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Why are my bookmarks becoming invisible?


Ever since I downloaded the latest version of Firefox, I've been having display issues with my bookmarks toolbar. Whenever I mouse over the last five or six bookmarks, their icons disappear until I reload the page. I cannot access any of the bookmarks that have been disappearing in this way, but the rest of my 40+ bookmarks are fine.

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Can be this issue: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Locked_or_damaged_places.sqlite

skryreman 0 solutions 1 answers

I have the same issue. Whenever I go to open my bookmarks drop down window, they pop up and promptly become invisible. Sometimes they will come back up for a second as I mouse over them, but they will stay invisible otherwise and it makes it impossible to select a bookmark with any degree of accuracy. This issue carries through to all drop down windows on webpages as well in my experience. I had absolutely no problems with Firefox until I got force-updated to the newest version.

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Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

Try to disable hardware acceleration.

  • Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Browsing: "Use hardware acceleration when available"