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Format of HTML bookmarks file

I want to set up a bunch of bookmarks in FF [84.0.1] and I cannot find out what the acceptable bookmark format is. [the bookmarks will come from someone else so I'd lik… (read more)

I want to set up a bunch of bookmarks in FF [84.0.1] and I cannot find out what the acceptable bookmark format is. [the bookmarks will come from someone else so I'd like to write a program to generate the appropriate import file]. I've tried edit an exported HTML file and then importing that [modified] file and it doesn't seem to work at all, so I'm clearly not understanding what has to be in the file so it'll work.

My plan/hope was to be able create a file with

<DL><P>
   <DT> FOLDERNAME 
   <DL> <P>
        <DT> <A HREF=URL> name for the bookmark</a>
       <DT> <A HREF=URL> name for trhe bookmakr</a>
               ...
    </DL>
</DL>

Is that even vaguely close to something that'll work?

Asked by BernieC 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Favicons not updating in bookmarks

I have noticed that the favicons on a website are not being created when I bookmark a new site or when I use a previous bookmark, they are not updating. They are showing … (read more)

I have noticed that the favicons on a website are not being created when I bookmark a new site or when I use a previous bookmark, they are not updating.

They are showing as a world globe when first created.

They used to always work so I can only assume that one of the Firefox updates has stopped this working so can someone provide any information to help get this fixed?

Thanks.

Asked by Hawkeye 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Open bookmarks in same tab...

Is there any setting that I can change to force Firefox to open bookmarks in the same tab that I have open when clicking on a bookmark? I hope this makes sense. In other … (read more)

Is there any setting that I can change to force Firefox to open bookmarks in the same tab that I have open when clicking on a bookmark? I hope this makes sense. In other words, right now I'm on the Mozilla support page writing this. If I click on a bookmark in the bookmarks bar, it always opens a new tab. I want to force it to stay on this tab and go to the bookmark. Thanks.

Asked by PlainDave 1 year ago

Answered by Scribe 1 year ago

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Bookmarks gone after update - tried everything!

Hello helpers! I have lost my bookmarks and several add-ons after latest install (77.0.1). I can't find old profiles to use and restoring to an older bookmarks backup doe… (read more)

Hello helpers! I have lost my bookmarks and several add-ons after latest install (77.0.1). I can't find old profiles to use and restoring to an older bookmarks backup doesn't work either; I get an error message "unable to process the backup file - but it does at least see the last relevant version from 10.6.2020.

To compound the problem, whist working my way through several solutions offered on these forums, I hit the Refresh Firefox button, which created an Old Firefox Data folder on my desktop - but seems to only contains the new stuff after today's upgrade) AND I also reset my Firefox password and got the message that Personal Data will be lost so that has added to the problem. Basically a massive mess!

Can I revert to the older Version of Firefox or using an old computer backup or is there another way to fix this?? It's nearly 3000 bookmarks going way back to 2014 - I'd be gutted to lose it all.

I appreciate any help - thanks in advance! Nicole

Asked by nicole.heinzel 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Bookmarks Button on the Toolbar

See the included picture. My question is how to have the Bookmark Button on the toolbar next to the Bookmark Menu Button? I love the way this Button works but I would li… (read more)

See the included picture.

My question is how to have the Bookmark Button on the toolbar next to the Bookmark Menu Button? I love the way this Button works but I would like it more if it was on the toolbar.

Asked by wnyrich 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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trying to find bookmarks after i DID NOT listen to Mozilla warnings about installing older version

PLEASE, someone tell me my old bookmarks are living somewhere on laptop. I deserve the answer to be NO bc I did not take any steps suggested by Moz, did not try refresh, … (read more)

PLEASE, someone tell me my old bookmarks are living somewhere on laptop.

I deserve the answer to be NO bc I did not take any steps suggested by Moz, did not try refresh, did not even set up a profile b4 trying to install previous version (b4 82.0). Years worth of bookmarks are gone.

Used help topics to try the Import/Export-Restore Bookmark option. However the only json Mozilla extension I could find was related to my last attempt.

Running Wins 10-Mozilla/Firefox updated to 82.0 this morning. After the update my screen began to flicker and pull up sections of page in dark black. After verify the issue was with Moz I tried to revert back to older version. I was frustrated bc of the screen issues and as stated-did NOT do anything strongly suggested b4 going to previous version.

Although I chose previous version (64 bit) I actually ended up with a newly installed 82.0 However all bookmarks still gone & just icing on cake the flicker is still there.

Any help would mean to world. Thnx

Asked by Michelese 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Bookmarks gone after upgrading my MacBook to BigSur

Hello! After various problems with my MacBook I had to delete everything from my hard drive. After installing BigSur 11.2.3 and restoring things from my TimeMachine backu… (read more)

Hello! After various problems with my MacBook I had to delete everything from my hard drive. After installing BigSur 11.2.3 and restoring things from my TimeMachine backup all my Firefox bookmarks got lost. I understood how I can restore them but I don't know what file to look for in the TimeMachine backup that should contain my bookmarks... I would also like to restore my passwords if possible. Anyone can help?

Asked by veronika.md 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Some Bookmarks not showing up using Bookmarks menu

I imported bookmarks from Safari on my Macbook Pro. When I click on the 'Bookmarks Menu' and 'Other Bookmarks' about half of the folders do not show any bookmarks. Howe… (read more)

I imported bookmarks from Safari on my Macbook Pro. When I click on the 'Bookmarks Menu' and 'Other Bookmarks' about half of the folders do not show any bookmarks. However, when I open the Bookmarks through the sidebar, everything shows up....all folders and contents. So all my bookmarks were imported but half of the folders' contents do not show up if I go through the Bookmarks and Other Bookmarks menu. Going through the menu is easier so I hope someone has a solution. Thanks.

Asked by rtperry 1 year ago

Answered by rtperry 1 year ago

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Selecting multiple bookmarks

I have version 85.0.1 (64 bit) on Win 10. I just created Bookmark folders and started moving individual bookmarks into the appropriate folders. How do I select multiple b… (read more)

I have version 85.0.1 (64 bit) on Win 10. I just created Bookmark folders and started moving individual bookmarks into the appropriate folders. How do I select multiple bookmarks so I can move a bunch at a time to it's folder? I tried CTL-CLICK but that doesn't select but rather opens the link. When I open "Show all Bookmarks it lists only the bookmark folders (which I can open and do multiple selection). But why aren't the bookmarks not in folders showing up? I can see them in to bookmark toolbar and in the >> sidebar. Have hundreds of bookmarks I collected- want to move some want to delete some. Selecting multiple for drag and drop would make my project go unbelievably faster.

Asked by sandyandrita 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Where did my bookmarked keyword searches go?

I have keyword search bookmarks defined (as described here). I can use them in the address bar, but in the bookmark manager, I can no longer find them. I want to edit a k… (read more)

I have keyword search bookmarks defined (as described here). I can use them in the address bar, but in the bookmark manager, I can no longer find them. I want to edit a keyword search as the service provider changed their domain structure, but I can't find it any more. Did something change? (Firefox 77.0.1 on Windows 10.)

To clarify, I am not trying to search for my keyword search bookmarks. These "smart bookmarks" just up and disappeared (completely) from the Bookmark Manager view, as in even drilling down didn't reveal them.

Asked by goprivacy+mozilla 1 year ago

Answered by goprivacy+mozilla 1 year ago

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Bookmarks Not Displaying on Toolbar

I recently reinstalled Firefox after doing a full Windows reinstall on my PC. Since then, my bookmarks are not displaying on the bookmarks toolbar. I've "refreshed" Firef… (read more)

I recently reinstalled Firefox after doing a full Windows reinstall on my PC. Since then, my bookmarks are not displaying on the bookmarks toolbar. I've "refreshed" Firefox from the control panel, rebooted my PC, and reinstalled Firefox. I've also moved the bookmarks from the toolbar folder in the bookmark manager and then put them back. Any suggestions?

Asked by Gandalf_GrayHat 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 months ago

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Lost all tabs and bookmarks toolbar items

Version 84.0.2. Windows 10. I inadvertently opened a second FF window which had no tabs and no bookmarks toolbar. I closed FF which had many open tabs and many bookma… (read more)

Version 84.0.2. Windows 10. I inadvertently opened a second FF window which had no tabs and no bookmarks toolbar. I closed FF which had many open tabs and many bookmarks toolbar items. Now all tabs are lost and all toolbar entries are lost. On reopening FF, only the FF with no tabs and no bookmarks toolbar will open. I have searched and read many "solutions", but nothing that I can get to work. Does anybody actually know what can be done or that nothing can be done. I had not yet reinstalled my general backup program prior to this so there is no other backup and all I have to rely on is FF alone. Are at least the bookmarks toolbar items stored somewhere even if the tabs are not recoverable?

All bookmarks are there except for bookmarks toolbar items.

I would like to restore both tabs and the bookmarks toolbar if possible. If anything can be done, can anyone articulate some clear instructions?

Asked by royhut 1 year ago

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bookmarks disappeared

Since refreshing Firefox, my bookmarks have disappeard from the bookmarks toolbar, there's nothing there. But Bookmarks are correctly selected in 'view', and also in 'con… (read more)

Since refreshing Firefox, my bookmarks have disappeard from the bookmarks toolbar, there's nothing there. But Bookmarks are correctly selected in 'view', and also in 'configure', and the list of all bookmarks shows my usual bookmarks located in the toolbar section. I have no idea what to do about this. I attach a screenshot showing the empty area under the addrss bar.

Asked by knmcbride 1 year ago

Answered by Scribe 1 year ago

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Where is my bookmark side bar?

I used to be able until very recently go to MENU > LIBRARY>Bookmarks: which would 'split' giving me three (?) choices, one of which was showing a bookmark side bar.… (read more)

I used to be able until very recently go to MENU > LIBRARY>Bookmarks: which would 'split' giving me three (?) choices, one of which was showing a bookmark side bar. I seem to not have that choice any longer ... or do I and I just don't know how to select it? Thank you.

Asked by Dave71 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Importing bookmarks from chromium browers to firfox

I was switching my browser from Brave, a chrome based browser, back to Firefox because Brave doesn't can't run some of the stuff my uni learning management system (LMS). … (read more)

I was switching my browser from Brave, a chrome based browser, back to Firefox because Brave doesn't can't run some of the stuff my uni learning management system (LMS). I tried importing my browser bookmarks and passwords to Firefox but the importing feature on Firefox doesn't show Brave as one of the browsers it can take the data from. I want to know if there's anyway I can fix this or if there's no hope for importing data from chromium browsers to Firefox.

Asked by LegendsDem 9 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Attaching context container to a bookmark

Hello! I didn't find any feature request forums, so I am writing here. I would like to be able to attach a container to a saved bookmark, so if I want to open it, it woul… (read more)

Hello! I didn't find any feature request forums, so I am writing here.

I would like to be able to attach a container to a saved bookmark, so if I want to open it, it would open in that container by default. That would help greatly keeping my user data separated.

Asked by Cabia Rangris 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year 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 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Other Bookmarks missing from my Toolbar

Other Bookmarks and its contents has disappeared from my toolbar. How do I bring it back? It is visible in my dorp downbox, but I need it available to me in my toolbar. … (read more)

Other Bookmarks and its contents has disappeared from my toolbar. How do I bring it back? It is visible in my dorp downbox, but I need it available to me in my toolbar. Thank you in advance.

Asked by CJ 1 year ago

Answered by Scribe 1 year ago