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website desktop shortcut creation procedure does not work

I am using Firefox 96.0 running on Ubuntu 20.04. The procedure described on this site to create a desktop shortcut for a website (click on padlock, drag it to the desktop… (read more)

I am using Firefox 96.0 running on Ubuntu 20.04. The procedure described on this site to create a desktop shortcut for a website (click on padlock, drag it to the desktop and release) does not work. A grayed image of the URL being dragged moves onto the desktop when dragged, but when the mouse button is released that grayed image springs back to the URL field.

I also tried the alternate procedure i.e. drag a shortcut from the Bookmarks menu onto the desktop. The same failure sequence as described above occurred.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Mike

Asked by Mike's stuff 11 hours ago

Last reply by Helping Firefox 1 hour ago

can't find mozilla bookmark files on external hard drive

I am trying to transfer my firefox bookmarks from my old computer's hard drive to my new computer. they are both fairly current laptops, and i believe both are on windows… (read more)

I am trying to transfer my firefox bookmarks from my old computer's hard drive to my new computer. they are both fairly current laptops, and i believe both are on windows 10 (the new one is on, i think, whatever the newest version of windows is). I cannot turn on my old computer, so I can't export the bookmarks, but the hard drive is fully functional. The problem is, I can't find where the bookmarks are located. I have tried looking through the files, I have "show hidden files" on, I have tried manually searching for "places.sqlite" and I have tried doing the %APPDATA% thing. I can see other folders on the hard drive very easily, so it shouldn't be the fault of the hard drive. If you know how I am able to find the files, please go through it step-by-step; I'm not proficient in computer things, and something that may seem very obvious and instinctive to you may be what I'm messing up on.

Asked by thefirstpunmaster 11 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

Bookmarks

Hello, Everytime I view pages, or websites they are automatically arriving in my Bookmarks page. I only ever wish to make my own bookmarks, and add only the items I wish,… (read more)

Hello, Everytime I view pages, or websites they are automatically arriving in my Bookmarks page. I only ever wish to make my own bookmarks, and add only the items I wish, and retain How do I stop this practice as quite often I lose my own customised list.? Thanks

Asked by iferguson 22 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 20 hours ago

Password Protect a Bookmarks Folder

I want to password protect a bookmarks folder. I downloaded and switched on the "Private Bookmarks" extension which as I understand it should have created a "Private Fol… (read more)

I want to password protect a bookmarks folder. I downloaded and switched on the "Private Bookmarks" extension which as I understand it should have created a "Private Folder" under "Other Bookmarks"...I closed/re-opened Firefox and nothing. What step am I missing in this process and how can I get this extension operational? Thanks for your assistance.

cheers, Iain.

Asked by fijames 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

bookmarks

Had firefox on my old Windows 7 computer with lots of sites bookmarked. Just bought new computer. When I download firefox to my new Windows 11 computer, how to I get al… (read more)

Had firefox on my old Windows 7 computer with lots of sites bookmarked. Just bought new computer. When I download firefox to my new Windows 11 computer, how to I get all of my bookmarks back from my old Windows 7 computer? Thanks

Asked by thomas999 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

bookmarks

Hello dear admin I lost all of my bookmarks and try many ways to recover them as example , uninstall and install firefox or restore from previous backup , or import from … (read more)

Hello dear admin I lost all of my bookmarks and try many ways to recover them as example , uninstall and install firefox or restore from previous backup , or import from file , or import from another browser like edge ,.... but didnt work even I cant add any new bookmark in my toolbar or bookmarks menu I read and did all of internet guid in mozilla forum but cant back them up . thank you.

Asked by ja.jahanbani 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

Bookmarks Menu is imported in Win11, but Bookmark Tool bar is not imported/visible

I installed Win11, Firefox ESR and tried to import my bookmarks which I exported in Win10 to an HTML file. When I open the HTML file I can see the bookmarks under the Boo… (read more)

I installed Win11, Firefox ESR and tried to import my bookmarks which I exported in Win10 to an HTML file. When I open the HTML file I can see the bookmarks under the Bookmarks Toolbar but these are not imported/visible. After import I can only see the Bookmarks Menu bookmarks.

What is going wrong here?

Asked by lexk4 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

How can I get rid of AWFUL new bookmarks that are double spaced

I almost did not recognise my toolbar after seemingly an unattended install. It is extremely annoying with this wasteful double space harrange in the bookmarks toolbar on… (read more)

I almost did not recognise my toolbar after seemingly an unattended install. It is extremely annoying with this wasteful double space harrange in the bookmarks toolbar on the browser menu. Why on earth do you want to add such large whitespace between bookmark entries ?

Asked by zimbodel 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 days ago

Firefox updated on MAC removed my bookmarks from account

Hello, I've updated my firefox browser on Macbook, and now I don't have my bookmarks on my account. Does anyone now if I can get them back ? Thank you! … (read more)

Hello,

I've updated my firefox browser on Macbook, and now I don't have my bookmarks on my account. Does anyone now if I can get them back ?

Thank you!

Asked by georgiana.denisa.oniscu 6 days ago

Last reply by Zian Shi 4 days ago

My bookmark file is over 1Mb and contains deleted bookmarks

In migrating to a new iMac, I exported my bookmarks to html and imported them to Firefox on the new iMac. That resulted in many old bookmarks appearing on the new iMac, s… (read more)

In migrating to a new iMac, I exported my bookmarks to html and imported them to Firefox on the new iMac. That resulted in many old bookmarks appearing on the new iMac, so I looked at the contents of the html file and found very many bookmarks that I had deleted before exporting the bookmark file - many had been deleted months ago.

I keep Firefox automatically fully up to date on the release channel.

If the exported html contains more than the visible bookmarks on the Firefox that is exporting them, it's not just inconvenient but it's also a serious privacy problem.

My exported bookmark file was 1.7Mb, for no more than 100 bookmarks. What's happening here and how can I stop it happening again?

Asked by martyn10 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

How do I get my toolbar back on the top of the page? (after I updated it is now on the side)

I recently updated my system and it removed the toolbar at the top of the page. Please tell me how I can return my bookmarks up top. I like that better than having to … (read more)

I recently updated my system and it removed the toolbar at the top of the page. Please tell me how I can return my bookmarks up top. I like that better than having to open up a side bar and search for them.

I read some old information on doing it but it didn't help. So please give me some simple steps in order to do to return my toolbar back to the top of the page. PS. Please when you give us an update is there anyway to keep the system from changing these things. It really irks me.

Asked by jekormanslp 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

Firefox Bookmarks

I use serveral browsers during the week, but Mozilla Firefox is my primary browser. I use to have hundreds of bookmarks in my Firefox Bookmarks, but now I have none. Wher… (read more)

I use serveral browsers during the week, but Mozilla Firefox is my primary browser. I use to have hundreds of bookmarks in my Firefox Bookmarks, but now I have none. Where did they go and how to I recover them?

Asked by donnahoo 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

Mozilla recently updated and I have lost all my recent bookmarks?

Good afternoon, I recently updated my Mozilla Firefox and all my bookmarks where lost. I have tried everything online to recovery the recent bookmarks but I can only reco… (read more)

Good afternoon,

I recently updated my Mozilla Firefox and all my bookmarks where lost.

I have tried everything online to recovery the recent bookmarks but I can only recovery older ones or ones from safari which I do not really use anymore.

Can you please help me recovering my recent bookmarks?

Thank you

Warm regards Filip Sali (email removed from public)

Asked by filipsali 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago