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How do I get my bookmarks sidebar back, its quicker than using the button and opening all the extensions

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My bookmarks sidebar has disappeared and I cannot find any way if reinstating this. How do I re-instate this?

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On a Mac, it's not [Control + B], trying different options, I found that it is however [Command + B] to open the Bookmarks sidebar that allows you to resort and rename bookmarks.

Hope that helps someone!

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Hi vonnella, Press "alt+v" and select side bars... Followed by bookmarks

alt+v --> sidebar --> bookmarks See in the picture for better understanding

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{Ctrl + B} opens and closes the Bookmarks Sidebar.

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You can find toolbar buttons to open the bookmarks (star) and the history (clock) in the sidebar in the toolbar palette and drag them on a toolbar.
There are two bookmark buttons with a star in the Customize window.
One star button has a drop marker that open a Bookmark menu (you may not see the drop marker in the Customize window).
The other star button without the drop marker opens the bookmarks in the sidebar.

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I tried this but I don't appeaer to have a toolbar to drag it to as it is already on the toolbar I have. I have managed to open it with one of the other solutions and both of the other suggestions work. thank you.

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Note that there are two bookmarks buttons with a star.
One star button opens the bookmarks menu with a drop-down list (this one has a drop marker) and the other star button that will toggle the bookmarks sidebar.

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On a Mac, it's not [Control + B], trying different options, I found that it is however [Command + B] to open the Bookmarks sidebar that allows you to resort and rename bookmarks.

Hope that helps someone!

Modified by spmadden

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You can use "View > Sidebar" or drag the toolbar button to open the Bookmarks Sidebar from the toolbar palette to the Navigation Toolbar for easier access (View > Toolbars > Customize).

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Cmd-B used to bring the hierarchically organized bookmarks to the left side bar, as Cmd-Shift-H brings [still] the history [Cmd-Shift-B brings up a full page of the bookmarks]. _Some_thing has happened, but I can't recall any catastrophy or fiddle that might have been responsible.

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Sorry, but I don't see any such buttons in the customize toolbars pallet. Or, for that matter, the button to stop loading a web page (the letter x) or to refresh it (a counterclockwise curved arrow). Where have all these useful buttons gone in FF29?

Thanks, Terry

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You can look at the Classic Theme Restorer extension to restore some functionality that was lost with the arrival of the Australis style in Firefox 29.

  • You can check the settings of the CTR extension via its Options/Preferences button on the "Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions" page.
  • You can find extra toolbar buttons in the Customize palette (3-bar Firefox menu button > Customize)

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locking this thread which was started when Firefox 26 was the latest release version of Firefox