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Experiencing lag when sorting Bookmarks in Library window.

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I started using a Mac in July 2012 so I've had whatever the latest version of Firefox there was at the time up until what I'm using now (Firefox 18). I'm still experiencing the same problem with sorting my bookmarks since then. I've never had this problem in Windows.

When I go to "Bookmarks" and then "Show All Bookmarks," the "Library" window appears with all my bookmarks. When I want to sort my bookmarks (sorting meaning either moving them up and down in the same folder, moving bookmarks into other folders, renaming bookmarks, etc), I might be able to sort a few and then when I want to move on to the next thing to sort, it usually hits me with a moment of lag (approximately 3-5 seconds) and eventually it'll allow me to move again. The lag only affects the "Library" window because I can browse on websites while the lag is occurring. It occurs pretty often whenever I'm sorting through my bookmarks.

Any help would be great! Thanks.

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cor-el
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You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database file in the Firefox Profile Folder.

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Hi Cor-el,

I followed the instructions on how to fix the places.sqlite file and I was still having problems.

Basically, to test it out, I decided to go to my Bookmarks Menu and move a few things up and down in the same folder. It allowed me to move several things but then it would lag and there would be no blue highlight around the URL, however, the box that lists the "Name," "Location," and "Tags" would change according to which URL I clicked on. So if it lagged, it would still appear as if I were clicking on it but it wouldn't have the blue highlight around the URL and it would be unmovable. Eventually several seconds will pass and the link I was trying to move will be highlighted in blue again and it would become movable. I hope this is more descriptive. Thanks.

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

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

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I tried restarting in Safe Mode and disabling hardware acceleration and the problem still persisted.

cor-el
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You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database file in the Firefox Profile Folder.