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Android Bookmarks db I got from old tablet with damaged wifi antenna

I used this tablet for many years and got lots of bookmarks on my browser, but recently its antenna stopped working. I did some research and found out you can export the … (read more)

I used this tablet for many years and got lots of bookmarks on my browser, but recently its antenna stopped working. I did some research and found out you can export the bookmarks from firefox even if you cant connect to the internet to use the sync functionality. I rooted the phone, copied the browser.db file from firefox and exported the bookmarks table with SQLite Browser. I read on some verry old (6-8 Years ago) threads on this forum that they imported the bookmarks.csv they got from the db in excel, then modified it in some sense and then exported it to a html file to import that in firefox. I did everything to where i have the whole table in excel, only need to know what i need to modify in it.

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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1065613; https://support.mozilla.org/gl/questions/1006480

Asked by An0nPrt23 2 months ago

Answered by An0nPrt23 1 month ago

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Bookmark backup not loading

This morning after no noticeable change to my computer, the bookmarks are missing from Firefox. I thought it might be after last update, but that was a week ago (I think… (read more)

This morning after no noticeable change to my computer, the bookmarks are missing from Firefox. I thought it might be after last update, but that was a week ago (I think) and I didn't have this issue until after the weekend (computer on but not used, system did not restart). The bookmark backups are listed but i get the following error when trying to load them:

"Unable to process the backup file."

I have found the file location, but even trying to do it manually gives the same error.

Is this a bug from the new update?

Asked by pgtjr 2 months ago

Answered by pgtjr 2 months ago

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After a reset cannot load FF bookmarks nor sidebar

Hi there, Trouble is never far away from windows 10, as I had (yet again) to reset my whole notebook and Firefox and cannot recover previous bookmarks, nor the side bar. … (read more)

Hi there, Trouble is never far away from windows 10, as I had (yet again) to reset my whole notebook and Firefox and cannot recover previous bookmarks, nor the side bar. I am absolutely throttled on this as all seems unresponsive. I have found a copy of old firefox but it won´t swallow it. How can I get out of this situation which catches me out everytime. keep it simple

rich

Asked by richwalters 1 month ago

Answered by richwalters 1 month ago

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Mirror a Bookmark Folder?

Hey everyone! I had a quick, and maybe weird, question to ask... is there any way to have two separate bookmark folders that are complete mirrors of each other? For examp… (read more)

Hey everyone!

I had a quick, and maybe weird, question to ask... is there any way to have two separate bookmark folders that are complete mirrors of each other? For example, if I added a bookmark to one folder, then the other folder would also have the bookmark added to it.

I sure hope the answer is yes! haha. It would really help my bookmark organization OCD! :D

Thanks everyone!

Asked by Trust Kibou 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Deleting bookmarks

Hi, I have just impoted my bookmarks from chrome to firefox and I was wondering if deleting some bookmarks from firefox would also delete them from chrome? I only want so… (read more)

Hi,

I have just impoted my bookmarks from chrome to firefox and I was wondering if deleting some bookmarks from firefox would also delete them from chrome?

I only want some of my bookmarks from chrome on firefox because I am trying to make firefox the main browser I use to study, work etc.

Thank you for the help :) .

Asked by vishalsinghdhanda 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Clearing Browsing and Download History without affecting Address Bar Autocomplete List

In my address bar I only enable bookmarks and my browser learns what websites I visit most and ensures they are prominently displayed. Egxample, a search of Y would bring… (read more)

In my address bar I only enable bookmarks and my browser learns what websites I visit most and ensures they are prominently displayed. Egxample, a search of Y would bring up YouTube.com as my first result on the drop-down menu. Recently I noticed that when I now clear my browsing history it also removes the memory of my personalized address bar autocomplete url searches and reverts to a standardized dropdown menu not aligned with my personalized searches. Does anyone know how to cleat history without affecting the address bar autocomplete list

Asked by EckoAzzo 1 year ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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Changes to bookmark management in FF 94.0.2

Prior to FF 94.0.2 saving a bookmark opened an option to select the folder in which it was to be placed. With 94.0.2 the bookmark is saved directly to the last folder sel… (read more)

Prior to FF 94.0.2 saving a bookmark opened an option to select the folder in which it was to be placed. With 94.0.2 the bookmark is saved directly to the last folder selected with no option to select a folder. I have to perform an extra action immediately to edit the bookmark location. If this isn't done before closing the tab I have no way of finding the bookmark again. Please revert

Asked by davivid 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Bookmark dialog disappears in 3 seconds

Hello, Since recently the bookmark dialog has changed its behaviour, and to worse from my perspective. If I don't do anything for about three seconds, the dialog closes a… (read more)

Hello,

Since recently the bookmark dialog has changed its behaviour, and to worse from my perspective. If I don't do anything for about three seconds, the dialog closes and the bookmark is saved to a place where I most likely don't want it to be saved. Is there a way to get rid of the three second time limit? Thanks!

It's not necessary to read further to answer my question. Bellow I'm going to give some criticism and express frustration about this new feature (or is it a bug?). The criticism is not directed towards the nice people here who give support to users who have problems.

I understand that developers get new ideas and want to put them into practice, but if you change an often used behaviour like this, I don't think it's user friendly to just change the behaviour without asking the user if he want's that behaviour. Personally I don't see how the automatically disappearing dialog helps me (it's very easy to click Esc if I change my mind about bookmarking a page), but I keep experiencing how it makes my browsing experience worse, as I often pause for a moment for example to think what name I'm going to give for the bookmark, or where am I going to place it.

In practice this change has wasted at least an hour of my time (to find an explanation and (in vain) a solution to fix the behaviour), made me annoyed, and based on the comments here and other places, made quite a few other people annoyed too.

Please, when you change the behaviour of Firefox in the future, before changing the behaviour for an individual user, ask him first if he even wants the change. For example show him a dialog where he is told that "we have this new feature where your familiar dialog keeps disappearing every three seconds for no reason so that you get the pleasure of invoking it again...and again...and again. If you want to have that feature, check the box on the left".

Asked by ari.torhamo 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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Icons changing to the same "world" type symbol for everytyhing.

Hi there, All the icons on the taskbar when I open up Firefox have disappeared... and I now have the same "world" type symbol for everything. I've Googled and followed i… (read more)

Hi there,

All the icons on the taskbar when I open up Firefox have disappeared... and I now have the same "world" type symbol for everything. I've Googled and followed instructions, but I'm not seeing what the instructions are telling me to look for, so I can't make the changes.

Can you please send me a step-by-step on how to resolve this. I can't even 'open a page in a new tab'. That function has also disappeared.  ?????

I don't know what could have caused this. Would appreciate your help.

Cheers, Carolyn

Asked by chill285 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Can't Bookmark Tab/Tabs

Running Firefox 89.0, Win10. I usually bookmark all tabs in a window to a named folder under Bookmarks Menu, for example Folder1, Folder2, Folder3, etc. Recently, the d… (read more)

Running Firefox 89.0, Win10. I usually bookmark all tabs in a window to a named folder under Bookmarks Menu, for example Folder1, Folder2, Folder3, etc. Recently, the dialog was stuck to a previous folder, lets say Folder2, as the default, instead of the normal default of "Bookmarks Menu". If I bookmark Folder4, it will want to put it under Folder2 as a subfolder, unless I manually change it to Bookmarks Menu, but the next time the default will go back to Folder2. After trying to manually set the default back to Bookmarks Menu, without success, I tried renaming Folder2, thinking the default will go back to Bookmarks Menu. This didn't work, Firefox chose the new Folder2 name automatically. So next I opened all the tabs in Folder2, deleted the Folder2 in the bookmarks manager, thinking that if Firefox couldn't find Folder2, it would fallback to the old default of Bookmarks Menu. Now when I try to bookmark anything, the save dialog is blank and the only thing I can click is the cancel button. How do I fix this? I have hundreds of tabs open, since the session manager I used to use is no longer supported, I was in the process of saving windows into bookmark folders. I'm worried that restarting Firefox will lose some of recent changes to my open windows/tabs state since the last time Firefox "autosaved?" my session

Thanks

Asked by ednigma42 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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can't bookmark, no dialogue box appears, or does with save grayed out, can't edit or remove them

When I click on Bookmark Current Tab in the Bookmarks menu no dialogue box appears and it does not save it. Command D etc. to the right of the menu items are grayed out.… (read more)

When I click on Bookmark Current Tab in the Bookmarks menu no dialogue box appears and it does not save it. Command D etc. to the right of the menu items are grayed out.

When I right click on the tab and click on Bookmark Tab I do get a dialogue box, but Save is grayed out (i.e. not clickable). I can only click on Cancel.

Clicking on the star in the address bar also does nothing.

Command D does nothing.

I've also discovered I can't edit or remove bookmarks either. Those processes look like they are working, but the changes are not saved.

I have shut down and restarted my MacBook many times since this started happening, as suggested by jscher2000 on the Mozilla Connect Community board, so that doesn't work.

This is Firefox version 104.0.1 (64 bit), on a 2021 MacBook Pro running Mac OS 12.5.1 "Monterey". Both Firefox and the OS are up to date (checked them again just now).

I bought my MacBook new at an Apple store on 08-26-22, and transferred my files and settings from my 2018 MacBook to it from my backup drive, updating to the newest version of Firefox, which I gathered was released just a few days earlier on 08-23-22.

Asked by dm9712 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

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After a BSOD crash on Win 10, Firefox was reset...and I cannot find my previous bookmarks.

Hi all; once again and seemingly too often, a Win 10 BSOD and Firefox was reset and where are my bookmarks ? Normally I had them on the LHS of the page but this is gettin… (read more)

Hi all; once again and seemingly too often, a Win 10 BSOD and Firefox was reset and where are my bookmarks ? Normally I had them on the LHS of the page but this is getting too much as I cannot find them anymore. Can someone give me a nudge to where I can find them ? rJ

Asked by richwalters 2 months ago

Answered by richwalters 2 months ago

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Firefox won't import bookmarks

Hello, I am changing computers. I used Mozilla Firefox on the old computer and now on the new one. It's the same version; I checked. I exported the bookmarks from the … (read more)

Hello, I am changing computers. I used Mozilla Firefox on the old computer and now on the new one. It's the same version; I checked. I exported the bookmarks from the old computer as HTML (that was the only option) but when I try to import them to the new computer and the same version of Firefox, they will not import.

Help?! Thank you so much! Julie

Asked by julie.parisi 2 months ago

Answered by julie.parisi 2 months ago

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How to find which folder a bookmark is in

Hello, Sometimes I want to know which bookmark folder I've saved a particular bookmark in. I don't necessarily want to go to that site, I just want to know where I've sav… (read more)

Hello,

Sometimes I want to know which bookmark folder I've saved a particular bookmark in. I don't necessarily want to go to that site, I just want to know where I've saved it. The options provided do not include which folder it's in. The list offered is: name, tags, location, most recent visit date, visit count, added, last modified. How can I which folder I put it in?

Thanks, Andre'a

Asked by DreaSpirit 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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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 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Bookmarks and extensions disappeared after speeding up firefox

I recently clicked on a pop up to speed up firefox and now my bookmarks and extensions are missing. I can't seem to import the back up as well. What can I do to bring bac… (read more)

I recently clicked on a pop up to speed up firefox and now my bookmarks and extensions are missing. I can't seem to import the back up as well. What can I do to bring back my bookmarks? I have important journals bookmarked for my research.

Asked by gal_withmusic 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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It is not possible to save the bookmarks.

I am using mozilla more then 10 years. Today all my bookmarks disappeared. I have no chance to install them again. Neither with the star nor with the menue. I followed al… (read more)

I am using mozilla more then 10 years.

Today all my bookmarks disappeared. I have no chance to install them again. Neither with the star nor with the menue. I followed all recommendations of firefox to repair it. The bookmark bar is still there. But with no content.

Does anyone has an idea?

Asked by drherli 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago