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I can neither create or delete bookmarks using the "star", instead bookmarks are automatically created for every webpage I visit every time I visit it.

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I can neither create or delete bookmarks using the "star", instead bookmarks are automatically created for every webpage I visit every time I visit it. I have been able to delete bookmarks automatically created using the right click pop up menu but even this only works on some bookmarks and often the deleted bookmark is something other than the one hilighted. This situation makes using Firefox on a daily basis impossible as I spend more time deleting webpages that finding them.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.7 r700
  • Google Update
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.7
  • GEPlugin
  • 5.1.20125.0
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_37 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin

Application

  • Firefox 21.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0
  • Support URL: http://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/21.0/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Java Quick Starter 1.0 (jqs@sun.com)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 0.0.0 ({20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b})
  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0e22
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: nv4_disp
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: Unknown
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x10de
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • direct2DEnabled: False
  • direct2DEnabledMessage: [u'']
  • directWriteEnabled: False
  • directWriteVersion: 0.0.0.0
  • driverDate: 3-14-2013
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 6.14.13.1422
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'skia', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'none'}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 2
  • numTotalWindows: 2
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460)
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 9

Modified Preferences

  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.startup.homepage: www.msn.com
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20130511120803
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 21.0
  • browser.tabs.loadInBackground: False
  • dom.w3c_touch_events.expose: False
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 21.0
  • font.internaluseonly.changed: False
  • network.cookie.cookieBehavior: 1
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • network.protocol-handler.warn-external.dnupdate: False
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1371999763
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 87218
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True

Misc

  • User JS: Yes
  • Accessibility: No
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Problems with bookmarks and history not working properly can be caused by a corrupted places.sqlite database file.

You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database file in the Firefox profile folder.


Note that your System Details List shows that you have a user.js file in the profile folder.

The user.js file is only present if you or other software has created it, so normally it wouldn't be there. You may want to check its content with a plain text editor if you didn't create this file yourself.

The user.js file is read on every start of Firefox and preferences set via this file will be set to the value specified in user.js on every start of Firefox and thus can only be changed temporarily for the current session.