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Want to bring forward my windows 8.1 old firefox profile to windows 10

Hello, I upgraded my windows 8.1 system with firefox on it to windows 10. The windows 10 upgrade saved my windows 8.1 files. I installed firefox on windows 10. I deleted … (read more)

Hello, I upgraded my windows 8.1 system with firefox on it to windows 10. The windows 10 upgrade saved my windows 8.1 files. I installed firefox on windows 10. I deleted the files created by the install in the folder 'profiles'. When I copy my old firefox profile contents into that firefox profile folder, firefox does not pickup my bookmarks and extensions as I had hoped. Is it possible to get firefox to recognize my old profile contents? Thanks, Doug

Asked by literski 1 day ago

Answered by literski 3 hours ago

Bookmark display

My list of bookmarks that used to automatically display down the left side of my screen are now relegated to a heading in the bookmarks toolbar at the top of the page. … (read more)

My list of bookmarks that used to automatically display down the left side of my screen are now relegated to a heading in the bookmarks toolbar at the top of the page. This is completely useless to me. What happened to the display down the left side, and how can I stop this from NEVER changing in the future? I've had this happen before, and every time it does it takes me half a day to find the hidden solution to the problem.

Asked by brent5 9 hours ago

Last reply by RobertJ 9 hours ago

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Want option to have the Bookmark folder list open with ONE click.

The Bookmark menu used to open with ONE click. Now it assumes you're using the same bookmark, and if you want a different one, you have to click twice. I have many book… (read more)

The Bookmark menu used to open with ONE click. Now it assumes you're using the same bookmark, and if you want a different one, you have to click twice. I have many bookmark categories, and I usually have to click twice to get to the menu to choose a folder/location.

I looked for but couldn't find an OPTION for it to work as it used to, open with one click. I'm disappointed that I couldn't find this option. I hope the option to return to the way it used to work will be available in the next Firefox update.

Asked by kjsles444 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 20 hours ago

Configuration of Bookmarks.

The present configuration of Bookmarks: Both "areas" of Bookmarks are linked, deleting from one will update the other. Neither are isolated personal storage areas for sel… (read more)

The present configuration of Bookmarks:

Both "areas" of Bookmarks are linked, deleting from one will update the other. Neither are isolated personal storage areas for selected bookmarks of the user's choosing. You can't keep/delete one bookmark in one area (Bookmarks toolbar and/or hamburger icon > Bookmarks) without the action being correspondingly reflected in the other area.

Now previously I could go to the hamburger Bookmarks, create and delete without my tool bar Bookmarks being effected. Any chance of this happening again please?

Asked by Suksan 2 days ago

Last reply by Suksan 19 hours ago

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Bookmark dialog disappears in 3 seconds

Hello, Since recently the bookmark dialog has changed its behaviour, and to worse from my perspective. If I don't do anything for about three seconds, the dialog closes a… (read more)

Hello,

Since recently the bookmark dialog has changed its behaviour, and to worse from my perspective. If I don't do anything for about three seconds, the dialog closes and the bookmark is saved to a place where I most likely don't want it to be saved. Is there a way to get rid of the three second time limit? Thanks!

It's not necessary to read further to answer my question. Bellow I'm going to give some criticism and express frustration about this new feature (or is it a bug?). The criticism is not directed towards the nice people here who give support to users who have problems.

I understand that developers get new ideas and want to put them into practice, but if you change an often used behaviour like this, I don't think it's user friendly to just change the behaviour without asking the user if he want's that behaviour. Personally I don't see how the automatically disappearing dialog helps me (it's very easy to click Esc if I change my mind about bookmarking a page), but I keep experiencing how it makes my browsing experience worse, as I often pause for a moment for example to think what name I'm going to give for the bookmark, or where am I going to place it.

In practice this change has wasted at least an hour of my time (to find an explanation and (in vain) a solution to fix the behaviour), made me annoyed, and based on the comments here and other places, made quite a few other people annoyed too.

Please, when you change the behaviour of Firefox in the future, before changing the behaviour for an individual user, ask him first if he even wants the change. For example show him a dialog where he is told that "we have this new feature where your familiar dialog keeps disappearing every three seconds for no reason so that you get the pleasure of invoking it again...and again...and again. If you want to have that feature, check the box on the left".

Asked by ari.torhamo 23 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 23 hours ago

Drag-drop bookmarking broken, Firefox 102.0 (64 bit)

Drag-drop bookmarking broken, Firefox 102.0 (64 bit) I do not know which update began exhibiting this apparent reversion bug, as i have just returned home from several we… (read more)

Drag-drop bookmarking broken, Firefox 102.0 (64 bit)

I do not know which update began exhibiting this apparent reversion bug, as i have just returned home from several weeks in the hospital due to a heart attack, and do not know how many updates i missed.

When doing a drag-drop of a URL from either a link on a page OR the address line at the top of the browser, I will receive a "sanity failure" error, ranging from an empty NON-URL file, to an OS error complaining about being unable to access an attempted directory destination.

If the link I am dragging is bereft of illegal characters (i.e., ":" -- a colon), the action will succeed.

If there IS a colon, the text to the LEFT of the colon will become the filename. The colon and everything to its right will be truncated. And, the file will be a zero-byte file of unknown (to me) type.

Other illegal characters in the page's Title field will produce more dramatic misbehavior.

PLEASE revert to the previous behavior (i.e., filtering the Title before creating the filename for the bookmark file)!

Earlier versions of Firefox (again, I do not know when this began) NEVER exhibited this behavior.

Asked by Kogaku 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Missing Bookmarks

I recently had my pc die and have had to get a new one and upon signing in to my firefox account and trying to sync, my bookmarks are not showing up. Everything else has … (read more)

I recently had my pc die and have had to get a new one and upon signing in to my firefox account and trying to sync, my bookmarks are not showing up. Everything else has synced fine.

Asked by skidwarpturbine 1 day ago

Last reply by Paul 1 day ago

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Missing Bookmarks

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are … (read more)

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks

Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are identical (ie. have only the default bookmarks stored) and one, generates a "quit/create new profile" message.

The "bookmarksbackup" folder (in /home/user/.Mozilla/Firefox/zs1jki8t.default) is empty.

The "import/backup" option (in Manage Bookmarks) offers nothing to choose. There is no 'list of dated automatic backups.'

Firefox did not create an "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop.

Browser privacy "strict". "Never remember history" was selected.

Running Firefox in Manjaro (Linux)

Help.

Asked by Wayn58 3 days ago

Answered by Terry 2 days ago

Other Bookmarks did not show up when I imported into Linux Parrot from Windows 8.1

I imported my bookmarks from a windows 8.1 computer to Parrot Linux Debian desktop (2 different computers). I am missing the everything from 'Other Bookmarks' after I imp… (read more)

I imported my bookmarks from a windows 8.1 computer to Parrot Linux Debian desktop (2 different computers). I am missing the everything from 'Other Bookmarks' after I imported it into the Linux computer, I can see all everything from 'Bookmarks Menu' though. The windows machine is not working anymore. But I have a saved copy of all the bookmarks from the windows 8.1 computer.

Is there a reason my import left out the Other Bookmarks but imported the Bookmarks Menu? How do get them into the linux firefox browser.

Firefox 78.15.0 oesr Linux Parrot home edition OS version 4.11

Thanks in advance

Asked by pocket123vpn 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 days ago

unest bookmarks

I have close to 2000 bookmarks. There are organized into folders. I want get ride of the folder structure and have all bookmarks on together in one place - no nested fold… (read more)

I have close to 2000 bookmarks. There are organized into folders. I want get ride of the folder structure and have all bookmarks on together in one place - no nested folders.

I could click, hold, drag and drop but would be time consuming as I have too many folders.

How do unest all folders and keep all bookmarks together in single place?

Thank you

Asked by ovande 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Library jumpes to the top of Bookmark list when expanding any folder

Hi, so for 2 versions now (since 101.0.1, while 101.0 was still ok) everytime when I'm in the Library/Bookmark Manager and expand any folder on the left, in the main wind… (read more)

Hi,

so for 2 versions now (since 101.0.1, while 101.0 was still ok) everytime when I'm in the Library/Bookmark Manager and expand any folder on the left, in the main window with the bookmarks, it jumps to the very top.

That is especionally annoying when you've selected some bookmarks to sort into folders which you first need to expand.

Why was that change? That behaviour wasn't there in earlier versions; and also makes no sense.

Asked by LeSeigneur 3 days ago

Bookmarks an History

It is impossible to delete history. The function as described does not work under the current release., Further, the function to save bookmarks in alphabetical order does… (read more)

It is impossible to delete history. The function as described does not work under the current release., Further, the function to save bookmarks in alphabetical order does not work either.

Asked by lee.lampiris 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Trendmicro Antivirus app on my Mac deleted all my important bookmarks

Hi, I would really appreciate your assistance with a issue regarding my Trendmicro Antivirus app on my Mac just deleted all my important bookmarks on my firefox browser. … (read more)

Hi, I would really appreciate your assistance with a issue regarding my Trendmicro Antivirus app on my Mac just deleted all my important bookmarks on my firefox browser. I tried to follow the support forums to restore them but I didn't have any luck. May I have some assistance please on the steps I need to take to restore all my previous bookmarks for my firefox browser on my MacOS? Thank you

Asked by roy.bidhan1720 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

I can't restore bookmarks after reset

I reset the laptop and lost the bookmarks. It originally reset to Edge but I downloaded Firefox. I have gone to the square of horizontal lines, clicked on Bookmarks, Ma… (read more)

I reset the laptop and lost the bookmarks. It originally reset to Edge but I downloaded Firefox. I have gone to the square of horizontal lines, clicked on Bookmarks, Manage Bookmarks, Import and Backup, Restore. The only date that shows is today's date. What else can I try?

Asked by starfish3865 5 days ago

Last reply by Dropa 4 days ago

bookmarks and upgrades

- You updated and took my bookmarks away (something I needed and used all the time. How can you do that? Really? - also every time I go on line I get another stupid sign… (read more)

- You updated and took my bookmarks away (something I needed and used all the time. How can you do that? Really? - also every time I go on line I get another stupid sign at the top right telling me to update again. I'm being pestered to do something that screwed me over. - I’ve tried the (old firefox date folder, thing) and it didn’t work. (so please don't suggest that) - I have to go looking for what bookmarks I have left (no more drop-down menu with all of them right there where over the years I've organized them)

I used to like this program, a lot. If I can’t get my Book marks back I’m done with FireFox. What the hell were you thinking?

Asked by glynnsimmons 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

How do I get my bookmarks back?

Firefox updated and my bookmarks are now gone. Firefox refuses to restore the old bookmarks, import from HTML ( this is from Opera). or import Microsoft Edge Legacy. I al… (read more)

Firefox updated and my bookmarks are now gone. Firefox refuses to restore the old bookmarks, import from HTML ( this is from Opera). or import Microsoft Edge Legacy.

I also would like to add that Microsoft Edge was able to import the HTML form Opera I have even tried exporting the ME bookmarks I restarted the computer

These are all the browsers with my old bookmarks Opera,Chrome, & IE I haven't update them in ages, and I forgot that the web bookmarks i was using went offline.

Thanks In Advance

Asked by youar3adummy 1 week ago

Last reply by youar3adummy 5 days ago

I can't reteive my bookmarks

Hello Support, After following the instructions several times to get back my bookmarks and get them to show I decided to contact you. I would rather speak to someone abou… (read more)

Hello Support,

After following the instructions several times to get back my bookmarks and get them to show I decided to contact you. I would rather speak to someone about this issues I am having but I don't have a phone number to call. So, Here I am sending a email to you. I have done everything to bring my bookmarks back but to no avail I haven't been successful. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME.

I turned on my computer one morning and I didn't have bookmarks showing that when it happen. It has been going on for the last 3 weeks now. I will be looking forward to your reply and help.

Sincerely,

Adolphus Miner [email and phone number]

Asked by atmj57 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 days ago