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Firefox Bookmarks toolbar disappears as soon as any website selected

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This issue has arisen on Firefox for Linux Mint (my current version is 123.0 (64bit)). I like Firefox, and I like its bookmarks toolbar, and have used it for many years, but there seems to be a new bug introduced today:- The bookmarks toolbar is present and correct when I start Firefox, but now it disappears as soon as I select any bookmark, or if I enter any web address or if I open a new tab. The [View >Toolbars > Bookmarks Toolbar > Alway Show] option is already selected, but the toolbar is no longer visible. If I click on it again, the bookmarks toolbar reappears (or I can restart Firefox, and this will also restore the toolbar). But the toolbar now disappears as soon as I use the browser in any way, and so is currently not really of practical use, as it needs constant restoring. Hope you can help resolve this. Many thanks in advance

This issue has arisen on Firefox for Linux Mint (my current version is 123.0 (64bit)). I like Firefox, and I like its bookmarks toolbar, and have used it for many years, but there seems to be a new bug introduced today:- The bookmarks toolbar is present and correct when I start Firefox, but now it disappears as soon as I select any bookmark, or if I enter any web address or if I open a new tab. The [View >Toolbars > Bookmarks Toolbar > Alway Show] option is already selected, but the toolbar is no longer visible. If I click on it again, the bookmarks toolbar reappears (or I can restart Firefox, and this will also restore the toolbar). But the toolbar now disappears as soon as I use the browser in any way, and so is currently not really of practical use, as it needs constant restoring. Hope you can help resolve this. Many thanks in advance

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Are you using Private Browsing mode?

  • about:config => browser.toolbars.bookmarks.showInPrivateBrowsing => true

The context menu entry to show the Bookmarks Toolbar opens a sub menu with three choices:

  • "Always Show", "Only Show on New Tab", "Never Show"

"Only Show on New Tab" applies only to the Firefox Home page (about:newtab and about:home) and won't work if the new tab page is not set to the default Firefox Home screen.

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What Desktop? X11 or Wayland? Smells like a distro version issue. Try downloading Firefox from Mozilla, run firefox-bin from the folder and see if you have the same issue. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

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Thanks for quick reply. Linux Mint Cinnamon 21.3: Desktop is Cinnamon 6.0.4. I'm not sure, but this seems to be X11 with "experimental Wayland support" I guess that if this is a distro-version issue as you suggest it might be, then I should really be logging this with Linux Mint rather than Mozilla? (I haven't tried your suggestion yet - it's getting late in my timezone, so may need to wait for the morning, but thanks again)

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Are you using Private Browsing mode?

  • about:config => browser.toolbars.bookmarks.showInPrivateBrowsing => true

The context menu entry to show the Bookmarks Toolbar opens a sub menu with three choices:

  • "Always Show", "Only Show on New Tab", "Never Show"

"Only Show on New Tab" applies only to the Firefox Home page (about:newtab and about:home) and won't work if the new tab page is not set to the default Firefox Home screen.

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Thanks for your help Changing about:config => browser.toolbars.bookmarks.showInPrivateBrowsing => from false to true has fixed this for me

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