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How can I get bookmark drop down to extend folder list to the left instead of the right?
Recently cleaned up my bookmarks. Previously when I clicked on the bookmark file bar icon (between history and tools buttons at the top of the screen) the bookmark drop down would appear with my folders and links (as expected) and when I moused over a folder it would open a drop down list on the left of the main bookmark drop down but now it is opening on the right. How can I get it back to opening on the right?
This is not about having a bookmark pane always open on the left side of the window. Rather it is about how to control how the drop down menus act. (OSX 10.9.3 and Firefox 30.0)
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I think the side where the bookmarks submenu opens depends on how much room is available.
I understand that thought but the dimensions of the viewing area haven't changed. I also tried changing the size of the main FireFox window making it bigger to no avail. I did update to version 30 recently but because I reorged the bookmarks I suspected that has raised the issue. Maybe something new with version 30?
So maybe the question would/should be how and/or what do I need to increase to get the sub menu to go back to being on the left?
Are there any bookmarks that have a long name in that folder?
Modified by cor-el
I have this same problem and just copied the same description into a new question as this does not appear to have ever been answered. This close to dumping FireFox - which I prefer - unless I can get this fixed. I don't get the buttons on these answers either - "was this helpful" - click "no" - answer is "sorry to hear that" - so what is the point of the buttons again? I don't have time for this and just need to know - can the folder expansion be moved back to open on the left or not? If not - done - save the suffering tying to figure this out.
I have never seen any settings for that. The default seems to be to go to the right, unless there is not enough room on the right.
You may have a bookmark in a folder that has a long name that prevents opening the next folder to the right.
Did you check your bookmarks to see if that isn't the case?
So I think I understand what your suggesting but I have a folder inside a folder that has long names and it opens back to the left (after the initially opening to the right) and appears to overlay the screen space needed to display the titles.
If your right (no pun intended) then the programming that supports the drop down menu display would need to scan through all the enclosed folders looking for the potentially longest title to determine which way to open the list?
I know that this is a minor issue but it does seem that something may have changed here. It would be nice if there was away to control this part of the drop down operation. Thanks!