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existing bookmark folders missing? after 11/17/17 update. How to restore?

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The latest update to Firefox is getting in my way instead of helping me. How to I go back (can I?) to the previous release?

If I cannot roll back, I will HAVE to give up my browser for over 10yrs and go to a combinations of IE (shudder) and Chrome.

The latest update to Firefox is getting in my way instead of helping me. How to I go back (can I?) to the previous release? If I cannot roll back, I will HAVE to give up my browser for over 10yrs and go to a combinations of IE (shudder) and Chrome.

Chosen solution

Thanks Tonnes.

The Bookmarks button was missing. I had to drill down into some options to figure out how to get it back.

More changes in the interface appearance with this release than I have seen in years. Probably will end up better, but my fingers have to learn a new way to navigate - the old patterns don't apply 100%

Pat

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Tonnes
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Reverting to a previous Firefox can always be done by installing an older version of Firefox.

However, bookmarks folders should not be missing. If you referred to the Bookmarks button in the top-right of the toolbar however, please have a look at the Bookmarks in Firefox article.

Reverting to a previous Firefox can always be done by [[Install an older version of Firefox|installing an older version of Firefox]]. However, bookmarks folders should not be missing. If you referred to the Bookmarks ''button'' in the top-right of the toolbar however, please have a look at the [[Bookmarks in Firefox]] article.

Chosen Solution

Thanks Tonnes.

The Bookmarks button was missing. I had to drill down into some options to figure out how to get it back.

More changes in the interface appearance with this release than I have seen in years. Probably will end up better, but my fingers have to learn a new way to navigate - the old patterns don't apply 100%

Pat

Thanks Tonnes. The Bookmarks button was missing. I had to drill down into some options to figure out how to get it back. More changes in the interface appearance with this release than I have seen in years. Probably will end up better, but my fingers have to learn a new way to navigate - the old patterns don't apply 100% Pat