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Firefox 78.3.0 esr bookmarks toolbar not working

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firefox went from version 68.1.1 esr to version version 78.3.0 esr and now the bookmarks toolbar is not working, I cannot add to it, and it shows only 4 websites out of 50 plus websites. I do not like sidebars. This is the horizontal toolbar. Help please to get it working again.

firefox went from version 68.1.1 esr to version version 78.3.0 esr and now the bookmarks toolbar is not working, I cannot add to it, and it shows only 4 websites out of 50 plus websites. I do not like sidebars. This is the horizontal toolbar. Help please to get it working again.

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If you have sync, and there is a problem anywhere, Shut Down Sync Immediately On All Devices to prevent the problem from spreading. Once the problem is fixed, perform the same repair on all computers/profiles before using sync again.


[v57+] Places Maintenance is built into Firefox.

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

You will find Places Database near the bottom. Press the Verify Integrity button.

When done, copy and post the results here.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fix-bookmarks-and-history-will-not-be-functional

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If "Verify Integrity" cannot repair places.sqlite, rename/remove all places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed. Firefox will rebuild places.sqlite and restore the bookmarks from a recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.

  • keep a backup copy of places.sqlite in case a new places.sqlite database has to be created

See also:

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

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no information about the horizontal bookmarks toolbar not working Please help!

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Did you use the Verify Integrity as I suggested?

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no this did not restore the bookmarks into the bookmark toolbar, I have to open the sidebar to find the bookmarks in the bookmarks toolbar.

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Is the Bookmarks Toolbar currently visible ?

Open the Customize window and set what toolbars (Show/Hide Toolbars) and toolbar items to display.

  • Right-click empty toolbar area -> Customize
  • "3-bar" menu button -> Customize
  • View -> Toolbars

You can tap the Alt key or press the F10 key to show the hidden Menu Bar temporarily

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yes the toolbar is visible with only 4 of the 50 plus bookmarks showing. Does it have something to do with chrome that I had to setup to even have a toolbar?

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If "Verify Integrity" cannot repair places.sqlite, rename/remove all places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite files in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed. Firefox will rebuild places.sqlite and restore the bookmarks from a recent JSON backup in the bookmarkbackups folder.

  • keep a backup copy of places.sqlite in case a new places.sqlite database has to be created

Note that you lose all favicons if you remove favicons.sqlite, so you can first try only removing places.sqlite.

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You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

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no help yet, do I have to change the userchrome.css file?

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Do you have code in userChrome.css that affects the bookmarks in general or the Bookmarks Toolbar ?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration or userChrome.css is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window