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How do I show more than 7 folders in the Bookmarks "Choose" list (need a taller dropdown!)?

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When bookmarking a page, the "Choose" process shows only 7 lines of folders, requiring me to scroll through my dozens of them (even more scrolling required if some folders were left expanded). This is because the bookmarking window (the dropdown) is only a small bit of my screen/window height. I used to have an add-on that enlarged this dropdown to show a much longer view of my list. THAT SHOULD BE STANDARD IN FIREFOX!!! But apparently that add-on is not compatible with Firefox Quantum, and I can't find a replacement. Please advise!

Do the developers lead such simple lives that they have only 7 bookmark folders? PLEASE ADD THIS CAPABILITY TO THE BROWSER. I have a 27" monitor, and you ask me to work through a mailslot. CURRENTLY BOOKMARKING A PAGE IS MADDENING!

Meanwhile, can someone please direct me to a compatible add-on for this capability?

PS: I tried to include a screenshot of the dropdown, but your upload process never finished (wheel just keeps turning and page says "Uploading ...". Let me know if any question what I am talking about.

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You can set a larger height for that tree children element with code in userChrome.css.

Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.

@namespace url(""); /* only needed once */

#editBMPanel_folderTree { min-height: 20em !important; }

You need to create the chrome folder (lowercase) in the <xxxxxxxx>.default profile folder if this folder doesn't exist.

  • use a plain text editor (Windows: Notepad; Mac: Textedit) to create a (new) userChrome.css file in the chrome folder (file name is case sensitive)
  • paste the code in the userChrome.css file in the editor window
  • make sure the userChrome.css file starts with the default @namespace line

If you are on Windows:

  • make sure you select "All files" and not "Text files" when you save the file via "Save file as" in the text editor as userChrome.css

Otherwise Windows may add a hidden .txt file extension and you end up with a not working userChrome.css.css.txt file.

  • make sure you do not have a double .css.css file extension (userChrome.css.css.css) if it is still not working

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

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I have the same problem. Only 5 folders are displayed when I click the lef-hand of the two arrows on the Folder line: the right-hand of the two arrows, which used to display all my folders, now displays as shown below. If I select the Choose option, it also displays as shown below.

It may be that the 'new bookmarks menu toolbar button' mentioned above would restore the function, but I'm afraid I can't locate this anywhere - it certainly isn't included amongst the items on the Customise screen, that I'm invited to drag and drop. Would be grateful for any help, please.

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Sorry: posted an image of the display from the left-hand arrow on the Folder line - here is the image from the right-hand arrow:

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Hi smandlej, I think your screenshots are normal. When you are adding or editing a bookmark, that is the standard size of the drop-down list (recent folders) and the box (all folders).

I don't know if they show on your screen, but the light gray > characters on the left side of the main folder names in the second screenshot indicate that those can be expanded to show more folders.

If you want to make the folders box taller, you need to use a custom style rule. There are discussions of several other bookmark-related topics in this thread, but those are related to other problems.

Could you clarify exactly what you need?


Recently posted step-by-step for making the folder box taller:


Modified by jscher2000

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Thankyou, jscher200 - you have solved my problem for me! I clicked on the right-hand of the two arrows on the folder line (as shown in the second screenshot), then double-clicked each of the options: when I double-clicked Bookmarks Menu, there were all the folders listed. I must have somehow had Bookmarks Menu double-clicked before the last Firefox update and lost the list when the update took place.

I don't need to make the folders box taller, thankyou, as I'm quite happy using the right-hand arrow to provide a list of my folders and page down from there.

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None of this solved my original problem. I cannot right click to save a bookmark and chooser where it goes unless that happens to be in "other bookmarks". What about all the other bookmark directories?

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Hi smokeand, when you right-click the page and then click the star icon, you should get the panel to choose where you can want to save it dropping from the star icon in the address bar. Let's continue in your new thread here:

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