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Using restore bookmarks hangs firefox

So i accidentally started a restore bookmarks by a misclick, this caused my firefox to hang so i had to kill the process. now all my bookmarks were gone, i have tried to … (read more)

So i accidentally started a restore bookmarks by a misclick, this caused my firefox to hang so i had to kill the process. now all my bookmarks were gone, i have tried to restore them using both the import and backup firefox has, ive tried to convert a previous json file into sql but that only worked partly, firefox just starts hanging indefinitely whatever recovery method i try. i tried deleting the sqlite and favicon files mentioned in other posts but that didn't help either

Asked by Tomi199 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days 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 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

Edit bookmark dialogue - too small

Suddenly (after an unwanted update), when clicking on the star-shaped 'bookmark' thing, the edit dialogue is displayed hopelessly small and unreadable. What do I change … (read more)

Suddenly (after an unwanted update), when clicking on the star-shaped 'bookmark' thing, the edit dialogue is displayed hopelessly small and unreadable. What do I change to get the size of this dialogue box the way it used to be OR how do I downdate the version to one in which this doesn't happen?

Asked by public6 4 days ago

Editing address bar dropdown menu

How do I add or remove some of the saved items in the dropdown list? At one time it was...."Shift + Up/Down key then delete" Now, that action has no effect. Screen shot a… (read more)

How do I add or remove some of the saved items in the dropdown list? At one time it was...."Shift + Up/Down key then delete" Now, that action has no effect.

Screen shot attached. Thanks

Asked by greycounciller1 4 days ago

Last reply by greycounciller1 4 days ago

bookmarks

bold textWhen I try to edit or mark a previously bookmarked address, I have no way to finalize the procedure and my browser locks up! I have to exit Firefox and then star… (read more)

bold textWhen I try to edit or mark a previously bookmarked address, I have no way to finalize the procedure and my browser locks up! I have to exit Firefox and then start over! Also I can't right click to get the pull down menu tools anymore!

Asked by eddmoore99 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days 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 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

restore my recent desktop bookmarks that disappeared with FF 89.0

How do I restore my recent desktop bookmarks that disappeared with FF 89.0? The history shows sites visited on my other devices, not on my MacBookPro, except for from a c… (read more)

How do I restore my recent desktop bookmarks that disappeared with FF 89.0? The history shows sites visited on my other devices, not on my MacBookPro, except for from a couple of weeks ago and after the update yesterday. My travel searches and saved bookmarks from the past couple of weeks are all gone.

Asked by ehogstrom 3 days ago

bookmarks

I can't get the bookmark menu back on the screen after update. The drop down only stays on the screen long enough to select one. I have to keep pulling it down after each… (read more)

I can't get the bookmark menu back on the screen after update. The drop down only stays on the screen long enough to select one. I have to keep pulling it down after each selection. Some of the bookmarks do not appear on the list. That makes it very slow to check a list of bookmarks. I can't get the bookmark menu on the left side of the screen at all.

Al Shearin

Asked by alshearin 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Firefox menu button

I have Firefox installed for Windows 10 on a PC and I use google Mail (gmail) My bookmarks menu has disappeared in Google gmail This website explains how to retrieve it, … (read more)

I have Firefox installed for Windows 10 on a PC and I use google Mail (gmail) My bookmarks menu has disappeared in Google gmail This website explains how to retrieve it, and starts with "Click menu button" (3 horizontal lines) But this menu button at the top left does not take me to the next stage which is to click "more tools" How do I find the Firefox menu button?

Asked by David_Dundas 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Bookmarks Toolbar - view no longer compact following Firefox update

Firefox has just updated to version 89.0. The Bookmarks Toolbar is no longer compact so I'm having to scroll up and down lots, which is irritating! How do I change the… (read more)

Firefox has just updated to version 89.0. The Bookmarks Toolbar is no longer compact so I'm having to scroll up and down lots, which is irritating!

How do I change the Bookmarks toolbar menu back to a compact list of bookmarks, please?

Thank you.

Asked by AshGra 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

how do I place bookmarks in a side panel

I have always had my bookmarks on display in a left hand panel, and this has now disappeared. I still have the other normal bookmark displays but prefer the side panel. I… (read more)

I have always had my bookmarks on display in a left hand panel, and this has now disappeared. I still have the other normal bookmark displays but prefer the side panel. I'd be grateful for guidance.

Asked by bobsmith7 2 days ago

Last reply by Franz_von_Suppe 2 days 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 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

Scroll speed when dragging url into bookmarks list

It's very convenient to drag a url from the address bar into a bookmark folder, unless the folder has a lot of entries, then scrolling the list by dragging the new bookma… (read more)

It's very convenient to drag a url from the address bar into a bookmark folder, unless the folder has a lot of entries, then scrolling the list by dragging the new bookmark off bottom or top of the list to look for the intended destination, is too fast & prone to drop off top or bottom.

I guess this is something to do with scroll physics ? but I tried a few hopeful looking possibles in about:config without success - very impressive all that, I had no idea.. but... it would make my work easier if I knew what to adjust.

There are three regions where the cursor has different effects. In the central region - where bookmarks and folders are displaye -, moving the cursor does not cause scrolling. In the top & bottom regions the cursor causes scrolling up and down respectively. I imagine there is a parameter to control the proportionality between the distance from cursor to region-boundary & scroll-speed. Is this how it works ? Can I adjust that, or is there some other way to make this interaction more controllable ?

I'd be grateful for a reply, but even if not, I want to express my gratitude for the great work of this project. It is amazing to see the resilience of open software against the tsunami of commercially driven development - good though some of that is. It almost gives me hope for humanity ;-> Thank you all

Asked by tom218 1 day ago

Firefox bookmarks all in one folder

I restarted my computer, and now Firefox has a singular folder, Other Bookmarks, with all the items in it not in their folders and instead just listed all the way down. E… (read more)

I restarted my computer, and now Firefox has a singular folder, Other Bookmarks, with all the items in it not in their folders and instead just listed all the way down. Every time I try to get my bookmarks back, they list into the singular folder.

Asked by amylastlast123 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day 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 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

Destructive downloads. Or other improvements that impair the function of my computer on the Internet in the same way that Microsoft "improves" the Internet.

A Firefox download seems to have hidden or deleted all of my bookmarks. How do I find or restore them. I want to use them in Chrome in the likely vain hope that it won't … (read more)

A Firefox download seems to have hidden or deleted all of my bookmarks. How do I find or restore them. I want to use them in Chrome in the likely vain hope that it won't screw around with my computer. And of course I will delete Firefox and never use it again

Asked by MozSupIsCrap 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Use the bookmark as before ...

Hello, Since recent update, I can no longer select my bookmarks as before. Indeed, with each selection, I only get tabs that flood my pages. How do I choose my bookmarks … (read more)

Hello, Since recent update, I can no longer select my bookmarks as before. Indeed, with each selection, I only get tabs that flood my pages. How do I choose my bookmarks in the bookmarks list and not in tabs? Thank you. Cordially.

(Sorry, i am using machine translation ... )

Asked by nordx2910 18 hours ago

Firefox bookmark folder contents in my Dell PC are suddenly unalphabetized.

Greetings from Earth. My Firefox bookmarks in my Dell PC are suddenly altered in that many of the contents of folders (that had been alphabetized by me as I added to them… (read more)

Greetings from Earth. My Firefox bookmarks in my Dell PC are suddenly altered in that many of the contents of folders (that had been alphabetized by me as I added to them over the years) are now mixed and random-- no longer in A-Z order. I woke up the other day to find this surprise. Is there a simple way to rectify this problem that doesn't involve me rearranging them one by one to their former order, or will I just have to live with the bookmarks in this new way? I did nothing unusual on the PC or with bookmarks to cause any changes. Thanks in advance for help and/or advice; it's appreciated. A fussy Gen X guy is obliged.

Asked by johngrundmann9 14 hours ago

Last reply by pg_78 42 minutes ago

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I can't add or remove bookmarks from the bookmarks menu or bookmarks bar and I've completely removed and reinstalled Firefox.

I am not able to add or remove bookmarks. The bookmarks library is empty. I can't restore to any back up bookmarks. I restarted in safe mode. No bookmarks. I reset Firefo… (read more)

I am not able to add or remove bookmarks. The bookmarks library is empty. I can't restore to any back up bookmarks. I restarted in safe mode. No bookmarks. I reset Firefox. No bookmarks. I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. No bookmarks. I did a Revo Uninstall and cleared the registry. No bookmarks. I deleted the localstore.rdf. No bookmarks. This is kinda a deal breaker for me. I might have to go to Chrome or IE.

Asked by lynxiana 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago