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Just lost 25 years of accumulated bookmarks, can they be recovered?

Just refresh my computer, new install of Firefox, but all of my Bookmarks were missing, a collection of 25 years, all gone. Tried to sync with my XP computer, where the … (read more)

Just refresh my computer, new install of Firefox, but all of my Bookmarks were missing, a collection of 25 years, all gone. Tried to sync with my XP computer, where the originals were, but it too was empty. Found JSONLZ4 files, two of them, one dated today and one dated yesterday. Both empty, is there any way to recover all those bookmarks?

Asked by NatSov01 1 day ago

Last reply by NatSov01 8 hours ago

Cannot save or move around bookmarks by drag&drop anymore

I use the bookmark bar very heavily and my workflow was to just "drag" the tab with the mouse to folder in the bookmark bar, which would unfold and I drop the tab/bookmar… (read more)

I use the bookmark bar very heavily and my workflow was to just "drag" the tab with the mouse to folder in the bookmark bar, which would unfold and I drop the tab/bookmark in the desired sub-folder.

This worked really well for me, and was fast.

Recently, this stopped working. I can still drop a bookmark in one of the main folders in the bookmark bar. But not in any sub-folder, since the main folder closes as soon as I move the mouse inside it. It is also not possible anymore to move the already-saved bookmarks around via drag&drop.

System: Linux (Manjaro Gnome 41.1) Firefox for Arch Linux 94.0.2 (64bit)

Asked by jochenstehle 1 week ago

Last reply by jochenstehle 11 hours ago

Firefox browser is not responding properly?

My Bookmarks will not load up? It's like the links are dead? It isn't just Bookmarks either. I'm having trouble getting my WP sites to respond when I click on various thi… (read more)

My Bookmarks will not load up? It's like the links are dead? It isn't just Bookmarks either. I'm having trouble getting my WP sites to respond when I click on various things that I am working on. I hate to do this, but I will have to try another browser, if I cannot resolve this quickly.

Asked by David 19 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 13 hours ago

Firefox Library: Batch section of bookmarks and typing a new tag append the tag instead of replacing the old ones

Using Firefox 94.0 The objective is to change the tags of large numbers of bookmarks. This is to organize existing bookmarks under new categories that help in finding the… (read more)

Using Firefox 94.0

The objective is to change the tags of large numbers of bookmarks. This is to organize existing bookmarks under new categories that help in finding them more easily.

Until some time ago, I used the Library (Ctrl + Shift + O) to first select a batch of bookmarks (whether or not filtered after an existing tag or another criterion); and typed the new tag in the field Tags: at the bottom of the Library dialogue window. If I had to change the tag, I simply wrote the new one; the old one was replaced. If I had to add a tag, I could repeat the old tag and add the new one.

Now, instead, my new tag is appended to each and every bookmark in the batch. This makes it impossible to delete the old tags, unless you do it one at a time. Both doing and undoing become unwieldy when you have tens or hundreds of bookmarks. Also, it defeats the purpose of streamlining, because the number of tags grows.

So, there is a difference in behavior between editing the tag of a single bookmark and the tag of a batch of bookmark. Is this intended? If so, how to work around that? If not, I presume this is bug.

Asked by XavierStuvw 14 hours ago

Bookmarks folders list is hardly usable on adding a bookmark

Hi, When I bookmark a page and then click the link to edit it so to select the desired bookmarks folder, I get my whole bookmarks folders list fully expanded, which makes… (read more)

Hi,

When I bookmark a page and then click the link to edit it so to select the desired bookmarks folder, I get my whole bookmarks folders list fully expanded, which makes it tremendously tedious to find the correct folder to store the bookmark.

Still, when opening my bookmarks list, I get the list of just the top-level folders. I then select a folder, get just the 2nd level folders, again select, etc. So... this much more usable interface is available in the app, just not at the point where I edit a bookmark. Hope this collapsed list can be used everywhere a bookmarks folder needs to be selected. Thanks!

Kind regards, Jan Stap

Asked by jan.stap 1 day ago

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bookmarks

After a crash and reboot where I lost my bookmarks, I discovered a "file" of them in a folder I had created for another purpose on my desktop. I don't know how they got t… (read more)

After a crash and reboot where I lost my bookmarks, I discovered a "file" of them in a folder I had created for another purpose on my desktop. I don't know how they got there! file:///C:/Users/Alan/OneDrive/Desktop/MECHANICS/bookmarks.html Perhaps saved in OneDrive and migrated somehow during reboot? Anyway, is there a way to transfer these into my newly downloaded Firefox browser? Thanks!

Asked by ARA 2 days ago

Answered by ARA 1 day ago

Recent bookmarks

I usually work with my bookmarks side bar open all the time. Until recently whenever I bookmarked a page it wourld show at the bottom of the 'other bookmarks' section. N… (read more)

I usually work with my bookmarks side bar open all the time. Until recently whenever I bookmarked a page it wourld show at the bottom of the 'other bookmarks' section. Now, I seem to have a 'recently bookmarked' section where everything goes. (Possibly I always had this section - just never used it!). If I move a newly arrived bookmark either to one of my saving folders or to or the 'other bookmarks' and then delete it from the 'recently bookmarked' section the bookmark in the folder is deleted as well. I'd like to go back to my simple life please..............

Asked by altwoodco 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

get to my account & bookmarks so I can see them on new computer

I have an account on windows computer and old Mac. I just got a new mac. How do I get to my bookmarks that have been saved on my account so they appear on my new Mac? … (read more)

I have an account on windows computer and old Mac. I just got a new mac. How do I get to my bookmarks that have been saved on my account so they appear on my new Mac?

Asked by Ted Cohen 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

search engine shotrcut without query

Is there a way to use "search engine shortcut" without query just to go to a website of the appropriate search-engine? So as, for example, after writing "g" (or "g"+space… (read more)

Is there a way to use "search engine shortcut" without query just to go to a website of the appropriate search-engine?

So as, for example, after writing "g" (or "g"+space) in the search bar and pressing Enter, firefox opened the url "https://www.google.com/search?q=" (or something like that).

It used to work this way in older versions of Firefox (before 83), but since then firefox just searches "g" with the default search engine. Or it "eats" the shortcut (after pressing space) and turns it into a "blue/gray search engine label" but it does not allow me to go to the search engine web without writing some query that I need to remove afterwards.

I was using this feature as a sort of bookmark shortcuts to "custom" search engine websites (I'm using tens of them for debugging purposes and often need to fill in some additional parameters to the "text" query - often even to an "empty query").

The closest I got googling was probably "browser.urlbar.update2.emptySearchBehavior" - but it either does not work already, does not do what I'm expecting or I did not come up with the correct value for it.

Asked by sasa.mh 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Ssuggestion/bug: opening top site link opens keyboard

This feels like it's a bug to me and it's kind of annoying to have to minimize the keyboard every single time. Whenever you click on the top site link from your homepage,… (read more)

This feels like it's a bug to me and it's kind of annoying to have to minimize the keyboard every single time. Whenever you click on the top site link from your homepage, it automatically opens the keyboard when it opens the side at the same time and you have to manually minimize a keyboard. Keyboard. It shouldn't have to open the keyboard at all because you're already clicking a bookmark link to visit the site.

Asked by lotreaglesfan 3 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 2 days ago

Lost All Quick Access Bookmarks and later all Bookmarks except 5!!!!

After creating a new Windows User account and switching back to original account, I lost ALL of my Quick Access Bookmarks! Then I did a Bookmark Restore using the most re… (read more)

After creating a new Windows User account and switching back to original account, I lost ALL of my Quick Access Bookmarks! Then I did a Bookmark Restore using the most recent saved Bookmark file and I lost around 64,050 bookmarks!!! Now, the latest saved Bookmark file lists 5 items. This is a ridiculous and a very serious issue!!!

What is going on? I spend a lot of time getting important Bookmarks for research, and etc. How can I get all of my Bookmarks back? Apparently, I cannot get them all back. See attached file.

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 1 week ago

Last reply by Wayne Carpenter 3 days ago

removing 'totaladblock.com' from my browser.

Somehow 'totaladblock.com' has become 'entangled' with my Firefox browser. When I am using Firefox it keeps coming up with messages inviting me take up offers to block ad… (read more)

Somehow 'totaladblock.com' has become 'entangled' with my Firefox browser. When I am using Firefox it keeps coming up with messages inviting me take up offers to block adverts. These messages obscure what is on the screen: I can reject them but they come back in about 10 seconds. I have not been able to find a way of permanently eliminating them. Please Help. Regards, W. Nock

Asked by GwilNock 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

Importing Bookmarks from Safari - Folders Don't Appear

Hello All: I want to import my bookmarks from Safari to Firefox but strange things are happening. I go to the File menu, scroll down to "Import From Another Browser" an… (read more)

Hello All:

I want to import my bookmarks from Safari to Firefox but strange things are happening.

I go to the File menu, scroll down to "Import From Another Browser" and select "Safari."

I click OK and Firefox works for a while and then says it's done with the import.

However, when I then go to "Manage Bookmarks" in Firefox I can't find any of the folders from Safari!

The weird thing is, those bookmarks are SOMEWHERE in Firefox, because when I search for a particular bookmark which I know was originally in Safari but NOT Firefox (some rather obscure website) IT DOES APPEAR IN THE FIREFOX SEARCH!

I've done this with about 10 websites, so I know they exist somewhere in Firefox.

But none of the folders where they originally resided in Safari seem to appear in Firefox. The only way I seem to be able to access those bookmarks is to go to the Search bar and search for them.

Does anyone have any thoughts about how I can find the folders imported from Safari?

Thanks!

Asked by GregB777 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

How to auto-expand the "Show all bookmarks folders" list when adding a bookmark?

When adding a new bookmark, there is a Location field and then a drop-down arrow that lets you expand the entire folder list. What userChrome tweak can I use to permanen… (read more)

When adding a new bookmark, there is a Location field and then a drop-down arrow that lets you expand the entire folder list. What userChrome tweak can I use to permanently get the full list of folders to appear so that I don't have to select that icon every time? Thanks!

Asked by Trainwreck 4 days ago