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How do I set the bookmarks to be the default view in the left navigation pane

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  • Last reply by jscher2000

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It keeps defaulting to history and when I change it it doesn't stick

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Hi helenerothcpa, I don't know of a way to set the default for purposes of the Sidebars toolbar button. I would expect it to show the last used sidebar...no?

I mostly use Ctrl+b to open the Bookmarks Sidebar. Could you try that and see what you think?

Sites that have a rich text editor may intercept Ctrl+b to make text bold. In that case, you'll need to use another method, for example:

  • Click the Sidebars button
  • (menu bar) View > Sidebar > Bookmarks
  • Add the optional Bookmarks Menu button ( Bookmark Menu icon (star on tray) ), which has "View Bookmarks Sidebar" as the first command.

To add that button, either:

(A) Use the Customize panel (Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars) to drag the icon to the desired spot on the toolbar

(B) Use the method from Bookmarks in Firefox - section entitled: How do I add the Bookmarks Menu button to the toolbar?

  • Click the "Library" button:
  • Click "Bookmarks"
  • Click "Bookmarking Tools"
  • Click "Add Bookmarks Menu to Toolbar"

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As I said in the original post, I have no problem getting to the bookmarks. I would like to set it as the default sidebar, as it defaults to history.

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How do you open the sidebar now?