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I imported my bookmarks from an HTML file but they are not showing even after I close and restart the browser

I imported my bookmarks from an HTML file but they are not showing even after I close and restart the browser. Where are my bookmarks? And furthermore, your instructions … (read more)

I imported my bookmarks from an HTML file but they are not showing even after I close and restart the browser. Where are my bookmarks? And furthermore, your instructions for importing them in the first place did not work for me because the sequence and pictures did not match what I saw in my browser. I played around with it until I found the import part. And yet, no bookmarks.

Asked by afiandac 19 minutes ago

How do I copy over backed up JSON bookmarks?

The designers seem to be intent on making this as painful as possible. You'd think you could just open them, at least in text form. Wasn't that possible before? I can … (read more)

The designers seem to be intent on making this as painful as possible. You'd think you could just open them, at least in text form. Wasn't that possible before? I can in Notepad if I want to look at hundreds of pages of gibberish that would take days to copy and paste over. In my updated Firefox it offers a Restore function but to do that I have to wipe out all my existing Bookmarks. Who dreams of this stuff? Why would anyone sane want to do that?

Asked by moz2u 19 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 18 hours ago

Cannot import bookmarks into Firefox

Just got a new laptop. Am trying to export the bookmarks from the old laptop to the new laptop. The backup (.json) says it cannot process the file. The .html just does… (read more)

Just got a new laptop. Am trying to export the bookmarks from the old laptop to the new laptop. The backup (.json) says it cannot process the file. The .html just does nothing. Firefox version is the same on both laptops. When I open the .html on my old laptop, I can see all of my bookmarks. When I open it on my new laptop, it seems to be blank, even though it's clearly not. I've tried several times. Version on both laptops is 103.0.2 64 bit. HELP!!

Asked by terri.gever 20 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 20 hours ago

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Manage Bookmarks Button Missing

Firefox just changed. For over a decade I had a Bookmarks tab on my Bookmark menu, and now that's gone away. I have that whole setup very keenly arranged with folders-in… (read more)

Firefox just changed.

For over a decade I had a Bookmarks tab on my Bookmark menu, and now that's gone away. I have that whole setup very keenly arranged with folders-in-folders and now I either have to futz with several more buttons than I used to, or do a pop-up window with Ctrl+Shift+O to manage bookmarks when all I want to do is go to my bookmarks menu as before, select the right folder-in-folder, and then "Open all Tabs."

How do I get a Bookmarks icon to click as before without going into another menu for do the Manage Bookmarks when I don't need to manage anything? Speed and accuracy is important, and this is neither fast nor accurate without that icon/tool.

Asked by lostsole31 22 hours ago

Answered by lostsole31 21 hours ago

Missing bookmarks

Trying to help someone who has lost their bookmarks in firefox. I've tried going to the bookmark auto backups, then to restore, choose a backup. I get an error message "u… (read more)

Trying to help someone who has lost their bookmarks in firefox. I've tried going to the bookmark auto backups, then to restore, choose a backup. I get an error message "unable to process the backup file" when I choose any of the backups from the list. I've checked and found only the default profile on the system.

Asked by Andrew 2 days ago

Last reply by RobertJ 2 days ago

I can't restore bookmarks after refreshing Firefox. It says it can't process the backup file. When I try to restore using hte saved HTML document, it won't come up in the file window.

When I try to restore my bookmarks, it says it can't process the backup file. When I try to restore using the saved HTML document, it won't come up in the file window. … (read more)

When I try to restore my bookmarks, it says it can't process the backup file. When I try to restore using the saved HTML document, it won't come up in the file window.

Asked by Ascender 2 days ago

Bookmark Restore - Manual - If Not Possible Recovery Application or Service

Bookmark Restore - Manual - If Not possible Recovery Application or Service 104.0b7 (64-bit) (Was Using Non Beta - Same Issue Plus Other Issues) Edition Windows… (read more)

Bookmark Restore - Manual - If Not possible Recovery Application or Service 104.0b7 (64-bit) (Was Using Non Beta - Same Issue Plus Other Issues)

Edition Windows 11 Pro for Workstations Version 22H2 Installed on ‎05/‎17/‎2022 OS build 22622.450 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22634.1000.0 Processor Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2286G CPU @ 4.00GHz 4.01 GHz Installed RAM 16.0 GB (15.8 GB usable) System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor Link speed (Receive/Transmit): 1000/1000 (Mbps) Manufacturer: Intel Description: Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (7) I219-LM Driver version: 12.19.0.18 Manufacturer: Intel Corporation Description: Intel(R) Wireless-AC 9260 160MHz Driver version: 22.150.0.3 PLDS DVD-ROM DU-8D5LH [Optical drive] Micron 1300 SATA 512GB [Hard drive] (512.11 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 194524C357AC, rev 13000030 AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 [Display adapter] Intel(R) UHD Graphics P630 [Display adapter] DELL UP3017 [Monitor] (29.7"vis, s/n XX-073GTT-XXXXX-1BQ-022L, November 2021)


Tried restoring through menu several different bookmark dates, different size/link amounts, loops and never completes.

External backup in future, best way???

Other issue is copying link from a Google tab, to a Facebook tab, have about a 10-20-second delay (a block) before I can access the Facebook tab to paste the link - This worked fine until about a month ago. Opera work fine.

Should I forced FF to complete SANDBOX mode to restore functionality??? Switch to DEVELOPER version??? Try to GO-BACK MUCH OLDER VERSION???

Thanks,

Tim

Asked by TIMOTHY T DORAN 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Delete duplicate of book marks menu

Sorry: I incorrectly marked this problemsent Aug 5 as solved, but it isn't My book marks folder has a complete duplicate copy immediately following the original. I tried … (read more)

Sorry: I incorrectly marked this problemsent Aug 5 as solved, but it isn't My book marks folder has a complete duplicate copy immediately following the original. I tried deleting individual entries from each copy but they also deleted in the other copy. I've attached two Print Screens. Original copy appears to be under Bk Mks Toolbar - See PrintScreen 1 PrintScreen 2 shows duplicate commencing again at 'Recently Bookmarked' but not sure whether in Menu, or another folder. How do I delete the copy w/ losing the original?

Asked by Pooh Bear 5 days ago

Last reply by RobertJ 3 days ago

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cannot download FF to MAC BOOKAir with M1 chip

A few days ago, my Windows laptop was attacked by Trojan virus. Windows Defender totally disabled the laptop, and I could not even press a key. I had hard disk destroyed… (read more)

A few days ago, my Windows laptop was attacked by Trojan virus. Windows Defender totally disabled the laptop, and I could not even press a key. I had hard disk destroyed and the laptop, too. Because I intended to buy a Mac in a few months anyway. I attempted FF download twice, no luck. I think the M1 chip may not be silicon chip that FF supports.

Do you know a way to get my BOOKMARKS so I can export to Safari? Does FF keep them?

I have a backup of all my documents and I included bookmarks in that, on a removable hard drive USB3.0 The MAC doesn't have a slot for 3.0. Will require having to buy something from Apple to accommodate it.

Hate to do that if it's a fool's errand. I appreciate your advice. Senior citizen in over her head.

Asked by Kashka 4 days ago

Answered by Kashka 4 days ago

Firefox Bookmark Backups (HTML)

Hello, Has something changed recently in how bookmarks are backed up in HTML format ? In mid-May I backed up my bookmarks, and the resulting file was about 13.8 Meg in le… (read more)

Hello, Has something changed recently in how bookmarks are backed up in HTML format ? In mid-May I backed up my bookmarks, and the resulting file was about 13.8 Meg in length. I was using whichever Firefox version was current at the time. I recently upgraded to the latest version (103.0.1, 64-bit, Windows 10). Today when I did a backup the file size was only 7.7 Meg. I have even more bookmarks now than back in May, so I'm confused about why the backup file is half the size. Is this normal or is there a problem somewhere ? Thanks in Advance

Asked by bermudez88 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

How to expand the bookmarks tree by default when creating a new bookmark?

When creating a new bookmark, there is an arrow button named "Show all the bookmarks folders" that lets you choose the destination. I have managed to make the tree bigger… (read more)

When creating a new bookmark, there is an arrow button named "Show all the bookmarks folders" that lets you choose the destination. I have managed to make the tree bigger and remove the huge thumbnail by modifying userChrome.css, but having the destination tree expanded by default would be so much more usable. The addon Default Bookmark Folder Default Bookmark Folder has a search feature but it's slower than just having the full tree from the beginning. Thank you for your help!

Asked by 1ceSpark 6 days ago

Just got 103.0.1 update, and bookmarks sidebar has disappeared. No luck finding any way to get it back. What the hell?

So, Firefox automatically updated (to 103.0.1), and somehow or other the sidebar with all the bookmarks disappeared. Normally, this would take me about 10 seconds to find… (read more)

So, Firefox automatically updated (to 103.0.1), and somehow or other the sidebar with all the bookmarks disappeared. Normally, this would take me about 10 seconds to find where the function was hidden, and turn it back on. No big deal--just a petty nuisance. Now, however, this function has been hidden so well, that I have no clue where to look.

I understand that interfaces change, and not everyone works the same way, but that's no excuse for flat out taking away a tool that some people (no matter how small a minority) still use on a regular basis, just in the dubious name of 'fashion.' Leave well enough alone. If I wanted my tools changed and moved on an irregular and capricious basis, I'd stick to Microsoft.

Now, please tell me how to get my bookmarks side bar back, or put together an update that makes it functional again.

Asked by koohii 6 days ago

Last reply by RobertJ 6 days ago

Saved bookmarks aren't being displayed on bookmark list even tho they were saved/addded. FF failes to save bookmarks.

Hi When I save bookmark in e.g. folder XYZ which already holds e.g. 65 links, the new bookmark is not displayed. Same goes for general saving where either bookmark is not… (read more)

Hi

When I save bookmark in e.g. folder XYZ which already holds e.g. 65 links, the new bookmark is not displayed. Same goes for general saving where either bookmark is not displayed, or in few cases it wasn't even saved. wth is going on with your bookmark system? FF is honestly the only browser which has unreliable bookmark system. It's like FF on a whim stops saving bookmarks, or choose to not display more than X links in given folder. This is just absurd.

Asked by Luke 6 days ago

Last reply by Luke 6 days ago

Firefox 103.0.1 is using apple-touch-icon for bookmarks rather than new favicon.svg

To support dark mode for desktop users, I’ve added SVG versions of my favicon.ico with lighter and darker colors and use @media (prefers-color-scheme: dark) to have bette… (read more)

To support dark mode for desktop users, I’ve added SVG versions of my favicon.ico with lighter and darker colors and use @media (prefers-color-scheme: dark) to have better contrast against light and dark backgrounds.

Firefox now (as of 103.0.1) supports SVG favicons (there was a (bug)https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1772632, but it's now fixed), but for the History list and the Bookmarks, Firefox is using the apple-touch-icon.

Testing – To confirm how Firefox handles SVG favicons and bookmarks, I used a new profile:

  • Set Windows to dark mode
  • Create new Firefox profile and open a new browser window
  • Navigated to one of my (sites)https://www.sbwfc.co.kr/
  • Bookmarked the site
  • Switch to light mode and repeat the navigation and bookmark
  • In both cases, the bookmark is the same – it’s the apple-touch-icon (see attached portions of the screen capture and the apple-touch-icon.png).

Using the apple-touch-icon on the Bookmarks bar has multiple issues:

  • Most touch-icons have a solid background color while many favicons use transparency, resulting in the touch-icon not looking exactly like the favicon.
  • Most touch-icons include a border area around the edge while most favicons go right up to the edge. When the image is shrunk down to 16px (CSS type pixels), because of the border area, the area for the working image is only 12px square.
  • Shrinking a 180x180 pixel PNG image down to 16px (or 32px for high-resolution displays) does lose quite a bit of detail. Most SVG favicons are designed to work well at 16 and 32px.

For sites that only have an ICO favicon, Firefox will use that image for the bookmark and history. (Firefox also seems to continue to use the ICO favicon if a site was previously bookmarked.)

Safari only uses ICO favicons (not (SVG)https://caniuse.com/link-icon-svg), so designers do need to be sure their ICO designs work with light and dark backgrounds (Apple’s logo is a #888888 gray, so is visible against a light or dark background, although not ideal).

Chrome and Edge use SVG favicons for the tab, history, and bookmarks, and, if the user switches their configuration, the icons on the bookmark bar can be switched from light to dark or vis-versa by refreshing the page. (Chrome seems to always use the initial light or dark version when clicking into the address bar).

This is probably how Firefox is intended to work, but it does seem to be a less-than-desirable solution. If it’s too complicated to use the SVG favicon for the bookmark icon (the way Chromium based browsers do), then would it be possible to only use the ICO favicon for the tab icon and the bookmark (like Safari and Internet Explorer)? Repurposing the apple-touch-icon doesn’t seem like a good solution.

Note: I did try changing the order of the links, putting the apple-touch-icon first instead of last, but it didn’t make any difference.

The code for icons for my site is:

`<link rel="icon" href="favicon.ico?v=2" sizes="any">` `<link rel="icon" href="favicon.svg?v=2" type="image/svg+xml">` `<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="sbf-apple-touch-icon.png">` `<link rel="manifest" href="manifest.json">`

Thanks

Asked by rdebourke 1 week ago

I need my bookmarks back. PLEASE!!!

I use the Firefox sync feature between both my mac & Windows Machine. I had many bookmarks saved(since over a year). In the windows machine, the bookmarks folders wer… (read more)

I use the Firefox sync feature between both my mac & Windows Machine. I had many bookmarks saved(since over a year). In the windows machine, the bookmarks folders were not that much required, so i deleted them there. . My bad, Unfortunately lost them on my Mac too. My Firefox account mail is : [edited email from public] @gmail.com . Please help me with restoring my bookmarks folders. Had many learning resources & useful resources in them.

Asked by vkgot95 1 week ago

Last reply by vkgot95 1 week ago