?
170fin 1 solutions 9 answers

jscher2000 said

To be honest, I don't know "why," it's just the way the star icon has always worked since it was first added. If you want Firefox to default to Bookmarks Menu, you can use one of these methods to add the bookmark instead of the star icon:
  • Ctrl+d
  • right-click a blank area of the page > Bookmark This Page
  • (menu bar) Bookmarks > Bookmark This Page
Is any of those convenient for you? Or convenient enough that you don't feel inclined to search for an add-on to modify how the star works?

This used to be the case for me but now since the last update to 58.0b4 (64bit) it's saving to 'Other Bookmarks' by default instead.

''jscher2000 [[#answer-981486|said]]'' <blockquote> To be honest, I don't know "why," it's just the way the star icon has always worked since it was first added. If you want Firefox to default to Bookmarks Menu, you can use one of these methods to add the bookmark instead of the star icon: * Ctrl+d * right-click a blank area of the page > Bookmark This Page * (menu bar) Bookmarks > Bookmark This Page Is any of those convenient for you? Or convenient enough that you don't feel inclined to search for an add-on to modify how the star works? </blockquote> This used to be the case for me but now since the last update to 58.0b4 (64bit) it's saving to 'Other Bookmarks' by default instead.
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8799 solutions 71970 answers

Ugh...

Well, someone created an add-on to replace the built-in star button with one that is more configurable. I haven't tried it myself, and there are no reviews yet:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/default-bookmark-folder/

Ugh... Well, someone created an add-on to replace the built-in star button with one that is more configurable. I haven't tried it myself, and there are no reviews yet: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/default-bookmark-folder/
170fin 1 solutions 9 answers

Cheers, I appreciate your time & knowledge. My thanks.

As a matter of interest: Do you know why this change was implemented?

Cheers, I appreciate your time & knowledge. My thanks. As a matter of interest: Do you know why this change was implemented?