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Bookmarks are locked. How do I unlock?

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Bookmarks are locked. How do I unlock?

Cannot move bookmarks wherever I want. They are stuck in alpha order. When I move one it goes back to alpha order. I would like to be able to move them manually in any order.

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Re: Bookmarks are locked. How do I unlock?

Where are you doing the sorting?

Is that in the Library (Bookmarks Manager)?


Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

Problems with bookmarks and history not working properly can be caused by a corrupted places.sqlite database file.

You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database file in the Firefox Profile Folder.

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Re: Bookmarks are locked. How do I unlock?

First please update to Firefox 17.0.1. Update Firefox to the latest version. Then test again

New Contributor

Re: Bookmarks are locked. How do I unlock?

Done. Still auto alpha lock when tested.

New Contributor

Re: Bookmarks are locked. How do I unlock?

clicked on open bookmarks to confirm sort order set to unsorted as well.

Site Moderator

Re: Bookmarks are locked. How do I unlock?

Where are you doing the sorting?

Is that in the Library (Bookmarks Manager)?


Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

Problems with bookmarks and history not working properly can be caused by a corrupted places.sqlite database file.

You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database file in the Firefox Profile Folder.

New Contributor

Re: Bookmarks are locked. How do I unlock?

doing sorting in change view second drop down menu under open bookmarks

New Contributor

Re: Bookmarks are locked. How do I unlock?

All set. Back in business :-)

It was the "sort bookmarks" add-on, which I'd just installed when the problem started. Funny how soon we forget these things.

Switched to safe mode and "sort bookmarks" was first add-on I tested. Problem solved.

Many thanks, btw.