Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

New Bookmarks. Field Already Filled In.

  • 9 bhfreagra
  • 1 leis an bhfadhb seo
  • 10 views
  • Freagra is déanaí ó OneTrueFriend

more options

When I try to create a New Bookmark I find that the folder has already been allocated. It is usually the last used folder number. Also, I am unable to cancel edit, or remove or perform any other changes. Going to Firefox safe mode or other recommendations makes no difference.

The problem happened for the first time last week and it was, strangely, only by doing a complete System Restore that I was able to get things back to normal. That seems like a severe remedy every time it happens. I would really appreciate help with this.

Réiteach roghnaithe

I personally do not trust System Restore due to potential data loss. I guess you have to "pick your poison."

Something else you might try:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste 2h2020 and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 preference to switch the value from true to false

This rolls back various feature changes to the Bookmarks Toolbar and seems to also include this feature of updating the default folder for new bookmarks.

Read this answer in context 👍 1

All Replies (9)

more options

The default folder is shifting from "Other Bookmarks" to "Same as Last".

You should be able to edit the other visible fields: name and tags.

Firefox 85 is releasing today, so before further troubleshooting Firefox 84, I suggest we wait and see how that affects your Firefox. Note that initially very few automatic updates are triggered just in case something is terribly wrong so if you don't get the update right away, that's not unusual.

Helpful?

more options

Very many thanks for your prompt reply. Hopefully the matter will be resolved in Firefox 85.

Helpful?

more options

I now have Firefox 85 but, unfortunately, it has not made any difference.

Helpful?

more options

Is the problem that the New Bookmark editing panel doesn't drop-down automatically, or that the field shown highlighted in the attached screenshot is uneditable?

If the problem is that the panel doesn't drop down automatically:

After clicking the star or using Ctrl+D to create the bookmark, click the star, then click the checkbox for "Show editor when saving". Does that work on yours?

Helpful?

more options

When I click on Bookmark This Page , Bookmarks opens with a folder already allocated in the Folder section below Name. It should open showing the words Other Bookmarks in that field when working normally. There is no problem with the drop down. Show editor when saving is always ticked. I notice that the Bookmarks Box closes very fast.

Athraithe ag OneTrueFriend ar

Helpful?

more options

Yes, Firefox now defaults to the last used folder. I don't know whether there is any built-in way to override that.

I have seen a suggestion about how to lock the default folder preference at startup so that Firefox can't continuously update it during your session, but I don't know whether it tested out successfully. That method uses a pair of files set up following the Autoconfig approach to locking preferences.

Helpful?

more options

I am afraid of getting deeper into what might be a temporary problem so I think I will, for the moment, try System Restore again knowing that it worked last time, which was just under a week ago. I do appreciate your suggestions and I am grateful for any help I can get.

Helpful?

more options

Réiteach Roghnaithe

I personally do not trust System Restore due to potential data loss. I guess you have to "pick your poison."

Something else you might try:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste 2h2020 and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 preference to switch the value from true to false

This rolls back various feature changes to the Bookmarks Toolbar and seems to also include this feature of updating the default folder for new bookmarks.

Helpful?

more options

Yes!!! Success. I have tested numerous times and Bookmark This Page, Remove Bookmark, and Cancel are all working perfectly again. Also, Bookmark This Page no longer opens with a folder already allocated. Thank you for all your help and for your time and patience.

Helpful?

Cuir ceist

You must log in to your account to reply to posts. Please start a new question, if you do not have an account yet.