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In Mac: open tabs sessions saved in bookmark, and add new bookmark to tabs

Topic: Bookmarks and Tabs I recently saved my tab sessions in several bookmarks which I named per topic - eg Bookmark name 'Groupon Tabs', which contains several tabs of … (read more)

Topic: Bookmarks and Tabs I recently saved my tab sessions in several bookmarks which I named per topic - eg Bookmark name 'Groupon Tabs', which contains several tabs of Groupon pages I am interested in, to look at later. Today I saw a page which I want to save by adding it to this bookmark. But when I click on 'Groupon tabs' nothing happens - I was expecting to see the list of tabs saved, but I cannot find them. So the question is: a) how can I open eg 'Groupon' tab so I have access to all the tabs it contains b) how do I add a new tab to this bookmark Many thanks in advance.

Asked by Marilou 14 hours ago

Bookmarks menu is on toolbar, not under "bookmarks" in the menu bar

OK. someone kindly offered me a new-to-me computer and claimed that they had transferred everything to the newish one. Well, what they did was take my umpteen gazillion … (read more)

OK. someone kindly offered me a new-to-me computer and claimed that they had transferred everything to the newish one. Well, what they did was take my umpteen gazillion desktop shortcuts and place them all in "bookmarks menu". EEK.` That's way too many. So I exported them to an html file/link/firefox internet shortcut on the desktop called "bookmarks.html". Worked swell. However, the bookmarks menu went along. It no longer appears under"bookmarks" on the menu bar. I was able to get it onto the toolbar. (star in tray). If I click on that, and then select "bookmarks sidebar", what appears in the sidebar is perfect. Just like new. But on the menu bar, on the dropdown menu under "bookmarks", no "bookmarks menu".

I can live with this BUT I really don't want to BECAUSE there are bizillion bookmarks in the bookmarks menu. I need to send them someplace (or gather them into a NEW folder, so that I can add newly created bookmarks and be all neat and organized.

How do I put the "bookmarks menu" that shows on the sidebar back under "bookmarks" ??? How do I get the bizillion bookmarks off of "bookmarks menu"? Is there a "select all", then "delete"? I don't want to lose the ones in the html folder on the desktop. I am happy with them being in an html folder on my desktop. Should I change the name of the html link to XYZ.html?

I just do not understand how the sidebar can look perfect but the menu bar doesn't.

Help, please !

Asked by yukonlilye2021 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 22 hours ago

bookmarks gone, can not bookmark at all

version 94.0.2 (64-bit) message: "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security s… (read more)

version 94.0.2 (64-bit) message: "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem." I can not see any of my bookmarks and I can not bookmark any page. I have: Shut down Firefox and restarted: no help uninstalled, deleted folders, and reinstalled: no help Import bookmarks from another browser: no help. That doesn't work either

What "security software" is the message talking about?

Hope you can help, because I don't want to go to another browser.

Robert

Asked by rschoenert 1 day ago

Last reply by rschoenert 1 day ago

Can't delete bookmark tags created by pre-installed Firefox in Linux

I have a ton of unused tags that cannot be deleted. Apparently unused tags are supposed to be deleted automatically but for some reason they do not. These tags came from … (read more)

I have a ton of unused tags that cannot be deleted. Apparently unused tags are supposed to be deleted automatically but for some reason they do not. These tags came from a Linux Firefox installation with the Linux distributions bookmarks.

Is there any way to manually delete them from Firefox?

Asked by EaS 1 day ago

a bookmark subfolder now missing on one device where it used to show

A subfolder in one of my bookmark folders has disappeared from view on my Windows 10 device. It was there as recently as this past week (I use it frequently). It still sh… (read more)

A subfolder in one of my bookmark folders has disappeared from view on my Windows 10 device. It was there as recently as this past week (I use it frequently). It still shows (and contains bookmarks) when I look on my Android device under Desktop Bookmarks. Oddly enough, I decided to bookmark again one of the pages in the missing folder and the star next to the address indicated it's been bookmarked and the subfolder still shows up in the list when I attempted to bookmark it again. It also shows in the Bookmarks list when I go to Manage Bookmarks (as a subfolder where it has always been). Why is it not showing up when I try to access it from my bookmarks list when I click on the Show Your Bookmarks icon? It won't let me screen shot the dropdown menus.

Asked by JAS 1 day ago

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Changes to bookmark management in FF 94.0.2

Prior to FF 94.0.2 saving a bookmark opened an option to select the folder in which it was to be placed. With 94.0.2 the bookmark is saved directly to the last folder sel… (read more)

Prior to FF 94.0.2 saving a bookmark opened an option to select the folder in which it was to be placed. With 94.0.2 the bookmark is saved directly to the last folder selected with no option to select a folder. I have to perform an extra action immediately to edit the bookmark location. If this isn't done before closing the tab I have no way of finding the bookmark again. Please revert

Asked by davivid 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

bookmarks

I had to install Firefox on a new desktop and I can not get my bookmarks to show on the right side of the screen permanently. The bar will show when i select on the menu… (read more)

I had to install Firefox on a new desktop and I can not get my bookmarks to show on the right side of the screen permanently. The bar will show when i select on the menu and its on the top of the screen but why can I get it back like I had it on my other PC with the bookmarks on the side?

Asked by gerardd 2 days ago

Last reply by TNorth 1 day ago

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I cannot find where a folder is located

I cannot find a folder in Bookmarks. When I edit a bookmark I see the folder it in. It is actually a sub folder. I know it is a sub folder of another folder but I dont kn… (read more)

I cannot find a folder in Bookmarks. When I edit a bookmark I see the folder it in. It is actually a sub folder. I know it is a sub folder of another folder but I dont know what the parent folder is. I want to keep related bookmarks together. I can navigate to one web page in the sub folder from memory so I can see the folder it is in but have no way of determining the parent folder.

Asked by bygeorgejr 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

Just lost 25 years of accumulated bookmarks, can they be recovered?

Just refresh my computer, new install of Firefox, but all of my Bookmarks were missing, a collection of 25 years, all gone. Tried to sync with my XP computer, where the … (read more)

Just refresh my computer, new install of Firefox, but all of my Bookmarks were missing, a collection of 25 years, all gone. Tried to sync with my XP computer, where the originals were, but it too was empty. Found JSONLZ4 files, two of them, one dated today and one dated yesterday. Both empty, is there any way to recover all those bookmarks?

Asked by NatSov01 4 days ago

Last reply by NatSov01 3 days ago

Cannot save or move around bookmarks by drag&drop anymore

I use the bookmark bar very heavily and my workflow was to just "drag" the tab with the mouse to folder in the bookmark bar, which would unfold and I drop the tab/bookmar… (read more)

I use the bookmark bar very heavily and my workflow was to just "drag" the tab with the mouse to folder in the bookmark bar, which would unfold and I drop the tab/bookmark in the desired sub-folder.

This worked really well for me, and was fast.

Recently, this stopped working. I can still drop a bookmark in one of the main folders in the bookmark bar. But not in any sub-folder, since the main folder closes as soon as I move the mouse inside it. It is also not possible anymore to move the already-saved bookmarks around via drag&drop.

System: Linux (Manjaro Gnome 41.1) Firefox for Arch Linux 94.0.2 (64bit)

Asked by jochenstehle 1 week ago

Last reply by jochenstehle 3 days ago

Firefox browser is not responding properly?

My Bookmarks will not load up? It's like the links are dead? It isn't just Bookmarks either. I'm having trouble getting my WP sites to respond when I click on various thi… (read more)

My Bookmarks will not load up? It's like the links are dead? It isn't just Bookmarks either. I'm having trouble getting my WP sites to respond when I click on various things that I am working on. I hate to do this, but I will have to try another browser, if I cannot resolve this quickly.

Asked by David 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

Firefox Library: Batch section of bookmarks and typing a new tag append the tag instead of replacing the old ones

Using Firefox 94.0 The objective is to change the tags of large numbers of bookmarks. This is to organize existing bookmarks under new categories that help in finding the… (read more)

Using Firefox 94.0

The objective is to change the tags of large numbers of bookmarks. This is to organize existing bookmarks under new categories that help in finding them more easily.

Until some time ago, I used the Library (Ctrl + Shift + O) to first select a batch of bookmarks (whether or not filtered after an existing tag or another criterion); and typed the new tag in the field Tags: at the bottom of the Library dialogue window. If I had to change the tag, I simply wrote the new one; the old one was replaced. If I had to add a tag, I could repeat the old tag and add the new one.

Now, instead, my new tag is appended to each and every bookmark in the batch. This makes it impossible to delete the old tags, unless you do it one at a time. Both doing and undoing become unwieldy when you have tens or hundreds of bookmarks. Also, it defeats the purpose of streamlining, because the number of tags grows.

So, there is a difference in behavior between editing the tag of a single bookmark and the tag of a batch of bookmark. Is this intended? If so, how to work around that? If not, I presume this is bug.

Asked by XavierStuvw 3 days ago

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bookmarks

After a crash and reboot where I lost my bookmarks, I discovered a "file" of them in a folder I had created for another purpose on my desktop. I don't know how they got t… (read more)

After a crash and reboot where I lost my bookmarks, I discovered a "file" of them in a folder I had created for another purpose on my desktop. I don't know how they got there! file:///C:/Users/Alan/OneDrive/Desktop/MECHANICS/bookmarks.html Perhaps saved in OneDrive and migrated somehow during reboot? Anyway, is there a way to transfer these into my newly downloaded Firefox browser? Thanks!

Asked by ARA 5 days ago

Answered by ARA 4 days ago

Recent bookmarks

I usually work with my bookmarks side bar open all the time. Until recently whenever I bookmarked a page it wourld show at the bottom of the 'other bookmarks' section. N… (read more)

I usually work with my bookmarks side bar open all the time. Until recently whenever I bookmarked a page it wourld show at the bottom of the 'other bookmarks' section. Now, I seem to have a 'recently bookmarked' section where everything goes. (Possibly I always had this section - just never used it!). If I move a newly arrived bookmark either to one of my saving folders or to or the 'other bookmarks' and then delete it from the 'recently bookmarked' section the bookmark in the folder is deleted as well. I'd like to go back to my simple life please..............

Asked by altwoodco 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

get to my account & bookmarks so I can see them on new computer

I have an account on windows computer and old Mac. I just got a new mac. How do I get to my bookmarks that have been saved on my account so they appear on my new Mac? … (read more)

I have an account on windows computer and old Mac. I just got a new mac. How do I get to my bookmarks that have been saved on my account so they appear on my new Mac?

Asked by Ted Cohen 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

search engine shotrcut without query

Is there a way to use "search engine shortcut" without query just to go to a website of the appropriate search-engine? So as, for example, after writing "g" (or "g"+space… (read more)

Is there a way to use "search engine shortcut" without query just to go to a website of the appropriate search-engine?

So as, for example, after writing "g" (or "g"+space) in the search bar and pressing Enter, firefox opened the url "https://www.google.com/search?q=" (or something like that).

It used to work this way in older versions of Firefox (before 83), but since then firefox just searches "g" with the default search engine. Or it "eats" the shortcut (after pressing space) and turns it into a "blue/gray search engine label" but it does not allow me to go to the search engine web without writing some query that I need to remove afterwards.

I was using this feature as a sort of bookmark shortcuts to "custom" search engine websites (I'm using tens of them for debugging purposes and often need to fill in some additional parameters to the "text" query - often even to an "empty query").

The closest I got googling was probably "browser.urlbar.update2.emptySearchBehavior" - but it either does not work already, does not do what I'm expecting or I did not come up with the correct value for it.

Asked by sasa.mh 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago