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Difference between "Bookmarks Menu" and "Others Bookmarks"

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I've now migrated from IE to Firefox (should have done this years ago) and I can’t find an article that discusses why there are two Bookmark folders (the “Bookmarks Menu” and “Other Bookmarks”). While I’m sure this has been asked before, Firefox doesn’t seem to provide a good answer or I haven’t found one. So what’s the thinking (or purpose) behind the two folders.

I've now migrated from IE to Firefox (should have done this years ago) and I can’t find an article that discusses why there are two Bookmark folders (the “Bookmarks Menu” and “Other Bookmarks”). While I’m sure this has been asked before, Firefox doesn’t seem to provide a good answer or I haven’t found one. So what’s the thinking (or purpose) behind the two folders.

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Hi Jeff, the "one-click bookmark" star was introduced in Firefox 4 and those went into a new container called Unsorted Bookmarks. It's now called Other Bookmarks, but following the original idea, if you didn't want to think about where to add or file a bookmark, it would remain in the Unsorted/Other category.

When you add a new bookmark, Firefox can show you an editor that allows changing the folder before saving. After you bookmark a page, click the blue star, and use the "Show editor when saving" checkbox to set that:

If you always want to save new bookmarks on the bottom of the Bookmarks Menu, you can use an add-on to change the default new bookmark folder:

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

And for more direct access to the Bookmarks Menu, you can add an optional toolbar 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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Hi Jeff, the "one-click bookmark" star was introduced in Firefox 4 and those went into a new container called Unsorted Bookmarks. It's now called Other Bookmarks, but following the original idea, if you didn't want to think about where to add or file a bookmark, it would remain in the Unsorted/Other category.

When you add a new bookmark, Firefox can show you an editor that allows changing the folder before saving. After you bookmark a page, click the blue star, and use the "Show editor when saving" checkbox to set that:

If you always want to save new bookmarks on the bottom of the Bookmarks Menu, you can use an add-on to change the default new bookmark folder:

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

And for more direct access to the Bookmarks Menu, you can add an optional toolbar 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"
Hi Jeff, the "one-click bookmark" star was introduced in Firefox 4 and those went into a new container called Unsorted Bookmarks. It's now called Other Bookmarks, but following the original idea, if you didn't want to think about where to add or file a bookmark, it would remain in the Unsorted/Other category. When you add a new bookmark, Firefox can show you an editor that allows changing the folder before saving. After you bookmark a page, click the blue star, and use the "Show editor when saving" checkbox to set that: <center><img src="https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2019-07-31-08-37-52-757c9c.png"></center> If you always want to save new bookmarks on the bottom of the Bookmarks Menu, you can use an add-on to change the default new bookmark folder: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/default-bookmark-folder/ And for more direct access to the Bookmarks Menu, you can add an optional toolbar button. Either: (A) Use the Customize panel ([[Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars]]) to drag the <img src="https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/gallery/images/2017-10-14-13-54-51-ad9ea7.png"> 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: <img src="https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/gallery/images/2017-10-11-11-30-17-d521f7.png"> * Click "Bookmarks" * Click "Bookmarking Tools" * Click "Add Bookmarks Menu to Toolbar"