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When I click on a hyperlink, how do I keep the Firefox Bookmarks sidebar from automatically opening on new page? (Note: on original page, View/Sidebar/Bookmarks is unchecked)
Bookmarks sidebar always opens automatically in new page. If I click View/Sidebar/Bookmarks...I can uncheck Bookmarks, but that defeats the purpose of not having it open in the first place.
Is there a separate Firefox setting that controls this function?
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Assuming that you are opening a bookmark, right-click that bookmark and select Properties, then un-check the preference for Load this bookmark in the sidebar, and then click Save.
Let me reword this.
I am not opening a bookmark or bookmarking a page, or doing anything remotely related to Bookmarks. All I am doing is reading webpage A, and then clicking on a hyperlink on webpage A. Then, when linked webpage B opens, webpage B displays the Firefox Bookmarks as a left/vertical sidebar.
I neither need nor want the Bookmarks sidebar (on webpage B). If I click on View/Sidebar/Bookmarks of webpage B, there is a checkmark present (Note: I did nothing to put that checkmark there in the first place.) If I "uncheck" /Bookmarks, the sidebar disappears. However, I do not want to have to "uncheck" /Bookmarks ... just as I do not want to have to click the X on the sidebar to remove it. This is the extra step I now have to do.
What is causing the Bookmarks sidebar to 'automatically' appear on webpage B? Is there a Firefox setting (or Windows XP setting) that will override and prevent sidebars from opening automatically on a hyperlinked webpage?
(Note also that on webpage A, prior to clicking the hyperlink, I clicked on View/Sidebar/Bookmarks and there was no checkmark next to /Bookmarks)