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Changing location of bookmarks

I'm trying Firefox again after many years in the Edgy wilderness. In Firefox in Windows, you used to be able to specify where your bookmarks were located. I store all m… (read more)

I'm trying Firefox again after many years in the Edgy wilderness. In Firefox in Windows, you used to be able to specify where your bookmarks were located. I store all my files (documents, spreadsheets, etc) in a complex structure on my C drive and, ideally, I should be able to store my Firefox bookmarks in the same structure. It just doesn't make sense to store the bookmarks in a separate location. I'm pretty sure you used to be able to do this by specifying the root of the bookmarks structure as c:/Documents, but I can't see how to do it in the current version.

Asked by DaleLaceyNZ 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Bookmarks gone

I turned off my Mac Mini 2 last night, February 7, and when I turned it on this morning, all my Firefox bookmarks were gone. Everything else is fine (Chrome bookmarks, … (read more)

I turned off my Mac Mini 2 last night, February 7, and when I turned it on this morning, all my Firefox bookmarks were gone.

Everything else is fine (Chrome bookmarks, which are different from those in Firefox, remain intact). And yes, I should have known better, but since when a Firefox update deletes all bookmarks?

I'm guessing that is the reason, because everything else is intact.

Any suggestions as to whether there is ANY way to recover them?

Thanks!

Asked by GMar 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

sorting bookmarks by last added

when i go to manage bookmarks i can go to views and sort them by last added, how do i make it, so that when i go to the bookmark drop down menu from the top of the screen… (read more)

when i go to manage bookmarks i can go to views and sort them by last added, how do i make it, so that when i go to the bookmark drop down menu from the top of the screen so also list the bookmarks in order of last added?

Asked by Cristian 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Saving bookmark folders and individual bookmarks in alphabetical order

I wish to save my bookmarks in alphabetical order, first the folders and then any bookmarks that have not yet been allocated to a specific folder. This used to be possibl… (read more)

I wish to save my bookmarks in alphabetical order, first the folders and then any bookmarks that have not yet been allocated to a specific folder. This used to be possible as I gave reorganised the older bookmark folders are in alphabeical order previously. This seems to be no longer posible. I can reorganise them in View but cannot save them. Am I doing something wrong? Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance. text

Asked by iain1 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

When FF "Manage Bookmarks" Is Called From Private Window Can't See Buttons/Menus/Options (Linux)

Wanted to export some bookmarks, and couldn't figure out why (latest Firefox) Bookmarks "Library" was missing relevant buttons/menus. (Screenshots attached.) After testi… (read more)

Wanted to export some bookmarks, and couldn't figure out why (latest Firefox) Bookmarks "Library" was missing relevant buttons/menus. (Screenshots attached.)

After testing, found they actually are there, but have have almost no contrast vs background - that is when "Manage Bookmarks" is called from a Private window. But things look fine when called from a Standard window. (No extensions; same in Safe Mode.)

Can anyone advise?

A simple workaround is to bring a standard window to the front first, but am curious if this is Firefox on all systems? Only FF Linux? Only the particular (default) settings of my Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon installation, and display? Not even sure a Bookmark management window is ever meant to assume the theme of the foreground window (here Private browsing's dark).

Thank you.

Asked by crickt21 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

syncing new computer to old computer

synced a new computer, old one has an underscored star w/bookmarks, new computer did not bring that over, it brought over other bookmarks. can something be done to bring … (read more)

synced a new computer, old one has an underscored star w/bookmarks, new computer did not bring that over, it brought over other bookmarks. can something be done to bring that over?

Asked by Derron Rolf 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 weeks ago

Transferring Firefox bookmarks from a dead Mac's hard drive

Hi. I'm trying to transfer Firefox bookmarks from a hard drive pulled from a now dead iMac (was IOS 10.13.4 + Firefox 116.6.0) to a MacBookPro laptop running BigSur (11.6… (read more)

Hi. I'm trying to transfer Firefox bookmarks from a hard drive pulled from a now dead iMac (was IOS 10.13.4 + Firefox 116.6.0) to a MacBookPro laptop running BigSur (11.6.8) and Firefox 122.0.1. I have the iMac HDD plugged into a hot swap docking station. A search for places.sqlite on the old HD turns up nothing.

I have found answers for drilling down into Windows to find the appropriate files to transfer, but not for Mac. I didn't know Firefox Sync existed until now, and I don't know where to look for a profile on the hard drive. Suggestions?

Edit:

Ok, this is going to be a bigger problem that I thought. The laptop is my wife's old university-owned mac, and there's a whole "admin" layer of hidden and mixed-up folders. I need to go see the admins for help.

Thanks a lot anyway, though. I did learn a lot in the process :)

Asked by MichaelP 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

All of my bookmarks are gone

Hi, all of my bookmarks, years' worth that I have never had an issue with before, have suddenly disappeared. Backups do not seem to be available. How do I get them back? … (read more)

Hi, all of my bookmarks, years' worth that I have never had an issue with before, have suddenly disappeared. Backups do not seem to be available. How do I get them back? I did not do anything out of the ordinary and I don't know if (an unasked for) update occurred and wiped them.

Asked by forestlisinski 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

FIrefox XCrashed with a XUL Runner Error Message I have it reinstalled but can't recover my bookmarks Please Help!

Firefox would not open and gave me an error message Platform Ver 118.2 not compatible... I reinstalled but have lost all my passwords and bookmarks. The PC, windows des… (read more)

Firefox would not open and gave me an error message Platform Ver 118.2 not compatible... I reinstalled but have lost all my passwords and bookmarks. The PC, windows desktop backup has nothing in it.

Asked by Henry@epictv.net 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Firefox 120.0.1

Ever since the automatic update to Firefox 120 my multi-row bookmarks are not working properly. The slightest movement of a bookmark on the first row will instantly flip… (read more)

Ever since the automatic update to Firefox 120 my multi-row bookmarks are not working properly. The slightest movement of a bookmark on the first row will instantly flip it down to the end of the 2nd row, and freeze all the bookmarks. I have to restart Firefox is Safe Mode to move the bookmark back where it belongs. If I drag in a new bookmark the two bookmark rows also freeze. Plus they freeze if a bookmark gets slightly jiggled but stays in place. Again, I'll have to restart in safe mode to put things back in order.

Am I the only one experiencing this?

Thanks, BH

Asked by bhdavis 2 months ago

Last reply by Terry 2 months ago

Bookmarks for Amazon showing full address for the Title

Good day. I just noticed that saving a bookmark to an Amazon page shows the full address in the title of the bookmark now, instead of the description of the page. I chec… (read more)

Good day. I just noticed that saving a bookmark to an Amazon page shows the full address in the title of the bookmark now, instead of the description of the page. I checked and this does not happen on other sites, like YouTube, where the video title is still given correctly. This make it very hard to find the bookmarked Amazon items. Thank you for your help. Love Firefox! PS: I'm a Firefox "Power User" when it comes to Bookmarks. I have over 8000 bookmarks and regularly back them up. I have some other suggestions regarding Bookmarks in Firefox if you are interested. Regard, K

Asked by K W 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

Link to yahoo changed to the German site (de.yahoo)

For some reason any time I try to access Yahoo I am automatically differed to the German site. Even if I manually enter yahoo.com I am deferred to "de.yahoo.com/?p=us". … (read more)

For some reason any time I try to access Yahoo I am automatically differed to the German site. Even if I manually enter yahoo.com I am deferred to "de.yahoo.com/?p=us". On other browsers there is no such issue.

If possible please reply to my yahoo mail ophiramitai@yahoo.com

Asked by ophir am 2 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

The old bookmark now you see them now you don't isse.

K, so I've read numerous posts on trying to recover my bookmarks. Notta, zilch. Getting the usual messages when trying to import from the backups, etc. 15 backups and non… (read more)

K, so I've read numerous posts on trying to recover my bookmarks. Notta, zilch. Getting the usual messages when trying to import from the backups, etc. 15 backups and none are working. Anyone know how to trace what application Firefox refers to at launch regarding, "another application is using the file" message?

Thanks for reading.

Asked by jjnowayhosa 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

How do I get my bookmarks in alphabetical order?

How do I get my bookmarks in alphabetical order? I have tried doing it in "Manage Bookmarks" and I get them in the correct order there, but when I go back to the Bookmark… (read more)

How do I get my bookmarks in alphabetical order? I have tried doing it in "Manage Bookmarks" and I get them in the correct order there, but when I go back to the Bookmarks list, nothing has changed. ???

Asked by miket9043 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Multiple "instances" (NOT duplicates) of Bookmarks Menu (and assoc. folders and bookmarks)

I have multiple "instances" of all of my bookmarks in my Library--specifically, the Bookmarks Menu, the Folders within that menu and all of the individual bookmarks withi… (read more)

I have multiple "instances" of all of my bookmarks in my Library--specifically, the Bookmarks Menu, the Folders within that menu and all of the individual bookmarks within each folder. (See attached; I'm just keeping the Bookmark Menu level but trust me, each one of those 5 instances has the exact same list of Folders and associated bookmarks.) I just want to see ONE instance of them in my library, not all of these redundant instances. When I delete ANY bookmark or folder in ANY of the multiple instances, ALL instances of that bookmark or folder get deleted. Searching the forums, I get solutions for combining duplicates, or backup/restoring bookmarks, or "turning off sync." But none of these relate to my issue (e.g., sync has never been on). They don't act like duplicates (where if you delete one the other remains). It acts as if there are multiple "pointers" to the same menu/folder/bookmark.

Can someone please assist with how I can get rid of the redundant instances/listings of the Bookmark Menu, folders and bookmarks without deleting all of them? I'd ideally like to keep the first one, underneath the Bookmarks Toolbar, so it shows up at the top of my screen.

Thank you.

Asked by Lacoy Loescher 5 months ago

Last reply by snydermws 1 month ago

Sync mixed up my bookmarks and then when i tried to restore them firefox deleted everything.

So I synced my bookmarks then I notice that all of them are mixed up, so i look for ways to fix them, I then see I can restore my files, I try it then it says it was unab… (read more)

So I synced my bookmarks then I notice that all of them are mixed up, so i look for ways to fix them, I then see I can restore my files, I try it then it says it was unable too, and then after that it deleted everything, I tried to restore them again and again using different dates but nothing worked.

Asked by JaLockdown69 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago