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How can I get Firefox to keep my bookmarks (or at least folders) sorted alphabetically?

In MSIE, a registry setting can ensure that bookmarks and folders always remain in alphabetical order. In Firefox, I have to repeatedly sort each of my bookmark folders … (read more)

In MSIE, a registry setting can ensure that bookmarks and folders always remain in alphabetical order. In Firefox, I have to repeatedly sort each of my bookmark folders independently to maintain order. The add-on, "SortPlaces", which was recommended in answer to similar questions, has been "removed by its author". To add insult to injury, after getting up my courage to try out Firefox Sync after years of good results using XMarks, I found the order of my bookmarks completely bollixed on the two PCs which I attempted to sync using Firefox sync. The bookmark folders, which were previously in a single alphabetized list, are now split into two lists without any apparent rhyme or reason. I have not foun any way to combine them again, short of wiping them out completely and restoring them from XMarks. How can I: 1. Repair the schism in my bookmark list? 2. Ensure that my bookmarks remain alphabetized, without repeated manual intervention?

Asked by rsbrux 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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delete bookmarks

I have tried everything to delete some of my bookmarks. I can't right click on the bookmark folder to delete...it doesn't work. I've tried going to the web page and del… (read more)

I have tried everything to delete some of my bookmarks. I can't right click on the bookmark folder to delete...it doesn't work. I've tried going to the web page and deleting using the star icon at the top without any success. How can I delete bookmarks???? Martin Golding

Asked by migold55 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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The Bookmarks button is entirely missing now and it is forcing me to go through the Bookmarks toolbar. Using FF 17 on Windows 7.

I just put Windows VII on this computer and consequently had to install FF 17 (I think I still had fifteen before.) On this new version their is no single "Bookmark" butt… (read more)

I just put Windows VII on this computer and consequently had to install FF 17 (I think I still had fifteen before.)

On this new version their is no single "Bookmark" button to click to access my favorites and I'm being forced to go through the "Bookmarks" thing to the right which gives me no access to the majority of my links.

The old method was just fine, why did they have to screw with it!? How do I get the single button back so I can open the entire bookmark list?

Asked by Mr.Blank 7 years ago

Answered by Mr.Blank 7 years ago

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How do I import multi-level bookmarks from IE 8 to FireFox 17 if IE 8 is broken, cannot re-install it, and will not run?

IE 8 is still installed, but will not run. I cannot install any version of IE--I tried. I can import only first level bookmarks. Solutions in forum assume a working IE 8… (read more)

IE 8 is still installed, but will not run. I cannot install any version of IE--I tried. I can import only first level bookmarks. Solutions in forum assume a working IE 8.

Asked by dave1942 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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My bookmarks were gone after I went in task manager and ended my firefox task. Restarting it didn't work. There are no back ups. What do I do?

I had went into the task manager and accidentally deleted the firefox task the was going. When I went back on firefox, all my bookmarks were gone. I tried restarting it, … (read more)

I had went into the task manager and accidentally deleted the firefox task the was going. When I went back on firefox, all my bookmarks were gone. I tried restarting it, without any luck. I tried getting the backups, to find I had none. Nothing has worked for me. Thought originally I was trying to get google chrome on my computer, only for that not to work, so I'm not sure if that may have messed it up or not. Please help me.

Asked by Animelover 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Can export bookmark properties but cant import them

Hi, I am a long time user of firefox and am in the habit of putting helpful comments in the <properties> field of my bookmarks. I regularly export my bookmarks and… (read more)

Hi, I am a long time user of firefox and am in the habit of putting helpful comments in the <properties> field of my bookmarks. I regularly export my bookmarks and in looking at my exported bookmark files I can see my comments. However, due to a PC problem I have, for the first time, had to import my bookmarks. They come in without error but minus my handy little comments. I am hoping some clever soul will be able to tell me how to import bookmarks with my comments as it will take me ages to recreate all these little comments for each bookmark. Thank you

Asked by oldchap47 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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display bookmarks

Firefox 17.0.1 Win7 Some time ago -- somewhere and somehow -- I found a way to display all of my Bookmarks / Bookmark folders in a vertical column on the left side of my … (read more)

Firefox 17.0.1 Win7

Some time ago -- somewhere and somehow -- I found a way to display all of my Bookmarks / Bookmark folders in a vertical column on the left side of my monitor. This list of Bookmarks "stuck" and appeared at all times.

It seems I must have recently accidentally clicked on something to cause this Bookmark list to disappear.

How do I get it back?

Asked by ThunderBard 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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Import bookmarks from html not working (YES, I know it really IS an html file and not JSON)

My objective is to make a global edit to the bookmarks in one folder. To do so, I exported to an HTML file, opened that file in Notepad, deleted all the other bookmarks… (read more)

My objective is to make a global edit to the bookmarks in one folder. To do so, I exported to an HTML file, opened that file in Notepad, deleted all the other bookmarks, and did a search-and-replace to correct the ones I was trying to fix. Saved the file and attempted to import into Firefox. I *can* open the file and see the links, and I can use Import and Backup to get to the file and select it for import. However, after that, NOTHING happens.

Asked by CECat 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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old bookmarks

Why is it so complicated to import my old Firefox bookmarks? I have a harddrive from my old computer (march 2012) in a ext hard drive enclosure which is attached to my n… (read more)

Why is it so complicated to import my old Firefox bookmarks? I have a harddrive from my old computer (march 2012) in a ext hard drive enclosure which is attached to my new laptop via USB, and I can NOT find a simple way to import my old bookmarks. I wasted several hours today trying to do that. I have bookmarks-2012-02-07.json and I have places.sqlite. I want to >include< which ever file has my old bookmarks with the existing new bookmarks file. That’s it! Please don’t tell me to convert it HTML, it didn’t work.

Asked by offworld 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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How do you get the bookmarks list permanently displayed on the left side of the screen?

I somehow managed to get the bookmarks permanently open and displayed in a vertical column on the left side of the screen. I accidentally closed it and cannot get it to … (read more)

I somehow managed to get the bookmarks permanently open and displayed in a vertical column on the left side of the screen. I accidentally closed it and cannot get it to display again. How do you manage to get the bookmark list permanently open and displayed again? Thank you.

Asked by exoticdoc2 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago