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How do I get rid of the "Recently Bookmarked" section in my bookmarks toolbar?

Just updated and all of a sudden I have this obnoxious section in my bookmarks toolbar telling me what I recently bookmarked and an unnecessary folder titled "Other Bookm… (read more)

Just updated and all of a sudden I have this obnoxious section in my bookmarks toolbar telling me what I recently bookmarked and an unnecessary folder titled "Other Bookmarks" which I can't delete. How do I get rid of them, and who in their right mind thinks that adding more clutter that can't easily be removed is a good idea?

Asked by Immortal009 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Bookmarks do not show up in bookmarks bar

I'd like to first state that although the bookmarks are not showing up, the bookmarks bar is. I don't know what has caused this but somehow, FF has stopped showing the bo… (read more)

I'd like to first state that although the bookmarks are not showing up, the bookmarks bar is.

I don't know what has caused this but somehow, FF has stopped showing the bookmarks in the bookmarks bar. I also cannot drag and drop a link onto the bar either. When I try that, I get a circle with a slash through it.

I've tried a few things, including:

1. Installing Places Maintenance 2.0.3 add on and attempting a fix. 2. Backing up my bookmarks and deleting the places.sqlite file as stated here:

   http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bookmarks_history_and_toolbar_buttons_not_working_-_Firefox

Neither helped and has not allowed me to view old bookmarks or drag new bookmarks onto it.

NOTE that the bookmarks are still there. I can see them when I click on the bookmarks icon and show the Bookmarks Toolbar. Now that I think about it. They shouldn't be there should they? Shouldn't the bookmarks be wiped out? I didn't import them yet. The only thing that did change is that their icons disappeared when viewing them from the bookmarks menu.

This happened on my father's machine a few days ago according to him. I don't see any recent releases, so I'm not sure what it could be. Is it possible that he accidentally activated/deactivated something? He is almost blind and sometimes doesn't notice when he clicks on things.

Asked by adrianh 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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My bookmarks toolbar disappeared and no 'help' has worked so far

When I 'show' my toolbar, its space appears but no bookmarks show. I have to use the side toolbar which, for me, can be quite difficult; I have a lot of bookmarks. I have… (read more)

When I 'show' my toolbar, its space appears but no bookmarks show. I have to use the side toolbar which, for me, can be quite difficult; I have a lot of bookmarks. I have been through the help area and through the community help as well. No one seems to share my problem; their problems all seem to be it not showing at all or a bookmarks sync problems Mine just doesn't show anything on the toolbar itself - whether it's on show or not.

Asked by strazydaze 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Bookmarks lost during Firefox refresh

I updated to Firefox 35.0 and after I did so, I noticed that Firefox became slow and laggy, crashing more than usual. I refreshed Firefox and noticed that it had gone bac… (read more)

I updated to Firefox 35.0 and after I did so, I noticed that Firefox became slow and laggy, crashing more than usual. I refreshed Firefox and noticed that it had gone back to a much older setting with most of my saved passwords missing and having to re-enter them all. Now I've noticed that all my bookmarks have disappeared too! I need to get these back :( I have a folder on my desktop called Old Firefox Data that was created yesterday when I did the Refresh. It has a sub-folder called Bookmarks within if this could work, that would be great. I've also seen this link: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles - but not being very tech-savvy, it has only served to confuse me more.

Could anyone please help me by way of bullet points exactly what I need to do to restore my browser either to the setting before the Refresh yesterday (spent better part of today clicking 'Forgotten Password' on various sites!), or failing that at least reinstate all of my bookmarks.

Thank you all very much!

Asked by Rachel123 6 years ago

Answered by Rachel123 6 years ago

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Put bookmarks in bookmarks menu by default

Before firefox quantum, when pressing Ctrl+D, the created bookmark was put in the bookmarks menu by default (unlike clicking the star bookmark button, which defaulted to … (read more)

Before firefox quantum, when pressing Ctrl+D, the created bookmark was put in the bookmarks menu by default (unlike clicking the star bookmark button, which defaulted to unsorted bookmarks). After updating to quantum, the default location is "Other bookmarks" - the same as pressing the star button.

How do I restore the old behaviour?

Asked by sekander94 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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transfer bookmarks from one laptop to another

I would like to transfer my bookmarks from my old laptop to my new one. I do not have a cable to connect the two laptops. How can I transfer? I do a an external hard driv… (read more)

I would like to transfer my bookmarks from my old laptop to my new one. I do not have a cable to connect the two laptops. How can I transfer? I do a an external hard drive to save with.

Asked by tostya 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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How to update site icons in the bookmarks without going to every site. This option is available in Maxthon

when I install fresh and sync my new firefox, I have 100's of bookmarks in categories. I would like to see an option to update site icons where firefox goes and get the i… (read more)

when I install fresh and sync my new firefox, I have 100's of bookmarks in categories. I would like to see an option to update site icons where firefox goes and get the icons for all my bookmarks. This option is available in Maxthon Right now I have to visit every site to have the icon show up.

maybe there is an addon

Asked by daronwade 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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how do I remove long lists of old bookmarks?

For over a year now, I have created html files of my bookmarks in Firefox from my main PC and then copied them to my laptop version of Firefox. I thought that would just … (read more)

For over a year now, I have created html files of my bookmarks in Firefox from my main PC and then copied them to my laptop version of Firefox. I thought that would just rewrite the old bookmarks, but I see now it just adds to the old bookmarks. I've tried deleting the old bookmarks one at a time but that takes forever and it will not delete large collections of bookmarks in the old bookmark menus.

    How do I delete most or all of my old bookmarks (now hundreds) on my laptop, so I can add the new bookmarks from my main PC?

Asked by JNAPenna 8 years ago

Answered by John99 8 years ago

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Remove new "Recently Bookmarked" section from Bookmarks Menu in Firefox 49

Firefox 49 introduced a new section to the Bookmarks Menu -- both the one that drops from the toolbar button and the one on the classic menu bar. It says Recently Bookmar… (read more)

Firefox 49 introduced a new section to the Bookmarks Menu -- both the one that drops from the toolbar button and the one on the classic menu bar. It says Recently Bookmarked and is followed by the five most recently added bookmarks. How to remove it?

(Yes, it's a little obnoxious to create a new question to answer it, but I think it's the best way to help spread this information to anyone searching for it.)

Asked by jscher2000 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Bookmarks toolbar playing hide-and-seek

I had my bookmarks toolbar enabled (View - Toolbars - Bookmarks Toolbar). Yesterday, the toolbar disappeared. On the View-Toolbars menu, Bookmarks Toolbar was still sele… (read more)

I had my bookmarks toolbar enabled (View - Toolbars - Bookmarks Toolbar). Yesterday, the toolbar disappeared. On the View-Toolbars menu, Bookmarks Toolbar was still selected. I unselected it and the toolbar appeared. Although now, Bookmarks Toolbar on the menu was unselected. Next time I started Firefox, the toolbar was gone again. I selected it from the menu and it reappeared. But next time I started it, it was gone again and Bookmarks Toolbar on the menu was showing as selected.

How do I fix this?

Firefox 20.0.1 on XP SP3

Asked by melman 8 years ago

Answered by melman 8 years 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 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Why don't my bookmarks show Favicons?

The title should explain it sufficiently, but the behavior that I expected was for Firefox to automatically pull favicons from websites or at least allow that to be done … (read more)

The title should explain it sufficiently, but the behavior that I expected was for Firefox to automatically pull favicons from websites or at least allow that to be done manually. It appears that this does not happen. Has this been a feature that was removed, a bug, something on my computer, or something else? Basic Google searches didn't reveal much but a couple of addons that can do this process manually, but I am hoping to avoid this (and some of them no longer work).

Visiting websites doesn't cause the favicons to reload, and deleting and readding the bookmark doesn't work.

Yes, the addresses for the bookmarks are correct including the http(s):// prefix

Attached full info about my browser, but it's on Win 10 running Firefox 53.0.3 64 bit version with some extensions.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Asked by chanceh 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 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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Bookmark icons disappear.

Two weeks ago my bookmark icons no longer displayed. I searched for a solution and tried clicking each bookmark to make the icons come back, which they did. Now today the… (read more)

Two weeks ago my bookmark icons no longer displayed. I searched for a solution and tried clicking each bookmark to make the icons come back, which they did. Now today they are once again gone. Is there anything that can be done?

Asked by ritadakin 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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My toolbars disappeared and I can't find where to add them.

My FF just updated itself today. I only have my address bar and have gotten my Roboform toolbar back. I can open them from the bookmark icon but I want to add the too… (read more)

My FF just updated itself today. I only have my address bar and have gotten my Roboform toolbar back. I can open them from the bookmark icon but I want to add the toolbar that lets me open my bookmarks from there and I can't even find the dropdown that lets me see what toolbars are active. Whew this 30.0 has caused me headaches today! Thanks in advance.

Asked by majnuns 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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My bookmarks folders have disappeared since Firefox updated. How do I recover them

After Firefox updated last night, my bookmarks are no longer in folders - and I can't locate all of them. What I have now is a list which is not helpful. My bookmarks wer… (read more)

After Firefox updated last night, my bookmarks are no longer in folders - and I can't locate all of them. What I have now is a list which is not helpful. My bookmarks were a filing system, so it's important that I can get them back as they were. This has happened on 2 computers that I use, so is VERY inconvenient.

Asked by PollyK 3 years ago

Answered by philipp 3 years ago

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'bookmarks for all tabs' option gone? how to save whole session now?

Hey there, I used to save my session with lots of open tabs by right-clicking on a tab and choose 'bookmarks for all tabs' or smth. That function seems to be gone since t… (read more)

Hey there, I used to save my session with lots of open tabs by right-clicking on a tab and choose 'bookmarks for all tabs' or smth. That function seems to be gone since the last update of firefox? Is that 4 real? Thank you very much!

Asked by Hillbilly_aka_TheyT00kOurJobs 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago