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Bookmark toolbar showing folder I don't want

Hello, I have my most important bookmarks and folders in my Bookmark Toolbar. Today when I turn on the computer a bookmark folder that I don't want on the toolbar is now… (read more)

Hello,

I have my most important bookmarks and folders in my Bookmark Toolbar. Today when I turn on the computer a bookmark folder that I don't want on the toolbar is now showing up and it's not letting me delete it. Weirdly, when I go into manage my bookmarks and look at the Bookmark Toolbar folder this folder doesn't show as being part of the toolbar. When I go to the folder in the bookmark manager screen it won't let me delete it. If I try to move it into another folder it just creates a copy of the folder and does nothing for the copy of the folder in the toolbar that I'm trying to remove. How do I get rid of this folder in my toolbar?

Asked by jewells03330 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

Bookmarks defaulting to last bookmark location for no reason.

So, I just noticed today that my bookmarks section is acting oddly. Normally it brings up the option for where to send a bookmark. But randomly, I've seen it suddenly swi… (read more)

So, I just noticed today that my bookmarks section is acting oddly. Normally it brings up the option for where to send a bookmark. But randomly, I've seen it suddenly switch to just defaulting to the last bookmark location. For example, I want to bookmark something in a bookmark folder I have specific for things related to writing, but when I go to bookmark the site, the first thing that comes up is the location I created for youtube videos. What exactly is going on here, and how do I fix that?

Asked by Marc7 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Firefox update 84.0.1 blocked bookmarks and folders

1. Have you tried to move bookmarks from a folder to another or tried to create new folders since the update 84.0.1? I can't move bookmarks for example from "Other Bookm… (read more)

1. Have you tried to move bookmarks from a folder to another or tried to create new folders since the update 84.0.1?

I can't move bookmarks for example from "Other Bookmarks" to "Bookmarks Menu" and I can't create new folders since the update 84.0.1. Nothing happens. Occasionally something happens, but when I restart Firefox, every changes have gone! This is weird. New folders are gone and bookmarks are where they use to be!

2. The "Other Bookmarks" folder is really annoying. What other bookmarks? Why you people decided behalf of me what folders do I need? If I wanted a folder "Other bookmarks", I would created it myself. That's also why I tried to move bookmarks from "Other Bookmarks" to "Bookmarks Menu" but nothing happens.

3. Now some people have decided that they put the Other Bookmarks folder to the Bookmarks Toolbar! Now the Other Bookmarks folder is in two places at the same time! Are you crazy? And I can't even move bookmarks from the Other Bookmarks folder.

4. I did this:

"Try to set browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 = false + restart."

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1311062#question-reply

That will remove the Other Bookmarks folder from the Bookmarks Menu but I still can't move bookmarks or create new folders because of the update 84.0.1?


(edited to fix Firefox version from 80.0.1 to 84.0.1 - c)

Asked by Aleksi Scott 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

[Meta] How can I add an answer to an archived question?

I found this question as top result at Google but found a better solution myself that I think would be useful for others. Unfortunately this question is archived and I ca… (read more)

I found this question as top result at Google but found a better solution myself that I think would be useful for others. Unfortunately this question is archived and I can not post answers there.

Question: Where did my bookmarked keyword searches go?

Solution for the tech-savvy / developers:

  1. Close Firefox
  2. Go to your Firefox profile directory
  3. Create a backup copy of places.sqlite
  4. Open places.sqlite in an sqlite editor
  5. Go to table "moz_keywords" and delete the line with the keyword you want to remove
  6. Commit/Save and quit

Background information: In my instance the place_id of the keyword had a matching entry in moz_places but not in moz_bookmarks. Changing a title of another entry in moz_places however does not change the title shown in Firefox but edits done in moz_bookmarks are shown. I can only assume that there must have been a change of usage in these tables at some point in time and the moz_places entries are no longer shown in the bookmarks manager but are still accessible via keywords.

Asked by David 1 week ago

lost bookmarks - followed help but proble...

I seem to have lost the bookmarks - so I searched help, found out how to restore using the library window...but as I select a previous dated restore point (any of them) I… (read more)

I seem to have lost the bookmarks - so I searched help, found out how to restore using the library window...but as I select a previous dated restore point (any of them) I obviously am told first that "this will replace..." etc. OK so I go ahead but then get a very terse error "Unable to process the backup file" So I searched on that found some tools to convert backups to html to be reimported...

But here's my question...I use sync across to other machines (android phone + another win10 laptop) - will either a) these other machines serve as "repositories" I could more simply sync to and recover - if so how? b) me importing the recovered HTMl (from json) backup somehow spoil those machines own copies of the bookmarks in thee next sync? WORSE - I also seem to have lost all the passwords...I see my profile as "default" and I am logged in the same name as on the other machines.... any advice is welcomed and TIA Phil

Asked by me184 1 week ago

Unable to delete TAGS in Firefox desktop version : 84.0.2 (64-bit)

Hi, I'm using Firefox desktop version : 84.0.2 (64-bit). I noticed that there are duplicates for most of my bookmark tags due to upper case & lower case. Example - … (read more)

Hi,

I'm using Firefox desktop version : 84.0.2 (64-bit). I noticed that there are duplicates for most of my bookmark tags due to upper case & lower case.

Example - "Wordpress" , "wordpress". (2 tags for the same word)

So I'm trying to delete these duplicate tag but unable to do so.

Note : I was able to create new tags & delete those. But those duplicate tags are not responding for deletion and If I rename a new one is being created like another new copy.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by Uday Krk 1 week ago

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How to remove the "Other Bookmarks" folder from the bar

When I started firefox today, there was a new folder added to my bookmarks toolbar - "Other Bookmarks". It was never there before and I want to remove it. In the bookmark… (read more)

When I started firefox today, there was a new folder added to my bookmarks toolbar - "Other Bookmarks". It was never there before and I want to remove it. In the bookmarks menu itself I have the "Bookmarks Toolbar" where I put the stuff I want to access often, and "Other Bookmarks" where I put other stuff I don't need as much. I don't see a reason why the "Other Bookmarks" should take up space on the bar.

Asked by kgs.void 1 week ago

Answered by Scribe 1 week ago

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[UI]How do I remove bookmark folder from the bookmark toolbar?

There is a folder I did not add to the bookmark toolbar on the top right corner of my firefox window, and I find no option to remove it on right click. I do not wish to d… (read more)

There is a folder I did not add to the bookmark toolbar on the top right corner of my firefox window, and I find no option to remove it on right click. I do not wish to delete this folder, just want to hide it.

Asked by fullfull9900 1 week ago

Answered by Scribe 1 week ago

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Other Bookmarks appears in Bookmark Toolbar

Hello, I'm using Firefox Nightly and it just updated to 84.0a1 (2020-10-30) (64-bit). With this update, the "Other Bookmarks" folder appears on the Bookmarks Toolbar. It'… (read more)

Hello,

I'm using Firefox Nightly and it just updated to 84.0a1 (2020-10-30) (64-bit). With this update, the "Other Bookmarks" folder appears on the Bookmarks Toolbar. It's situated on the far right, after the 2 right arrows that show the rest on the bookmarks from the toolbar. I've looked into the settings to see if this new addition can be hidden or removed, but I couldn't find anything. Can somebody tell me how I can hide it ?

Thank you, Flavius

Asked by Flavius Bejan 2 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 months ago

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How can I transfer firefox bookmarks from [defunct] computer hard disk?

My old computer died. I've rescued the hard disk and have it connected to my new pc via usb. I've an old json file on it dated 2019 but I need to get the bookmarks which… (read more)

My old computer died. I've rescued the hard disk and have it connected to my new pc via usb. I've an old json file on it dated 2019 but I need to get the bookmarks which are up to date ie end of 2020. Is it possible please? And why doesn't signing into my ff account automatically retrieve bookmarks? Thanks for any help you can give ... Happy New Year!

Asked by Teresa 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Remove "Other bookmarks" folder from Bookmarks Toolbar

Hello. My Bookmarks Toolbar always showed bookmarks from it's folder with "two arrows" dropdown button at the end, but since today the toolbar ends with "other bookmarks"… (read more)

Hello.

My Bookmarks Toolbar always showed bookmarks from it's folder with "two arrows" dropdown button at the end, but since today the toolbar ends with "other bookmarks" folder. How can I remove this folder from the toolbar?

Asked by mycsharp.ru 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

Restoring bookmarks to Firefox via Time Machine back-up

Howdy All, I have an iMac Retina 4K 2017, running Catalina 10.15.7 I recently deleted Firefox completely because I was having serious problems with it becoming nonrespons… (read more)

Howdy All,

I have an iMac Retina 4K 2017, running Catalina 10.15.7

I recently deleted Firefox completely because I was having serious problems with it becoming nonresponsive. I really want/need to restore my bookmarks and I'm hoping that one of you can help me understand how to restore my bookmarks from Time Machine back-up. I've been searching for and trying things but just can't seem to figure it out. I would truly appreciate any guidance you may offer.

Freddie

Asked by wyndhamf 1 week ago

Bookmarks

Hello Good Folks... I'm Big Fan of my Bookmarks, but, I have a strange issue.. FF won't allow me to save a Bookmark *outside* the framed window?? Any ideas how I can f… (read more)

Hello Good Folks...

I'm Big Fan of my Bookmarks, but, I have a strange issue.. FF won't allow me to save a Bookmark *outside* the framed window?? Any ideas how I can fix this?

(I've looked around in the 'Search SUPPORT' area for a good while, ... but didn't find anything that really related to this particular issue.)

Thanks for any help !!  ;~)

Asked by Komokozie 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Firefox Bookmarks - Too few tags permitted

Hi, I trust you all had a (well deserved) merry Christmas. I have a question regarding bookmarks in Firefox. This is something that has been bugging me for some years (ye… (read more)

Hi, I trust you all had a (well deserved) merry Christmas.

I have a question regarding bookmarks in Firefox. This is something that has been bugging me for some years (yes, it has taken me that long to get around to asking about this). Over the last decade I have amounted a large assortment of bookmarks, which I have carefully structured and also add suitable tags to (as I know what I am likely to search for in future). This works very well for me and it's surprising how my past self has been so accurate at predicting what I may find useful to my present/future self, when it comes to searching for something in my bookmarks.

Herein lies my problem though. I often need to put in a number of tags to make a given web resource findable in the future. For example, I was just reading up about the Google compute module, and have been trying to enter the following tags: Google Edge TPU (Neural compute) sbc network artificial intelligence machine vision intel stick Quantization

This number of keywords is too long, yet I don't want to really remove any of these words/acronyms. Why are the bookmarks so heavily restricted with regards to tags? I see that when I look at the bookmarks, there is also a **keywords** option too, but those words are not searchable, so I don't see much value in placing anything in there.

I am not 100% sure, but I could swear too, that bookmarks used to have a description section too, where I could make notes regarding a weblink (EG: "this website has particularly good recipes for pasta, but ignore their vegatarian options as they don't review very favorably"). I may be thinking of another web browser from a long time ago. Having a description field for each bookmark (which is not restricted to a ridiculously short length like the **Tags** field) would be an excellent idea.

so, to summarize: 1. How do I work around having such a short **Tag** field (and when is Mozilla going to fix this?) 2. Can we please have a Description field for each bookmark. Please!

These are just about my only criticisms of what is otherwise my absolute favorite of browsers. Thanks for the great work and effort by all, and have a prosperous and healthy 2021.

Asked by Witenite 2 weeks ago

Last reply by knowledge is like power 1 week ago

Other Bookmarks Folder on the Toolbar

Previously I was accidentally able to place the "Other Bookmarks" Folder on the Toolbar, perfectly placed on the LH side, but it was inadvertently deleted from there, I c… (read more)

Previously I was accidentally able to place the "Other Bookmarks" Folder on the Toolbar, perfectly placed on the LH side, but it was inadvertently deleted from there, I can't remember how to replace it in that spot which is much more user friendly, and all other efforts have failed. I would appreciate help please.

Asked by qbasket 1 week ago

Last reply by Scribe 1 week ago

A Windows update caused all my bookmarks and history (and most cookies) to disappear. Im on Firefox 68.10.0esr

Edited to correct some history -- so the followng transcript may be a bit out of synch -- I will state my current question below. Two things happened at the same time --… (read more)

Edited to correct some history -- so the followng transcript may be a bit out of synch -- I will state my current question below.

Two things happened at the same time -- I uninstalled Adobe Flash, and a Windows Update ran. I didn't notice the Windows update, so I blamed the wrong thing, the Flash uninstall. It was WIndows.

The Windows update caused all my bookmarks and history (and most cookies) to disappear. I'm on Firefox 68.10.0esr

I found my Profiles at C:\Users\[me]\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles but I don't understand what's in there enough to fish the bookmarks out, and I don't see anything that looks like "15 backups" promised by the Mozilla help pages.

Where are my Bookmark backups?

Asked by BostonBowTie 2 weeks ago

Last reply by terauck 1 week ago

firefox 82.0.2 I cannot export bookmarks

Hi all I am running firefox 82.0.2 and I cannot export my bookmarks to html When I take the jon file and check it on another browser many bookmarks are missing like a lot… (read more)

Hi all

I am running firefox 82.0.2 and I cannot export my bookmarks to html

When I take the jon file and check it on another browser many bookmarks are missing like a lot

Is there a tool I can use that will export my bookmark -- so the job gets done and I will remove my current version of firefox

Thank you all

Asked by Jesus 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago