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How can I get Firefox to ask me where to save a bookmark?

Whenever I bookmarked a page, Firefox always asked me where I want to save the bookmark. Since Firefox updated a few days ago, it just saves every bookmark to last folde… (read more)

Whenever I bookmarked a page, Firefox always asked me where I want to save the bookmark. Since Firefox updated a few days ago, it just saves every bookmark to last folder I chose but this is inconvenient because I have to then edit the bookmark to save it in the folder where I want it. Is there a setting that I can change so Firefox will again ask me where I want to save a bookmark when I try to bookmark a page?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Denise 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Bookmark Restore ignoring order and location in folders

Following an incident with Firefox Sync, I needed to restore my bookmarks. I have a little over 700 bookmarks across 15-25+ folders at mostly 2-3 levels deep but up to 5 … (read more)

Following an incident with Firefox Sync, I needed to restore my bookmarks. I have a little over 700 bookmarks across 15-25+ folders at mostly 2-3 levels deep but up to 5 levels. All but a handfull of these are all in the bookmarks toolbar.

I have a backup json of everything for restoration. However, when I do restore, everything is messed up: all the bookmarks are there, and all the folders are there with their structure preserved (subfolders in the right folders), but every bookmark has been pulled out of the folder structure and into the toolbar, so all folders are empty of actual bookmarks. This includes taking bookmarks from folders in the bookmark menu. Folders seem to be in the right order, and some bookmarks are, but most bookmarks are in the wrong place and order. Since most of my bookmarks were in folders, I really do not have it in me to put them all back unless I absolutely have to (assuming I can even remember what goes where).

Opening the json in Firefox, selecting "Raw Data" and "Pretty Print", it is clear the json file correctly preserved folder structure and bookmark placement exactly as it was before. Thus, something must be going wrong in how it is being read.

I have tried different restore points with the same outcome. I have sync disabled and have tried removing existing bookmarks first, clearing data, and deleting places.sqlite (as per related help threads) to no avail. Integrity check runs without error. I have also tried on a different OS (Windows 10 and Manjaro KDE) with the same results. I have not seen any other posts with this specific issue.

Would it only work correctly if the export was an html file? Is there anything I can do, like trying to modify the json? Is this expected behavior or a bug to fix? Please advise.

Asked by thefallinglink 1 year ago

Answered by thefallinglink 1 year 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 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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lost all the websites listed on the side of the browser

the new update removed all of the websites that were listed in catagories on the left side of the browser window and I don't know how to put them back. They were all the… (read more)

the new update removed all of the websites that were listed in catagories on the left side of the browser window and I don't know how to put them back. They were all the important websites that I go to regularly.

Asked by joann4 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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I need to recover my Firefox bookmarks

Hello, My old computer crashed, and I had to switch to a new computer. But all of my Firefox bookmarks that I to years to collect are on my old computer. Is there any wa… (read more)

Hello,

My old computer crashed, and I had to switch to a new computer. But all of my Firefox bookmarks that I to years to collect are on my old computer. Is there any way that I could retrieve the bookmarks from the hard drive?

Thank you

Asked by jpowel 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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I no longer have the bookmarks/history

Hello, I no longer have the bookmarks/history in the Firefox profile. Currently there are 2 profiles and neither of them has the lost info. I recently installed new vers… (read more)

Hello,

I no longer have the bookmarks/history in the Firefox profile. Currently there are 2 profiles and neither of them has the lost info. I recently installed new version of windows and then connected to firefox but the bookmarks didn't show. Is there anyway that there can be done a restore from cloud to my account (restore date - 12-21-2021) ?

Asked by ctk_stefan 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Cant import firefox date (bookmarks and passwords and ...) to other browsers can anyone help? in the chromium based browsers I can't find Firefox name in the list of import part

Cant import firefox date (bookmarks and passwords and ...) to other browsers can anyone help? in the chromium based browsers I can't find Firefox name in the list of impo… (read more)

Cant import firefox date (bookmarks and passwords and ...) to other browsers can anyone help? in the chromium based browsers I can't find Firefox name in the list of import part

Asked by Am.Shekari 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Lost Bookmarks in Firefox

In trying to fix a Mozilla VPN problem, I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox as directed by VPN support. Now Firefox has lost its bookmarks. Can they be recovered? If… (read more)

In trying to fix a Mozilla VPN problem, I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox as directed by VPN support. Now Firefox has lost its bookmarks. Can they be recovered? If so, how?

Asked by rabbit 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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SaveFrom.net Helper

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1362480. Please follow up there, thanks.] I delete this bookmark in the browser, but after ending … (read more)

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1362480. Please follow up there, thanks.]


I delete this bookmark in the browser, but after ending and newstart it#s always in the bookmark-line.

Asked by edmund-starke 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Imported bookmarks beign overwritten by old bookmarks

[This happens on both PC (Win 8.1) and Mac (Mojave 10.14.6) with the current version of Firefox (95.0.2).] I backed up my bokmarks on both PC and Mac as .json files due … (read more)

[This happens on both PC (Win 8.1) and Mac (Mojave 10.14.6) with the current version of Firefox (95.0.2).]

I backed up my bokmarks on both PC and Mac as .json files due to switching laptops for my holiday (PC is personal, Mac is work). When I imported the personal .json file on the Mac, the bookmarks did get imported but all jumbled up - the folders were still there but empty and all the bookmarks were just dumped in random order in the Bookmarks Menu root folder. So I tried synchronising profiles instead which didn't work either.

Now I'm back home and of course the synch has messed up the bookmarks on my PC as well. I deleted everything, restored the bookmarks from the personal .json again, and it does restore them properly for about 2 seconds and then all of the neatly sorted bookmarks in their folders get overwritten again by the jumbled mess. The same thing happens when I restore from the automatic restore point instead (from a day before my holiday).

I have disconnected the snych, restarted and updated several times, and tried this on both PC and Mac with both the personal and work .json files, with the same result every time. I have about 1200 bookmarks in total so I would love to be able to fix this without going through all of them to put them back into their respective folders manually. Any idea how I can fix this?

Asked by seppukuu 1 year ago

Answered by seppukuu 1 year ago

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Bookmark Icon's

Why do my Bookmark Icons on my Bookmarks Tool Bar intermittently show up as the Target Symbol, I see three websites with this symbol at the moment. If I click on the boo… (read more)

Why do my Bookmark Icons on my Bookmarks Tool Bar intermittently show up as the Target Symbol, I see three websites with this symbol at the moment. If I click on the bookmark sometimes it reverts to the correct icon. Any solutions to stop this? Thanks

Asked by atlantasconnection 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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The bookmark I tried to open in the new tab is suddenly deleted.

I've been dealing with the error I wrote in the title in the Linux version of your web browser for a while. When I "right click + open in new tab" on any bookmark, that b… (read more)

I've been dealing with the error I wrote in the title in the Linux version of your web browser for a while. When I "right click + open in new tab" on any bookmark, that bookmark is deleted.

Asked by mozilla-account 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Bookmark Font Size

I am trying to increase the size of the font of our bookmarks on our MacBook Air laptop as they are hard to read on the smaller screen. I tried "zoom" and increasing font… (read more)

I am trying to increase the size of the font of our bookmarks on our MacBook Air laptop as they are hard to read on the smaller screen. I tried "zoom" and increasing font size in settings but that did not affect the bookmarks sidebar; only the primary web pages. I tried an add-on but could not get it to work. I did a few online searches and it appears to be a common issue but I could not find a solution so I thought I'd ask a question. Thanks for any advice that you can provide.

Asked by Dgriesbach 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Bookmarks menu is too spaced

As of version 91 I think it was, around middle of 2021 (last year), in the dropdowns from the across-to-the-top bookmarks menu, the items are spaced out vertically way to… (read more)

As of version 91 I think it was, around middle of 2021 (last year), in the dropdowns from the across-to-the-top bookmarks menu, the items are spaced out vertically way too much. So much space is wasted. I like the spacing they had before that version. I just want to go on record as giving feedback that I don't like it, and wish it went back to the original spacing. I have looked at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1346987 and know there's all sorts of weird stuff I can do to customize my Firefox to get the spacing I want, however, my point with this post is to get feedback back to the Firefox developers to see if they will consider changing it back. If posting here is not the best way to get feedback back to the developers/designers/product-owners, please let me know the best way. I couldn't find another way.

Asked by DanW-FireFox 1 year ago

Answered by DanW-FireFox 1 year ago