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Bookmarks are "always on", but I can only see bookmarks when I save another one otherwise can NEVER ACCESS
I have spent too much time trying to understand what is the deal with firefox bookmarks. It should be pretty simple. I have a bunch of folders that I add bookmarks to. I can see all the folders when I add another bookmark. But that's it. They are not available to go to, to find a bookmark. There are no folders. There are a bunch of bookmarks listed in "always show". Then if I do a search for answers, the answers do not address the issue bc it seems everyone who uses firefox has the same issue. My bookmarks aren't "hidden". What I need is to see the same setup with my folders when I want to find a bookmark that I see when I'm saving a bookmark, instead of scrolling through 1000 bookmarks with no context. (There is also no way for me to delete or clean up folders.) I need to access all the information I have stored in an organized, productive, fast way. It appears there are a lot of other frustrated people on these discussions with the same issue. I couldn't find any information or discussion of a system for clicking on something, opening up a folder, and clicking on the needed bookmark.
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Hi Karen, are all of the folders under the Bookmarks Toolbar? Or are some of them under Bookmarks Menu or Other Bookmarks?
If you are using folders on Bookmarks Menu, here are three options:
(1) Top Menu Bar. On Windows, this bar is hidden. If you tap the Alt or F10 key, the top menu bar will appear with the Bookmarks menu. Or use Alt+B to open it directly.
(2) Toolbar Button. If you want one-click access, you can add the Bookmarks Menu button to your toolbar. You can find in the Customize panel and drag it to where you want it. See: Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars.
(3) Sidebar. If you want the list open all the time, you can use the Bookmarks Sidebar (Ctrl+B). See: Use the Firefox Sidebar to access bookmarks, history and synced tabs.
If you are using folders on Bookmarks Toolbar:
You may need to move them closer to the top so you don't have to look at the >> (overflow) list every time. You can move folders around in the Library window (Ctrl+Shift+B). Use the list in the left column to change categories. Then on the right side, you can drag folders up and down the list to rearrange.
If you are using folders under Other Bookmarks:
There is an Other Bookmarks entry on the Bookmarks Menu or Bookmarks Toolbar, as well as in the Sidebar. Or you could move the folders directly to the toolbar if you prefer that way of working.
Can you find a setup that works for you?
^: (1) Top Menu Bar. On Windows, this bar is hidden. If you tap the Alt or F10 key, the top menu bar will appear with the Bookmarks menu. Or use Ctrl+B to open it directly.
I assume that this would be Alt+B to access the Bookmarks menu from the menu bar.
^: (1) Top Menu Bar. On Windows, this bar is hidden. If you tap the Alt or F10 key, the top menu bar will appear with the Bookmarks menu. Or use Ctrl+B to open it directly. I assume that this would be Alt+B to access the Bookmarks menu from the menu bar.
Yes, sorry, I'll fix that.