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How to recover lost bookmark folder in bookmarks toolbar in pre 89

Pre v89 Windows 10- for some reason, one of my bookmark folders, containing many subfolders and individual bookmarks, has disappeared from my bookmarks toolbar. interesti… (read more)

Pre v89 Windows 10- for some reason, one of my bookmark folders, containing many subfolders and individual bookmarks, has disappeared from my bookmarks toolbar. interestingly, the lost Bookmark folder it does appear on my android phone. Is there some way of finding it on my desktop and restoring it from there, or possibly restoring it from my phone? I would think I would like to try to do this before installing version 89. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Bloogle 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox updated to v89 and my bookmarks tab is gone.

I usually had my Bookmarks/Library visible in a window on the right side of my screen. After updating to v89, it is gone. I can access it but it is no longer pinned to … (read more)

I usually had my Bookmarks/Library visible in a window on the right side of my screen. After updating to v89, it is gone. I can access it but it is no longer pinned to the right side of my screen. Can I get it back and leave it on my browser screen? I am not a fan of this update.

Asked by All Pets Veterinary Hospital 1 week ago

Answered by All Pets Veterinary Hospital 1 week ago

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How to resize bookmarks font?

Hiya, I use bookmarks to keep a track of music I plan to listen to, and I had set up my folders so I could see everything in a subfolder on my screen. Now the font size o… (read more)

Hiya, I use bookmarks to keep a track of music I plan to listen to, and I had set up my folders so I could see everything in a subfolder on my screen. Now the font size or something changed and I can't see everything all at once on my screen. I don't have the time or energy right now to even think about trying to reorganise it all. Is there a way I can lower the font size or something to get back the space I lost?

Asked by Disaster Area 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Need to copy browsing history and bookmarks to another installation of Firefox

I need to copy browsing history and bookmarks from one laptop with FF v.60 to another laptop with FF v.52. I know there are different ways of doing this, but in my case … (read more)

I need to copy browsing history and bookmarks from one laptop with FF v.60 to another laptop with FF v.52.

I know there are different ways of doing this, but in my case I don't have use of the source laptop. BUT, I do have the full profile saved in both laptops. I also had saved a json bookmarks copy, but it's 5 days old. No huge deal but I had some major restructuring of my bookmarks yesterday.

There's also sync, but I tried to just sync history and it does nothing. Plus I'm not sure if it's going to sync to "last updated" which is actually the other (destination) laptop with FF v52.

In my profile I see bookmarks clearly, but no history. They are both in places.sqlite? Should I just copy this? What else would be copied?

By the way, in bookmarkbackups folder, I see the last jsonlz4 file is from June 9 12:10 am, not June 10 12:10 am as it should have been perhaps. Does this jsonlz4 file work with the restore command of "import and backup"?

Thank you!

Asked by elzach 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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How to fix duplicate bookmarks issue once and for all??

I'm using the latest version of Firefox (89.0) on both of my Windows 7 computers as well as on my iPhone. I have this really annoying glitch where I'll bookmark a page, a… (read more)

I'm using the latest version of Firefox (89.0) on both of my Windows 7 computers as well as on my iPhone. I have this really annoying glitch where I'll bookmark a page, and Firefox will occasionally duplicate that bookmark hundreds of times. I've gone in and deleted the duplicates, but then the problem re-occurs, so I'm trying to figure out how to finally fix this! I've already spent several hours looking through your help forums and trying to fix it, but nothing seems to work. Here's what I've done:

I turned off sync on all my devices. I also noticed that I had the iCloud synch extension on one of my computers, so I removed that, since I read that might cause some issues. Then I went and cleaned up the bookmarks on one of my computers, deleting all the duplicate entries, and I exported an HTML version of my bookmarks to my computer and also created a backup .json file. I refreshed Firefox on that computer. And I changed my sync password, since I read somewhere that that would supposedly force my old data to be deleted from Firefox's server.

Then I turned sync back on on that one computer, hoping that the latest version of my bookmarks that were on that computer would now update to Firefox's server. But instead of replacing the old bookmarks file in the cloud, it simply added back the old duplicate bookmarks to my computer (which apparently never got deleted from Firefox servers, despite the password change). Super frustrating. Isn't there a way to force a one-way sync, so the version of the bookmarks file that I have locally -- which has the latest changes -- takes priority??

I then tried going to "Import bookmarks from HTML," hoping that the version I had previously saved would replace this bad, outdated version I had downloaded from the server, but that didn't seem to do anything (I guess import only adds new bookmarks but doesn't delete existing bookmarks?). Could I import the json file instead? If so, how do I do that? I've considered deleting all my bookmarks and then importing the html file again to see if that fixes it, but it looks like the html file doesn't include the bookmarks on my toolbar. Is that correct? If so, I don't want to lose them.

Not sure what this is so glitchy and so difficult to fix. Can someone please help?

Asked by scottgurian 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Accidently Hit "Remove Folder"...

Hello, My questions concerns the "Remove Folder" selection. I right-clicked a folder on the bookmarks drop-down menu, and accidentally selected remove folder. Does this … (read more)

Hello,

My questions concerns the "Remove Folder" selection.

I right-clicked a folder on the bookmarks drop-down menu, and accidentally selected remove folder. Does this mean that the folder has been deleted or does it mean that it has been collapsed and the constituent book marks have been moved elsewhere (other bookmarks, bookmark toolbar, etc).

If the folder has in fact been deleted, is there any way of retrieving it?

Thank you for your help.

Asked by Forbesaaron90 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Menus have Larger font and large space between items. How to reset all menus back to the settings used prior to version 89.0?

Windows 10 OS Firefox version 89.0 Issue effecting all menus. Larger font and large space between items in drop down menu. After update to the current version, click on e… (read more)

Windows 10 OS Firefox version 89.0 Issue effecting all menus. Larger font and large space between items in drop down menu.

After update to the current version, click on eg: 'Bookmarks' and all bookmarks are listed. However, the font size has increased and there is a significant gap between each bookmark. This means a load of top level bookmarks are not instantly visible until you extend.

This problem is effecting all drop down Menus from the 'Menu Bar', but not the 'Menu Bar' itself and that also includes the 'Menu app icon (3 horizontal lines)'.

I have a large screen/monitor using 1920 x1080, it allows me to display many windows at once, so this must look really bad on anything smaller. I do not need extra scrolling or additional clicking etc as it only increases RSD issues. I do not have any sight issues.

How can I reset all menus back to the settings used prior to version 89.0 so that it looks normal?

Or is this a bug? I cannot believe this was actually by design.

Cheers for any help. It's driving me potty.

Asked by Toad-Hall 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Bookmarks toolbar won't stay open

Before the update, my bookmarks toolbox was permanently open on the left side of the screen. That was a perfect setup for me, as I use a lot of bookmarklets for time savi… (read more)

Before the update, my bookmarks toolbox was permanently open on the left side of the screen. That was a perfect setup for me, as I use a lot of bookmarklets for time saving on sites I'm on frequently. Since the update, all I have at the top of the screen is Import bookmarks and Most Visited (top left) and Other Bookmarks (top right). I can open Other Bookmarks, and my bookmarklets are there, but clicking one closes the Other Bookmarks folder each and every time. This renders them useless for my purpose. Is there a way to reopen, and KEEP open, my toolbox? I've tried clicking the Keep Open option and selecting done, but that doesn't do what I'm wanting it to do.

Asked by jhopemassey 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Sidebar and Bookmarks

How do I add the show sidebar icon to the taskbar so I can see my listing of bookmarks in the sidebar? I tried the general help area and found no answer to my question. T… (read more)

How do I add the show sidebar icon to the taskbar so I can see my listing of bookmarks in the sidebar? I tried the general help area and found no answer to my question. Thanks.

Asked by Jon 1 day ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 1 day ago

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Bookmarking Malfunctions

The latest update to Firefox trashed creating Bookmarks!!! Instead of given an option on where to file a new bookmark -- as it had for years -- it places in the last loca… (read more)

The latest update to Firefox trashed creating Bookmarks!!!

Instead of given an option on where to file a new bookmark -- as it had for years -- it places in the last location selected and closes the dialogue box.

To fix things require Editing the Bookmark to save a new Bookmark where desired.

Update prior to this one created problems with background colors and spacing's, now another update trashes to Bookmark function...

Is someone from Google of Microsoft trashing Firefox intentionally?... or is just someone who doesn't know what they are doing or care?

Asked by EcoResolve 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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How Do I Shrink Recent Bookmarks Dropdown List?

How Do I Shrink Recent Bookmarks Dropdown List ? I don't NEED or WANT to see a list of ALL my "RECENT" (unorganized) bookmarks. I can't find an option to activate the "dr… (read more)

How Do I Shrink Recent Bookmarks Dropdown List ? I don't NEED or WANT to see a list of ALL my "RECENT" (unorganized) bookmarks. I can't find an option to activate the "dropdown" function in either main preferences or menu customizing. If I "remove" them from the list, they are also removed from where they were saved as a bookmark. If the answer is, "This can't be done.", then I am DONE WITH FIREFOX.

Asked by n.e.flatlander 22 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 18 hours 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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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 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Can't add or edit bookmarks after syncing

I'm running Firefox 88.0.1 on a Windows 7 desktop and a Mac OS 10.14.6 laptop. After syncing the bookmarks on both machines for the first time, the Mac can no longer save… (read more)

I'm running Firefox 88.0.1 on a Windows 7 desktop and a Mac OS 10.14.6 laptop. After syncing the bookmarks on both machines for the first time, the Mac can no longer save new bookmarks or edit old ones. The PC, on the other hand, is fine. I don't know if something went awry during the sync process or if this problem has nothing to do with that, but the timing is suspicious.

I tried disconnecting the Mac and PC, turning off sync, and restarting Firefox, but that didn't solve the problem. Then I ran the Verify Integrity check on the Mac and got this result:

> Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: invalidateCaches + The caches have been invalidated > Task: checkCoherence + The database is coherent > Task: expire + Database cleaned up > Task: originFrecencyStats + Recalculated origin frecency stats > Task: vacuum + Initial database size is 10240KiB + The database has been vacuumed + Final database size is 10240KiB > Task: stats + Places.sqlite size is 10240KiB + Favicons.sqlite size is 13888KiB + pragma_user_version is 54 + pragma_page_size is 32768 + pragma_cache_size is -2048 + pragma_journal_mode is wal + pragma_synchronous is 1 + History can store a maximum of 101738 unique pages + Table moz_origins has 6447 records + Table moz_places has 12557 records + Table moz_historyvisits has 0 records + Table moz_inputhistory has 0 records + Table moz_bookmarks has 29608 records + Table moz_bookmarks_deleted has 0 records + Table moz_keywords has 0 records + Table sqlite_sequence has 1 records + Table moz_anno_attributes has 1 records + Table moz_annos has 1368 records + Table moz_items_annos has 0 records + Table moz_meta has 5 records + Table sqlite_stat1 has 15 records + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_origins_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_inputhistory_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_bookmarks_deleted_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_keywords_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_anno_attributes_1 + Index moz_places_url_hashindex + Index moz_places_hostindex + Index moz_places_visitcount + Index moz_places_frecencyindex + Index moz_places_lastvisitdateindex + Index moz_places_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_places_originidindex + Index moz_historyvisits_placedateindex + Index moz_historyvisits_fromindex + Index moz_historyvisits_dateindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemindex + Index moz_bookmarks_parentindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemlastmodifiedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_dateaddedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_keywords_placepostdata_uniqueindex + Index moz_annos_placeattributeindex + Index moz_items_annos_itemattributeindex > Task: _refreshUI

Another possible issue is that I recently installed the following extensions on the Mac: Disconnect, Facebook Container, HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin. The PC already runs all those extensions except for HTTPS Everywhere. I also just installed Bitdefender antivirus on the Mac. I've been using Bitdefender on the PC for years with no issues.

Any thoughts on what I should do next? Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

Asked by NightOwlish 3 weeks ago

Answered by NightOwlish 3 weeks 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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easiest way to copy bookmarks to new profile

Hello How can I distribute the bookmarks to new profiles, ( without import steps ) ? it is not just one file, like internet explorer ? is it possible the remove the "Make… (read more)

Hello

How can I distribute the bookmarks to new profiles, ( without import steps ) ? it is not just one file, like internet explorer ? is it possible the remove the "Make Firefox your default browser" message ? by regkey ?

Thanks

Asked by Mister-X 1 year ago

Answered by Mister-X 1 year ago