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How do I Save my Bookmarks? I want to re-install my OS to clean my PC.

Greetings, How do I Save my Bookmarked Websites? I want to do a low level format on my hard-drive and re-install my OS followed by software, etc. I have a lot of Bookmark… (read more)

Greetings,

How do I Save my Bookmarked Websites? I want to do a low level format on my hard-drive and re-install my OS followed by software, etc. I have a lot of Bookmarks and don't want to loose them.

Thanks

Asked by N9XFX 8 years ago

Answered by Swarnava Sengupta 8 years ago

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Where are cookies stored. I want to copy them so I can have them for a future version of Firefox.

I'm using Amazon's Cloud Player. This device has a limit on the quantity of devices/account. I'm interested in retaining/copying my Amazon cookies so that I can insert th… (read more)

I'm using Amazon's Cloud Player. This device has a limit on the quantity of devices/account. I'm interested in retaining/copying my Amazon cookies so that I can insert them into a future version of Firefox - or another browser on another computer without exceeding Amazon's "limit".

Asked by bobweston 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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How can I change the language of Firefox?

I am using Firefox 11.0 in Spanish. I would like to change this to English. Can I do this without uninstalling my browser? I don't want to lose my bookmarks and settings.… (read more)

I am using Firefox 11.0 in Spanish. I would like to change this to English. Can I do this without uninstalling my browser? I don't want to lose my bookmarks and settings.

Thank you for your help.

Asked by moondog 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago

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How to get normal blank page when open a new tab, using "+"

When open a new tab, using "+", I want Firefox to open blank page. But it shows all my visited websites from browsing history. "Blank page" is with pictures-hyperlinks of… (read more)

When open a new tab, using "+", I want Firefox to open blank page. But it shows all my visited websites from browsing history. "Blank page" is with pictures-hyperlinks of those webpages! How to get normal blank page without pictures-hyperlinks of browsing history without deleting all of browsing history?

Asked by Evropeec 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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How do I restore the address bar at the top of my window in firefox on a mac?

My kids were messing with my computer and must have pushed something and everything disappeared. I need to know how to put an address bar (back button, refresh, ect) back… (read more)

My kids were messing with my computer and must have pushed something and everything disappeared. I need to know how to put an address bar (back button, refresh, ect) back up into the top of my window. Part of the problem is that my computer screen is cracked and I can't see anything in my menu easily. A command that would restore the address bar would help. Thanks.

Asked by weberv41 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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How do I get back my AT&T Yahoo Home Page and Tool Bar?

I am a senior citizen with little computer knowledge. I cannot cope with changes to my home page because I do not have the knowledge/skills to undo the changes your prog… (read more)

I am a senior citizen with little computer knowledge. I cannot cope with changes to my home page because I do not have the knowledge/skills to undo the changes your program has installed. AT&T is my Internet Service Provider. Firefox is my browser. Right? When I installed the newer version of Firefox it usurped my AT&T Yahoo Home Page and Task Bar. I want my old home page and task bar back. I used system recovery to go back a couple hrs. prior to when the new Fire Fox was installed and lost Firefox & At&T. Was in a great state of frustration when I couldn't get system recovery up after going to control panel. System recovery finally popped up again and I went forward to after installation of new Fire Fox and have system up again. I am unable to read up on new Fire Fox program now. All I want is my old AT&T Yahoo Home Page back with their Task Bar. I can learn new Fire Fox as time permits. For a non-profit organization I find Fire Fox quite aggressive. That is good when mobilizing us to write or call Congress but not to take over my Home Page. Will have to admit new Fire Fox sure is faster. I do want to commend you for taking a stand against what Congress is trying to do and also for your non-intrusive, not obnoxious way of asking for donations. You help inform us and let us know of your need and anyone that is not a free loader with a conscience, I think, would make a donation according to what one can afford. Keep up the good work and the good fight..........please do help me restore my home page back to AT&T with the old task bar. I appreciate all the help you can give me. Please excuse this long note. Blessings, Helen Added Note: AT&T home page returned. Still need Tool Bar. Troubleshooting information from Firefox help for Tool Bar below. Also info to restore Refresh and Home icon below.

Asked by hew99sbcglobal.net 8 years ago

Answered by Vivek 8 years ago

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My default search engine has been set to something other than Google. How do I switch it back?

Somehow my default search engine has been changed from Google to something called "My Web Search". I want to switch it back to Google, but I can't figure out how. I dis… (read more)

Somehow my default search engine has been changed from Google to something called "My Web Search". I want to switch it back to Google, but I can't figure out how. I disabled the plugin and removed it from my search engine options in the upper right corner, but nothing has changed.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by TXGuy 10 years ago

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My list of "Favories" bookmarks from Internet Explorer disappeared; I can't find them- "Import from IE" brings up an obsolete list of Favorites...how do I find

I have tried every option under all of the "Help" articles in order to find my missing bookmarks ('Favorites') from IE, and nothing has worked. When I tried "Import from … (read more)

I have tried every option under all of the "Help" articles in order to find my missing bookmarks ('Favorites') from IE, and nothing has worked. When I tried "Import from IE", it loaded a list of Favorites at least a year old. I cannot find the current bookmarks which are stored in the folder "From Internet Explorer". When I click on the bookmarks icon (star) in the upper right corner, the menu no longer displays the option to select "From Internet Explorer". The only thing I have not tried is the "Restore" option available in the library window under "Import and Backup": I don't know which of the files listed would be the correct one, and the instructions caution that whatever file(s) are chosen now will replace the earlier file. I don't want to accidentally erase all of my stored bookmarks (hundreds of them), and be left with only the bookmarks that I've saved just recently - I also don't want to end up with an outdated (old) set of Favorites.

Asked by robertbrandenburg 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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How do I delete Desktop Background I set by mistake

I opened a web page & clicked on a picture & then clicked on it again to enlarge & then right clicked & was given the option to set the picture as my Desk… (read more)

I opened a web page & clicked on a picture & then clicked on it again to enlarge & then right clicked & was given the option to set the picture as my Desktop Background & now I can't get rid of it & can't find where the image is stored. How do I get rid of it?

Asked by KevinHyland 9 years ago

Answered by silkphoenix 9 years ago

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How do I import a profile from another machine in Windows 7

I have a new Windows 7 computer and the hard drive from my old computer (XP) The old hard drive is not bootable but I can see my complete old Firefox profile. I have not… (read more)

I have a new Windows 7 computer and the hard drive from my old computer (XP) The old hard drive is not bootable but I can see my complete old Firefox profile.

I have not exported the profile.

Ideally I would like to just copy the old profile to my new Firefox setup but Win 7 won't let me browse to the folder. (c:\Users\(name)\Application Data.

What I would like is basically a complete Import function where I could browse to the old profile and have Firefox just copy everything in? Does such a thing exist? Is there some other way to achieve what I'm trying to do?

Thanks.

Asked by bschift 9 years ago

Answered by TonyE 9 years ago

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Need to automate export/import or backup bookmarks for an organzation

I work in IT for a medium-sized organization (enterprise). I need a way of exporting and exporting bookmarks for all of my users, and I need to to it in a way that is au… (read more)

I work in IT for a medium-sized organization (enterprise). I need a way of exporting and exporting bookmarks for all of my users, and I need to to it in a way that is automated or CLI (babysitting 100+ laptops and importing in person is not an option). We're transferring users to new laptops in three weeks, but we will need this functionality to exist afterwards too (so we can build something to automate bookmark backups and restorations with our internal network). We do use Zenworks at work, but we'll have other scripting options too.

Any link I've found on command-line options for running Firefox with other tools doesn't allow me to quite do what I need to (i.e. I have a way of exporting to an html, but not importing it; -migration switch gives me a GUI). Any resources I've found on Firefox's command line arguments are inconsistent and not clear on what options work with what version. As such, I don't even know if options exist that would actually help.

Due to security issues, running a plugin or storing bookmarks off-site are not options.

I found the existence of profiles.ini and was able to write a script (windows cmd bat - God help me) to pull out what directory gets created for the profile, and then copy files to the user's network drive. I also wrote one to copy one from the user's network drive to their new profile. The problem I'm encountering at this point is that firefox doesn't use the newest bookmark-<date>.json file that gets slapped in the directory. Something else must be referencing what bookmark filename to use. Hoping it's something in the registry or in a plain text file, not a sqllite db, otherwise I'm kind of hosed.

I guess my question is this... is there not a simpler way of doing this, or a (firefox) command line option to do what I need?

In lieu of that, anyone have an idea of how I can tell firefox to use a specific bookmark file to start off with, or the most recent one in the profile directory? Again, it needs to be hands-off. We're not talking about a solution for one person.

And thirdly, if there is no answer to my first question, my question to Firefox developers is "why is this basic feature omitted"? In my opinion, it's obvious and serious enough I would be willing to call it a bug. Many others are having the same problem. (If I don't get a workable solution to the first two questions, I'll follow up with this one in a more appropriate forum or email...)

Asked by uniquegeek 8 years ago

Answered by uniquegeek 8 years ago

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Where do I find my bookmarks in my Windows7 library?

I use Windows7. I can find my favourites (bookmarks) using my explorer like this: computer/c:/user/name/favourites. When I use Firefox I also save bookmarks. How can I … (read more)

I use Windows7. I can find my favourites (bookmarks) using my explorer like this: computer/c:/user/name/favourites.

When I use Firefox I also save bookmarks. How can I find these in my computer???

I want to make a copy of my bookmarks and paste the copy to another computer this way.

Asked by Cadien 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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How do I erase all SSL certificate exceptions?

I want to erase all certificate exceptions, that is, go back to the original default set of trusted SSL certificates. I've found the Certificate Manager and its big list… (read more)

I want to erase all certificate exceptions, that is, go back to the original default set of trusted SSL certificates. I've found the Certificate Manager and its big lists of trusted things, but I have no idea which of them ship with Firefox and which of them were added by me at some time in the past. How do I do this?

Asked by zwol 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Is there a short/hotkey to show/hide bookmark toolbar?

I would like to have in options>bookmark toolbar unchecked, and a hot key or shortcut key to show or hide the bookmark toolbar. Having it checked takes room, and the a… (read more)

I would like to have in options>bookmark toolbar unchecked, and a hot key or shortcut key to show or hide the bookmark toolbar. Having it checked takes room, and the autohide mouse hover addons get annoying when your going type in the URL bar and not use the bookmarks.

Is there a hotkey for this. Thank you in advance.

Asked by ffuser10 9 years ago

Answered by David McRitchie 9 years ago

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What happened to my Bookmarks Toolbar?

I just updated Firefox to version 15.0 on the Mac. Suddenly, all of my bookmark folders that are supposed to be in my Bookmarks Toolbar are no longer there, and the Toolb… (read more)

I just updated Firefox to version 15.0 on the Mac. Suddenly, all of my bookmark folders that are supposed to be in my Bookmarks Toolbar are no longer there, and the Toolbar won't let me put them back there. This is substantially non-optimal. I must say, I'm becoming less and less of a fan of Firefox with every passing update, which saddens me.

Asked by JoeCrow9 8 years ago

Answered by JoeCrow9 8 years ago

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Is it possible to delete saved usernames?

There's some incorrect old usernames saved and I would like to delete them so I will not be confused with which is my current username. So, is it possible and if, how I c… (read more)

There's some incorrect old usernames saved and I would like to delete them so I will not be confused with which is my current username. So, is it possible and if, how I can do that.

Asked by eklohis 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago