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How to fix duplicate bookmarks issue once and for all??

I'm using the latest version of Firefox (89.0) on both of my Windows 7 computers as well as on my iPhone. I have this really annoying glitch where I'll bookmark a page, a… (read more)

I'm using the latest version of Firefox (89.0) on both of my Windows 7 computers as well as on my iPhone. I have this really annoying glitch where I'll bookmark a page, and Firefox will occasionally duplicate that bookmark hundreds of times. I've gone in and deleted the duplicates, but then the problem re-occurs, so I'm trying to figure out how to finally fix this! I've already spent several hours looking through your help forums and trying to fix it, but nothing seems to work. Here's what I've done:

I turned off sync on all my devices. I also noticed that I had the iCloud synch extension on one of my computers, so I removed that, since I read that might cause some issues. Then I went and cleaned up the bookmarks on one of my computers, deleting all the duplicate entries, and I exported an HTML version of my bookmarks to my computer and also created a backup .json file. I refreshed Firefox on that computer. And I changed my sync password, since I read somewhere that that would supposedly force my old data to be deleted from Firefox's server.

Then I turned sync back on on that one computer, hoping that the latest version of my bookmarks that were on that computer would now update to Firefox's server. But instead of replacing the old bookmarks file in the cloud, it simply added back the old duplicate bookmarks to my computer (which apparently never got deleted from Firefox servers, despite the password change). Super frustrating. Isn't there a way to force a one-way sync, so the version of the bookmarks file that I have locally -- which has the latest changes -- takes priority??

I then tried going to "Import bookmarks from HTML," hoping that the version I had previously saved would replace this bad, outdated version I had downloaded from the server, but that didn't seem to do anything (I guess import only adds new bookmarks but doesn't delete existing bookmarks?). Could I import the json file instead? If so, how do I do that? I've considered deleting all my bookmarks and then importing the html file again to see if that fixes it, but it looks like the html file doesn't include the bookmarks on my toolbar. Is that correct? If so, I don't want to lose them.

Not sure what this is so glitchy and so difficult to fix. Can someone please help?

Asked by scottgurian 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 43 minutes ago

bookmarks

I can't get the bookmark menu back on the screen after update. The drop down only stays on the screen long enough to select one. I have to keep pulling it down after each… (read more)

I can't get the bookmark menu back on the screen after update. The drop down only stays on the screen long enough to select one. I have to keep pulling it down after each selection. Some of the bookmarks do not appear on the list. That makes it very slow to check a list of bookmarks. I can't get the bookmark menu on the left side of the screen at all.

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Asked by alshearin 5 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

bookmarks

bold textWhen I try to edit or mark a previously bookmarked address, I have no way to finalize the procedure and my browser locks up! I have to exit Firefox and then star… (read more)

bold textWhen I try to edit or mark a previously bookmarked address, I have no way to finalize the procedure and my browser locks up! I have to exit Firefox and then start over! Also I can't right click to get the pull down menu tools anymore!

Asked by eddmoore99 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

restore my recent desktop bookmarks that disappeared with FF 89.0

How do I restore my recent desktop bookmarks that disappeared with FF 89.0? The history shows sites visited on my other devices, not on my MacBookPro, except for from a c… (read more)

How do I restore my recent desktop bookmarks that disappeared with FF 89.0? The history shows sites visited on my other devices, not on my MacBookPro, except for from a couple of weeks ago and after the update yesterday. My travel searches and saved bookmarks from the past couple of weeks are all gone.

Asked by ehogstrom 6 hours ago

Need to copy browsing history and bookmarks to another installation of Firefox

I need to copy browsing history and bookmarks from one laptop with FF v.60 to another laptop with FF v.52. I know there are different ways of doing this, but in my case … (read more)

I need to copy browsing history and bookmarks from one laptop with FF v.60 to another laptop with FF v.52.

I know there are different ways of doing this, but in my case I don't have use of the source laptop. BUT, I do have the full profile saved in both laptops. I also had saved a json bookmarks copy, but it's 5 days old. No huge deal but I had some major restructuring of my bookmarks yesterday.

There's also sync, but I tried to just sync history and it does nothing. Plus I'm not sure if it's going to sync to "last updated" which is actually the other (destination) laptop with FF v52.

In my profile I see bookmarks clearly, but no history. They are both in places.sqlite? Should I just copy this? What else would be copied?

By the way, in bookmarkbackups folder, I see the last jsonlz4 file is from June 9 12:10 am, not June 10 12:10 am as it should have been perhaps. Does this jsonlz4 file work with the restore command of "import and backup"?

Thank you!

Asked by elzach 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 hours ago

Silently Import Bookmarks from IE to Firefox

I am in an enterprise environment with over 500 machines, and we are looking for a way to import users Bookmarks from IE to Firefox silently and behind the scenes without… (read more)

I am in an enterprise environment with over 500 machines, and we are looking for a way to import users Bookmarks from IE to Firefox silently and behind the scenes without requiring user interaction.

Due to security restrictions 3rd party software is not a possibility. Most users have already been using Firefox. We do not want to delete their existing bookmarks in Firefox

Asked by Reod_Dai97 8 hours ago

Backup bookmarks and Deleting bookmarks

There are 2 problems. I don't know maybe they are related so I'm presenting them both. In the past both processes have worked with no problems. Windows 8.1, latest FireFo… (read more)

There are 2 problems. I don't know maybe they are related so I'm presenting them both. In the past both processes have worked with no problems. Windows 8.1, latest FireFox.

First: Bookmarks Backup Bookmarks tab Show all bookmarks Library opens Import and Backup Backup Bookmarks backup filename window opens pick destination folder - Desktop File name box: bookmarks-2021-06-10.json Save

Only there isn't a file saved on my Desktop. And it's not my computer messing up. I took a snapshot of the Library Bookmarks backup filename window and saved it to the desktop and it worked fine. I thought maybe if I used File Explorer it could find the file bookmarks-2021-06-10.json. It did, but it's still not on the Desktop where I could save it to an external hard drive for a Backup. See attached files.

Second: Bookmarks delete files/folders. I can move files and folders around, just deleting or removing them is a problem.

Method A. Bookmarks tab right click on link or folder I want to delete click Remove Bookmark nothing happens

or Method B. Bookmarks tab Show all Bookmarks Library window opens right click on file/folder want to delete Drop down menu, click Remove Bookmark

or Method C. Bookmarks tab Show all Bookmarks Library window opens choose file to delete Organize drop down menu, click Delete

This is where it gets confusing. For methods B and C sometimes it will delete, sometimes not. Thinking about it, mostly not. I dont know why the difference, I don't think I did anything different to delete one but not the other.

When I open the Bookmarks tab again, I can't tell if the list is the same or not. I don't think it's changed.

I worked really hard on this and then I messed up and lost everything I'd done. So, I started all over, but I don't know if this is as accurate as the first. I hope so.

Please, I'm an old lady simple answers in plain English are always appreciated.

Asked by BernadineAD 1 day ago

Last reply by BernadineAD 1 day ago

Editing address bar dropdown menu

How do I add or remove some of the saved items in the dropdown list? At one time it was...."Shift + Up/Down key then delete" Now, that action has no effect. Screen shot a… (read more)

How do I add or remove some of the saved items in the dropdown list? At one time it was...."Shift + Up/Down key then delete" Now, that action has no effect.

Screen shot attached. Thanks

Asked by greycounciller1 1 day ago

Last reply by greycounciller1 1 day ago

Using restore bookmarks hangs firefox

So i accidentally started a restore bookmarks by a misclick, this caused my firefox to hang so i had to kill the process. now all my bookmarks were gone, i have tried to … (read more)

So i accidentally started a restore bookmarks by a misclick, this caused my firefox to hang so i had to kill the process. now all my bookmarks were gone, i have tried to restore them using both the import and backup firefox has, ive tried to convert a previous json file into sql but that only worked partly, firefox just starts hanging indefinitely whatever recovery method i try. i tried deleting the sqlite and favicon files mentioned in other posts but that didn't help either

Asked by Tomi199 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

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All of a sudden my bookmarks are double spaced, what happened ?

All of a sudden, my bookmarks ( and other bookmarks) are double spaced. This just happened today and I didn't make any changes. How do I get rid of the double spacing ? … (read more)

All of a sudden, my bookmarks ( and other bookmarks) are double spaced. This just happened today and I didn't make any changes. How do I get rid of the double spacing ? Thank you.

Asked by Nodpete 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

Edit bookmark dialogue - too small

Suddenly (after an unwanted update), when clicking on the star-shaped 'bookmark' thing, the edit dialogue is displayed hopelessly small and unreadable. What do I change … (read more)

Suddenly (after an unwanted update), when clicking on the star-shaped 'bookmark' thing, the edit dialogue is displayed hopelessly small and unreadable. What do I change to get the size of this dialogue box the way it used to be OR how do I downdate the version to one in which this doesn't happen?

Asked by public6 1 day ago

  • Solved

How to resize bookmarks font?

Hiya, I use bookmarks to keep a track of music I plan to listen to, and I had set up my folders so I could see everything in a subfolder on my screen. Now the font size o… (read more)

Hiya, I use bookmarks to keep a track of music I plan to listen to, and I had set up my folders so I could see everything in a subfolder on my screen. Now the font size or something changed and I can't see everything all at once on my screen. I don't have the time or energy right now to even think about trying to reorganise it all. Is there a way I can lower the font size or something to get back the space I lost?

Asked by Disaster Area 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

How can I permanently force firefox's automatic updates to be turned off?

How can I permanently force firefox's automatic updates to be turned off? Which guy modified the original design for the new version of Firefox bookmarks? Is there someth… (read more)

How can I permanently force firefox's automatic updates to be turned off? Which guy modified the original design for the new version of Firefox bookmarks? Is there something wrong with that man's brain? Is the spacing of the new bookmark item too large to read? It's very uncomfortable.

Asked by gem_536 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Bookmark menu

Is there anyway to restore the format (compactness) of the Bookmark Menus without setting the Automatic Updates to not automatically update and then downloading the 88.0.… (read more)

Is there anyway to restore the format (compactness) of the Bookmark Menus without setting the Automatic Updates to not automatically update and then downloading the 88.0.1 version? I hate to not have the Automatic Updates, for obvious reasons, but don't want to use the double space of the Bookmarks even more.

Asked by mnt1cabin 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Firefox version 89

I have been a loyal Firefox user for umpteen years – but no more! Without asking, my browser updated to version 89, and immediately, I didn’t like it. It looked washed ou… (read more)

I have been a loyal Firefox user for umpteen years – but no more! Without asking, my browser updated to version 89, and immediately, I didn’t like it. It looked washed out, difficult to tell the difference between tabs (I routinely have 30+ tabs open at once), plus it was slower. The biggest “peeve” was when I tried to enter a Google search question in the “Search” box, but Firefox kept jumping up the URL bar. Gawd I hate that! That did it! I decided to revert back to version 88 but you decided you would “punish” me for my decision. I lost all my bookmarks, passwords and preferences. I am a computer support volunteer and I work primarily with senior citizens, however I try to help anyone who needs my help. When I setup a new computer for a client, I usually install Firefox and Chrome, explaining that many people do not like the default browser that comes with Windows. From this point on, I will no longer recommend nor install Firefox. You lost a customer today. Congratulations.

I was really angry that there seems to be no way to actually send an email "TO" Mozilla. Instead, they depend on you volunteers to take the heat for them. If you know of anyway to actually get this information to them, I would appreciate it.

Asked by mrhabilis.store 1 week ago

Answered by mrhabilis.store 6 days ago

Bookmarks bar not showing even though set "show on new tab" (possible bug?)

Hi, Not sure if I found a bug. The Bookmarks bar i set to show on new tabs, but doesn't show when I open a new tab (ctrl-T). However, if I open a new window (ctrl-N) it w… (read more)

Hi, Not sure if I found a bug. The Bookmarks bar i set to show on new tabs, but doesn't show when I open a new tab (ctrl-T). However, if I open a new window (ctrl-N) it will show... Very strange.

What's even more strange is that it works fine on my workstation (Windows 10 v. 20H2) but not on my laptop (Windows 10 v. 1909)

Firefox versions on both systems is 89.0 x64 and they are both fresh installs.

Not sure if the import from Chrome messed something up. I did have some bookmarks imported from the bookmark bar in Chrome on my laptop but had none to import on my workstation.

Asked by shlstrm 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Bookmarks toolbar has gone blank

I changed one of my settings with the bookmarks, and now the the bookmarks toolbar does not show any bookmarks. But when I go to manage bookmarks (Ctrl-Shift-O), it clear… (read more)

I changed one of my settings with the bookmarks, and now the the bookmarks toolbar does not show any bookmarks. But when I go to manage bookmarks (Ctrl-Shift-O), it clearly shows my bookmarks under Bookmarks Toolbar.

I have searched multiple solutions around here and none of them work. I have tried everything I know to get the bookmarks in the toolbar to how again. How do I do it?

Asked by dolphin_phone 3 days ago

Last reply by Franz_von_Suppe 3 days ago