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How does the syncing work between two different firefox instances?

When syncing between two different firefox instances not on the same OS or computer which of them is the syncing from and to? If I have one instance where I have Firefox… (read more)

When syncing between two different firefox instances not on the same OS or computer which of them is the syncing from and to?

If I have one instance where I have Firefox on a different computer and another on a completely different computer which of them does Firefox know it's the latest one to sync from?

Asked by klappa875 12 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 7 minutes ago

Bookmarks Not Editable

Firefox recently caught a virus when I opened a supposedly reputable website, so I had to uninstall and reinstall Firefox. Now, several of the previous features are gone… (read more)

Firefox recently caught a virus when I opened a supposedly reputable website, so I had to uninstall and reinstall Firefox. Now, several of the previous features are gone. Most notably, the bookmarks icon (three bars) that used to drop down to show all my saved bookmarks now does nothing. In addition, I am no longer able to edit the names of my bookmarks. When I fill in the blanks in the "edit bookmark" function, the OK button is greyed out and not active.

Asked by DanaKennethJohnson 10 hours ago

Get profile from old computer to new one

It's not clear to me from the general help instructions how to get my passwords and bookmarks from my old computer to my new one. All the files from my old computer were… (read more)

It's not clear to me from the general help instructions how to get my passwords and bookmarks from my old computer to my new one. All the files from my old computer were transferred into one big folder and placed on the Desktop of my new computer. I don't know how to find the right file in the backup and where I need to copy it to on my new computer. I know a while ago I had to recover my passwords, but I forget the steps I went through and it was all on the same computer so slightly different situation although as I recall it was not all that difficult. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by terriejky 21 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 21 hours ago

Sidebar for Bookmarks

For some reason a few days ago after closing Bookmarks sidebar a few times to view full-window video, I re-enabled the sidebar as always (both with clicking the icon and … (read more)

For some reason a few days ago after closing Bookmarks sidebar a few times to view full-window video, I re-enabled the sidebar as always (both with clicking the icon and CTRL + B, and they came back. Now, EVERY time I open FF (using W10), the sidebar will NOT show up unless I click CTRL + B or the icon on the bar on top of the window. I have installed nothing. Nothing crashed. FF is up to date. I refreshed it. I uninstalled it. I REINSTALLED it from scratch. I performed a system restore FOUR TIMES, yet cannot get back my sidebar when opening FF. Further, when I open the sidebar with CTRL + B, the column is VERY narrow and I have to widen it. So it appears that FF cannot remember the setting for the sidebar and defaults to a skinny one when activated. I ran troubleshooting mode and YES! The sidebar works as it should and opens with a new browser opening...ONCE. I disabled/deleted ALL extensions (I only use four), but I have not changed any parameters of FF or my system in general for this to be happening. I've checked EVERY setting in FF over and over, trying everything that could be relevant. Now what? After reinstalling I'm left with the same problem. What can I do? I cannot live with NO sidebar on startup. Oh and the silly Bookmarks bar DOES work, but I don't use it...it's stupid and I don't like the look or placement of it. This problem is SIDEBAR ONLY.

Asked by jerrystigliano 2 days ago

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ACCIDENTLY ERASED A LOAD OF FAVORITES

duplicate of /questions/1453751 thread. i WAS BROWSING AND GOING THROUGH SOME OF MY FIREFOX FAVORITES AND I highlighted a FEW (NOT JUST ONE!) and clicked the delete butt… (read more)

duplicate of /questions/1453751 thread.

i WAS BROWSING AND GOING THROUGH SOME OF MY FIREFOX FAVORITES AND I highlighted a FEW (NOT JUST ONE!) and clicked the delete button on accident. Is there any way of getting them back? I havent backed up a copy of them recently eitherr. Now Im all bumbed out!! :-(

Asked by Erin 2 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

deleted my favorites

i WAS BROWSING AND GOING THROUGH SOME OF MY FIREFOX FAVORITES AND I highlighted a FEW (NOT JUST ONE!) and clicked the delete button on accident. Is there any way of getti… (read more)

i WAS BROWSING AND GOING THROUGH SOME OF MY FIREFOX FAVORITES AND I highlighted a FEW (NOT JUST ONE!) and clicked the delete button on accident. Is there any way of getting them back? I havent backed up a copy of them recently eitherr. Now Im all bumbed out!! :-(

Asked by Erin 2 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

Copy bookmark bar from one computer to the other?

Got a new computer. Exported and imported bookmarks. However, that did not copy over my bookmark bar. Is there a way to get it to copy or do I have to recreate it? … (read more)

Got a new computer. Exported and imported bookmarks. However, that did not copy over my bookmark bar. Is there a way to get it to copy or do I have to recreate it?

Asked by ithinktfiam 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

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Add 2nd Gmail to Firefox Bookmark

How do I add an existing 2nd email account to the Firefox Bookmarks. It keeps reverting to the my family account when I try to add a link to open an existing second emai… (read more)

How do I add an existing 2nd email account to the Firefox Bookmarks. It keeps reverting to the my family account when I try to add a link to open an existing second email address

Asked by dick.schrader11 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

adding bookmarks no longer functions smoothly through 'Mangae Bookmarks'

"Manage Bookmarks" [I left the misspelling in the subject line because I'm trying to clue into the conversation when I asked this question before on June 17th] no longer … (read more)

"Manage Bookmarks" [I left the misspelling in the subject line because I'm trying to clue into the conversation when I asked this question before on June 17th] no longer functions smoothly if left open longer than a minute. I will add a bookmark to a folder the first time, but then will no appear to repeat the effort with adding another to the same or another folder. Re 'jscher2000's answer to my question, switching to another folder and back offers no relief from this but you are correct in that the issue is the page does not refresh to show added content after the first (or maybe second) time, if left idle a few moments. Closing out and reopening 'Mange Bookmarks' and navigating to the appropriate folder (or subfolder) then becomes necessary for it to display that in fact it had added the bookmark. Tiresome. Is there any way to increase the amount of memory allotted by my computer or Mozilla to this function, to regain the functionality I once took for granted?

Re 'cor-el' , where is the 'places database'? Re how many, hundreds? See 2 screen shots; alphabetical, partial list of single entry under 'e' 'Evironment'; maybe a thousand. I have not tried restarting firefox in troubleshoot mode (latley), but I think I already tried that some time ago and it did not help.

Asked by chasfred2 6 days ago

Bookmarks

If I click on a bookmark before my internet connection is established, I get page not found. Natural. But if the connection establishes while on the error notice, the sa… (read more)

If I click on a bookmark before my internet connection is established, I get page not found. Natural.

But if the connection establishes while on the error notice, the same bookmark gets the same unfound page. Refresh doesn't refresh. I have to go to another site or burn and start all over.

Same on Samsung Galaxy A34 and New Linux HP notebook.

Asked by squidstings 6 days ago

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How to PERMANENTLY close Bookmarks sidebar panel?

As of a few days ago whenever I start Firefox the window appears with the Bookmarks sidebar panel already opened. I click the "X" on the sidebar and it will close - until… (read more)

As of a few days ago whenever I start Firefox the window appears with the Bookmarks sidebar panel already opened. I click the "X" on the sidebar and it will close - until the next time I start Firefox. If I choose Menu->View->Sidebar->Bookmarks and uncheck it the panel will close - until the next time I start Firefox. No matter how the Bookmarks sidebar is closed, it will always reappear when Firefox is restarted. Even if I switch to some other sidebar, Bookmarks will replace it on startup.

I've searched about:config and found no setting which seems to control sidebar behavior on startup.

I assume this is the result of some recent update. Is there no longer a way to permanently disable the Bookmarks sidebar?

MacOS 12.7.5 Firefox 127.0 (64-bit)

Asked by bertfw 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago