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Firefox bookmarks are not scrolling beyond what appears at dropdown

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Trying to help with mothers computer, she has large number of bookmarks that extend beyond the amount that appear when dropdown menu shows. She can no longer get the bookmarks to scroll either by using mouse wheel or arrow at bottom of screen.

Trying to help with mothers computer, she has large number of bookmarks that extend beyond the amount that appear when dropdown menu shows. She can no longer get the bookmarks to scroll either by using mouse wheel or arrow at bottom of screen.
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she has some type of adblocker, thats all that I recall.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/75.0.3770.100 Safari/537.36

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cor-el
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You can add the "Bookmarks Menu" button that shows the bookmarks in a drop-down list to the Navigation Toolbar via these steps:

  • click the bookshelf 57 library icon icon on the Navigation Toolbar or alternatively use the Library menu in the "3-bar" Firefox menu button New Fx Menu drop-down list
  • click Bookmarks
  • click "Bookmarking Tools", then click "Add Bookmarks Menu to Toolbar"
The Bookmark Menu button Bookmark Menu icon (star on tray) should appear on the Navigation Toolbar.

You can also drag the Bookmarks Menu button from the Customize palette to the Navigation Toolbar

See also "How do I add the Bookmarks Menu button to the toolbar?":

There is also the bookmarks sidebar (Ctrl+Shift+B).

You can add the "Bookmarks Menu" button that shows the bookmarks in a drop-down list to the Navigation Toolbar via these steps: *click the bookshelf [[Image:57 library icon]] icon on the Navigation Toolbar or alternatively use the Library menu in the "3-bar" Firefox menu button [[Image:New Fx Menu]] drop-down list *click Bookmarks *click "Bookmarking Tools", then click "Add Bookmarks Menu to Toolbar" <div>The Bookmark Menu button [[Image:Bookmark Menu icon (star on tray)]] should appear on the Navigation Toolbar. </div> You can also drag the Bookmarks Menu button from the Customize palette to the Navigation Toolbar See also "<i>How do I add the Bookmarks Menu button to the toolbar?</i>": *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/bookmarks-firefox#firefox:win10:fx57 There is also the bookmarks sidebar (Ctrl+Shift+B).
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We already have the Bookmarks button added to the menu bar, that is not the problem. After you click on the Bookmarks button/link and the dropdown list of bookmarks appear, it will only show those bookmarks that will appear on the initial page, it will not respond to trying to scroll down to see additional bookmarks.

We already have the Bookmarks button added to the menu bar, that is not the problem. After you click on the Bookmarks button/link and the dropdown list of bookmarks appear, it will only show those bookmarks that will appear on the initial page, it will not respond to trying to scroll down to see additional bookmarks.
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jscher2000
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The extremely tiny triangles should scroll the menu when you hover them with the mouse. I don't know why that would stop working.

It is possible to modify the menu appearance using custom style rules in a userChrome.css file. However, this may be more disorienting than helpful. I'll show you what I'm using at the moment in case you're curious:

The extremely tiny triangles should scroll the menu when you hover them with the mouse. I don't know why that would stop working. It is possible to modify the menu appearance using custom style rules in a userChrome.css file. However, this may be more disorienting than helpful. I'll show you what I'm using at the moment in case you're curious: * https://userstyles.org/styles/170093/bookmarks-menu-in-four-columns (can't be applied using Stylish since it applies to the toolbar area) * Background info: https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html
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cor-el
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You can add a scroll bar to such drop-down menu lists.

Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

/* SCROLLBOX - scroll bar */
.arrowscrollbox-scrollbox {overflow-y:auto!important}
#bookmarksMenuPopup :-moz-any(.scrollbutton-up,.scrollbutton-down),
.autorepeatbutton-up, .autorepeatbutton-down {display:none!important}

It is not that difficult to create userChrome.css if you have never used it.

The first step is to open the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" page and find the button to access the profile folder.

You can find this button under the "Application Basics" section as "Profile Folder -> Open Folder". If you click this button then you open the profile folder in the Windows File Explorer. You need to create a folder with the name chrome in this folder (name is all lowercase). In the chrome folder you need to create a text file with the name userChrome.css (name is case sensitive). In this userChrome.css text file you paste the text posted. On Mac you can use the TextEdit utility to create the userChrome.css file as a plain text file.

In Windows saving the file is usually the only time things get more complicated because Windows can silently add a .txt file extension and you end up with a file named userChrome.css.txt. To avoid this you need to make sure to select "All files" in the dialog to save the file in the text editor using "Save File as".

You need to close (Quit/Exit) and restart Firefox when you create or modify the userChrome.css file.

You can add a scroll bar to such drop-down menu lists. Add code to the <b>userChrome.css</b> file below the default @namespace line. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/userChrome.css <hr> <pre><nowiki>@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */ /* SCROLLBOX - scroll bar */ .arrowscrollbox-scrollbox {overflow-y:auto!important} #bookmarksMenuPopup :-moz-any(.scrollbutton-up,.scrollbutton-down), .autorepeatbutton-up, .autorepeatbutton-down {display:none!important} </nowiki></pre> ---- It is not that difficult to create userChrome.css if you have never used it. The first step is to open the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" page and find the button to access the profile folder. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-troubleshooting-information-page-fix-firefox You can find this button under the "Application Basics" section as "Profile Folder -> Open Folder". If you click this button then you open the profile folder in the Windows File Explorer. You need to create a folder with the name <u>chrome</u> in this folder (name is all lowercase). In the <b>chrome</b> folder you need to create a text file with the name <u>userChrome.css</u> (name is case sensitive). In this userChrome.css text file you paste the text posted. On Mac you can use the TextEdit utility to create the userChrome.css file as a plain text file. In Windows saving the file is usually the only time things get more complicated because Windows can silently add a .txt file extension and you end up with a file named <i>userChrome.css.txt</i>. To avoid this you need to make sure to select "All files" in the dialog to save the file in the text editor using "Save File as". You need to close (Quit/Exit) and restart Firefox when you create or modify the userChrome.css file.
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