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Recovering bookmarks from WD My Passport backup

I've tried restoring bookmarks from a Western Digital "My Passport" backup to a new installation (on a new computer) of Firefox following the old computer "dying." The po… (read more)

I've tried restoring bookmarks from a Western Digital "My Passport" backup to a new installation (on a new computer) of Firefox following the old computer "dying." The post https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1265148 allows me to select the files to restore, but isn't able to copy them from the backup. ...any ideas? (I'll try posting this on the WD website as well.)

Asked by Lambert 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Bookmarks in Win10

I'm using Firefox 100 on Win10 and can't save any bookmarks. They do NOT appear under the App Data Profile, which would not be acceptable even if they were. This chang… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 100 on Win10 and can't save any bookmarks. They do NOT appear under the App Data Profile, which would not be acceptable even if they were. This change has made it impossible for me to continue using Firefox, unless I want to go back to Win7.

I simply need Bookmarks to work the way they did before!

Thank you for your time.

Asked by bzabor19 4 days ago

Answered by bzabor19 4 days ago

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how do i pin my selections to recent activity AND ELIMINATE SUGGESTED CRAP

Before I took my computer to a repair facility and had to reinstall Firefox, my recent activity bar had all the websites I use and wanted quick access to along one lovely… (read more)

Before I took my computer to a repair facility and had to reinstall Firefox, my recent activity bar had all the websites I use and wanted quick access to along one lovely line. Now I have a bunch of "suggested" crap Firefox must be getting paid for along my recent activity bar. I've never visited these pages and selecting the menu trying to dismiss them doesn't work. How do I eliminate the sponsored sites and get what I want along the recent activity bar?

Asked by Michael Crovella 11 hours ago

Answered by Dropa 9 hours ago

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cant rename new folder, just keep getting 'new folder'

I book mark a page....bookmarks open in default to either 'NEW FOLDER' or MOBILE ...I then change path to 'OTHER BOOKMARKS ' where all my bookmarks are. bookmarks then ch… (read more)

I book mark a page....bookmarks open in default to either 'NEW FOLDER' or MOBILE ...I then change path to 'OTHER BOOKMARKS ' where all my bookmarks are. bookmarks then change by itself and goes to 'new folder' I then try and change the name but all i get is a NEW FOLDER Look at the snap shot guys Help please...my bookmarks are in a mess

Asked by jeffersbourne 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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"places.xul" file not found after update to FF 73.0

Hi there, I run FF 73 on Lubuntu, and since the upgrade chrome://browser/content/places/places.xul is no longer found. I use it as a handy bookmarks and downloads manager… (read more)

Hi there, I run FF 73 on Lubuntu, and since the upgrade chrome://browser/content/places/places.xul is no longer found. I use it as a handy bookmarks and downloads manager within a tab. Error message:

"Firefox can't find the file at jar:file:///usr/lib/firefox/browser/omni.ja!/chrome/browser/content/browser/places/places.xul. "

I realize that this question is similar to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1223548#answer-1127393 but it doesn't solve my issue. In fact the URI's listed also don't work I have found:

   chrome://browser/content/places/places.xul
   chrome://browser/content/places/bookmarksSidebar.xul
   chrome://browser/content/places/historySidebar.xul 

Please advise. Thanks for your help!

Asked by Peter 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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Can't import passwords from chrome or edge to firefox. Help?

Tried every solution but import works only for bookmarks, cookies, history and not the passwords. When i try to import, it says successful but nothing happens. Tested in … (read more)

Tried every solution but import works only for bookmarks, cookies, history and not the passwords. When i try to import, it says successful but nothing happens. Tested in both the browsers in their closed state. Earlier also i faced the same problem (i think a year back) which forced me to reject firefox. Please help if u know any solution. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Yashveer Dabas 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 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 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 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 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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On MacOs Mojave. When I Bookmark new Websites the wrong Favicon shows. Old Bookmarks are correct.

As stated above, no new saved Bookmarks have the right Favicon. In fact they all show the Favicon from my Bank! I have tried restarts, start in safe Mode, cleaned up usin… (read more)

As stated above, no new saved Bookmarks have the right Favicon. In fact they all show the Favicon from my Bank! I have tried restarts, start in safe Mode, cleaned up using Onyx, but no change. Any thoughts?

Asked by peachrt 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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When I choose 'Open all in tabs' Firefox opens tabs but won't load the websites.

I have a series of 20 or so webpages that I like to read first thing in the morning. When I open Firefox and click on "Open All in Tabs" it creates a tab for each websit… (read more)

I have a series of 20 or so webpages that I like to read first thing in the morning. When I open Firefox and click on "Open All in Tabs" it creates a tab for each website, but won't load that website until I select the address bar and press enter. It doesn't happen all the time, but I'd say 95% of the time.

Asked by Thane 2 years ago

Answered by Thane 1 year ago

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Attempting to seach for a bookmark (in Firefox Library) causes "not responding" message, altho search is completed in 8 minutes. Help?

Hi...Every time I attempt to search for a bookmark by clicking "show your bookmarks" (or Ctrl/shift/b), then selecting "all bookmarks", then attempting to type something … (read more)

Hi...Every time I attempt to search for a bookmark by clicking "show your bookmarks" (or Ctrl/shift/b), then selecting "all bookmarks", then attempting to type something in the search box, it freezes...and just allows me to press enter, it then turns the "x" in the top right red, and gives a "Not responding" message next to Library(in the top left)..I can still click the red x to cancel the search.

I say attempting to do a search, as it only allows me to type up to 4 (is the most) letters in the search box...its often just one letter before it freezes, and the curser turns into a spinning blue circle....If i just leave it for around 8 minutes,(after pressing enter) it then lists my bookmarks with the search criteria I had used, and the "Not responding" message disappears....and the machine goes back to normal

I have tried removing all my addons and extensions, tried renaming my prefs.js file, but it still hangs and takes 8 minutes.

I havent as yet done a reinstall of Firefox without any of my personal data, or tried a refresh.

The laptop is an HP i7 16gb ram, Win 10 Pro 64bit 1909, Firefox 76.0.1...with all updates present.

Asked by Bob 2 years ago

Answered by Bob 2 years ago

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Where is the button for exporting bookmarks to html file? Instructions say "Library Window" but that is not enough hint.

My eyesight is limited. Unfortunately, I am unable to determine where in the toolbar of the library window the button for exporting bookmarks to an html file can be foun… (read more)

My eyesight is limited. Unfortunately, I am unable to determine where in the toolbar of the library window the button for exporting bookmarks to an html file can be found. The attached image provides an idea of what I am looking at.

IMAGE: https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-05-18-05-49-03-6c245b.png

The reason I am looking in the toolbar of the library window is the Firefox documentation for version 76 on a mac corresponds to the Firefox version I have and the computer I am running it on states:

From the toolbar on the Library window, click BUTTON ICON (PLEASE REFER TO ATTACHED SKETCH) Import and Backup and choose Export Bookmarks to HTML...

I looked across the toolbar, then the entire Window marked "Library". I wrote a program to search the Library window for an image that could conceivably be the button indicated in the documentation. Sadly, the results of these efforts is I am here requesting assistance. It is not that I do not love each and every one of you, but my preference is not to have to take the time for putting together a question to post here. It does not take long, but when we live at internet speed, every microsecond counts, I know you agree with this very important principle, particularly in light of the visit currently taking place where Covid and his entourage have all of us ridiculously locked up. We have flattened the curve and also found out the numbers Fauci and Birx showed the President to justify this lockdown have been proven, not correct, more like wildly wrong. So while we wait for the lockdown to be cancelled, my preference due to how my parents raised me is to be able to find the button described in the documentaiton, but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, button not there... unless maybe you can see it and I am missing it.. My hopes is you will refer to the image at this link in order to enhance the likelihood of success in my quest of the moment, i.e., making my quesiton understandable to anyone who might be interested or/and able to persist in pointing out the location of the great button of the bookmark export.

https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-05-18-05-49-03-6c245b.png


Any assistance you can provide would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Asked by Carla Rogers 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Why are bookmark folders grey? And how to change them yellow.

I no nothing about programing but, there must a file somewhere that is telling these folders that they are grey. Is there not an easy way to change them to a different co… (read more)

I no nothing about programing but, there must a file somewhere that is telling these folders that they are grey. Is there not an easy way to change them to a different colour/color.

Asked by Tony 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Bookmarks=

I don't know if this is just a preference thing I can change, but recently whenever I bookmark something, the "Edit this bookmark" thing won't pop up unless I click twice… (read more)

I don't know if this is just a preference thing I can change, but recently whenever I bookmark something, the "Edit this bookmark" thing won't pop up unless I click twice.

Asked by amylastlast123 2 years ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 2 years ago

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Unable to delete bookmarks in Firefox

I have followed the methods suggested. Opened the page. Clicked on the STAR icon. Clicked on REMOVE BOOKMARK. Unfortunately, the bookmark remains? Opening up Bookmarks an… (read more)

I have followed the methods suggested. Opened the page. Clicked on the STAR icon. Clicked on REMOVE BOOKMARK.

Unfortunately, the bookmark remains?

Opening up Bookmarks and highlighting the bookmark and right click produces a menu, including DELETE. When deleted the bookmark remains?

OS was recently updated from Win7Pro-64 to Win10Pro-64.

Using Firefox 76.0.1 64-bit

Asked by ve7tk 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Bookmarks not syncing

I have an android with Firefox installed, and a Mac where I also use Firefox. When I first installed Firefox on each, the bookmarks matched. I do the bulk of work on my l… (read more)

I have an android with Firefox installed, and a Mac where I also use Firefox. When I first installed Firefox on each, the bookmarks matched. I do the bulk of work on my laptop, but occasionally have articles I wish to bookmark on my phone. I have done a sync, but when I go to access the bookmarks on my phone, they are not updated to what is on my laptop.

When I check to see what devices I have connected through Firefox, my phone does not show up, and when I hit the link to "connect a device" all it does it take me to a link to send a text to invite my phone to install it. Which, it's already installed.

I really need these bookmarks to talk to each other properly. What am I missing?

Asked by Aimé Lilithe 1 year ago

Answered by Aimé Lilithe 1 year ago

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LOST EVERY BOOKMARKS AND DOWNLOADS

I think I deleted my Firefox by mistake yesterday. I have reinstalled it BUT I have lost all my book marks and downloads which I had gathered over the years. I have tri… (read more)

I think I deleted my Firefox by mistake yesterday. I have reinstalled it BUT I have lost all my book marks and downloads which I had gathered over the years. I have tried to follow the instructions to restore the Bookmarks and downloads but this has not worked and I am at my wits end in trying to get back all this imprtant material. Can you help, please?

Asked by Joewho 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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old firefox data folder - bookmark backups will not open, file extension is not .pdf

When I try to open these files I get an error because .jsonlz4 is not a recognized file type for Adobe Acrobat. (Imagine that!) I have attached the entire error as an ima… (read more)

When I try to open these files I get an error because .jsonlz4 is not a recognized file type for Adobe Acrobat. (Imagine that!) I have attached the entire error as an image. This issue occurred when I did a Refresh of Firefox.

Asked by kdrache 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to show bookmarks bar only on New Tab?

Is this possible? I like the sleekness of not having the bookmarks bar but it would be very helpful to have it popup when I open a new tab only. (I use this feature in Br… (read more)

Is this possible? I like the sleekness of not having the bookmarks bar but it would be very helpful to have it popup when I open a new tab only. (I use this feature in Brave browser, but I prefer Firefox)

I searched the entire web and looked for add-ons and couldn't find a solution. I have attempted to create a custom chrome css file but that didn't work.

What can I do?

edit: added question mark to title.

Asked by Jason 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago