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bookmarks, history, and library seem to be the same thing?!

Hi community, I want to bookmark only sites I wish to return to, but it seems that my entire history is bookmarked. I don't mind Firefox remembering my entire history, b… (read more)

Hi community, I want to bookmark only sites I wish to return to, but it seems that my entire history is bookmarked. I don't mind Firefox remembering my entire history, but it seems as though one's history and bookmarks and library are one and the same thing. I started using, "tags" to deal with it, but even tags require me to dig through my library/entire history to find them. Isn't there some way to have my bookmarks be separate from my history/library? Thanks in advance!

Asked by tril 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Time consuming process to access Yahoo mail via Firefox

I recently purchased a 2020 iMac and have found accessing my yahoo mail account cumbersome. Each time I open Firefox, I have to start from scratch to access my yahoo emai… (read more)

I recently purchased a 2020 iMac and have found accessing my yahoo mail account cumbersome. Each time I open Firefox, I have to start from scratch to access my yahoo emails (search for yahoo mail sign-in link, enter yahoo email account, enter yahoo password). Incredibly time-consuming and frustrating. On my previous iMac (purchased 2008!), yahoo mail opened immediately when Firefox opened, making it very easy to quickly check my email. I have been unable to reproduce this rapid access route, despite spending a few hours on the phone with Yahoo (which finally gave up and suggested asking Firefox). Bookmark for yahoo mail vanishes when Firefox is closed and then re-opened. Same for top sites. Direct yahoo email access remains only as long as Firefox remains open. I would appreciate help in creating an efficient route from opening Firefox to reading my yahoo emails. Thanks!

Asked by georgeleehorton 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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How to edit the URL of a bookmark upon adding?

Hello! When I add a bookmark, I often find myself in the situation that I would like to adjust the URL. Alas, this cannot be done in the pop-up dialog that appears when c… (read more)

Hello!

When I add a bookmark, I often find myself in the situation that I would like to adjust the URL. Alas, this cannot be done in the pop-up dialog that appears when clicking on the star button in the address bar.

Then again, it's quite tedious to find that bookmark in the bookmarks library to edit the URL there.

Am I missing something here or is this a missing feature?

Markus

Asked by mnissl 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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private vs. Public

I use the firefox browser at work which is a public computer, and on my personal laptop at home. The "History, bookmarks, and recently browsed" is crossing over from Priv… (read more)

I use the firefox browser at work which is a public computer, and on my personal laptop at home. The "History, bookmarks, and recently browsed" is crossing over from Private to the public computer. How do I prevent this....

Asked by jojo41765 1 year ago

Last reply by jojo41765 1 year ago

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Unable to process the backup file

Hello I have a problem when restoring the file from one computer to another, when I want to restore it it gives this error "Unable to process the backup file". I have bee… (read more)

Hello

I have a problem when restoring the file from one computer to another, when I want to restore it it gives this error "Unable to process the backup file". I have been looking for some program that allows me to unzip or remove the data or repair.

I have consulted many forums and videos and I cannot know if the failure is irreparable or is there any way to get the information I have consulted this page but it does not finish working https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/bookbackreader.html

"File name: bookmarks-2020-07-24_1163_gm8tLHmdNSoVAHsxUPQZAg==.jsonlz4; Size: 137303; last modified 24/7/2020 9:46:12 (failed JSON parsing: SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected character at line 1 column 1 of the JSON data)"

Can anybody help me?

thanks,

Asked by sdiaz.anunzia 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Creating bookmarks

suddenly today, August 19, 2020, when I select "Bookmark this page", a bookmark is INSTANTLY created whereas up until yesterday there was a popup/dialog that asked what i… (read more)

suddenly today, August 19, 2020, when I select "Bookmark this page", a bookmark is INSTANTLY created whereas up until yesterday there was a popup/dialog that asked what i wanted to name it and where to save it. Now I have the added hassle of having to "Edit this bookmark" every.single.time. Any way to get the dialog box back??

Asked by teep37 1 year ago

Answered by teep37 1 year ago

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Alphabetize bookmarks in a folder

I followed the instructions to alphabetize my bookmarks in the folder from where I imported them from Microsoft Edge. When I open the bookmark icon in Firefox, all my boo… (read more)

I followed the instructions to alphabetize my bookmarks in the folder from where I imported them from Microsoft Edge. When I open the bookmark icon in Firefox, all my bookmarks are alphabetized form "y" to "a". How do I put them in alphabetical order?

Sorry about the image quality, I couldn't get a screen capture so I photographed the display.

Thank you

Asked by stealexander 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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lost all my bookmarks

while i was doing something else, a new version of firefox asked to be installed. I closed the window but somehow it continued. I have a new version but all my bookmark… (read more)

while i was doing something else, a new version of firefox asked to be installed. I closed the window but somehow it continued. I have a new version but all my bookmarks and bookmark tools etc are lost. I tried to follow the instructions from help, but it seems like the bookmarks have been deleted there is nothing in them. Are they stored anywhere in the computer and if so, how can I import them?

Asked by centerperform 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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saving bookmarks to synced folders

Hello, I recently synced my devices and when I try to save a bookmark to a folder on my Windows 7 computer, I click on "choose", but folders don't come up, even though th… (read more)

Hello, I recently synced my devices and when I try to save a bookmark to a folder on my Windows 7 computer, I click on "choose", but folders don't come up, even though they've been synced to this computer. I have to save everything to 'other bookmarks' and then drag them to a folder. Is there a way to fix this? TYIA!

Asked by RoseThorn 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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My Bookmarks are missing. My backups will not process. What can I do?

Hello, I started my machine today, and my bookmarks are missing. My account has been synced for months, if not a year now. The backups that are offered by the browser wil… (read more)

Hello,

I started my machine today, and my bookmarks are missing. My account has been synced for months, if not a year now. The backups that are offered by the browser will not process. I've used every possible solution from the community.

I'm at a loss of what I can do.

Asked by stevenbyrd85 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to create a shortcut bookmark that points to a bookmark folder

I organize bookmarks in folders and sub folders by subject matter. Is it possible to create a Shortcuts Folder whose entries actually point to folders elsewhere in the bo… (read more)

I organize bookmarks in folders and sub folders by subject matter.

Is it possible to create a Shortcuts Folder whose entries actually point to folders elsewhere in the bookmarks tree?

It'd be nice if Shortcuts Folder can be in Bookmarks Toolbar

Thank you very much

Asked by Alex Sosa 1 year ago

Last reply by Alex Sosa 1 year ago

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Missing bookmarks

I'm a newby in Firefox... I just formatted and thought that all I need to do was login in Firefox to recover all bookmarks, etc. Apparently not :( Or did I did something … (read more)

I'm a newby in Firefox... I just formatted and thought that all I need to do was login in Firefox to recover all bookmarks, etc.

Apparently not :( Or did I did something wrong?

Asked by Telmo 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Edit URL while adding new bookmark?

Is there a way to edit the URL of a bookmark while I'm adding it? I've changed from Google Chrome to Firefox months ago, and this is one of my biggest gripes with Firefox… (read more)

Is there a way to edit the URL of a bookmark while I'm adding it?

I've changed from Google Chrome to Firefox months ago, and this is one of my biggest gripes with Firefox ever since I switched. Back when I used Google Chrome, I used this feature when I'm bookmarking YouTube videos.

YouTube will often add extra text at the end of URLs, such as "&feature=em-uploademail." I usually remove this to try and keep my URLs as clean as possible. The inability to edit bookmark URLs while creating new bookmarks makes this process much more tedious because when I realize that there's extra text at the end of a URL I have to remove the extra text in the address bar, refresh the page, wait several seconds for the page to fully load (when the page is still loading, the title of the page is often blank), and then I can finally bookmark the video.

This issue has been so annoying to the point of where I've considered switching back to Google Chrome.

Asked by Hyde 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to get a multirow bookmarks toolbar in Firefox 74?

Hi, Today I installed the new Firefox 74 but now my multirow bookmarks toolbar is not working correct anymore. They are not side by side, they are now among one another. … (read more)

Hi,

Today I installed the new Firefox 74 but now my multirow bookmarks toolbar is not working correct anymore. They are not side by side, they are now among one another. See attached screen, ca. 75% of the screen is used by the bookmarks.

The following code is contained in my userChrome.css file:

/* Multi-Row Bookmarks Toolbar Firefox 66+ */

#PersonalToolbar {
  min-height: unset !important;
  max-height: unset !important;
/* text-align: center !important; */
}

#PersonalToolbar #PlacesToolbarItems {
  overflow-x: visible !important;
  overflow-y: visible !important;
  display: inline-block !important;
}

#PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item > .toolbarbutton-icon[label]:not([label=""]) {
  /* Reduce padding on individual bookmarks to fit rows closer together */
  margin-inline-end: 0px !important;
}

Does anybody have a solution for this?

PS: If you need more info, please ask...

Best regards heusmich

Asked by heusmich 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago