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Bookmarks sync problems: Bookmarks keep rearranging themselves in the bookmarks toolbar, and do not sync completely on Windows and Android.

My setup I'm using Firefox 47.0 on Fedora (64-bit GNU/Linux) with GNOME shell, and on Windows 10 (64-bit). I also have Firefox Sync on an Android tablet, but I don't do a… (read more)

My setup

I'm using Firefox 47.0 on Fedora (64-bit GNU/Linux) with GNOME shell, and on Windows 10 (64-bit). I also have Firefox Sync on an Android tablet, but I don't do as much web browsing on my tablet, so I haven't needed to look at the bookmarks there...


The problem(s)

On Fedora, the bookmarks in the Firefox bookmarks toolbar rearrange themselves. The bookmarks in one folder shift from the bottom to the top, and some bookmarks in the toolbar shift from left to right. I arrange my bookmarks by loose priority, so this annoying. Whenever I notice the bookmarks being out of order, I drag them back to where they were, but they always move themselves again later. This has been an ongoing issue for a couple months; I've only seriously attempted to troubleshoot the issue over the past week or so, and I'm not having any luck.

I don't think I've ever noticed the bookmarks moving themselves in the middle of a session, so I believe it's actually happening when I close or launch Firefox. However, reproducing this issue has been tricky, since the bookmarks do not *always* shuffle themselves every time I launch Firefox. Depending on how often I open/close the application, I may notice the bookmarks moving themselves once every other day, or a couple times in a single day.

This may be a separate issue, but I noticed it around the same time: On Windows 10, my bookmarks do not sync at all. There three or four bookmarks in the toolbar, but these do not get updated when I change them on my Linux machine, and none of the other bookmarks have synced to the Windows machine.


Things that I've already tried

I've tried reverting my bookmarks to a recent automatic backup (Library > Import and Backup > Restore). No change.

I've tried disabling all addons. No change.

I tried refreshing Firefox, to "reset to factory defaults". No change.

I tried deleting the file `xulstore.json` in my Firefox profile. No change.

I tried installing and running the Places Maintenance extension. I didn't entirely understand all the text output it generated while running, but I don't think it found any real errors. Anyway, no change.

I tried backing up my exports to a JSON file, then closing Firefox, then deleting the places.sqlite file, then restarting Firefox, and importing the bookmarks JSON file. No change.

Bookmarks still rearrange themselves on Linux and do not sync at all on Windows  :(

Asked by Android-the-Andrew 4 years ago

Answered by Android-the-Andrew 4 years ago

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Nothing happens when I type a URL into the location bar and press Enter. Nothing happens if I type anything into the search bar.

Firefox will not go to any URL typed into the location bar. Nor will it search for anything typed into the search bar. I have tried opening Firefox in Safe Mode, unchec… (read more)

Firefox will not go to any URL typed into the location bar. Nor will it search for anything typed into the search bar. I have tried opening Firefox in Safe Mode, unchecking the compatibility options, clearing my recent history (the history icon doesn't even appear in the Firefox toolbar anymore), setting all Add-Ons to "Always activate," rebooting the computer, and uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox, and nothing so far has work. The uninstall function must not completely uninstall Firefox because it does not delete my bookmarks which are all still present. The first symptom of a problem was an error message and the first fix I tried was reinstalling Firefox without uninstalling first. Now the error message no longer appears and I do not remember what it was.

Asked by AliceS 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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"Check the proxy settings to make sure that they are correct." i keep getting this when i try to use firefox, except on facebook. please help.

i really have no more details but that i can't use firefox. i keep getting a box that states:The proxy server is refusing connections Firefox is configured to … (read more)

i really have no more details but that i can't use firefox. i keep getting a box that states:The proxy server is refusing connections

         Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections.

Asked by Robertpendley 9 years ago

Last reply by Helper7677 9 years ago

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STILL Not Able to Stop Search Suggestions

This is a follow-up to an earlier question I asked, viz. Stop Search Suggestions in the Awesome Bar. The solution presented in that question worked for a while, but now t… (read more)

This is a follow-up to an earlier question I asked, viz. Stop Search Suggestions in the Awesome Bar. The solution presented in that question worked for a while, but now the ugly problem has returned.

I made sure to turn off Search Suggestions for Google search (indeed, for all included search engines), and I inserted the URL described in the answer. It did no good - Search Suggestions are back.

I am able to turn off Search Suggestions in Google Chrome. I am also able to turn off Google Instant, something else I can't (yet) do in Firefox.

Asked by Bulldogger 8 years ago

Answered by Bulldogger 8 years ago

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Не работает правая кнопка мыши. не работает "открыть в новой вкладке", и не всегда есть функции копировать и др. приходиться пользоваться бустрыми клавишами.

Не работает правая кнопка мыши. не работает "открыть в новой вкладке", и не всегда есть функции копировать и др. приходиться пользоваться бустрыми клавишами. что делать? … (read more)

Не работает правая кнопка мыши. не работает "открыть в новой вкладке", и не всегда есть функции копировать и др. приходиться пользоваться бустрыми клавишами. что делать?

Asked by buhoksana 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Stop Search Suggestions in the Awesome Bar

Google is my default search engine. I followed the instructions to turn off Search Suggestions in Firefox 13. Unfortunately, this only seems to work if I search from the … (read more)

Google is my default search engine. I followed the instructions to turn off Search Suggestions in Firefox 13. Unfortunately, this only seems to work if I search from the Search Bar. If I search from the Awesome Bar, which I prefer, Search Suggestions still appear. Can I prevent search suggestions from the Awesome Bar as well? I can do this in Google Chrome - please tell me I can do it in Firefox!

The way to do this in Chrome is enter the following URL as your default search engine:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&complete=0&site=webhp&q=%s&btnK=Google+Search

I don't see a way to do this in Firefox 13. BTW, the above URL also prevents Google Autocomplete and Google Instant.

Asked by Bulldogger 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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On Firefox 13 the new tab page boxes are blank no matter how many times I visit a website

I downloaded firefox 13 about a week ago and when I open a new tab the boxes that are supposed to display your most visited webpages don't work, if you go to your bookmar… (read more)

I downloaded firefox 13 about a week ago and when I open a new tab the boxes that are supposed to display your most visited webpages don't work, if you go to your bookmark that says "Most Visited" that displays my most visited webpages fine but none of the pages show up on my new tab page. Also if I click and drag one of the websites into the boxes the website name appears but it never loads any picture for the website. If I don't click and drag the website to one of the boxes then the box is empty....there is no website, nothing. But I've gone to plenty of sites plenty amount of times and it is not showing up http://i.imgur.com/TWmAU.png --- Here's a image of what I see (to clear up any confusion)

Asked by wam19 8 years ago

Last reply by dumdidadida 8 years ago

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what versions will work with Windows ME?

I currently have Firefox 1.something on my aging Windows ME system. My e-mail provider recently upgraded and consequently, I need to be using at least verion 2.0 of Firef… (read more)

I currently have Firefox 1.something on my aging Windows ME system. My e-mail provider recently upgraded and consequently, I need to be using at least verion 2.0 of Firefox. I downloaded the newest version, but get an error after the files have been extracted and the setup starts to run. Which version(s) of Firefox will work with Windows ME and from where can I download that version?

Asked by carolrh 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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How do I disable the drop down history???

This does not refer to the History drop down by the View an Bookmark area. This annoying drop down appears whenever you start to type in a web site you want to go to. It … (read more)

This does not refer to the History drop down by the View an Bookmark area. This annoying drop down appears whenever you start to type in a web site you want to go to. It drops down a list of sites you've visited or possibly a bookmark list. Some of the sites are marked with a little gold star. How do I stop this from dropping down.

Thank You

Asked by fritzgabbons 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Blekko malware with download

Three related questions 1. Is it possible to download Firefox without also getting Blekko malware? 2. How do I delete Blekko malware and restore to prior state? 3. How ca… (read more)

Three related questions 1. Is it possible to download Firefox without also getting Blekko malware? 2. How do I delete Blekko malware and restore to prior state? 3. How can a respected organization like Mozilla allow its main product to load malware?

Asked by meritcos 8 years ago

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how do i know if i am downloading the real firefox 4?

im trying to download the latest version of firefox but when the file download security pops up, the "from:" always looks suspiscious like 1) 3347-mozilla.voxcdn.com 2) m… (read more)

im trying to download the latest version of firefox but when the file download security pops up, the "from:" always looks suspiscious like 1) 3347-mozilla.voxcdn.com 2) mozzilla.mirror.ac.za 3) mozilla-nyc.osuosl.org 4) ftp.jaist.ac.jp 5) jp-nii01.mozilla.org 6) pv-mirror01.mozilla.org 7) openaccess.oldapps.com and so on. i clicked run on one of these and after the download was done, the interface is not similar to the videos shown on the website. where can i safely download the new firefox?

Asked by brownmorgan 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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I cannot see the date of my history in firefox.How,if i can, find the date of the history listed?

I recently went into my Firefox history to find some sites i used which i need dates i visited..sadly though the dates aren't there.Can you please tell me why?Is it becau… (read more)

I recently went into my Firefox history to find some sites i used which i need dates i visited..sadly though the dates aren't there.Can you please tell me why?Is it because the sites were too far back to remember..?thankyou

Asked by HMMMMM 9 years ago

Last reply by David McRitchie 9 years ago

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mozilla firefox 36 address bar not working

I have recently upgraded Firefox to 36 due to a runtime error on an earlier version. I am running Win XP with SP3, and also using Norton 360. After the upgrade the addre… (read more)

I have recently upgraded Firefox to 36 due to a runtime error on an earlier version. I am running Win XP with SP3, and also using Norton 360. After the upgrade the address bar does not work either by using the enter key, or the drop down menu of recent sites and selecting one. My bookmarks work as they should and I can go to any site that I have there. My Google home page works as it should and it will take me to any site from my homepage. I have tried using the Mozilla Firefox "safe start" method with no difference. I have also upgraded my Norton 360 with the latest changes and it's up date. I have "allowed" Mozilla Firefox in the Norton firewall configuration, but none of these things have had any effect on the problem. I have read, and tried, everything I could find regarding "address bar problems" but to no avail. I really like Firefox but this is becoming quite annoying and I don't want to go back to IE 8. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by PB4712 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Problem with Firefox going transparent troubleshoot and find a solution

Update: See now https://support.mozilla.org/kb/firefox-opens-transparent-or-blank-window It is still of interest to collect information as the cause and specific solution… (read more)

Update: See now https://support.mozilla.org/kb/firefox-opens-transparent-or-blank-window

It is still of interest to collect information as the cause and specific solution of such problems.


Hi,
I am John, one of the forum moderators.

We have been seeing quite a few questions about Firefox going transparent. Our expert contributor madperson has solved many of these questions already, but we have not yet found the cause of the problem. There is a workaround, and will explain it in the next comment.

Meanwhile may I ask for your help please so that we may gather information on this and try to work out a proper solution. It would help if everyone with such a problem starts their own thread, and then posts into this thread to confirm that they have done so.

To start your own thread and put the required information in it

  1. Ask a question by following this link: /questions/new
    1. it first of all asks for a question title just say "Transparent Firerfox"
    2. you get the opportunity to read similar questions and relevant articles, you may do that if you wish
    3. there is then a largish box in which to type the full question Details describe you problem there the best you can. also see the next comment about the workarounds and try to give information about what worked and additional information about any changes
    4. next it is asking for system information and confirmation of details alongside a Troubleshooting Information it is really helpful if at this stage you can as requested paste the troubleshooting information into the box.
      Use Help -> Troubleshooting Information; click on the button [copy information to clipboard] then paste that information into the box (Keyboard key Ctrl + P when both are pressed at the same time should paste the content from the clipboard)
  2. Click on the green button to [Post Question]
  3. Then comeback here to confirm you have posted.
  4. Keep your eye on both posts and we will post updates as we discover what is happening.

Asked by John99 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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The "Reset Firefox" button is missing from the Troubleshooting Information page in Waterfox v. 26.0.

Upon opening Waterfox I see a message at the bottom of the screen indicating that Waterfox is slow in opening. When I follow the link to find a fix for it, I get the pag… (read more)

Upon opening Waterfox I see a message at the bottom of the screen indicating that Waterfox is slow in opening. When I follow the link to find a fix for it, I get the page instructing me on how to reset the programme via the Troubleshooting Information page. However, the "Reset Firefox" button shown in the example is missing from the page in Waterfox.

Asked by Rafaello 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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assertion failed error

I keep getting this error in fire fox 14 and hoped it would go away in 15 but is continuing. i have tried to repair the install and uninstalling and re-installing with no… (read more)

I keep getting this error in fire fox 14 and hoped it would go away in 15 but is continuing. i have tried to repair the install and uninstalling and re-installing with no joy. the error message reads.

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime library Assertion Failed!

Program:... File: common\npn_gate.cpp Line: 267

Expression: pPluginShim

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Asked by lonerganMark 8 years ago

Last reply by lonerganMark 8 years ago