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How Firefox has been acting since last couple of updates

I have a number of bookmarked pages. When I open a new window and then select the bookmarked page i want to open, FF switches tyo another ALREADY OPEN TAB and loads the p… (read more)

I have a number of bookmarked pages. When I open a new window and then select the bookmarked page i want to open, FF switches tyo another ALREADY OPEN TAB and loads the page there removing the page that was opened. EX: I use both regular FF and Private windows on my screen and switch from one to the other according to the loaded pages I am using. When I open a new tab in private windows and try to get FF to open a bookmarked page, it will switch to my open tabs under regular FF instead of opening the bookmarked page in the new private windows page it will REPLACE an open page. This happens a lot with my YouTube pages which I leave open during the day to listen to binaural beat music in the background while I am working. What's up with that? Why doesn't the bookmarked page open in a new private windows tab?

I also noticed that when I leave pages open during the day in both private and regular FF now (since the most recent update)and go back to them, I often have to reload the whole page instead of just allowing me to go directly to something on that page.

I have been dodging the most recent updates because with each new update there seems to be more and more CONTROL from your side, and less freedom on our side of the screen. Is this purposeful? If so, WHY?!!!

Asked by pwaiolena1 4 months ago

Answered by TerryN21 4 months ago

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I have 3 PCs, all running Firefox, all signed in to the same account. All say they are syncing. But one is not in fact syncing bookmarks, and reports it was last connected 2 years ago.

Clearly my 3 PCs are somehow connected, since they all show up in "connected services". But though the one I am now typing on routinely reports that it has successfully … (read more)

Clearly my 3 PCs are somehow connected, since they all show up in "connected services". But though the one I am now typing on routinely reports that it has successfully synced, it hasn't in fact connected to the 2 other PC's Firefoxes for the past 2 years (according to the image uploaded below). I somewhat doubt that actually, but the fact is that the 2 other PCs have identical bookmarks sets and are clearly syncing, but this one has a different bookmark set.

How to force it to connect? Disconnect it and reconnect it? Delete Firefox and reinstall?

Asked by Matthew Montagu-Pollock 1 week ago

Answered by Seburo 1 week ago

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After update to 91.0.2 on Win 10 Pro only a bookmark folder for shopping is available - profile is OK

Prior to update this morning I had a top with about 50 items and a folder just for car shopping which has lots of items. Updated to 91.0.2 and now only the shopping URLs… (read more)

Prior to update this morning I had a top with about 50 items and a folder just for car shopping which has lots of items. Updated to 91.0.2 and now only the shopping URLs are shown. Manage gets me nothing. The folder C:\Users\Xxxx\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6dbbz7gb.default-release\bookmarkbackups most recent item is 4 months ago but an extract errors out.

Is it possible to get back to my old bookmarks? If so, how?

Asked by johngammel 1 week ago

Answered by johngammel 1 week ago

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macOS 92.0 Update

Just updated to version 92.0. Now all my bookmarks have an incredible amount of vertical spacing between them. This results in unwanted mouse movements and scrolling. Is… (read more)

Just updated to version 92.0. Now all my bookmarks have an incredible amount of vertical spacing between them. This results in unwanted mouse movements and scrolling. Is there a preference setting where this can be fixed?

Asked by koninkje 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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New FF update alters bookmark folder

The latest Firefox update forces my bookmarks folder to be double spaced between bookmarks and folders making it too large for my page. I have to use the navigation arrow… (read more)

The latest Firefox update forces my bookmarks folder to be double spaced between bookmarks and folders making it too large for my page. I have to use the navigation arrows to access all of it's folders.. and the folders inside the folders too. When I used to open bookmarks it was about half my screen high now it's a screen and a half. I've temp returned to the previous version but would like to keep updating to keep up with security patches.

Asked by harveyrabbit777 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Bookmarks toolbar disappeared this morning (I believe since updating to v92.0 64bit)

Bookmarks toolbar disappeared this morning (I believe since updating to v92.0 64bit) Running Windows 7 64bit Tried View > Toolbars > Bookmarks Toolbar > Always S… (read more)

Bookmarks toolbar disappeared this morning (I believe since updating to v92.0 64bit) Running Windows 7 64bit Tried View > Toolbars > Bookmarks Toolbar > Always Show = Nothing. Allocation of Toolbar space is shown and allocated but it is empty. Tried to sync now, still no luck.

Under Bookmarks button on the menu bar on top of Firefox > Bookmarks Toolbar and all its contents are there.

Please help.

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Asked by sherabpuntsok 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Line Spaces Between Bookmarks In Folders

Hello all there, after the latest update to FF 92.0 the bookmarks which are organized in folders enlarged its line space between. Unfortunately very less bookmarks can be… (read more)

Hello all there,

after the latest update to FF 92.0 the bookmarks which are organized in folders enlarged its line space between. Unfortunately very less bookmarks can be seen at once. How can I set the spaces between those bookmarks?

Asked by chris_someone 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Bookmark recovery in new device

Hi there! I recently purchased a new computer. I tried to sync my bookmarks by logging into my FF account. But I can not find my bookmarks. I no longer have my old comput… (read more)

Hi there! I recently purchased a new computer. I tried to sync my bookmarks by logging into my FF account. But I can not find my bookmarks. I no longer have my old computer. I have tried to find a solution here but I was not able to find a previous article on this. Is there a way I can recover my bookmarks? Many thanks.

Asked by kab7hg 4 days ago

Answered by Seburo 4 days ago

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Can't restore bookmark export from Windows PC to Linux Mint PC

I run Firefox on a couple Windows PCs and one Linux Mint PC. Each of them is running Firefox 92.0. My customary process had been to use one of the Windows PCs as my mast… (read more)

I run Firefox on a couple Windows PCs and one Linux Mint PC. Each of them is running Firefox 92.0.

My customary process had been to use one of the Windows PCs as my master copy of Firefox bookmarks. I do not use synch; rather, every so often I export the bookmarks from the master machine and restore the export to my other machines. I've not had a problem with that process in the past.

Today I encountered a problem for the first time: I exported the bookmarks from my "master" Windows PC and usual and then restored to my other PCs. The other Windows PCs did so without trouble, but the Mint PC did not restore the export file correctly: When I attempt to restore on the Mint PC, I get the folder structure from the original Windows export, but none of the folders is populated with bookmarks; instead, all 5K or so individual bookmarks are listed individually at the top level of my "Bookmarks Menu" folder, beneath the list of empty folders.

I've run the about:support Places Database "Verify Integrity" function on both the Windows master PC and on the Mint PC. The function does not flag any issues.

Any idea what's going on, and how I can resolve it? Might there be a bug in the Linux 92.0 that I should report somewhere? Is there a workaround I can try in the meanwhile, e.g., copy places.sqlite from the master machine to the Linux machine?

Thanks in advance for your help / guidance.

Regards, Rob L

Asked by rlindx 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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can not remove restore bookmark files

Under import/backup --> restore I can't remove the files. It used to let you do it now its not allowed. I want them gone and to synch with I currently have. It would a… (read more)

Under import/backup --> restore I can't remove the files. It used to let you do it now its not allowed. I want them gone and to synch with I currently have. It would also be nice to add a feature to edit backup folders and stored files.

Asked by robert.suleckijr 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Bookmarks tab bookmark spacing

Ubuntu 20.04, Unity 7 After upgrading from FF 91.0.2 to FF 92.0 it looks like the vertical spacing between the bookmarks in my bookmark tab folders increased. The bookmar… (read more)

Ubuntu 20.04, Unity 7

After upgrading from FF 91.0.2 to FF 92.0 it looks like the vertical spacing between the bookmarks in my bookmark tab folders increased. The bookmarks are less useful now. Is there a way to decrease this spacing?

Asked by pulnimar 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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I can get the toolbar menu visible but cant put a bookmark or bookmark folder of in it

I can get the star in a bucket sign and the cog and most visited at the left side but nothing else I previously used to just right click in the toolbar and create a new f… (read more)

I can get the star in a bucket sign and the cog and most visited at the left side but nothing else I previously used to just right click in the toolbar and create a new folder and it would stay there or I could add the bookmarked page to the toolbar this is a new pc and managed to move my bookmarks across

Asked by aidansalter 3 years ago

Answered by aidansalter 3 years ago

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Bookmark for Facebook Notifications - Can't Remove

So, I had to do a clean install of my OS, and after reinstalling firefox, I have a Facebook Notification bookmark I cannot remove. Can anyone advise on how to remove it? … (read more)

So, I had to do a clean install of my OS, and after reinstalling firefox, I have a Facebook Notification bookmark I cannot remove. Can anyone advise on how to remove it?

Asked by iam-sovereign 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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New PC. When bookmarks copied from thumb drive to new PC old pc gets double bookmarks. How do I avoid this?

I purchased a new laptop. I exported bookmarks to an html file on my desktop and copied them to a thumb drive. I then copied them to my new laptop. I then imported the… (read more)

I purchased a new laptop. I exported bookmarks to an html file on my desktop and copied them to a thumb drive. I then copied them to my new laptop. I then imported the bookmarks into Firefox on the laptop. They were magically added to the bookmarks on my desktop. It took a long time to delete the extraneous bookmarks.

How do I avoid this?

Asked by Spartan-fan 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Bookmarks can´t be saved

Hi all, Once and a while, suddenly, bookmarks can´t be saved any longer. So I restart Firefox and all is ok again. This happens perhaps twice a month. - Existing Bookmar… (read more)

Hi all, Once and a while, suddenly, bookmarks can´t be saved any longer. So I restart Firefox and all is ok again. This happens perhaps twice a month. - Existing Bookmarks can be opened, but can´t be moved in the structure. - This issue exists since many Firefox versions. - The *.sqlite files are not write protected. - All Add Ons are switched off.

I have to close for each new start of Firefox all windows and so I am loosing the workflow :-(. Does anybody know about this issue? Many thanks Achim

Asked by stino56 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Issue recovering tabs from CTL+SHIFT+H > Import and Backup > Restore > [date]

I mistakenly closed a Firefox desktop window with several thousand tabs in it. (Yes, I know, "several thousand"). Tried to restore it after restarting my box by going to:… (read more)

I mistakenly closed a Firefox desktop window with several thousand tabs in it. (Yes, I know, "several thousand"). Tried to restore it after restarting my box by going to: CTL+SHIFT+H > Import and Backup > Restore > [date] My configuration is here: http://paste.c-net.org/ComboRound.

Firefox normally responds with: "This will replace all of your current bookmarks with the backup. Are you sure?" Clicking "OK" leads to nothing. Firefox just does becomes unresponsive for maybe 20s and then apparently aborts the command with no message at all.

I have no doubt that this is due to the massive number of tabs involved, even though the cached tab-file only weighs 630kB. How can I recover those tabs even if it's in a piecemeal manner and using command line in terminal ? Thank you.

Asked by Cbhihe 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Can't get a full list of favourite folders when I want to save to a folder

When I want to save a web page in my favourites, I activate the star icon, after which I used to get a full list of folders to choose from by activating "choose". But n… (read more)

When I want to save a web page in my favourites, I activate the star icon, after which I used to get a full list of folders to choose from by activating "choose". But not now.Now I get a very abbreviated list of folders to save to. HELP!! Thanks. John Titford

Asked by JohnTitford 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago