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I used to use Google Chrome and loved how a single click on the icon got me to my folders. Why is your Bookmarks system so complicated? Why is the purpose of From Google Chrome, Bookmark Menu, Library, Bookmarks Bar, and Unsorted Bookmarks? Wouldn't it be easier to allow users to drop and drag bookmarks, or pick their folders/make new ones directly from the Bookmark This Page window?

I used to use Google Chrome and loved how a single click on the icon got me to my folders. Why is your Bookmarks system so complicated? Why is the purpose of From Google Chrome, Bookmark Menu, Library, Bookmarks Bar, and Unsorted Bookmarks? Wouldn't it be easier to allow users to drop and drag bookmarks, or pick their folders/make new ones directly from the Bookmark This Page window?

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SHASHANK ROY 14 solutions 119 answers

Hi Homlet,

To get acess to one Click bookmarks ,please follow the procedure

  • Open the browser
  • Click on the orange Firefox button
  • Click view option
  • Choose toolbars
  • Select the Bookmark toolbar

Doing this you will get the bookmark toolbar which will then allow one click access to your bookmarks

Please report if this helped!

Thanks!

Hi Homlet, To get acess to one Click bookmarks ,please follow the procedure * Open the browser * Click on the orange Firefox button * Click view option * Choose toolbars * Select the Bookmark toolbar Doing this you will get the bookmark toolbar which will then allow one click access to your bookmarks Please report if this helped! Thanks!

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OK, this did help. I also realized I could rename the From Google Chrome folder to just Bookmarks. I guess this is what another of your colleagues had meant when he said that he had a folder with his bookmarks on one of his toolbars.

Still, I wish you had a Bookmark Manager similar to the Chrome model, one window where you could move bookmarks around, drop them into folders, delete multiple bookmarks at a time, etc. It still seems like such a clunky process in Firefox.

OK, this did help. I also realized I could rename the From Google Chrome folder to just Bookmarks. I guess this is what another of your colleagues had meant when he said that he had a folder with his bookmarks on one of his toolbars. Still, I wish you had a Bookmark Manager similar to the Chrome model, one window where you could move bookmarks around, drop them into folders, delete multiple bookmarks at a time, etc. It still seems like such a clunky process in Firefox.
SHASHANK ROY 14 solutions 119 answers

Sure !

You can also manage your bookmarks by putting them in their respective bookmarks folder

To create a bookmark folder do the following:

  • Click the Orange Firefox button
  • Go to the bookmarks option
  • There will be a default bookmark folder named Mozilla Firefox
  • You can right click there and a drop down menu will appear.
  • Choose New folder and then name the folder and give description if required and save it.


To put a website in the folder to the following :

  • Click the bookmark star button on the address bar
  • Then click folder
  • Click the Choose option from dropbox
  • Click the Bookmark menu option
  • This now displays all the folder created by you.
  • Choose the folder you want to put the website in.
  • Click done.

Please report if this helped ! Thanks!

Sure ! You can also manage your bookmarks by putting them in their respective bookmarks folder To create a bookmark folder do the following: * Click the Orange Firefox button * Go to the bookmarks option * There will be a default bookmark folder named '''Mozilla Firefox''' * You can right click there and a drop down menu will appear. * Choose New folder and then name the folder and give description if required and save it. To put a website in the folder to the following : * Click the bookmark star button on the address bar * Then click '''folder''' * Click the '''Choose option from dropbox''' * Click the '''Bookmark menu''' option * This now displays all the folder created by you. * Choose the folder you want to put the website in. * Click done. Please report if this helped ! Thanks!

Question owner

When I click on the Bookmark Star, it automatically creates a bookmark for the page (which in this case I didn't want to do). Clicking on it again does open up the Edit Bookmark window, which then allows me to click again on Folder. However, it doesn't give me a Choose Option From Dropbox, it just gives me more of the Bookmarks Toolbar, Bookmarks Menu, Unsorted Bookmarks to again click on, in addition to the Bookmarks folder I created as a button. Again, this seems like 3 or 4 more clicks than is really necessary.

When I click on the Bookmark Star, it automatically creates a bookmark for the page (which in this case I didn't want to do). Clicking on it again does open up the Edit Bookmark window, which then allows me to click again on Folder. However, it doesn't give me a Choose Option From Dropbox, it just gives me more of the Bookmarks Toolbar, Bookmarks Menu, Unsorted Bookmarks to again click on, in addition to the Bookmarks folder I created as a button. Again, this seems like 3 or 4 more clicks than is really necessary.
SHASHANK ROY 14 solutions 119 answers

Hi Homlet ,

Alright ! Lets do it the keyboard shortcut way

Press Ctrl+Shift+B and tell me if you feel good about this one !

Report if this Helps ! Thanks!

Hi Homlet , Alright ! Lets do it the keyboard shortcut way Press Ctrl+Shift+B and tell me if you feel good about this one ! Report if this Helps ! Thanks!

Question owner

All this does is open up the Library - still more clicks to get where I want to go. If I click on Bookmarks Toolbar, then on my Bookmarks folder, it doesn't let me open it. Even under Organize at the top, I can create New stuff, but I can't organize the stuff I already have - again, no way to open up a view that shows all my folders, then allows me to open them at will.

All this does is open up the Library - still more clicks to get where I want to go. If I click on Bookmarks Toolbar, then on my Bookmarks folder, it doesn't let me open it. Even under Organize at the top, I can create New stuff, but I can't organize the stuff I already have - again, no way to open up a view that shows all my folders, then allows me to open them at will.
SHASHANK ROY 14 solutions 119 answers

This was the best that could have been done .

Anyway Thanks ! Have a good day !

This was the best that could have been done . Anyway Thanks ! Have a good day !
John99
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Did you notice this

  1. Click on the bookmark star
  2. Click on the own arrow next to unsorted bookmarks
    That gives you a choice including the last four folder locations you used
again, no way to open up a view that shows all my folders, then allows me to open them at will. 

Is that not exactly what the Bookmarks Library is and does ?

If I click on Bookmarks Toolbar, then on my Bookmarks folder, it doesn't let me open it.

Not sure what you ask here. The bookmarks library will remember the state of the left hand pane from the last visit and show the folder structure as last viewed. If you highlight a folder from the left pane it then displays in the right hand pane.

Have you seen

Did you notice this # Click on the bookmark star # Click on the own arrow next to unsorted bookmarks <br /> That gives you a choice including the last four folder locations you used ''again, no way to open up a view that shows all my folders, then allows me to open them at will. '' Is that not exactly what the Bookmarks Library is and does ? ''If I click on Bookmarks Toolbar, then on my Bookmarks folder, it doesn't let me open it.'' Not sure what you ask here. The bookmarks library will remember the state of the left hand pane from the last visit and show the folder structure as last viewed. If you highlight a folder from the left pane it then displays in the right hand pane. Have you seen *[[Use bookmark folders to organize your bookmarks]] * [[How to use bookmarks to save and organize your favorite websites]]
cor-el
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You can toggle the Bookmarks sidebar on/off via "View > Sidebar > Bookmarks" or Ctrl+B (Command+B on Mac)

There is also a button in the toolbar palette to open/close the Bookmarks Sidebar.

  • Firefox menu button > Options > Toolbar Layout
  • View > Toolbars > Customize
You can toggle the Bookmarks sidebar on/off via "View > Sidebar > Bookmarks" or Ctrl+B (Command+B on Mac) There is also a button in the toolbar palette to open/close the Bookmarks Sidebar. *Firefox menu button > Options > Toolbar Layout *View > Toolbars > Customize *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/How+to+customize+the+toolbar

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I see what you're saying, but it's still a lot clunkier process than in Chrome. I'll learn to live with it. I've created a Bookmarks folder icon that sits at the right end of the Menu Toolbar that allows me one click directly into my folders. Still can't figure out a way to mass delete bookmarks within a folder instead of doing each one individually ( I moved to a different state recently so most of my bookmarks need to be changed).

I believe one of your colleagues posted in an earlier reply to someone else that he had created this separate folder also. If one of your own colleagues saw a need to have a shorter way to easily access his bookmarks, then maybe there is a problem with they way it's designed.

I see what you're saying, but it's still a lot clunkier process than in Chrome. I'll learn to live with it. I've created a Bookmarks folder icon that sits at the right end of the Menu Toolbar that allows me one click directly into my folders. Still can't figure out a way to mass delete bookmarks within a folder instead of doing each one individually ( I moved to a different state recently so most of my bookmarks need to be changed). I believe one of your colleagues posted in an earlier reply to someone else that he had created this separate folder also. If one of your own colleagues saw a need to have a shorter way to easily access his bookmarks, then maybe there is a problem with they way it's designed.
cor-el
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In the Library you can select multiple entries in the right pane in the usual way (Shift + cursor Down or Ctrl left-click individual items).
This should also be possible in the bookmarks sidebar (click at the left of the icon to prevent opening the bookmark).

In the Library you can select multiple entries in the right pane in the usual way (Shift + cursor Down or Ctrl left-click individual items).<br /> This should also be possible in the bookmarks sidebar (click at the left of the icon to prevent opening the bookmark).

Question owner

OK, so I imported the From Google Chrome folder into the Library and pasted it into several different places (Bookmarks toolbar, Unsorted Bookmarks, etc.).

I Still can't open the folder in any of those places so it shows MY folders ((not yours), so I can edit them (delete several at the same time, move them around between MY folders).

The only way I see to do this is to import a 2nd copy of my Chrome folders, open both it and my already imported and renamed Bookmarks, and copy and paste individual websites between the 2.

OK, so I imported the From Google Chrome folder into the Library and pasted it into several different places (Bookmarks toolbar, Unsorted Bookmarks, etc.). I Still can't open the folder in any of those places so it shows MY folders ((not yours), so I can edit them (delete several at the same time, move them around between MY folders). The only way I see to do this is to import a 2nd copy of my Chrome folders, open both it and my already imported and renamed Bookmarks, and copy and paste individual websites between the 2.