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How do I change the default save location for bookmarks back to bookmark menu?

I just updated firefox and was bookmarking a page but when I opened the bookmarks menu to check that it was there and delete the old version of the page the new bookmark … (read more)

I just updated firefox and was bookmarking a page but when I opened the bookmarks menu to check that it was there and delete the old version of the page the new bookmark was not present. On closer inspection I noticed it saved it to "other bookmarks" instead. How do I change the default save location back to the bookmark menu because as often as I update my bookmarks with newer pages having to manually select the bookmark menu is gonna get old really fast.

Asked by Palerider6660 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Remove new "Recently Bookmarked" section from Bookmarks Menu in Firefox 49

Firefox 49 introduced a new section to the Bookmarks Menu -- both the one that drops from the toolbar button and the one on the classic menu bar. It says Recently Bookmar… (read more)

Firefox 49 introduced a new section to the Bookmarks Menu -- both the one that drops from the toolbar button and the one on the classic menu bar. It says Recently Bookmarked and is followed by the five most recently added bookmarks. How to remove it?

(Yes, it's a little obnoxious to create a new question to answer it, but I think it's the best way to help spread this information to anyone searching for it.)

Asked by jscher2000 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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How to update site icons in the bookmarks without going to every site. This option is available in Maxthon

when I install fresh and sync my new firefox, I have 100's of bookmarks in categories. I would like to see an option to update site icons where firefox goes and get the i… (read more)

when I install fresh and sync my new firefox, I have 100's of bookmarks in categories. I would like to see an option to update site icons where firefox goes and get the icons for all my bookmarks. This option is available in Maxthon Right now I have to visit every site to have the icon show up.

maybe there is an addon

Asked by daronwade 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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I upgraded to Firefox 25 today and now my Bookmarks menu seems to have additional spacing, requiring a lot more scrolling. How do I get it back to how it was?

Upgraded from v 24 to 25 and on program restart noticed my bookmarks menu is really long now due to extra added blank space between each bookmark. Is there any way to fi… (read more)

Upgraded from v 24 to 25 and on program restart noticed my bookmarks menu is really long now due to extra added blank space between each bookmark. Is there any way to fix it as scrolling up and down all the time is a pain in the neck. The spacing is a waste of space now.

Asked by Fesansom 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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How do I export my favourite bookmarks?

My current laptop is about to pack in and I want to save my Favourite website bookmarks before it does. I am getting a new laptopn on which I will install Firefox again.… (read more)

My current laptop is about to pack in and I want to save my Favourite website bookmarks before it does. I am getting a new laptopn on which I will install Firefox again. How do I go about saving the Bookmarks to an external hard drive and how to I reinstall them when I am ready, onto my new laptop? I can do basic computer things but not complicated ones. So, if someone could explain EXACTLY what I need to do would be very helpful. Cheers

Asked by karenskye 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Bookmark icons disappear.

Two weeks ago my bookmark icons no longer displayed. I searched for a solution and tried clicking each bookmark to make the icons come back, which they did. Now today the… (read more)

Two weeks ago my bookmark icons no longer displayed. I searched for a solution and tried clicking each bookmark to make the icons come back, which they did. Now today they are once again gone. Is there anything that can be done?

Asked by ritadakin 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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My bookmarks folders have disappeared since Firefox updated. How do I recover them

After Firefox updated last night, my bookmarks are no longer in folders - and I can't locate all of them. What I have now is a list which is not helpful. My bookmarks wer… (read more)

After Firefox updated last night, my bookmarks are no longer in folders - and I can't locate all of them. What I have now is a list which is not helpful. My bookmarks were a filing system, so it's important that I can get them back as they were. This has happened on 2 computers that I use, so is VERY inconvenient.

Asked by PollyK 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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Bookmarks do not show up in bookmarks bar

I'd like to first state that although the bookmarks are not showing up, the bookmarks bar is. I don't know what has caused this but somehow, FF has stopped showing the bo… (read more)

I'd like to first state that although the bookmarks are not showing up, the bookmarks bar is.

I don't know what has caused this but somehow, FF has stopped showing the bookmarks in the bookmarks bar. I also cannot drag and drop a link onto the bar either. When I try that, I get a circle with a slash through it.

I've tried a few things, including:

1. Installing Places Maintenance 2.0.3 add on and attempting a fix. 2. Backing up my bookmarks and deleting the places.sqlite file as stated here:

   http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bookmarks_history_and_toolbar_buttons_not_working_-_Firefox

Neither helped and has not allowed me to view old bookmarks or drag new bookmarks onto it.

NOTE that the bookmarks are still there. I can see them when I click on the bookmarks icon and show the Bookmarks Toolbar. Now that I think about it. They shouldn't be there should they? Shouldn't the bookmarks be wiped out? I didn't import them yet. The only thing that did change is that their icons disappeared when viewing them from the bookmarks menu.

This happened on my father's machine a few days ago according to him. I don't see any recent releases, so I'm not sure what it could be. Is it possible that he accidentally activated/deactivated something? He is almost blind and sometimes doesn't notice when he clicks on things.

Asked by adrianh 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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How to restore bookmarks that were lost after upgrading to FireFox Quantum?

Hello, Today I was automatically upgraded to FireFox Quantum. Mostly it went well but my bookmarks have been mostly destroyed and/or disorganized. I've tried restorin… (read more)

Hello,

  Today I was automatically upgraded to FireFox Quantum.  Mostly it went well but my bookmarks have been mostly destroyed and/or disorganized.  I've tried restoring from two different dates prior to the upgrade but the restored bookmarks are a mess.  I'm a software developer and have spent a lot of time safeguarding and organizing these bookmarks.  I'm hoping this is a bug in Quantum and that your team can get this straightened out.  :)

Jay

Asked by OttawaJay 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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how to find my recovery key

Im trying to sync my desktop with a new laptop. Have followed instructions and entered 12 digits where requested having signed up for an account in advance. After adding … (read more)

Im trying to sync my desktop with a new laptop. Have followed instructions and entered 12 digits where requested having signed up for an account in advance.

After adding the 12 digits neither of them shows any sign of syncing. the next page asks for account details plus a Recovery Key. I've not found a Recovery Key and have spent some time looking at Support pages. The Sync tab on both shows pairing and syncing click-ons only - no manage account etc as indicated in support info.

be very grateful for somebody to talk me through this in a simple way. Many thanks in advance

Asked by jeremy11 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How to change/reset which adresses get autofilled in the Location Bar?

I like the autofill feature for the Awesomebar, however a lot of the addresses that it autofills are addresses that I don't really use anymore, so I was wondering: Is th… (read more)

I like the autofill feature for the Awesomebar, however a lot of the addresses that it autofills are addresses that I don't really use anymore, so I was wondering:

Is there is a way to remove entries from Location bar autofill or just reset them?

Note: I'm talking about removing-changing the address that Autofill will populate the location bar with, not removing entries from the suggestions list that pops up under the Location bar

Asked by barbas 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Why don't my bookmarks show Favicons?

The title should explain it sufficiently, but the behavior that I expected was for Firefox to automatically pull favicons from websites or at least allow that to be done … (read more)

The title should explain it sufficiently, but the behavior that I expected was for Firefox to automatically pull favicons from websites or at least allow that to be done manually. It appears that this does not happen. Has this been a feature that was removed, a bug, something on my computer, or something else? Basic Google searches didn't reveal much but a couple of addons that can do this process manually, but I am hoping to avoid this (and some of them no longer work).

Visiting websites doesn't cause the favicons to reload, and deleting and readding the bookmark doesn't work.

Yes, the addresses for the bookmarks are correct including the http(s):// prefix

Attached full info about my browser, but it's on Win 10 running Firefox 53.0.3 64 bit version with some extensions.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Asked by chanceh 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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I lost the bookmark star button from next to the address bar.

There is right now literally no obvious way to bookmark a page. This is a serious flaw in the browser. The Forum instructions say to restore it from "Customize." But it'… (read more)

There is right now literally no obvious way to bookmark a page. This is a serious flaw in the browser.

The Forum instructions say to restore it from "Customize." But it's not there, just the bookmark menu button, which does not allow you to bookmark a page. It then says restore defaults. That doesn't restore the star either. Does anyone know how to get it back once it's gone? It should not be so difficult that I can't figure it out.

Asked by Zorro2013 3 years ago

Answered by Zorro2013 3 years ago

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All bookmarks have grey folders-update 56

I am currently on version 55.0.3 and have had the offer of an update to 56. I accepted the update, installed and restarted FF only to find that all the bookmark foders ar… (read more)

I am currently on version 55.0.3 and have had the offer of an update to 56. I accepted the update, installed and restarted FF only to find that all the bookmark foders are grey [not yellow] and a piece of 'unwanted' software [something to do with screenshots] had an icon in the top right-hand corner. I note that doing a search for this problem on this forum, that in a post by WorriedFred on 9.28.17 @ 7.20pm, a post has been marked 'chosen solution'??? There is no solution - if there is where is it??? OR perhaps this is a new default colour style Mozilla have decided to use with this update - how inconsiderate not to mention this if it is so. And to add on a bit of software without permission is a disgrace.

If there has been an official response/explanation for this problem/bug could somebody please point me to it - I have run out of perming 56-bookmarks-grey-all-update in the search Mozilla bar. For the moment I have done a system restore back to 55 - nice yellow forders.

Rgds Damascus

Asked by damascus 2 years ago

Answered by Tonnes 2 years ago

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I updated Firefox and I lost all my bookmarks and history. Can I get it back?

I updated Firefox, lost my tabs, history, bookmarks and basically all settings. It's as if I had downloaded Firefox for the first time and all records of the previous Fir… (read more)

I updated Firefox, lost my tabs, history, bookmarks and basically all settings. It's as if I had downloaded Firefox for the first time and all records of the previous Firefox were deleted. I'm also getting a error message "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem. " I have a MacBook running Mac OS X. Also my passwords are all gone and the me Booksmark Toolbar. HELP!

Asked by Jacquie01 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I make bookmarks automatically open in a new tab instead of in the current tab?

Currently all my bookmarks, especially those in the Bookmarks Toolbar always open in the current tab I'm looking at, thereby changing my current tab to a new one. I want … (read more)

Currently all my bookmarks, especially those in the Bookmarks Toolbar always open in the current tab I'm looking at, thereby changing my current tab to a new one. I want to keep my current tab and simply click on a bookmark in the toolbar and have it open in a new tab, just like it does as a default setting in my other browser Maxthon. This crappy browser instead forces me to first click on a new tab and THEN choose my bookmark. I don't like clicking twice for a bookmark, I want to do it in ONE click, not two. So, once again, how do I make bookmarks automatically open in a new tab instead of in the current tab?

Asked by Blackadam 4 years ago

Answered by Scribe 4 years ago

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How can i import Opera 25.0 bookmarks into firefox?

I am switching from Opera 25.0 to firefox, but cant seem to move my bookmarks. - There is no option in Opera to export bookmarks as html. - In my Appdata folder the bokma… (read more)

I am switching from Opera 25.0 to firefox, but cant seem to move my bookmarks.

- There is no option in Opera to export bookmarks as html.

- In my Appdata folder the bokmarks are stored as Bookmarks.bak, and i dont know how to convert this file into html, so i can import it in firefox.

- If i choose "import bookmarks from other browsers" in firefoxes bookmark manager, i can choose between chrome and IE, but no opera.

Asked by BlackBolt 5 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 5 years ago

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Save Bookmarks As 'Cache' and Make them Available Offline

Hello people! This is what I need: 1) I have lots of bookmarks: more than 300 unique links. 2) The problem: quite often the links get broken (this is because the website … (read more)

Hello people! This is what I need:

1) I have lots of bookmarks: more than 300 unique links. 2) The problem: quite often the links get broken (this is because the website they belong to change (either in content or in url structure). I don't like this: I need to check (to double-cross the information they contain) all these bookmarked pages I have, even months after saving them as bookmarks. 3) So I want this: I want to save these pages (as they appear at the time I save them as bookmarks) and to have the ability to view them (offline or online)

Note: the crucial part is I need to view these pages 'exactly' (or at least text) as they appear at the time I am saving them as bookmarks.

Note 2: Any idea on how to do this automatically (no page by page) would be GREAT!

System: Windows 7 Home Premium, Firefox: Latest

Thanx so much!!! (sorry for being a noob) :)

Asked by bajerk 6 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 6 years ago