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Why are there so many clicks to get to your bookmarks?

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Why are there so many clicks to get to your bookmarks?

I used to use Google Chrome and loved how a single click on the icon got me to my folders. Why is your Bookmarks system so complicated? Why is the purpose of From Google Chrome, Bookmark Menu, Library, Bookmarks Bar, and Unsorted Bookmarks? Wouldn't it be easier to allow users to drop and drag bookmarks, or pick their folders/make new ones directly from the Bookmark This Page window?

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Regular User

Re: Why are there so many clicks to get to your bookmarks?

Hi Homlet,

To get acess to one Click bookmarks ,please follow the procedure

  • Open the browser
  • Click on the orange Firefox button
  • Click view option
  • Choose toolbars
  • Select the Bookmark toolbar

Doing this you will get the bookmark toolbar which will then allow one click access to your bookmarks

Please report if this helped!

Thanks!

New User

Re: Why are there so many clicks to get to your bookmarks?

OK, this did help. I also realized I could rename the From Google Chrome folder to just Bookmarks. I guess this is what another of your colleagues had meant when he said that he had a folder with his bookmarks on one of his toolbars.

Still, I wish you had a Bookmark Manager similar to the Chrome model, one window where you could move bookmarks around, drop them into folders, delete multiple bookmarks at a time, etc. It still seems like such a clunky process in Firefox.

Regular User

Re: Why are there so many clicks to get to your bookmarks?

Sure !

You can also manage your bookmarks by putting them in their respective bookmarks folder

To create a bookmark folder do the following:

  • Click the Orange Firefox button
  • Go to the bookmarks option
  • There will be a default bookmark folder named Mozilla Firefox
  • You can right click there and a drop down menu will appear.
  • Choose New folder and then name the folder and give description if required and save it.


To put a website in the folder to the following :

  • Click the bookmark star button on the address bar
  • Then click folder
  • Click the Choose option from dropbox
  • Click the Bookmark menu option
  • This now displays all the folder created by you.
  • Choose the folder you want to put the website in.
  • Click done.

Please report if this helped ! Thanks!

New User

Re: Why are there so many clicks to get to your bookmarks?

When I click on the Bookmark Star, it automatically creates a bookmark for the page (which in this case I didn't want to do). Clicking on it again does open up the Edit Bookmark window, which then allows me to click again on Folder. However, it doesn't give me a Choose Option From Dropbox, it just gives me more of the Bookmarks Toolbar, Bookmarks Menu, Unsorted Bookmarks to again click on, in addition to the Bookmarks folder I created as a button. Again, this seems like 3 or 4 more clicks than is really necessary.

Regular User

Re: Why are there so many clicks to get to your bookmarks?

Hi Homlet ,

Alright ! Lets do it the keyboard shortcut way

Press Ctrl+Shift+B and tell me if you feel good about this one !

Report if this Helps ! Thanks!

New User

Re: Why are there so many clicks to get to your bookmarks?

All this does is open up the Library - still more clicks to get where I want to go. If I click on Bookmarks Toolbar, then on my Bookmarks folder, it doesn't let me open it. Even under Organize at the top, I can create New stuff, but I can't organize the stuff I already have - again, no way to open up a view that shows all my folders, then allows me to open them at will.

Regular User

Re: Why are there so many clicks to get to your bookmarks?

This was the best that could have been done .

Anyway Thanks ! Have a good day !

Site Moderator

Re: Why are there so many clicks to get to your bookmarks?

Did you notice this

  1. Click on the bookmark star
  2. Click on the own arrow next to unsorted bookmarks
    That gives you a choice including the last four folder locations you used
again, no way to open up a view that shows all my folders, then allows me to open them at will. 

Is that not exactly what the Bookmarks Library is and does ?

If I click on Bookmarks Toolbar, then on my Bookmarks folder, it doesn't let me open it.

Not sure what you ask here. The bookmarks library will remember the state of the left hand pane from the last visit and show the folder structure as last viewed. If you highlight a folder from the left pane it then displays in the right hand pane.

Have you seen

Site Moderator

Re: Why are there so many clicks to get to your bookmarks?

You can toggle the Bookmarks sidebar on/off via "View > Sidebar > Bookmarks" or Ctrl+B (Command+B on Mac)

There is also a button in the toolbar palette to open/close the Bookmarks Sidebar.

  • Firefox menu button > Options > Toolbar Layout
  • View > Toolbars > Customize