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All of a sudden my bookmarks are double spaced, what happened ?

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All of a sudden, my bookmarks ( and other bookmarks) are double spaced. This just happened today and I didn't make any changes. How do I get rid of the double spacing ? Thank you.

Réiteach roghnaithe

This wider menu item spacing is a feature of the Firefox 89 "Proton" redesign.

I can give you a quick short-term workaround, but a more durable solution will require more work.

Temporary Fix

For testing purposes, the developers left a preference in Firefox 89 to switch between new style and old style menus:

(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 browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the preference to switch between true (new style) and false (old style)

Some menus may be cut off or sized incorrectly after this change until the next time you do a normal exit/restart of Firefox.

WARNING: There are plans to remove this preference in the next two months The preference setting was created as a toggle for developers when building the new design. Now that the new interface has shipped, the preference will be removed.

If you have any issues with the new design, please let us know what it is you don't like, and we can try provide more permanent solutions depending on the issue.


Longer Term Community Workaround

This involves setting up a userChrome.css file. The full instructions are in the following thread: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1337841

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Réiteach Roghnaithe

This wider menu item spacing is a feature of the Firefox 89 "Proton" redesign.

I can give you a quick short-term workaround, but a more durable solution will require more work.

Temporary Fix

For testing purposes, the developers left a preference in Firefox 89 to switch between new style and old style menus:

(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 browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the preference to switch between true (new style) and false (old style)

Some menus may be cut off or sized incorrectly after this change until the next time you do a normal exit/restart of Firefox.

WARNING: There are plans to remove this preference in the next two months The preference setting was created as a toggle for developers when building the new design. Now that the new interface has shipped, the preference will be removed.

If you have any issues with the new design, please let us know what it is you don't like, and we can try provide more permanent solutions depending on the issue.


Longer Term Community Workaround

This involves setting up a userChrome.css file. The full instructions are in the following thread: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1337841

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It worked !! Thank you.

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Thanks for the report back.

This is a temporary preference that may stop working next month, so we'll come back to "Plan B" later.

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I used to be able to see all my bookmarks menu on one page. Now I have to scroll down. It's annoying and pointless. I wish I could go back to Firefox before the last "update".

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Since Firefox seem to have decided that I must have double spacing whether I like it or not, I will switch to Opera who let me see my bookmarks the way I want to and not they way they want.

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malcolmdale said

Since Firefox seem to have decided that I must have double spacing whether I like it or not, I will switch to Opera who let me see my bookmarks the way I want to and not they way they want.

Does this mean the setting change didn't work for you?

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Same problem for me. I have lots of bookmarks and am having to scroll and scroll. It is very, very irritating. The temp fix sounds complicated and anyway is going to vanish in a month or so. I shall have a look at Opera to see if it suits me better. Shame as I have been with Firefox for ever.

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bob246 said

The temp fix sounds complicated and anyway is going to vanish in a month or so.

I think it's a good idea to become a little bit familiar with about:config so you can have more control over your experience in Firefox, even if various of these preferences come and go.

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The about:config solution worked for me. Thank you for the help.

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Hi,

  This is a massive problem for me. I have hundreads of bookmarks and folders that I use for research and now when I'm using my laptop the screen is filled with nothing but bookmark lists. It wastes my time and is quite annoying. It's enough to make me change browsers if it doesn't change.
  I hope those who are responsible for desiging the interface change this bad change as soon as possible.

Steve

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Thanks for this fix! This was super annoying. And like the other commenter said, if this happens again and can't be fixed any longer I will be forced to change browsers.

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I do not use Firefox in order to be told to dig into config to fix a situation I did not ask for (bookmark double-spacing) and which should be an easy toggle (single or double) setting. Will give you a month for an easy, lasting fix, and, if not forthcoming, move to another browser.

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I have tried both the about:config/contextmenus/false and userChrome.css and neither works. I don't like having to scroll through MY bookmarks. It also looks like I am not the only user unhappy with this "upgrade"! Please supply a permanent fix.

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jscher2000 said

malcolmdale said

Since Firefox seem to have decided that I must have double spacing whether I like it or not, I will switch to Opera who let me see my bookmarks the way I want to and not they way they want.

Does this mean the setting change didn't work for you?

I don't think I can waste a lot of time trying to do this Chrome fix when you say it will only be a temporary fix. I solved the problem myself by downloading the previous Firefox and the only annoying thing now is I get a pop-up every day telling me a New Firefox is available and I have to click "not now".

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malcolmdale said

I don't think I can waste a lot of time trying to do this Chrome fix when you say it will only be a temporary fix.

Setting up a userChrome.css file with rules to directly style the menus is completely independent of the temporary preference. Your file will keep working until Firefox modifies the way the menus are coded so much that the rules stop working, at which point you would need an update to the code in your userChrome.css file.

I'll edit the earlier post to clarify that.

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This temp fix worked. I have thousands of bookmarks organized into a hundred folders. This change of theirs means I have to waste twice the time scrolling through them, dozens of times a day, 365. Grrrr

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