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How can i reduce the Bookmark space from the new Firefox Bookmarks.

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Hi Bithiah

Thx, this is my problem "Bookmarks space doubled". Your link does not work, but i found this:

https://support.mozilla.org/de/questions/1337841

But it looks a bit complicated, i hope it will be solved with newer versions of Firefox.

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Hey there!

I am not very sure what's your specific problem. Are the bookmarks too wide on your screen or are they doubled space, etc.

I found some information about bookmark space that may be useful for you:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1342447 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/879177

If you're having difficulty in organzing your books marks the following sites can tell you how to do so. Based on your screenshot, it is a good idea to check out how to create a subfolder:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1229011

Hope I helped!

Kind regards,

Bithiah

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Hi Bithiah

Thx, this is my problem "Bookmarks space doubled". Your link does not work, but i found this:

https://support.mozilla.org/de/questions/1337841

But it looks a bit complicated, i hope it will be solved with newer versions of Firefox.

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Uh oh! How did that happen? I've updated my answer! Glad you found the solution!

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You can use code in userChrome.css to modify the menu spacing.

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


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

menupopup > menuitem, menupopup > menu {padding-top: 2px !important; padding-bottom: 2px !important;}
*|*:root {--arrowpanel-menuitem-padding: 2px 8px !important;}

It is not that difficult to create userChrome.css if you have never used it.

The first step is to open the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" page and find the button to access the profile folder.

You can find the button to go to the profile folder under the "Application Basics" section as "Profile Folder -> Open Folder". If you click this button then you open the profile folder in the Windows File Explorer. You need to create a folder with the name chrome in this folder (name is all lowercase). In the chrome folder you need to create a plain text file with the name userChrome.css (name is case sensitive). In this userChrome.css text file you paste the text posted. On Mac you can use the TextEdit utility to create the userChrome.css file as a plain text file.

In Windows saving the file is usually the only time things get more complicated because Windows can silently add a .txt file extension and you end up with a file named userChrome.css.txt. To avoid this you need to make sure to select "All files" in the dialog to save the file in the text editor using "Save File as".

You need to close (Quit/Exit) and restart Firefox when you create or modify the userChrome.css file.

See also:

In Firefox 69 and later you need to set this pref to true on the about:config page to enable userChrome.css and userContent.css in the chrome folder.

  • toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets = true

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Blows my mind that UI developers feel the need to change things just to justify their existence. Why pad the bookmark lines so that we need to scroll off the page to access the bookmarks that were formerly immediately accessible? It had not been changed for a while so they needed to change it just for the sake of changing it?

Thank you cor-el your solution was simple to follow and worked the first time!

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Is there anything that would interfere with this working properly?

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Stuff like this strikes me as ridiculous. Why would the developers do this in the first place? What purpose does it possibly serve? And if they're going to 'experiment', then why not provide an option in the settings to revert back to the original way? By the way, this isn't just a 'double spacing'. It's really more like a TRIPLE spacing. It's so bad that I suspect it might have been an unintended error... And here we are WEEKS later, with no official feedback or fix for this? The only 'workaround' is coding that one user reports took him a HALF HOUR??

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cmchotmail is right . I cringe every time I have to update Firefox because I am never sure what portion of my favorite browser will be removed/ moved/altered/or non-functioning. This double space issue is just the most recent example of the developers trying to fix the unbroken? If mozzarella is in a death struggle with chrome for survival I am rooting for Pizza, not spyware , however when really useful features become obstacles to efficient use the choice to jump ship for fairer seas becomes hard to resist. I hear the Siren cry of Chrome chrome chrome. C'mon Mozilla team Lash me to the mast before I loose my mind. Fix the double-space issue on the Bookmarks Toolbar Please?

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New version, and the previous fix doesn't work anymore. I'm fed up to the back teeth. Devs, stop breaking functionality.

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If you use code in userChrome.css then you need to override the default min-height: 24px setting if you want to go below padding-block: 4px.

menupopup > menuitem, menupopup > menu {
padding-block: 2px !important; /*adjust: 0px-4px*/
min-height: 22px !important; /*adjust: 21px-24px or unset*/
}

*|*:root {--arrowpanel-menuitem-padding: 2px 8px !important;}

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As a customer and user I hate the double spaced bookmarks. Makes no sense. Please change it back or offer a option for the very few that think double spacing is preferred.

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Hey there!

If you want you can ask this as a feature request. You may do so here:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/file-bug-report-or-feature-request-mozilla

Or you can share your ideas directly to the Mozilla community. You may do so here:

https://mozilla.crowdicity.com/

Hope I helped and have a nice day!

Kind regards,

Bithiah

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As you all know, there's currently no built-in way to tighten up the spacing. Making that possible is one of the most popular ideas on Mozilla's new feedback site: https://mozilla.crowdicity.com/post/720482

There is work under way to tighten up the bookmark menus that drop from the main and bookmarks toolbar. In Firefox 93 (next release), the optional Compact density setting will do that. Here's a preview from the "Developer Edition" (based on the beta test version of Firefox 93):

Firefox 93 is scheduled for release in early October.

Until then, what support volunteers can suggest is limited...

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jscher2000, thank you. I just got hit with these double spaced menus. Fortunately for me, as I was reading your post, Firefox updated to version 93 on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. I can confirm setting the compact density got the various menus showing normally again.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/compact-mode-workaround-firefox

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