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When I click on book... on the menu bar, FF gives me a menu instead of a list of my bookmarks. How do I fix this?

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New computer problem...I want clicking on "bookmarks" (on the menu bar) to show my saved bookmarks - not a menu. I managed it successfully on my desktop, but seem unable to customize FF for my new laptop. Both machines are running Windows 10 and both have the current version of FF.

New computer problem...I want clicking on "bookmarks" (on the menu bar) to show my saved bookmarks - not a menu. I managed it successfully on my desktop, but seem unable to customize FF for my new laptop. Both machines are running Windows 10 and both have the current version of FF.

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I managed to solve this problem. Apparently the default bookmark folder add-on will solve this problem. I tried it this afternoon, and it appears to work just fine. Apparently updates to FF didn't change the folder, but a new download of FF will.

If you google default bookmark folder firefox, it will be the first item. Hope this helps

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Pkshadow
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Hi, if this is a new install and you have your bookmarks and stuff saved then :uninstall Firefox. Then Delete the Mozilla Firefox Folders in C:\Program Files , C:\Program Files(x86) & C:\ProgramData Then restart system. Then run Windows Disk Cleanup. (Note: This should be Pinned and run Weekly, If never done below expect 10's of gig's) Then run it again and click the button that says Cleanup System Files. Note: your Firefox Profile is saved. But you should make a back up before you do :

Delete your Profile :

Reinstall with Current Release Firefox 61.0.2 with a Full Version Installer

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

Hi, if this is a new install and you have your bookmarks and stuff saved then :uninstall Firefox. Then Delete the Mozilla Firefox Folders in C:\Program Files , C:\Program Files(x86) & C:\ProgramData Then restart system. Then run Windows Disk Cleanup. (Note: This should be Pinned and run Weekly, If never done below expect 10's of gig's) Then run it again and click the button that says Cleanup System Files. Note: your Firefox Profile is saved. But you should make a back up before you do : *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/export-firefox-bookmarks-to-backup-or-transfer Delete your Profile : *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data Reinstall with Current Release Firefox 61.0.2 with a Full Version Installer *https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/ IMPORTANT Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.
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jscher2000
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To make sure we are talking about the same buttons, there are two different icons starting in Firefox 57:

= Library Provides access to Bookmarks, History, Downloads; displayed by default.

= Bookmarks Menu Traditional Bookmarks Menu button; optional.

To add that second 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"
To make sure we are talking about the same buttons, there are two different icons starting in Firefox 57: <img src="https://prod-cdn.sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/gallery/images/2017-10-11-11-30-17-d521f7.png"> = '''Library''' Provides access to Bookmarks, History, Downloads; displayed by default. <img src="https://prod-cdn.sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/gallery/images/2017-10-14-13-54-51-ad9ea7.png"> = '''Bookmarks Menu''' Traditional Bookmarks Menu button; optional. To add that second 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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jscher2000
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Oh sorry, on the classic menu bar -- meaning File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, Help?

If your bookmarks on the classic Bookmarks menu are not on the main level, i.e., they are in one of the fly-out submenus, you may need to "reorganize" your bookmarks.

You can call up the Library window using either:

  • Show All Bookmarks
  • Ctrl+Shift+b

Let's assume as an example that all your bookmarks are under "Other Bookmarks" and need to be under "Bookmarks Menu". Here are two methods to do a bulk move:

Drag and Drop

  • In the left column, click Other Bookmarks
  • Single-click a bookmark on the right side to select it, then press Ctrl+a to select all
  • Click and drag everything to Bookmarks Menu in the left column, then release
  • In the left column, click Bookmarks Menu to confirm the results

Cut and Paste

  • In the left column, click Other Bookmarks
  • Single-click a bookmark on the right side to select it, then press Ctrl+a to select all
  • Right-click a selected bookmark > Cut
  • In the left column, click Bookmarks Menu
  • Right-click in a blank area on the right side > Paste

If disaster occurs: use Undo from the Organize menu (or Ctrl+z).

Oh sorry, on the classic menu bar -- meaning File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, Help? If your bookmarks on the classic Bookmarks menu are not on the main level, i.e., they are in one of the fly-out submenus, you may need to "reorganize" your bookmarks. You can call up the Library window using either: * Show All Bookmarks * Ctrl+Shift+b Let's assume as an example that all your bookmarks are under "Other Bookmarks" and need to be under "Bookmarks Menu". Here are two methods to do a bulk move: ''Drag and Drop'' * In the left column, click Other Bookmarks * Single-click a bookmark on the right side to select it, then press Ctrl+a to select all * Click and drag everything to Bookmarks Menu in the left column, then release * In the left column, click Bookmarks Menu to confirm the results ''Cut and Paste'' * In the left column, click Other Bookmarks * Single-click a bookmark on the right side to select it, then press Ctrl+a to select all * Right-click a selected bookmark > Cut * In the left column, click Bookmarks Menu * Right-click in a blank area on the right side > Paste '''If disaster occurs:''' use Undo from the Organize menu (or Ctrl+z).
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I managed to solve this problem. Apparently the default bookmark folder add-on will solve this problem. I tried it this afternoon, and it appears to work just fine. Apparently updates to FF didn't change the folder, but a new download of FF will.

If you google default bookmark folder firefox, it will be the first item. Hope this helps

I managed to solve this problem. Apparently the default bookmark folder add-on will solve this problem. I tried it this afternoon, and it appears to work just fine. Apparently updates to FF didn't change the folder, but a new download of FF will. If you google default bookmark folder firefox, it will be the first item. Hope this helps
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cor-el
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This extension:


(I've marked your above reply as the solution)

This extension: *Default Bookmark Folder: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/default-bookmark-folder/ ---- ''(I've marked your above reply as the solution)''
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