Bookmarks in Firefox

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Bookmarks (called favorites in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer) are links to web pages that make it easy to get back to your favorite places. This article covers the basics of making and managing Firefox bookmarks.

How do I bookmark a page?

To bookmark a page, just click on the star in the address bar.


The star will turn blue when the page is bookmarked and a window will pop up so you can name, move or tag your bookmark.

Note: If the star is missing from the address bar, click on the Page actions (3-dot) menu button.
Right-clickHold down the control key while you click on the menu entry for Bookmark this Page and then click on Add to Address Bar.

To bookmark all open tabs at once: Select Bookmark All Tabs… from the Bookmarks menu.
Right-click on any of the tabs and select Bookmark All Tabs… from the context menu.Right-click on any of the tabs, choose Select All Tabs from the context menu, then right-click on any tab and select Bookmark Tabs…. Give the new bookmarks folder a name and choose which folder to store it in. Click Add Bookmarks to finish.

  • You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Dcommand + Shift + D to bookmark all open tabs.

How do I change the name or location of a bookmark?

  1. To edit the details of your bookmark, click the star a second time to open the Edit This Bookmark dialog box.
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    • In the Edit This Bookmark box you can change any of these details:
      • Name: This is the name that Firefox displays for the bookmark in menus.
      • Folder: Choose what folder to store your bookmark in by picking one from the drop-down menu (for example, the Bookmarks Menu or Bookmarks Toolbar). In that drop-down menu you can also select Choose... to display a list of all bookmarks folders.
      • Tags: You can use tags to help you search through and organize your bookmarks. For more information, see Bookmark Tags - Categorize bookmarks to make them easy to find.
  2. When you are finished editing, click Done to close the box.

If you don't want to see this editor when saving a bookmark, remove the checkmark from Show editor when saving.

How do I find my bookmarks?

To find a page that you've bookmarked, just start typing its name in the address bar. As you type, a list of web pages that you've bookmarked, tagged and visited will appear. Bookmarked pages will have a star next to them. Simply click one of the pages and you'll be taken there instantly. To learn more, see Address bar autocomplete in Firefox.

You can view and access all of your bookmarks from the Firefox Sidebar, the Bookmarks Menu button on the toolbar, if you added it, and from the Menu bar Bookmarks menu, if the Menu bar is enabled.

How do I organize my bookmarks?

The Library window lets you view and organize all of your bookmarks. To open the Bookmarks Library window: Click the Library button 57 library icon on your toolbar. (If you don't see it there, click the menu button fx57menu then click Library.) Click Bookmarks and then click the Show All Bookmarks bar at the bottom.

Note: You can also use a keyboard shortcut to quickly open your Bookmarks Library.

By default, the bookmarks you make will be located in the Other Bookmarks folder. Select it in the sidebar of the Library window to see the bookmarks you've made. Double-clicking a bookmark will open it.


See these articles for details on how to manage a giant list of bookmarks:

While you are in the Library window you can drag bookmarks into other folders, such as the Bookmarks Menu folder. Those bookmarks will then appear in the Firefox Sidebar and Menu bar or toolbar Bookmarks menu. Bookmarks in the Bookmarks Toolbar folder will appear in the Bookmarks Toolbar, if it's turned on.

How do I add the Bookmarks Menu button to the toolbar?

The Bookmarks Menu button is not shown by default but you can add it to the toolbar using the Library button:

  1. Click the Library button 57 library icon , then click Bookmarks.
  2. Click Bookmarking Tools.
  3. Click Add Bookmarks Menu to Toolbar.

The Bookmarks Menu button Bookmark Menu icon (star on tray) should appear next to the Library button.

Add Bookmarks Menu button to Toolbar

To remove the button, repeat the steps above and, after clicking Bookmarking Tools, click Remove Bookmarks Menu from Toolbar.

How to turn on the Bookmarks Toolbar

The Bookmarks Toolbar is a handy place to add your favorite bookmarks.

To enable the Bookmarks Toolbar:

  1. Click the menu button Fx57Menu and choose Customize.
  2. Select Toolbars from the dropdown menu at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select Bookmarks Toolbar. The menu options Always Show, Never Show, and Only Show on New Tab will be available for you to choose when you want the Bookmarks Toolbar to be visible.
  4. Click the Done button when you're finished.
Bookmarks Toolbar Menu
  • Click the View menu at the top of the screen, go down to Toolbars and select Bookmarks Toolbar. The menu options Always Show, Never Show, and Only Show on New Tab will be available for you to choose when you want the Bookmarks Toolbar to be visible.
  • You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Bcommand + Shift + B to show or hide the Bookmarks Toolbar.

How to use Keywords with Bookmarks

Another way to access your bookmarks is by using keywords.

Assign a keyword to a bookmark

  1. Open the library window and select the bookmark.
  2. Click the keyword field at the bottom of the window.
  3. Type your desired keyword.

The keyword may contain letters, digits and special characters (for example: - _ ' " , . : ; = / \ ( ) [ ] { } ! & @ ~). It must not contain spaces and must not start or end with these characters: ? * ^ $ % # +

The keyword must not be the same as a search engine's keyword. For instance, if a search engine has the keyword @g, the bookmark's keyword cannot be @g, but it can be g.

If the chosen keyword was already assigned to another bookmark the old bookmark will be replaced by the new one.

Note: Outside of the library, you can access the keyword field from the context menu by right-clickingholding down the control key while you click the bookmark, and then selecting Properties.

Use a keyword to open a bookmark

Simply type the keyword into the address bar and press EnterReturn.

Additional Resources

Learn more about how to get the most out of your bookmarks:

Switching between different browsers? These article will help you take your bookmarks with you:

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