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lost bookmarks after password reset

Hi, FF crashed yet again this month for no reason at all. And was unable to restart, said I can open a new profile. I tried signing in, but got "wrong password", so I tri… (read more)

Hi, FF crashed yet again this month for no reason at all. And was unable to restart, said I can open a new profile. I tried signing in, but got "wrong password", so I tried reset. After password reset I lost all of my bookmarks, which I stored for 3 years for work. Thanks to this cr*p of a browser I am now unable to work! Can someone help restoring my profile settings and bookmarks or are they gone forever and I need to change a browser I use for work, because this bullsh*t is unacceptable?

Asked by wanda.malyszek 1 month ago

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 1 month ago

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Display Bookmarks

I have 2 laptops I will call OLD and NEW. Both have Firefox Browser 104.0.2. I have the Menu Bar at the upper left corner for both OLD and NEW. On OLD when I click t… (read more)

I have 2 laptops I will call OLD and NEW. Both have Firefox Browser 104.0.2. I have the Menu Bar at the upper left corner for both OLD and NEW.

On OLD when I click the Bookmarks link in the Menu Bar, i see a few links (Manage Bookmarks, Bookmark current tab, etc). Then below the links I see all my bookmarks listed. I DO NOT have to click on a link to see my bookmarks.

On NEW when I click the Bookmarks link in the Menu Bar, I also see a few links (Manage Bookmarks, Bookmark current tab, etc). And then nothing else. I have to click a link to see bookmarks. How do I get NEW to display my bookmarks without having to click a link?

Asked by dobbsa 2 weeks ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

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Bookmarks are missing

I did a System Restore and when it completed I clicked on the Firefox Icon to get back online. When I did it said that the program had been moved. I had to re-download Fi… (read more)

I did a System Restore and when it completed I clicked on the Firefox Icon to get back online. When I did it said that the program had been moved. I had to re-download Firefox and of course all of my previous bookmarks were gone. I have tried to complete the steps to recover them but nothing I'm doing is working. Can you please help. I do have an "Old Firefox Data" Folder on my desktop. I have alot of bookmarks ranging from current to a long time ago and would like to know how to retrieve them. Thank you.

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Asked by CMReno1031 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Bookmarks on Windows 7

Hello On Windows 7, when I click on the top menu option "Bookmarks", I can see them and click on them, BUT I can't delete them nor move using the options on the right-but… (read more)

Hello On Windows 7, when I click on the top menu option "Bookmarks", I can see them and click on them, BUT I can't delete them nor move using the options on the right-button menu of my mouse. I could before. I can't either create create a new Folder

Thanks Kind regards Miguel

Asked by migibanezs 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Pinned websites in Chronicle

I synchronized my Firefox with my Android Device. Since I made this I see two pinned websites in my chronicle which can't be deleted. I don't find them in my bookmarks or… (read more)

I synchronized my Firefox with my Android Device. Since I made this I see two pinned websites in my chronicle which can't be deleted. I don't find them in my bookmarks or anywhere in my chronicle, neither on the PC nor on my Android device. Can somebody tell me how I can delete this entries?

Asked by MSP7706 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Bookmark for Facebook Notifications - Can't Remove

So, I had to do a clean install of my OS, and after reinstalling firefox, I have a Facebook Notification bookmark I cannot remove. Can anyone advise on how to remove it? … (read more)

So, I had to do a clean install of my OS, and after reinstalling firefox, I have a Facebook Notification bookmark I cannot remove. Can anyone advise on how to remove it?

Asked by iam-sovereign 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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need to recover bookmarks WITHOUT using Mozilla standard proceedures - had catastrophy

My 11y/o Win7 Pro x64 based water cooled monster finally failed taking the Intel DX79si m/b, the PNY Nvidea GTX980 and 2 of the 8 - 8gb mem sticks with it. The 16TB and 8… (read more)

My 11y/o Win7 Pro x64 based water cooled monster finally failed taking the Intel DX79si m/b, the PNY Nvidea GTX980 and 2 of the 8 - 8gb mem sticks with it. The 16TB and 8TB add-in raid cards survived thank god. Also salvaged was the 250GB Samsung EVO SSD "C" drive. It was cloned to a duplicate the 1st day of every month. (No, it hasn't been overclocked in 8+ years, and even then I had the shut down temps set @ 50c). New m/b, processor, video card, memory, and unfortunately, Win10 Pro x64. All do in Friday. :-(. This old (76) man is gonna have to learn all over again:-( ( 'cept this time it's air-cooled and VERY conservative :-) )

My problem is the several hundred bookmarks I had in Firefox (I'm a LONGTIME user. I DON'T want to loose them. I've got the salvaged "C" drive SSD in a mini-dock (D:/ in the laptop) and I'm looking at them on my laptop (also Win7 Pro x64 based) ALL the files appear to be there at the time of the failure. I've already copied a bunch of the files from it so I'm not shut off completely. When I try to use the Mozilla feature to transfer them, it appears it want's to re-install & rewrite Firefox on the D:/ drive. NOT good. Isn't there a single (even multiple) file(s) that can be copied to C:\ so I can disconnect the mini-dock and THEN "import" them?

THANK YOU !!!!

Asked by my61cat 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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It is not possible to save the bookmarks.

I am using mozilla more then 10 years. Today all my bookmarks disappeared. I have no chance to install them again. Neither with the star nor with the menue. I followed al… (read more)

I am using mozilla more then 10 years.

Today all my bookmarks disappeared. I have no chance to install them again. Neither with the star nor with the menue. I followed all recommendations of firefox to repair it. The bookmark bar is still there. But with no content.

Does anyone has an idea?

Asked by drherli 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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FF 89.0 bookmarks

I REALLY dislike the new bookmark pull-down feature, which has larger fonts and far too much space between bookmarks. Now I have to scroll (for which I can't use the mous… (read more)

I REALLY dislike the new bookmark pull-down feature, which has larger fonts and far too much space between bookmarks. Now I have to scroll (for which I can't use the mouse) to get to the bottom of a long bookmark list. I prefer older versions.

How may I change the appearance of this feature?

Asked by trbrer011 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Clearing Browsing and Download History without affecting Address Bar Autocomplete List

In my address bar I only enable bookmarks and my browser learns what websites I visit most and ensures they are prominently displayed. Egxample, a search of Y would bring… (read more)

In my address bar I only enable bookmarks and my browser learns what websites I visit most and ensures they are prominently displayed. Egxample, a search of Y would bring up YouTube.com as my first result on the drop-down menu. Recently I noticed that when I now clear my browsing history it also removes the memory of my personalized address bar autocomplete url searches and reverts to a standardized dropdown menu not aligned with my personalized searches. Does anyone know how to cleat history without affecting the address bar autocomplete list

Asked by EckoAzzo 1 year ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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Restore bookmarks massive fail

Recently a bookmark was randomly deleted. FireFox has been doing this for the last several version. But, before, it wasn't much of a problem - I'd just do a restore from … (read more)

Recently a bookmark was randomly deleted. FireFox has been doing this for the last several version. But, before, it wasn't much of a problem - I'd just do a restore from a bookmarks bu file that had the bookmark that had been deleted.

But not this time.

Clicked on the day I wanted, and got the usual warning that it would replace all the existing bookmarks. But when it was run, it deleted all the bookmarks, but did not replace them with the ones from the bu file.

I then had _no_ bookmarks. There were none displayed, except for the star, something else I don't remember, and 'Other Bookmarks'. But clicking on these showed no content - they were empty.

At one point, and sometimes, a small window appeared saying 'Unable to process the backup file'. But this was after the current bookmarks had been deleted.

I'm on 91.01, 64bit. I found other, earlier 9x versions, dl'd and installed them. The attempt to restore bookmarks also failed running them

I then dl and installed a 89.x. But of course when I tried to run it, I got the warning about potential problems and the only choices to create a new profile or to exit. I chose to exit, and reinstalled the current version from a fresh dl.

After a few more attempts and system reboots, after the last reboot the current bookmarks reappeared, w.o. the deleted bookmark (as expected). I have no idea why.

Bottom line: I can no longer depend on FireFox. Fortunately, the deleted bookmark had relatively little content, so it can be recreated with 2 or 3 hours work. But what happens when a bookmark with lots of content gets deleted? I have bookmarks that have content going back at least 10 years. There is no way I could recreate them. Years of work would be lost. I don't understand why, if the backup file couldn't be processed, the operation wasn't aborted w.o. making any changes. This is what a failed process should do by default.

I find myself incredulous that the FireFox development team let such an egregious bug slip through. That's unacceptable.

Asked by sfbillm 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Changes to bookmark management in FF 94.0.2

Prior to FF 94.0.2 saving a bookmark opened an option to select the folder in which it was to be placed. With 94.0.2 the bookmark is saved directly to the last folder sel… (read more)

Prior to FF 94.0.2 saving a bookmark opened an option to select the folder in which it was to be placed. With 94.0.2 the bookmark is saved directly to the last folder selected with no option to select a folder. I have to perform an extra action immediately to edit the bookmark location. If this isn't done before closing the tab I have no way of finding the bookmark again. Please revert

Asked by davivid 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 months ago

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Bookmarks

I am running Win 10 and Firefox vr 95.0 I have lost all of my bookmarks including the "other bookmarks" on the left side of the screen. Haven't been able to get them bac… (read more)

I am running Win 10 and Firefox vr 95.0 I have lost all of my bookmarks including the "other bookmarks" on the left side of the screen. Haven't been able to get them back on the screen.

Asked by riverwoods34 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Firefox browser

Please give us an option to DELETE or not show “recent bookmarks” in your browser. BTW I am a monthly contributor but this issue really needs to be addressed in iPad, iPh… (read more)

Please give us an option to DELETE or not show “recent bookmarks” in your browser. BTW I am a monthly contributor but this issue really needs to be addressed in iPad, iPhone formats.

Asked by myeyes957 5 months ago

Answered by Paul 5 months ago

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Adding new bookmarks

When I add a new bookmarks I can see them in "Recent labels", but not in "Other bookmarks" (the last one in that folder is of the 20th of February 2022), so I can see onl… (read more)

When I add a new bookmarks I can see them in "Recent labels", but not in "Other bookmarks" (the last one in that folder is of the 20th of February 2022), so I can see only my last 10 saved bookmarks from the 02/20/2022 since now. The bookmarks are surely saved, because if I try to delete one fromt the "Recent labels" another one less recent appears, but only in the "Recent labels" folder and not in the "Other bookmarks". So, what I have to do to see my saved bookmarks not present in the "Other bookmarks" folder, but not so recent to be visible in the "Recent labels"? Thank you!

Asked by 84Gabriele 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

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Bookmark dialog disappears in 3 seconds

Hello, Since recently the bookmark dialog has changed its behaviour, and to worse from my perspective. If I don't do anything for about three seconds, the dialog closes a… (read more)

Hello,

Since recently the bookmark dialog has changed its behaviour, and to worse from my perspective. If I don't do anything for about three seconds, the dialog closes and the bookmark is saved to a place where I most likely don't want it to be saved. Is there a way to get rid of the three second time limit? Thanks!

It's not necessary to read further to answer my question. Bellow I'm going to give some criticism and express frustration about this new feature (or is it a bug?). The criticism is not directed towards the nice people here who give support to users who have problems.

I understand that developers get new ideas and want to put them into practice, but if you change an often used behaviour like this, I don't think it's user friendly to just change the behaviour without asking the user if he want's that behaviour. Personally I don't see how the automatically disappearing dialog helps me (it's very easy to click Esc if I change my mind about bookmarking a page), but I keep experiencing how it makes my browsing experience worse, as I often pause for a moment for example to think what name I'm going to give for the bookmark, or where am I going to place it.

In practice this change has wasted at least an hour of my time (to find an explanation and (in vain) a solution to fix the behaviour), made me annoyed, and based on the comments here and other places, made quite a few other people annoyed too.

Please, when you change the behaviour of Firefox in the future, before changing the behaviour for an individual user, ask him first if he even wants the change. For example show him a dialog where he is told that "we have this new feature where your familiar dialog keeps disappearing every three seconds for no reason so that you get the pleasure of invoking it again...and again...and again. If you want to have that feature, check the box on the left".

Asked by ari.torhamo 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

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Only one row of bookmarks visible on bookmarks toolbar

Hi. Can anyone tell me if it would be possible to display all 3 rows of toolbar bookmarks in my bookmark toolbar? It used to show 3 rows, but I changed my monitor's displ… (read more)

Hi. Can anyone tell me if it would be possible to display all 3 rows of toolbar bookmarks in my bookmark toolbar? It used to show 3 rows, but I changed my monitor's display settings to make the text bigger, and now I can only see the first row of bookmarks at the top of the screen in Firefox. Thanks.

Asked by Jo 1 month ago

Answered by Jo 1 month ago

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Bookmarks and extensions disappeared after speeding up firefox

I recently clicked on a pop up to speed up firefox and now my bookmarks and extensions are missing. I can't seem to import the back up as well. What can I do to bring bac… (read more)

I recently clicked on a pop up to speed up firefox and now my bookmarks and extensions are missing. I can't seem to import the back up as well. What can I do to bring back my bookmarks? I have important journals bookmarked for my research.

Asked by gal_withmusic 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago