My bookmarks toolbar contains a mix of links and folders with sets of related links within them. When I first start Firefox these links and the links within the folders … (read more)
My bookmarks toolbar contains a mix of links and folders with sets of related links within them. When I first start Firefox these links and the links within the folders are all available and work fine. However, later, the folders are still visible but will not open. This seems to be after I have minimised Firefox and later re-maximised it. To fix this I have to close Firefox and restart it. I am up to date with version 55.0.3 (32-bit) running under Win 7.1 (64 bit).
Some possibly related observations that might help are:
1 - whenever this happens the three-bar menu button has an exclamation mark over it, and it won't open either. I suspect that's a big clue.
2 - when Firefox asks for my master password the dialog is mostly off-screen top left and cannot be dragged onto screen. This is new behavior that seems to be coincident with the advent of the bookmarks problem.
Speculating, I wonder if the window that opens for a bookmarks folder is in fact opening but is being drawn somewhere off screen and thus only appears unresponsive. Could there be something overwriting the screen origin co-ordinates to create this appearance.
I have noted what appears to be a related question that addresses disappearance of folders but in my case the icons are still visible just not active. The bookmarks library clearly shows these bookmarks as present after I have restarted.
Any ideas / solutions will be much appreciated.