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Bookmarks not displayed in sidebar

Bookmarks no longer display in a sidebar of the browser. When this has occurred in the past I have manged to display them by pressing CTL+SHIFT+B but his does not display them this time

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox (shutting down my laptop after uninstalling) while retaining my settings

I have checked the Help files for Firefox but none of the suggestions seem appropriate and/or do not display the bookmarks in the browser sidebar

I can display the bookmarks as a toolbar across the top of the browser but this shows only the folders, which I have to open each time to go to a particular bookmark. The folder does not remain open as it did when displayed in the sidebar

Any help in displaying the bookmarks in the browser sidebar would be much appreictaed

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Re: Bookmarks not displayed in sidebar

After reading thru other help questions, solved my own problem. First, had to restore the menu bar (hidden under the options menu), then click on view-sidebar. Voila! Good as new.

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Re: Bookmarks not displayed in sidebar

Does the sidebar open at all (i.e. you see an empty sidebar) or doesn't anything happen?

You can check for problems with the localstore.rdf file if the sidebar doesn't open.

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 not displayed in sidebar

Same problem. No sidebar displayed.

New Contributor

Re: Bookmarks not displayed in sidebar

After reading thru other help questions, solved my own problem. First, had to restore the menu bar (hidden under the options menu), then click on view-sidebar. Voila! Good as new.

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Re: Bookmarks not displayed in sidebar

Kinda hard to find a good place to post this. i am changing my browser. The sidebar is annoying and there is no way to disable it permanently. I do not want a sidebar at all. If this is made easier to disable Ill use firefox again.

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Re: Bookmarks not displayed in sidebar

Did you try to delete the localstore.rdf file in the Firefox Profile Folder?

You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder
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Re: Bookmarks not displayed in sidebar

This setting for the sidebar and for the Toolbar keep getting changed. Is there a way to stop this from happening? (Making them always appear.) My home page just changed as well. I'm not sure what else might be going on. Thanks.

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Re: Bookmarks not displayed in sidebar

Help, My sidebar has disappeared and after consulting the above I tried to restore it with the Options menu. Unfortunately, I cannot find a reference to sidebar anywhere.

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Re: Bookmarks not displayed in sidebar

You can toggle the Bookmarks sidebar on/off via "View > Sidebars > Bookmarks" or Ctrl+B
You can toggle the History sidebar on/off via "View > Sidebars > History" or Ctrl+H

Press the F10 key or tap the Alt key to bring up the "Menu Bar" temporarily if the menu bar is hidden.

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Re: Bookmarks not displayed in sidebar

Restored the menu bar with F10 (thanks) but still can't get the sidebar. Plan B?