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Creating bookmarks

suddenly today, August 19, 2020, when I select "Bookmark this page", a bookmark is INSTANTLY created whereas up until yesterday there was a popup/dialog that asked what i… (read more)

suddenly today, August 19, 2020, when I select "Bookmark this page", a bookmark is INSTANTLY created whereas up until yesterday there was a popup/dialog that asked what i wanted to name it and where to save it. Now I have the added hassle of having to "Edit this bookmark" every.single.time. Any way to get the dialog box back??

Asked by teep37 1 year ago

Answered by teep37 1 year ago

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Alphabetize bookmarks in a folder

I followed the instructions to alphabetize my bookmarks in the folder from where I imported them from Microsoft Edge. When I open the bookmark icon in Firefox, all my boo… (read more)

I followed the instructions to alphabetize my bookmarks in the folder from where I imported them from Microsoft Edge. When I open the bookmark icon in Firefox, all my bookmarks are alphabetized form "y" to "a". How do I put them in alphabetical order?

Sorry about the image quality, I couldn't get a screen capture so I photographed the display.

Thank you

Asked by stealexander 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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saving bookmarks to synced folders

Hello, I recently synced my devices and when I try to save a bookmark to a folder on my Windows 7 computer, I click on "choose", but folders don't come up, even though th… (read more)

Hello, I recently synced my devices and when I try to save a bookmark to a folder on my Windows 7 computer, I click on "choose", but folders don't come up, even though they've been synced to this computer. I have to save everything to 'other bookmarks' and then drag them to a folder. Is there a way to fix this? TYIA!

Asked by RoseThorn 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Edit URL while adding new bookmark?

Is there a way to edit the URL of a bookmark while I'm adding it? I've changed from Google Chrome to Firefox months ago, and this is one of my biggest gripes with Firefox… (read more)

Is there a way to edit the URL of a bookmark while I'm adding it?

I've changed from Google Chrome to Firefox months ago, and this is one of my biggest gripes with Firefox ever since I switched. Back when I used Google Chrome, I used this feature when I'm bookmarking YouTube videos.

YouTube will often add extra text at the end of URLs, such as "&feature=em-uploademail." I usually remove this to try and keep my URLs as clean as possible. The inability to edit bookmark URLs while creating new bookmarks makes this process much more tedious because when I realize that there's extra text at the end of a URL I have to remove the extra text in the address bar, refresh the page, wait several seconds for the page to fully load (when the page is still loading, the title of the page is often blank), and then I can finally bookmark the video.

This issue has been so annoying to the point of where I've considered switching back to Google Chrome.

Asked by Hyde 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to get a multirow bookmarks toolbar in Firefox 74?

Hi, Today I installed the new Firefox 74 but now my multirow bookmarks toolbar is not working correct anymore. They are not side by side, they are now among one another. … (read more)

Hi,

Today I installed the new Firefox 74 but now my multirow bookmarks toolbar is not working correct anymore. They are not side by side, they are now among one another. See attached screen, ca. 75% of the screen is used by the bookmarks.

The following code is contained in my userChrome.css file:

/* Multi-Row Bookmarks Toolbar Firefox 66+ */

#PersonalToolbar {
  min-height: unset !important;
  max-height: unset !important;
/* text-align: center !important; */
}

#PersonalToolbar #PlacesToolbarItems {
  overflow-x: visible !important;
  overflow-y: visible !important;
  display: inline-block !important;
}

#PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item > .toolbarbutton-icon[label]:not([label=""]) {
  /* Reduce padding on individual bookmarks to fit rows closer together */
  margin-inline-end: 0px !important;
}

Does anybody have a solution for this?

PS: If you need more info, please ask...

Best regards heusmich

Asked by heusmich 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox sync does not sync bookmarks anymore

Hi everyone, Since today, I cannot get Firefox to synchronize my bookmarks on one of my computers. I still can send a tab from this computer to others and vice versa thou… (read more)

Hi everyone,

Since today, I cannot get Firefox to synchronize my bookmarks on one of my computers. I still can send a tab from this computer to others and vice versa though.

Here is an exemple of sync log:

1598260143111 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Flushing file log 1598260143122 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Log cleanup threshold time: 1597396143122 1598260143132 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Done deleting files. 1598260144429 FirefoxAccounts INFO Polling device commands. 1598260144429 Sync.Service DEBUG User-Agent: Firefox/79.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) FxSync/1.81.0.20200720193547.desktop 1598260144429 Sync.Service INFO Starting sync at 2020-08-24 11:09:04 in browser session 8pd4DSAYP9NP 1598260144429 Sync.Service DEBUG In sync: should login. 1598260144430 Sync.Service INFO User logged in successfully - verifying login. 1598260144430 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1598260144431 Sync.BrowserIDManager DEBUG unlockAndVerifyAuthState already has (or can fetch) sync keys 1598260144431 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.sync.reason.serverMaintenance => success.status_ok 1598260144431 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1598260144431 Sync.Service DEBUG Fetching unlocked auth state returned success.status_ok 1598260144431 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1598260144437 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://api.accounts.firefox.com/v1/account/device/commands?index=15967270 1598260144611 Sync.Resource DEBUG GET fail 503 https://sync-600-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/92612799/info/collections 1598260144611 Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-600-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/92612799/info/collections failed with status 503 1598260144611 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.status_ok => error.login.reason.server 1598260144611 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1598260144611 Sync.ErrorHandler DEBUG Got Retry-After: 3600 1598260144611 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.login.reason.server => error.sync.reason.serverMaintenance 1598260144611 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1598260144611 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Got backoff notification: 3600000ms 1598260144611 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Fuzzed minimum next sync: 1598263744611 1598260144612 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered a login error 1598260144612 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1598260144613 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 4413803.3495770125 ms. (why=schedule) 1598260144614 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: Error: Login failed: error.sync.reason.serverMaintenance(resource://services-sync/service.js:1043:15) JS Stack trace: onNotify@service.js:1043:15 1598260144614 Sync.Service DEBUG Not syncing: login returned false. 1598260144614 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent

Many thanks in advance for your help. Any advice most welcome.

Regards, Renaud

Asked by renaud.morinson 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Have two accounts and do not want bookmarks to merge

I have one Firefox account with all my work bookmarks and another account with my personal ones. I would like to login to my work device with the latter account, but am … (read more)

I have one Firefox account with all my work bookmarks and another account with my personal ones. I would like to login to my work device with the latter account, but am afraid to hit OK at the prompt warning this:

"A different user was previously signed in to Sync on this computer. Signing in will merge this browser’s bookmarks, passwords and other settings with <personal account>".

I am trying to find a way to login and see only my personal bookmarks when I sign in with the personal account. I have disabled Sync for the work account and installed the Multi-Account Containers add-in, but it does not appear that either option will support this workflow. Am I doing something wrong or is there no way to keep things entirely separated? It looks like the add-in keeps my browsing data separate, but I just want to see separate sets of bookmarks when using the corresponding account.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by jhkc 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Deleting a stubborn bookmark

I am trying to delete all bookmarks but there's one stubborn one that gets suggested in the address bar and I don't know how to delete it. It's got a star next to it and … (read more)

I am trying to delete all bookmarks but there's one stubborn one that gets suggested in the address bar and I don't know how to delete it. It's got a star next to it and when I turn off bookmark suggestions in settings it does not appear. All bookmark folders are empty. Anyone know where it can be hiding?

Asked by stroleytoll 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Backup Bookmarks

I delete the path \AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\ but I recovered and now when I try to get my bookmarks it gives this error. It means something like "it was not possib… (read more)

I delete the path \AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\ but I recovered and now when I try to get my bookmarks it gives this error. It means something like "it was not possible to process the backup.

Asked by lapy14 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Does Firefox 80.0 create corrupted/unusable backup files?

At approximately the time FF updated automatically to release 80.0, I was unable to save a backup file (json) and restore it to another computer. First time this happened… (read more)

At approximately the time FF updated automatically to release 80.0, I was unable to save a backup file (json) and restore it to another computer. First time this happened. When I completely removed FF 80.0 from the target computer and tried again, I continued to get the message: "Unable to process the backup file."

I can only imagine that FF 80.0 on the source computer is producing faulty backup JSON files.

Suggested solutions I've seen for this error message are from older FF versions.

Asked by lazlo.hollyfeld 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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FF 80.0.1 - Exporting Bookmarks HTML

The instructions for exporting bookmarks to HTML file call for clicking on a IMPORT AND BACKUP button (screenshot is attached), but there's no button to click on. How do… (read more)

The instructions for exporting bookmarks to HTML file call for clicking on a IMPORT AND BACKUP button (screenshot is attached), but there's no button to click on. How do I export bookmarks to an HTML file?

Thank you very much.

Asked by MichaelJonas 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Can I Recover PC Bookmarks from Firefox on Android

Hello I recently changed PC. However I forgot to backup my Firefox Bookmarks, using either the Firefox backup feature or backing up my Firefox profile data to an external… (read more)

Hello I recently changed PC. However I forgot to backup my Firefox Bookmarks, using either the Firefox backup feature or backing up my Firefox profile data to an external drive.

I was however using Firefox sync to sync my Bookmarks between my Windows PC and Android phone. On my Android phone, I can see that all of my Bookmarks are there.

Is there a way to restore my WIndows PC Firefox Bookmarks from the Bookmarks on my Android Phone? Maybe my understanding of the sync feature is not right - I know Firefox Windows bookmarks are sync'd out to other devices like Android. However, does it work in teh reverse also whereby Android Firefox bookmarks are sync's back to the WIndows PC ?

Thanks in adnace for any assistance Ken

Asked by kengalway 1 year ago

Answered by kengalway 1 year ago

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How to show bookmarks bar only on New Tab?

Is this possible? I like the sleekness of not having the bookmarks bar but it would be very helpful to have it popup when I open a new tab only. (I use this feature in Br… (read more)

Is this possible? I like the sleekness of not having the bookmarks bar but it would be very helpful to have it popup when I open a new tab only. (I use this feature in Brave browser, but I prefer Firefox)

I searched the entire web and looked for add-ons and couldn't find a solution. I have attempted to create a custom chrome css file but that didn't work.

What can I do?

edit: added question mark to title.

Asked by Jason 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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On MacOs Mojave. When I Bookmark new Websites the wrong Favicon shows. Old Bookmarks are correct.

As stated above, no new saved Bookmarks have the right Favicon. In fact they all show the Favicon from my Bank! I have tried restarts, start in safe Mode, cleaned up usin… (read more)

As stated above, no new saved Bookmarks have the right Favicon. In fact they all show the Favicon from my Bank! I have tried restarts, start in safe Mode, cleaned up using Onyx, but no change. Any thoughts?

Asked by peachrt 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago