Firefox recently added a feature that will automatically add a new bookmark to a default location after a very short timeout. I go through the same procedure that I alway…
Firefox recently added a feature that will automatically add a new bookmark to a default location after a very short timeout.
I go through the same procedure that I always have (Hit ALT to get the classic menu -> Bookmarks -> Add Bookmark). The menu to pick a destination for the bookmark is shown, but while I'm still looking at it and trying to decide where to click next, the menu disappears and the bookmark has been added to a default location rather than to the folder that I wanted to pick.
Where can I increase this timeout so I will have time to choose myself?
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…
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...
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 :(
Starting about a week ago, I've experienced about half my bookmarks disappearing every day. Every time, I go back to the previous backup and restore them. I have turned…
Starting about a week ago, I've experienced about half my bookmarks disappearing every day. Every time, I go back to the previous backup and restore them. I have turned off Firefox's syncing of bookmarks and use Xmarks. Whenever I restore my bookmarks, I force a sync with Xmarks, and the bookmarks hold for the day, but the next morning, half of them are gone again. I can't tell whether Firefox is corrupting them or Xmarks is, so I'm asking in both places.