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Firefox 4 will not let me keep my bookmarks listed on the side bar. I can open them there but once I click somewhere else they go away.

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Firefox 4 will not let me keep my bookmarks listed on the side bar. I can open them there but once I click somewhere else they go away. On previous Firefox versions I could display my bookmark folders down the left side of my screen and just leave them there, accessing saved bookmarks when I needed to. Now with FF4 I can open a vertical column of my bookmark folders by clicking on bookmarks in the navigation bar but this won't stay there; if I click elsewhere they disappear. I could put a bookmark toolbar on my screen but this takes up more vertical space. I have lots of horizontal space that's unused. How can I go back to the display of bookmarks in previous versions?

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{ Ctrl + B } opens and closes the Bookmarks Sidebar, which should stay open until you close it yourself - even when you actually close Firefox, it should re-open the next time to launch Firefox without you having to do anything.

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{ Ctrl + B } opens and closes the Bookmarks Sidebar, which should stay open until you close it yourself - even when you actually close Firefox, it should re-open the next time to launch Firefox without you having to do anything.

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You can fix that by going to View -> Sidebar and click on Bookmarks.

Or you could simply use a shortcut control + B

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Dear edmeister, Thanks. Your solution is right except it is Ctrl + b Capital B goes to the organize bookmarks page. Thanks very much, Tom

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Brinda,

In Firefox 4 I don't see View. It's not in the Firefox box in the upper left corner. Neither is tools. Do you know how to access these? I can get to the Bookmarks now with Ctrl + B Thanks, Tom

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