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Boomarks & Download gadgets do not work

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'Bookmarks' gadget : Double-clicking the golden-star gadget in the address-bar previously popped-up a useful little window for editing the bookmark - this no longer happens. (For un-bookmarked sites, single-clicking the white-star turns it gold, & the bookmark is saved to 'Unsorted' - this is correct & ok, but double-clicking doesn't work.) 'Downloads' gadget : Clicking on the new down-arrow gadget normally does nothing. Although sometimes it pops-up a balloon-comment with 'Open all downloads' (or similar), but clicking on this normally does nothing. Although sometimes it does open the full 'Library' window. Strange. After starting in safe-mode, double-clicking the 'Bookmarks' gadget seems to work ok, but the new 'Downloads' arrow-gadget still does not work.

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OK - Thanks - Problem solved. Firstly, there's an error in my original post - in safe-mode, the 'Downloads' gadget *DOES* work - at the time of that post, I simply hadn't any downloads recorded, past-or-present (auto-cleared by a 'clear-rubbish' program, run weekly on timer) - sorry. Anyway, hardware-acceleration ==> no effect, so it wasn't that. So, tediously, I disabled the extensions one-by-one in normal-mode ... & found it. It's an extension called Compact Menu 2 v4.3.1, useful since it adds the *full* menu to the 'Firefox' gadget in the top LHS (when the normal menu-bar is switched-off) - the standard FF mini-gadget shows only a *selection* of the menu-system entries, omitting (in particular) the useful 'View' menu-strip. CompactMenu's home-page on GitHub shows that this bug was reported to the author 10 months ago, with no action since --> I suggest branding it as 'incompatible with FF13+'. (Or at least noting this effect on the add-on's info-page.) Anyway, I'm now a happier bunny, & yet another mystery of the workings of the universe has been solved (just got the Higgs boson, dark matter, & why Beyonce exists, to solve, and I'm there).

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Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

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.
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OK - Thanks - Problem solved. Firstly, there's an error in my original post - in safe-mode, the 'Downloads' gadget *DOES* work - at the time of that post, I simply hadn't any downloads recorded, past-or-present (auto-cleared by a 'clear-rubbish' program, run weekly on timer) - sorry. Anyway, hardware-acceleration ==> no effect, so it wasn't that. So, tediously, I disabled the extensions one-by-one in normal-mode ... & found it. It's an extension called Compact Menu 2 v4.3.1, useful since it adds the *full* menu to the 'Firefox' gadget in the top LHS (when the normal menu-bar is switched-off) - the standard FF mini-gadget shows only a *selection* of the menu-system entries, omitting (in particular) the useful 'View' menu-strip. CompactMenu's home-page on GitHub shows that this bug was reported to the author 10 months ago, with no action since --> I suggest branding it as 'incompatible with FF13+'. (Or at least noting this effect on the add-on's info-page.) Anyway, I'm now a happier bunny, & yet another mystery of the workings of the universe has been solved (just got the Higgs boson, dark matter, & why Beyonce exists, to solve, and I'm there).