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why does firefox require a new profile and lose bookmarks

every few weeks firefox on launch warns me I am using an old version and that I have to create a new profile. click and open and all bookmarks are gone. Firefox used to b… (tuilleadh eolais)

every few weeks firefox on launch warns me I am using an old version and that I have to create a new profile. click and open and all bookmarks are gone. Firefox used to be a good productivity tool but now it is redundant. I can't keep trying to find old bookmarks and then having to resave all of the passwords.

Asked by ricardo55 1 bhliain ó shin

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 bhliain ó shin

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Locate a bookmark in library folders tree

Hello. In my bookmarks library I have a lot of folders organized in a tree with multiple branches themselves organized in hierarchic levels. Sometimes I don't find the bo… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hello. In my bookmarks library I have a lot of folders organized in a tree with multiple branches themselves organized in hierarchic levels. Sometimes I don't find the bookmark I want to use by browsing my tree, probably because I didn't put it in the right location in the tree. I can find it by the "Search bookmarks" function but this function doesn't provide the bookmark location in the tree (and I don't see any other way to locate it). Thus I can't correct the bookmark location error in the tree.

Is there a way to locate a bookmark in library folders tree ?

Regards. j-p

Asked by j-p_FF 2 bhliain ó shin

Answered by cor-el 2 bhliain ó shin

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"For quick access, place your bookmarks here on the bookmarks toolbar. Manage bookmarks..." message.

Hi. The message "For quick access, place your bookmarks here on the bookmarks toolbar. Manage bookmarks..." has appeared at the top of my Firefox window. I don't think it… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi. The message "For quick access, place your bookmarks here on the bookmarks toolbar. Manage bookmarks..." has appeared at the top of my Firefox window. I don't think it's been there for more than a couple of days, so it must have been added by a recent update. I already have my bookmarks available just fine, so is there a way to get rid of the message? Thanks!

Asked by Archdevil155 1 bhliain ó shin

Answered by jscher2000 1 bhliain ó shin

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Have two accounts and do not want bookmarks to merge

I have one Firefox account with all my work bookmarks and another account with my personal ones. I would like to login to my work device with the latter account, but am … (tuilleadh eolais)

I have one Firefox account with all my work bookmarks and another account with my personal ones. I would like to login to my work device with the latter account, but am afraid to hit OK at the prompt warning this:

"A different user was previously signed in to Sync on this computer. Signing in will merge this browser’s bookmarks, passwords and other settings with <personal account>".

I am trying to find a way to login and see only my personal bookmarks when I sign in with the personal account. I have disabled Sync for the work account and installed the Multi-Account Containers add-in, but it does not appear that either option will support this workflow. Am I doing something wrong or is there no way to keep things entirely separated? It looks like the add-in keeps my browsing data separate, but I just want to see separate sets of bookmarks when using the corresponding account.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by jhkc 1 bhliain ó shin

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 bhliain ó shin

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Folder colours

HI I have just updated FF from a very old version to 77.0b8 (64-bit). My favourite bookmarks bar had coloured (like windows) folder icons, now they are black, bland and h… (tuilleadh eolais)

HI I have just updated FF from a very old version to 77.0b8 (64-bit). My favourite bookmarks bar had coloured (like windows) folder icons, now they are black, bland and horrible. I have tried searching for an add on that changes the folder icon colours, but the search brings up far to many bookmark add ons not related. I have tried many different searches but can't get a result. Does anyone know of a mod/add on, or a way to change the Folder icons colour please? Many thanks for reading.

Asked by Ajax 1 bhliain ó shin

Answered by Ajax 1 bhliain ó shin

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How to do multi-line Bookmarks bar after 84-update?

Hi all! How to do multi-line Bookmarks bar after 84-update? All code from userChrome.css that working on 83 update and has 3 working lines was crashed after 84, and bookm… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi all!

How to do multi-line Bookmarks bar after 84-update?

All code from userChrome.css that working on 83 update and has 3 working lines was crashed after 84, and bookmarks bar have only 1 line now(

Any body know how to fix it?

ps: sorry for bad english)

Asked by Tim 1 bhliain ó shin

Answered by jscher2000 1 bhliain ó shin

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Can't delete Other Bookmarks folder from bookmarks bar

Hi community, Somehow the Other Bookmarks folder showed up at the end of my bookmarks bar. I am pretty sure it was not there yesterday. I assume that somehow I accidental… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi community,

Somehow the Other Bookmarks folder showed up at the end of my bookmarks bar. I am pretty sure it was not there yesterday. I assume that somehow I accidentally placed it there.

The problem is that I can't either move it, or remove it from there. When you select it, delete option is grey and not available. Does anyone now exactly how to remove it from the bookmarks bar?

Thank you people... :)

Asked by Slobodan 12 mí ó shin

Answered by jscher2000 12 mí ó shin

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Any way to change the color of individual Bookmark folders?

I use the Bookmarks Bar extensively. But all the folders are the same color. I would find it much easier to find things quickly if I could change individual folder colors… (tuilleadh eolais)

I use the Bookmarks Bar extensively. But all the folders are the same color. I would find it much easier to find things quickly if I could change individual folder colors.

Any way to do this?

I'm already using Jscher's excellent UserChrome script to make the folders an attractive yellow, instead of gray. But can this be done for individual foders?

Asked by MartyJames 1 bhliain ó shin

Answered by cor-el 1 bhliain ó shin

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Can't find bookmarks after laptop reset

Had to reset Lenovo y545 laptop with Windows 10. I downloaded Firefox and signed in, but I don't know how to get my bookmarks back. All was working fine until Windows c… (tuilleadh eolais)

Had to reset Lenovo y545 laptop with Windows 10. I downloaded Firefox and signed in, but I don't know how to get my bookmarks back. All was working fine until Windows crashed. Help!

Asked by v8torq 1 bhliain ó shin

Answered by jscher2000 1 bhliain ó shin

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Bookmark drop down menu gone :(

Hi, I have spent almost an hour trying to solve this and have come out empty handed and frustrated. Firefox must've updated recently and changed things so that my bookmar… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi,

I have spent almost an hour trying to solve this and have come out empty handed and frustrated. Firefox must've updated recently and changed things so that my bookmark dropdown menu is gone. Now, when I want to access a bookmark, I have to click on "manage bookmarks" which opens a new library window and I have to then find it in there. It's a lot more time consuming and inefficient. Used to just be able to scroll down after one click of the bookmark menu.

I've searched other answers to this problem, many of which involved people's bookmarks being stored in the "other bookmarks" folder and being told to move them into the "bookmarks menu" folder which would cause them to dropdown. I've tried moving them into all 3 folders: Bookmarks Menu, Other bookmarks, and bookmarks toolbar, and there is no change. Here is a screenshot of what I see when I open my bookmarks:

  • To clarify, the "recent bookmarks" that shows up is of no interest to me and would also like to remove that. I don't want a dropdown of recent bookmarks, I want a dropdown of ALL bookmarks.

PLEASE if you can help me I would be eternally grateful.

Asked by custard9 2 mhí ó shin

Answered by custard9 1 mhí ó shin

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Drag and drop onto bookmark icon no longer works

If I try to drag and drop a new bookmark onto the bookmark icon (the star with the line under it), it USED to open up Bookmarks and I could place the new bookmark where e… (tuilleadh eolais)

If I try to drag and drop a new bookmark onto the bookmark icon (the star with the line under it), it USED to open up Bookmarks and I could place the new bookmark where ever. That no longer works.

I CAN drag/drop into a folder on the menu bar but not into bookmarks directly.

Firefox 69.0b14 (64-bit) Windows 10

Asked by POffutt 2 bhliain ó shin

Answered by jscher2000 2 bhliain ó shin

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How can I get my history and bookmarks back after I replaced my Firefox 75.0 with ESR 68.7.0

Hi there, I re-installed my firefox with the latest 68.7.0esr which replaced the 75.0 version, and at the end of installation progress i was informed that I need to crea… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi there, I re-installed my firefox with the latest 68.7.0esr which replaced the 75.0 version, and at the end of installation progress i was informed that I need to create a new profile to prevent my old history and bookmarks thing from being covered (actually I didn't see that thoroughly but I did click the " create the new profile" button), now I need to ask where my history and bookmarks are stored? I need to use them, thanks.

Asked by fxxkuqq 1 bhliain ó shin

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 bhliain ó shin

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Bookmarks double spaced

Not sure why the bookmarks was changed to double spaced, but I do not like it at all. Please post a work around to make the bookmarks single spaced. I was able to chang… (tuilleadh eolais)

Not sure why the bookmarks was changed to double spaced, but I do not like it at all. Please post a work around to make the bookmarks single spaced. I was able to change how they are spaced in the bookmarks bar, but not the rest of the bookmarks that are at the top of the page under the favorites icon.

Asked by chzuck 6 mhí ó shin

Last reply by Chris Ilias 5 mhí ó shin

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importing bookmarks from Safari mobile

Last week my hard drive died in my laptop, and the only thing that's truly gone is my Firefox bookmarks. Prior to this event I had these synched with Safari on my iPhone,… (tuilleadh eolais)

Last week my hard drive died in my laptop, and the only thing that's truly gone is my Firefox bookmarks. Prior to this event I had these synched with Safari on my iPhone, but I don't recall how I did that & how to get them back into Firefox.

Asked by Srs042 1 bhliain ó shin

Answered by Srs042 1 bhliain ó shin

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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 … (tuilleadh eolais)

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 1 bhliain ó shin

Answered by cor-el 1 bhliain ó shin