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I place 10 sites in a bookmark folder named publishing. I want to find those websites again- how do I search for the folder publisher?

I have a few spare minutes and I'm writing a book. I was to self-publish it or e-publish it or I don't know. I search for websites dealing with publishing books and place… (read more)

I have a few spare minutes and I'm writing a book. I was to self-publish it or e-publish it or I don't know. I search for websites dealing with publishing books and place them in a bookmark folder named publishing. Several days later I want to recall those sites I found to see which ones interest me. I do not know any of the url's, I only know I placed them in a folder called publishing. I have hundreds of bookmark folders and thousands of urls. I want to search for and find the folder publisher so I can look at the websites. Your instructions about the upper search windows bring up history of places (many) I've visited. Your bookmark tools: you can get a history, you can view recently bookmarked, used tags, show unsorted (in no particular order), You canorganize, crete new bookmarks and NEW folders, etc. and all kinds of other organizational stuff. You can view in columns by keyword... and a well hidden window pops up called search BOOKMARKS...not FOLDERS. I typed in publish and all I got back were urls with the name publish in their title. And finally you can sort - again bookmarks, not folders. I don't think I even found a place where you can alphabetize folders which would be some kind of start...going down the list to the "P's" until I found publish. And finally, but equally not helpful you can import and backup. NOWHERE can you search for a folder that I could easily find. I have been a programmer since the mid 70's and a web designer too - if I can't find it I need to hang up my keypad because I've lost it. (Is that a better description than "something is wrong, firefox is broken"? But by the way, thank you for having the professional courage and courtesy to at least make this kind of dialogue available - you are one of the few and that is why I like your company and your browser..now if you could just fix this little problem for me (as well as finally get a substitute for that lousy Adobe Flash...do I hear HTML5?) I'd be a very happy camper and do unsolicited ads for you to all my goofy friends. Thank you if you made it this far - you're a brave soul.

Asked by ramundy 5 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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How to see all recently bookmarked links, not jut 8. I have to delete or move them to see one more.

Why can't I see all of my recently bookmarked links, or be able to put them away somewhere of my choosing when I bookmark them. What good is the recently bookmarked folde… (read more)

Why can't I see all of my recently bookmarked links, or be able to put them away somewhere of my choosing when I bookmark them. What good is the recently bookmarked folder if you can only see 10 of them?

Asked by mrbill2 5 years ago

Last reply by philipp 5 years ago

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I can't open any of my Bookmarks folders i.e Quick Searches, Favorites

Tried Backup function twice. Still can't open any folders (in Bookmarks Sidebar or Library). Help! Had to go back another week in Restore files but, it worked. … (read more)

Tried Backup function twice. Still can't open any folders (in Bookmarks Sidebar or Library). Help!

Had to go back another week in Restore files but, it worked.

Asked by boatdog 5 years ago

Last reply by boatdog 5 years ago

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can no longer click through from library to a web page tab

'show all history' goes to the Library page. In the past if I clicked on a URL it opened in a new tab ,it no longer does this and I have to copy the URL ,open a new ta… (read more)

'show all history' goes to the Library page. In the past if I clicked on a URL it opened in a new tab ,it no longer does this and I have to copy the URL ,open a new tab and paste it in the address bar. Have I got a setting wrong somewhere or is this no longer available?

Asked by gillH 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Can't find correct bookmarks in Mozilla/Profile/5ccmq06e.default

Hello. I found some of my bookmarks in Appdata/Roaming/Mozilla/Profile/5ccmq06e.default/bookmarkbackups etc just like firefox help tells me. But some of the bookmarks t… (read more)

Hello. I found some of my bookmarks in Appdata/Roaming/Mozilla/Profile/5ccmq06e.default/bookmarkbackups etc just like firefox help tells me. But some of the bookmarks that I can access when I use firefox browser are not contained in "bookmarkbackups". Thus obviously begs the question(s) 1) where else are my bookmarks for firefox stored, & 2), if this is the only place they are stored, then why are some of my saved bookmarks visable/accessable when using the firefox browser not included in this bookmarkbackups folder? Thank you.

Asked by Dr.Strange 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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How do I sync two bookmark folders together? So that when I paste a bookmark in one folder, the corresponding folder will get a duplicate of that bookmark also?

I have a bookmark folder within a folder which I believe belongs also in another folder. I want to duplicate it, but I dislike the idea of having to manually post the sam… (read more)

I have a bookmark folder within a folder which I believe belongs also in another folder. I want to duplicate it, but I dislike the idea of having to manually post the same bookmark in the now seperated twin folders twice from the moment I split them. Is there any way to sync the two folders so that a bookmark that is posted either one or the other is automatically duplicated in to the other folder that folder is synced with?

Asked by User3 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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How can I migrate my ReaditLater bookmarks to the new Pocket system?

In updating from FF55 to 57, I've seemed to have lost my ReadItLater bookmarks. Pocket asks for a login, which I've never had since ReadItLater stored everything offline,… (read more)

In updating from FF55 to 57, I've seemed to have lost my ReadItLater bookmarks. Pocket asks for a login, which I've never had since ReadItLater stored everything offline, altough I've got a username and password saved in my password manager for "chrome://readitlater" and in my Appdata/Roaming profile I've got a readItLater.sqlite, which I assume is my two-thousand-some bookmarks, but I see no way in which I can import this to the new Pocket system, nor do I see a way to migrate.

Send help, I'm lost and afraid.

Asked by Ausmerica 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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bookmarks fail

Doing Genealogy where all the URL's dragged to the desktop have the same File naming but all have different URL addresses. . If I copy a file to the desktop by dragging a… (read more)

Doing Genealogy where all the URL's dragged to the desktop have the same File naming but all have different URL addresses. . If I copy a file to the desktop by dragging and dropping, "1940 United States Federal Census - Ancestry.com" is the shortcut name for the URL in the address bar, but coping another Bookmark fails....

First Bookmark for Steve V. Patterson, "https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1940usfedcen&indiv=try&h=59642982&indivrecord=1", Bookmark File on desktop is named "1940 United States Federal Census - Ancestry.com"

Then I want to save another URL to the desktop from this page of another linked URL...

Second Bookmark for Paul Ranney, "https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1940usfedcen&indiv=try&h=59642985&indivrecord=1", Bookmark File on desktop is named "1940 United States Federal Census - Ancestry.com"

But You can't have a bookmark with the same files name even with different URL's that generate the bookmarks.

A copy file warning appears..... Copy and Replace or Don't Copy If I select the copy and replace, it will not replace it with the Second URL but keeps the old First URL.

Other browsers, IE which I used without problems, will automatically copy that process and make two files as below...... "1940 United States Federal Census - Ancestry.com" and "1940 United States Federal Census - Ancestry.com(1)" each has the specific URL the made the Desktop. I see no way to solve same Shortcut/Bookmark names to the desktop. Your method fails to solve it with the"Copy and Replace"

Its like the URL gets stuck and will not change for new Bookmarks dragged to the Desktop.

Asked by PatcoGeorge 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Imported bookmarks move from correct location to "Other Bookmarks" over time

Hi, I used to use Firefox and stopped when the web extensions code went live. It broke my bookmark pane extension and at that point there was nothing differentiating Fire… (read more)

Hi, I used to use Firefox and stopped when the web extensions code went live. It broke my bookmark pane extension and at that point there was nothing differentiating Firefox from Chrome.

So I switched to Chrome. I wanted to start using Firefox again and use the Mozilla sync to sync bookmarks. I did the following:

Delete all bookmarks then sync. Import from Chrome. This worked fine. Moved a couple of folders to the right place. Synched. This worked fine initially.

After a few hours I synced and half a dozen bookmarks appeared in "Other Bookmarks" folder in Firefox. Iniitially this was empty, so an easy spot.

These all appeared to be duplicates, so I was a bit annoyed, I do have duplicates for good reason, but hey ho.

This morning I synced and there are a few hundred more now. It has just picked random bookmarks, literally no logic behind it and dumped them all in Other bookmarks.

I don't know what's going on, but it's rendered Firefox impossible to use properly for me.

Any ideas?

Thank you :)

Asked by IanIan 3 years ago

Last reply by IanIan 3 years ago

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I WANT Small icons to avoid having to go through any additional list, like IE. How can it be done?

The current bookmarks include text, which is totally unnecessary IMHO, especially after using IE (although MS loused up this in edge too.) Having many book marks to go to… (read more)

The current bookmarks include text, which is totally unnecessary IMHO, especially after using IE (although MS loused up this in edge too.) Having many book marks to go to and seeing the loss of convenience when having to go through another menu to find the desired bookmark, why not have the ability to use small icons? Why not make it simpler? Why not make it easy? Why not live up to the propaganda of being a better browser?

Asked by spillerbd 3 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 3 years ago

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Is there a way to search the content of one bookmarks folder so I can manage them better?

Using the search feature in "bookmarks" searches then entire bookmarks folder. In order to manage my bookmarks, I would like to be able to search within the folder that i… (read more)

Using the search feature in "bookmarks" searches then entire bookmarks folder. In order to manage my bookmarks, I would like to be able to search within the folder that is active and move items to different folder. At present, when you move bookmarks to another folder they continue to appear in the search window. It would be great if it functioned more like the search feature in MS Windows

Asked by dpw247 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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Post v59 update/Post macOS 10.13.4 update: Older Bookmarks no longer internally referenced. How to reclaim prior config/settings?

Ever since I both updated Firefox to version 59.0.2 and the MacOS to version 10.13.4 all of my many bookmarks set prior to the updates are no longer internally referenced… (read more)

Ever since I both updated Firefox to version 59.0.2 and the MacOS to version 10.13.4 all of my many bookmarks set prior to the updates are no longer internally referenced--meaning that opening a saved bookmark doesn't open as I'd saved it, instead Firefox searches the internet and finds that version, scraping my title edits. Firefox also no longer recognizes my saved bookmark and wants to save the newly opened bookmark as a brand new entity, destroying carefully designed folder filing.

I thought the problem might've been a change in how the address bar and the search bar are configured--prior I'd not opted for a search bar and used the address bar only for writing specific URLs; I changed to the the split option, but this hasn't made a difference.

I have tens of thousands of bookmarks in carefully designed and constantly updated folders that no longer function as sole/master bookmarks. How to I recover this functionality.

NB: In a possibly related issue when I search the finder on my Mac it also no longer remembers date when last used for most older files.

Asked by tropist 3 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 3 years ago