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Bookmark Menu Icon (Star over tray) doesn't shoe bookmarks folders as before

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Before downloading/reloading Firefox on my computer last night, a left click on the Bookmark Menu icon (star within a tray; moved into header space from "Customize screen) would yield a listing of my bookmark folders along with bookmarks not placed in folders. Now, to get to the same place, I have to click the icon, then click Other Bookmarks. I had this issue some time ago, and recall the solution was rather simple....something like placing the "Other Bookmarks" in another location, but I can't recall the process....help!

Before downloading/reloading Firefox on my computer last night, a left click on the Bookmark Menu icon (star within a tray; moved into header space from "Customize screen) would yield a listing of my bookmark folders along with bookmarks not placed in folders. Now, to get to the same place, I have to click the icon, then click Other Bookmarks. I had this issue some time ago, and recall the solution was rather simple....something like placing the "Other Bookmarks" in another location, but I can't recall the process....help!

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Found where I asked this question before....under a different User Name! Anyway, here's the answer that worked!!! Mike


Wesley Branton Wesley Branton

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9/16/19, 1:19 PM

If it's not the Bookmarks Menu button that you are looking for, it's likely an add-on that you had installed on Firefox. The Bookmarks Menu was the only other toolbar button that was builtin on Firefox for looking at bookmarks.

The only other thing I can think of is that maybe your bookmarks are stored in the wrong folder. To see the bookmarks in the Bookmarks Menu button without having to hover into a folder, they have to be in the Bookmarks Menu folder. By default, when you save a bookmark, it's stored in the Other Bookmarks folder.

If you press Ctrl + Shift + B on your keyboard to open the bookmark manager, check to see if the bookmarks are actually in the Bookmarks Menu folder, not the Other Bookmarks folder.

If all of your bookmarks are put into the correct folder, your Bookmarks Menu drop-down should look similar to the attached screenshot.

Hope this helps.

Modified September 16, 2019 at 1:21:32 PM PDT by Wesley Branton