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Backup bookmarks and Deleting bookmarks

There are 2 problems. I don't know maybe they are related so I'm presenting them both. In the past both processes have worked with no problems. Windows 8.1, latest FireFo… (read more)

There are 2 problems. I don't know maybe they are related so I'm presenting them both. In the past both processes have worked with no problems. Windows 8.1, latest FireFox.

First: Bookmarks Backup Bookmarks tab Show all bookmarks Library opens Import and Backup Backup Bookmarks backup filename window opens pick destination folder - Desktop File name box: bookmarks-2021-06-10.json Save

Only there isn't a file saved on my Desktop. And it's not my computer messing up. I took a snapshot of the Library Bookmarks backup filename window and saved it to the desktop and it worked fine. I thought maybe if I used File Explorer it could find the file bookmarks-2021-06-10.json. It did, but it's still not on the Desktop where I could save it to an external hard drive for a Backup. See attached files.

Second: Bookmarks delete files/folders. I can move files and folders around, just deleting or removing them is a problem.

Method A. Bookmarks tab right click on link or folder I want to delete click Remove Bookmark nothing happens

or Method B. Bookmarks tab Show all Bookmarks Library window opens right click on file/folder want to delete Drop down menu, click Remove Bookmark

or Method C. Bookmarks tab Show all Bookmarks Library window opens choose file to delete Organize drop down menu, click Delete

This is where it gets confusing. For methods B and C sometimes it will delete, sometimes not. Thinking about it, mostly not. I dont know why the difference, I don't think I did anything different to delete one but not the other.

When I open the Bookmarks tab again, I can't tell if the list is the same or not. I don't think it's changed.

I worked really hard on this and then I messed up and lost everything I'd done. So, I started all over, but I don't know if this is as accurate as the first. I hope so.

Please, I'm an old lady simple answers in plain English are always appreciated.

Asked by BernadineAD 5 months ago

Last reply by BernadineAD 5 months ago

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Bookmarks don't work

In the past, all my booksmarks in FF have been working fine. Recently, many of the old bookmarks don't work anymore. When I click on a bookmark nothing happens. I always … (read more)

In the past, all my booksmarks in FF have been working fine. Recently, many of the old bookmarks don't work anymore. When I click on a bookmark nothing happens. I always have to click on it a second time. Only then the website gets opened. That's annoying.

What's wrong with this?

Thanks, Brandanus

Asked by Brandanus 11 months ago

Last reply by Brandanus 11 months ago

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Bookmarks sidebar not working properly.

I keep my Bookmarks Sidebar open. It works properly for a few minutes and then it doesn't. The behavior it shows is as follows. 1. It quits scrolling. I have to click the… (read more)

I keep my Bookmarks Sidebar open. It works properly for a few minutes and then it doesn't. The behavior it shows is as follows.

1. It quits scrolling. I have to click the web page and go back to the sidebar to scroll again. 2. It scrambles the bookmarks when I click one. 3. When I click one bookmark it opens some other one.

Basically it acts crazy. The one fix I have found is when it is acting up and I close and reopen the sidebar it starts working properly again for a while. Then the problems repeats until I close and reopen the sidebar.

Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro MacOS 10.13.6

Asked by rswojo 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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"Other bookmarks" folder in bookmark toolbar

Hi, I would like to know how to remove other bookmarks folder from bookmarks toolbar. The folder not used to be there. It suddenly appear, and i would like to remove it … (read more)

Hi,

I would like to know how to remove other bookmarks folder from bookmarks toolbar. The folder not used to be there. It suddenly appear, and i would like to remove it

Asked by hendika93 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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how to use bookmarks & what are the options?

I try to save bookmarks but cannot find them. Please tell me what are the options & where are they saved? Thanks. I have a Dell laptop with Windows 10. Bernie … (read more)

I try to save bookmarks but cannot find them. Please tell me what are the options & where are they saved? Thanks. I have a Dell laptop with Windows 10. Bernie

Asked by lesliegiggles 7 months ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 7 months ago

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Bookmark menu gone?

Today I clicked on the library icon, chose 'bookmarks', and discovered that there is no option to view the menu of bookmarks that could previously be opened and viewed i… (read more)

Today I clicked on the library icon, chose 'bookmarks', and discovered that there is no option to view the menu of bookmarks that could previously be opened and viewed in a sidebar. Now I can choose 'search bookmarks' but will have to remember what all I've saved and cannot scroll through to see what's there. This does not work for me! Is there a way back to the menu?

I cannot take a screenshot, the drop down menu closes when attempting this.

Asked by ppingrey 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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ctrl+shift+b not work on linux, firefox 78esr

Ctrl+o did open the sidebar, but ctrl+shift+b don't Show/hide the Bookmarks toolbar, on Win10 firefox84 works fine. I check systems keyboard shortcut and ctrl+shift+b isn… (read more)

Ctrl+o did open the sidebar, but ctrl+shift+b don't Show/hide the Bookmarks toolbar, on Win10 firefox84 works fine. I check systems keyboard shortcut and ctrl+shift+b isn't registered at all.

Asked by ewfr32432 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Linux Mint updated Firefox to 89.0.2. Lost History and Bookmarks. No Old Firefox data.

Firefox was one of the system updates I installed today on my Linux Mint 19.3. I updated it and discovered all history and bookmarks are gone. I have no Old Firefox Dat… (read more)

Firefox was one of the system updates I installed today on my Linux Mint 19.3. I updated it and discovered all history and bookmarks are gone. I have no Old Firefox Data folder. I tried about:profiles but the only other profile is the default Linux one. I tried to Restore from Import and Backup in Manage Bookmarks for several different dates, but only get "Unable to process the backup file" error. I also tried to choose several .json files from the STG-backups-FF-8x folders in Linux Downloads directory, but it doesn't seem to do anything. I've tried using Timeshift to restore from previous system dates, but it would only create Firefox folders with the same outcomes as above. I don't really care about history, but I have a lot of bookmarks that would be very difficult to recreate.

Thanks, in advance, for any help getting my bookmarks back!

Asked by dschroed13 5 months ago

Answered by dschroed13 5 months ago

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Bookmark toolbar showing folder I don't want

Hello, I have my most important bookmarks and folders in my Bookmark Toolbar. Today when I turn on the computer a bookmark folder that I don't want on the toolbar is now… (read more)

Hello,

I have my most important bookmarks and folders in my Bookmark Toolbar. Today when I turn on the computer a bookmark folder that I don't want on the toolbar is now showing up and it's not letting me delete it. Weirdly, when I go into manage my bookmarks and look at the Bookmark Toolbar folder this folder doesn't show as being part of the toolbar. When I go to the folder in the bookmark manager screen it won't let me delete it. If I try to move it into another folder it just creates a copy of the folder and does nothing for the copy of the folder in the toolbar that I'm trying to remove. How do I get rid of this folder in my toolbar?

Asked by jewells03330 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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How can I slim down my Firefox Profile?

I got a new computer and am moving my profile to new computer(W10 to W10). The old profile is 464MB, mostly in Storage/Default 234MB I think this is a lot and want to sli… (read more)

I got a new computer and am moving my profile to new computer(W10 to W10). The old profile is 464MB, mostly in Storage/Default 234MB I think this is a lot and want to slim it down. I want to keep bookmarks and have it auto recall previous sites I have visited. Can I keep the bookmarks and auto recall, but delete some of the files? These files are big also, places.sqlite, webappstore.sqlite, favicons.sqlite Thank you very much.

Asked by HnLA 10 months ago

Last reply by HnLA 10 months ago

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Bookmarks reappearing also when cancelled

I recently updated Microsoft Office from 2016 to 2019. My bookmarks have been inflated, duplicated, ecc. The problem is when i eliminate the bookmarks that i donot need, … (read more)

I recently updated Microsoft Office from 2016 to 2019. My bookmarks have been inflated, duplicated, ecc. The problem is when i eliminate the bookmarks that i donot need, they keep appearing / displaying again automaticaly. I have also said donot sync bookmarks but to no avail.

Asked by Di Dea Salvatore 9 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Lesezeichen abstand verkleinern

Ich weiß nicht warum Mozillia uns unbedingt Proton aufzwingen möchte, warum kann man nicht 2 gleisig fahren. Ich finde diese Oberfläche sehr störend. Nach dem update auf … (read more)

Ich weiß nicht warum Mozillia uns unbedingt Proton aufzwingen möchte, warum kann man nicht 2 gleisig fahren. Ich finde diese Oberfläche sehr störend. Nach dem update auf Firefox 91 ist der Abstand zwischen den Lesezeichen wieder vergrößert, obwoh ich alle Einstellungmit Proton in der config deaktiviert habe.

Gibt es eine Möglichkeit, die auch für "nichtprogrammierer" umzusetzen ist, den "alten Zustand" wieder herzustellen oder zwingt uns Mozilla nach jahrerlanger zufriedenheit einen neuen Browser zu suchen?

Danke für die Hilfe

Asked by sammy009 3 months ago

Answered by sammy009 3 months ago

How can I view a previous Bookmark file to restore one Bookmark?

How can I view a previous Bookmark file to restore one Bookmark on a computer running Windows 10? I would like to selectively restore a Bookmark folder that disappeared r… (read more)

How can I view a previous Bookmark file to restore one Bookmark on a computer running Windows 10?

I would like to selectively restore a Bookmark folder that disappeared recently. Since I have added more Bookmarks to my present Bookmarks file, I need to just copy or restore one Bookmark from an older Bookmark file. As I recall, this was easy using Windows Explorer but appears to be rather complicated in Firefox.

How can I do this without too much trouble?

Thanks

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 3 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Carpenter 3 months ago

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The menu has become too large a distance between the lines

The menu (Bokmarks )has become too large a distance between the lines. Now the menus are getting way too long. Hard to read links and hard to find! Why this completely id… (read more)

The menu (Bokmarks )has become too large a distance between the lines. Now the menus are getting way too long. Hard to read links and hard to find! Why this completely idiotic design change?

The change in the appearance of the tabs is also strange!

Is it possible to change back to the usual menu line spacing ???

Asked by Workmanen 6 months ago

Last reply by denleehar 3 months ago

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option to customize new bookmark gone (linux)

Suddenly, when on a new page and "bookmark this page" I do NOT (and cannot) get the menu that allows me to pick a folder and/or tag and/or rename the bookmark WHEN I save… (read more)

Suddenly, when on a new page and "bookmark this page" I do NOT (and cannot) get the menu that allows me to pick a folder and/or tag and/or rename the bookmark WHEN I save it. I now have to save the bookmark into OTHER folder and then choose EDIT bookmark.

Asked by info3517 10 months ago

Answered by info3517 10 months ago

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How can I determine the date a bookmark was saved?

As the subject line says, I want to determine the date that I added a specific bookmark. This was incredibly easy on my old Windows 7 machine with an older version of Fir… (read more)

As the subject line says, I want to determine the date that I added a specific bookmark. This was incredibly easy on my old Windows 7 machine with an older version of Firefox. You just clicked on "Bookmarks" at the top of the screen, then "Show All Bookmarks", "Views", "Show Columns" (ensuring that "Added" was checked) — et voilà, there it was!

Now, however, no matter what I try, I can't seem to figure out how to do this. And searching for an answer online has proven useless, as well. The only instructions I've seen refer to how I used to do it with my earlier version of Firefox.

Has the date that a bookmark was added also been deprecated/deleted from Firefox (along with the greatly missed cookie handling of yore)? Or am I just missing something obvious?

If anyone could tell me how to find the date I saved a bookmark, I'd be in your debt.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by misc17 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 months ago