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Firefox keeps spontaniously adding new bookmarks

Periodically Firefox will randomly bookmark the page I'm on without any prompting from me, and without telling me. I have no idea how often it does this, but every couple… (read more)

Periodically Firefox will randomly bookmark the page I'm on without any prompting from me, and without telling me. I have no idea how often it does this, but every couple of weeks I'll scroll to the bottom of my bookmarks menu to discover anywhere from one to fifteen new bookmarks that I didn't put there. All will be pages I remember visiting within the time since I last looked, and some that I visit particularly often (like my homepage or my email page) will be bookmarked in duplicate as many as five times.

When I checked earlier today the bookmarks included (if I'm remembering correctly) Google (3 times), two or three different Wikipedia articles that I read earlier this week, my email inbox, 2 questions I'd answered on Yahoo! Answers within the last few days as well as my "My Activity" page on the same site, my email inbox (twice), my profile page on Sporepedia, and an article I'd recently read on some mythology blog that I neither follow nor recall the name of. I think there might have been one or two others, but I'm not certain. I've since removed all of these from the end of the list.

The first time this happened (that I'm aware of), there was a new separator after the last bookmark I'd actually put there and before the new ones (the new bookmarks are always added at the very end of the list, uncategorized), although I've since gotten rid of that separator and no more new separators have appeared.

Has anyone else had this issue? Do you know what might be causing it, or how to fix it?

Asked by BrokenEye 7 years ago

Last reply by BrokenEye 6 years ago

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How to get a multirow bookmarks toolbar in Firefox 74?

Hi, Today I installed the new Firefox 74 but now my multirow bookmarks toolbar is not working correct anymore. They are not side by side, they are now among one another. … (read more)

Hi,

Today I installed the new Firefox 74 but now my multirow bookmarks toolbar is not working correct anymore. They are not side by side, they are now among one another. See attached screen, ca. 75% of the screen is used by the bookmarks.

The following code is contained in my userChrome.css file:

/* Multi-Row Bookmarks Toolbar Firefox 66+ */

#PersonalToolbar {
  min-height: unset !important;
  max-height: unset !important;
/* text-align: center !important; */
}

#PersonalToolbar #PlacesToolbarItems {
  overflow-x: visible !important;
  overflow-y: visible !important;
  display: inline-block !important;
}

#PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item > .toolbarbutton-icon[label]:not([label=""]) {
  /* Reduce padding on individual bookmarks to fit rows closer together */
  margin-inline-end: 0px !important;
}

Does anybody have a solution for this?

PS: If you need more info, please ask...

Best regards heusmich

Asked by heusmich 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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I upgraded to Firefox 25 today and now my Bookmarks menu seems to have additional spacing, requiring a lot more scrolling. How do I get it back to how it was?

Upgraded from v 24 to 25 and on program restart noticed my bookmarks menu is really long now due to extra added blank space between each bookmark. Is there any way to fi… (read more)

Upgraded from v 24 to 25 and on program restart noticed my bookmarks menu is really long now due to extra added blank space between each bookmark. Is there any way to fix it as scrolling up and down all the time is a pain in the neck. The spacing is a waste of space now.

Asked by Fesansom 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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All bookmarks have grey folders-update 56

I am currently on version 55.0.3 and have had the offer of an update to 56. I accepted the update, installed and restarted FF only to find that all the bookmark foders ar… (read more)

I am currently on version 55.0.3 and have had the offer of an update to 56. I accepted the update, installed and restarted FF only to find that all the bookmark foders are grey [not yellow] and a piece of 'unwanted' software [something to do with screenshots] had an icon in the top right-hand corner. I note that doing a search for this problem on this forum, that in a post by WorriedFred on 9.28.17 @ 7.20pm, a post has been marked 'chosen solution'??? There is no solution - if there is where is it??? OR perhaps this is a new default colour style Mozilla have decided to use with this update - how inconsiderate not to mention this if it is so. And to add on a bit of software without permission is a disgrace.

If there has been an official response/explanation for this problem/bug could somebody please point me to it - I have run out of perming 56-bookmarks-grey-all-update in the search Mozilla bar. For the moment I have done a system restore back to 55 - nice yellow forders.

Rgds Damascus

Asked by damascus 3 years ago

Answered by Tonnes 3 years ago

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I did mozilla instructions. But importing bookmarks failed

I exported my bookmarks from my Win7 laptop (via FF Quantum). Exported it onto my Win7 Desktop, with HTML extension. Then pasted it to Flash drive. Note that when pasted,… (read more)

I exported my bookmarks from my Win7 laptop (via FF Quantum). Exported it onto my Win7 Desktop, with HTML extension. Then pasted it to Flash drive.

Note that when pasted, the file displayed as a Blue I.E. Explorer icon.

I then switched to my Win10 laptop, and pasted aforesaid HTML file into My-PC Documents. I then clicked Bookmarks / Show-All-Bookmarks / Import-Backup / import-bookmarks-from-html / this-pc / documents

then i clicked on the bookmarks.html file ...it displayed in the textbox. ......but then it stated "no items" in the grey area below where it states "Names Tags Location"

Please see my attached pic.

Asked by Ann&nymous 10 months ago

Answered by Ann&nymous 7 months ago

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bookmarks disappeared

After restarting my computer, I got a new FF web page and ALL my bookmarks as well as history have been deleted. How do I get them ALL back? I have tried every solution o… (read more)

After restarting my computer, I got a new FF web page and ALL my bookmarks as well as history have been deleted.

How do I get them ALL back?

I have tried every solution on the Mozilla Help section - I cant do a Restore I have a very old version of backups - 2016

The online help system is going around and around in circles not giving any solutions. 4 hours of trying to sort this out is ridculous.

I really do not want to have to move to Chrome, I far prefer Mozilla, but I can not afford to loose more time sorting this problem out. If not resolved here, I will reluctantly have to restart all my bookmarks in Chrome.

I need all my bookmarks - some are work related.

Please Help

Asked by bulldwang 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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A problem with setting a new bookmark

I hit bookmark this page and the window opens, 1st screen capture. https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-09-24-23-47-06-d7aee0.png Next I… (read more)

I hit bookmark this page and the window opens, 1st screen capture.

https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-09-24-23-47-06-d7aee0.png

Next I expand "other bookmarks" then "choose" See 2nd screen capture

https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-09-24-23-52-08-d9387a.png

When I click on "choose" see what happens in the 3rd screen capture.

https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-09-24-23-54-18-679698.png

I can choose the sub folder to save the bookmark to. BUT I now CAN'T scroll down the screen to hit the save button. Because the bookmark window doesn't have a scroll bar or a way to make the bookmark window smaller. This is frustrating. Firefox is having other issues not connected with this issue. But the overall picture is getting me to the point of dumping Firefox and going to Google Chrome.

Steve

Asked by reble 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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Firefox refresh has not saved my bookmarks, tabs etc.

According to Firefox refresh info, all bookmarks , tabs, browsing history would be saved after refresh but after I performed the refresh, everything has gone! Please help… (read more)

According to Firefox refresh info, all bookmarks , tabs, browsing history would be saved after refresh but after I performed the refresh, everything has gone! Please help.

Asked by kryzchn 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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how do I switch to a older version of firefox

My computer is running slower lately when I browse. I have been told by bleeping computer technical support, that being my computer has low CPU performance, and the versi… (read more)

My computer is running slower lately when I browse. I have been told by bleeping computer technical support, that being my computer has low CPU performance, and the version of Firefox I am using, Quantum, that version puts more burden on my computer's CPU. And, they said maybe I should switch to a older version of Firefox, and see if my computer's performance picks up with that older version. First, does that older version hamper my computers CPU performance by the way it operates? Please be candid in your opinion. If I were to try and use a different version, what suggestion or version should I try? Hopefully, someone can offer suggestions or opinions. Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 2 years ago

Last reply by sciencemagic 2 years ago

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after update all my bookmarks have gone

after installing latest upgrade all of my bookmarks have gone. When going to restore bookmarks error message unable to process backup appears. why give an update that del… (read more)

after installing latest upgrade all of my bookmarks have gone. When going to restore bookmarks error message unable to process backup appears. why give an update that deletes all bookmarks without informing the user, if I had have known this i would not have upgraded. How do I get years of saved bookmarks back?

Asked by 355andy 3 years ago

Last reply by Scribe 3 years ago

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What happened to bookmarks "Description" box?

In prior versions of Firefox, the Properties Box used to include a large text "Description" box where I could put login information and other details for that bookmark. … (read more)

In prior versions of Firefox, the Properties Box used to include a large text "Description" box where I could put login information and other details for that bookmark. Now, in version 62.0, that text box no longer exists. Old bookmarks that I have no longer have this information either.

I used this text box extensively and Firefox was the one browser that had this box. Now it appears to have been removed. Can I get this Description box back? Or do I switch to a different browser?

Thanks, Macbel

Asked by macbel 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Successfully imported json bookmarks file into FF19, and library view shows folders correctly, but Sidebar view shows no folders and so loses my organization.

Longtime FF user. Still on 3.6.28 mostly, due to my need for my large collection of hierarchically organized bookmarks. I have 2000+. Trying FF 19 today. Successfully… (read more)

Longtime FF user. Still on 3.6.28 mostly, due to my need for my large collection of hierarchically organized bookmarks. I have 2000+. Trying FF 19 today. Successfully imported the json file from other system. Via the Bookmarks menu, Show All reaches Library view and everything is there. Except for the fact that this FF design will not let me see the contents of more than one folder at one time. Which is why I've stayed with 3.6.28. Now, a friend has shown me that I can see multiple folders AND the contents of multiple folders using Sidebar Bookmarks, just as I wish. Great! But after importing my bookmarks, all I see is a random list of bookmarks in the Sidebar view. There are no folders or subfolders so with this view I lose all the organizational structure I see in the Library.

Am I missing something? Is there a way (an addon) that would put everything in the Library Right Pane? instead of just one folder? That would be fine.

OR

Is there a way to preserve the organization of my bookmarks after importing them, in the Sidebar view? That would also be fine.

Thanks for any helpful answers. Otherwise, back to 3.6.28 I go.

Asked by pietertvl 7 years ago

Last reply by pietertvl 7 years ago

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I want to copy my bookmarks and tool bars from one disk to another in the same PC

Sync is not appropriate, so please stop promoting Sync as the cure for everything. My original HD will no longer boot into XP Pro, so I have made it a second (USB) drive… (read more)

Sync is not appropriate, so please stop promoting Sync as the cure for everything. My original HD will no longer boot into XP Pro, so I have made it a second (USB) drive in a different PC, also with XP Pro. I want to copy all my FIrefox and Thunderbird material from the old disk to the new one, in the same machine. How do I do this, and if possible retain all my passwords etc. ?

Asked by farmerbb 7 years ago

Answered by farmerbb 7 years ago

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Restore bookmarks isn't working

I just updated to windows 10, before I did I backed up my files on my firefox bookmark account. I went to to the restore thing, I saw all my stuff for a moment but after … (read more)

I just updated to windows 10, before I did I backed up my files on my firefox bookmark account. I went to to the restore thing, I saw all my stuff for a moment but after accepting the restore I can't get it to show. I still have my one Restore March, 31st option with 11 items appearing but nothing happens.

Asked by Yield 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Where did my bookmark folders go with new update?

I installed the new Firefox update this morning and when I click on the bookmarks icon at the top my bookmark folders have vanished. the only bookmarks I have are my rece… (read more)

I installed the new Firefox update this morning and when I click on the bookmarks icon at the top my bookmark folders have vanished. the only bookmarks I have are my recently bookmarked ones.

Where did they go?

Asked by lonegreywolf20 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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can't access my bookmarks any longer

I recently reset my computer to a earlier time, 3 weeks earlier. When that happened, now when I click on the bookmark tab, no bookmarks come up like they used to. It's a… (read more)

I recently reset my computer to a earlier time, 3 weeks earlier. When that happened, now when I click on the bookmark tab, no bookmarks come up like they used to. It's as if I no longer have any bookmarks now, or at least the drop down list does not come up. How can I get the bookmark drop down list to come up? Second, when I did some how (though trial and error) get the drop down menu to appear, my carefully sorted out bookmarks were now all of a sudden not in the correct order I had then in. It would take a long time for me to now sort out all my bookmarks, about 350 of them! It appears they are now in alphabetical order now? Once I get the bookmark menu to appear like it used to with the drop down menu, how do I get all my bookmarks to appear like they used too? Hopefully someone can help my dilemma. Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago