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Bookmarks painfully slow after 48.0.2 Firefox update

Everything was hunky dory until the awful v48 update. With no other changes to the system, bookmarks are now annoyingly slow to use. If I try to bookmark this page for ex… (read more)

Everything was hunky dory until the awful v48 update. With no other changes to the system, bookmarks are now annoyingly slow to use. If I try to bookmark this page for example, FF has to think for 2-5 seconds before I can enter tags. After saving the bookmark it freezes for another 1-3 seconds before I can do anything else. This is an awful downgrade.

There were absolutely no other changes to my setup except for the update. I didn't change any preference, install an addon, or the like. In any case, I performed a safe mode test and this makes the pauses even worse.

What else can I try? Your FF knowledge would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by jasu 3 years ago

Answered by John99 3 years ago

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Bookmarks sync problems: Bookmarks keep rearranging themselves in the bookmarks toolbar, and do not sync completely on Windows and Android.

My setup I'm using Firefox 47.0 on Fedora (64-bit GNU/Linux) with GNOME shell, and on Windows 10 (64-bit). I also have Firefox Sync on an Android tablet, but I don't do a… (read more)

My setup

I'm using Firefox 47.0 on Fedora (64-bit GNU/Linux) with GNOME shell, and on Windows 10 (64-bit). I also have Firefox Sync on an Android tablet, but I don't do as much web browsing on my tablet, so I haven't needed to look at the bookmarks there...


The problem(s)

On Fedora, the bookmarks in the Firefox bookmarks toolbar rearrange themselves. The bookmarks in one folder shift from the bottom to the top, and some bookmarks in the toolbar shift from left to right. I arrange my bookmarks by loose priority, so this annoying. Whenever I notice the bookmarks being out of order, I drag them back to where they were, but they always move themselves again later. This has been an ongoing issue for a couple months; I've only seriously attempted to troubleshoot the issue over the past week or so, and I'm not having any luck.

I don't think I've ever noticed the bookmarks moving themselves in the middle of a session, so I believe it's actually happening when I close or launch Firefox. However, reproducing this issue has been tricky, since the bookmarks do not *always* shuffle themselves every time I launch Firefox. Depending on how often I open/close the application, I may notice the bookmarks moving themselves once every other day, or a couple times in a single day.

This may be a separate issue, but I noticed it around the same time: On Windows 10, my bookmarks do not sync at all. There three or four bookmarks in the toolbar, but these do not get updated when I change them on my Linux machine, and none of the other bookmarks have synced to the Windows machine.


Things that I've already tried

I've tried reverting my bookmarks to a recent automatic backup (Library > Import and Backup > Restore). No change.

I've tried disabling all addons. No change.

I tried refreshing Firefox, to "reset to factory defaults". No change.

I tried deleting the file `xulstore.json` in my Firefox profile. No change.

I tried installing and running the Places Maintenance extension. I didn't entirely understand all the text output it generated while running, but I don't think it found any real errors. Anyway, no change.

I tried backing up my exports to a JSON file, then closing Firefox, then deleting the places.sqlite file, then restarting Firefox, and importing the bookmarks JSON file. No change.

Bookmarks still rearrange themselves on Linux and do not sync at all on Windows  :(

Asked by Android-the-Andrew 3 years ago

Answered by Android-the-Andrew 3 years ago

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Bookmarks keeps re-arranging back to same positions

Every time I restart Firefox browser, It's like Firefox goes back to a "saved" state I can't break. If I re-arrange bookmarks, they will revert back to the "saved state".… (read more)

Every time I restart Firefox browser, It's like Firefox goes back to a "saved" state I can't break.

If I re-arrange bookmarks, they will revert back to the "saved state".

Also I have Gmail pinned, and it always starts up with the same mail open, that I've delete numerous times.

I've just freshly installed my PC on a new HDD (also had issue on "old" HDD), and I'm experiencing the issue in both cases.

I'm using Firefox Sync and have version 60.0.2 64 bit version of Firefox on a fully updated Windows 10.

I've also tried froce syncing Firefox Sync after I've made the changes I want, but with same result.

Can anyone direct me to what could be wrong?

Asked by fhansen82 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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My bookmarks are duplicating exponentially. I added 2 new bookmarks and now they are 100s.... How can I cancel them and restore the original bookmarks?

After saving two some new bookmark, I found out on my other 2 pcs (synchronized with a third one) that the bookmarks I've added were just multiplied X times, where X stan… (read more)

After saving two some new bookmark, I found out on my other 2 pcs (synchronized with a third one) that the bookmarks I've added were just multiplied X times, where X stands for hundreds..... How can I restore my bookmark menu? What is the problem? Is it possible to delete more bookmarks at a time?

Asked by Aaron123 1 year ago

Answered by Aaron123 1 year ago

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how to eliminate all bookmarks on one computer before turning on sync on another computer with desired bookmarks?

Firefox 58.0, two windows 10 computers (desktop & laptop). Want to remove ALL bookmarks from laptop before I sync both computers. Goal is for computer (desktop) ful… (read more)

Firefox 58.0, two windows 10 computers (desktop & laptop). Want to remove ALL bookmarks from laptop before I sync both computers. Goal is for computer (desktop) full of bookmarks to sync with computer laptop with no bookmarks.

Thank YOU for your time and assistance!!

Asked by gjcj 2 years ago

Answered by user1929 2 years ago

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Yesterday I signed into my account and and installed Firefox on a new computer but my bookmarks were not transferred

Before signing in, I was informed onscreen that all bookmarks would be transferred but none of my details were transferred - so hundreds of irreplaceable bookmarks were l… (read more)

Before signing in, I was informed onscreen that all bookmarks would be transferred but none of my details were transferred - so hundreds of irreplaceable bookmarks were lost. Any help greatly appreciated.

I can't add troubleshooting info as I am using a library computer. I was using Windows 10.

Asked by galliwasp 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago