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I want the bookmarks sidebar, not history

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For many years, clicking the sidebar icon has opened a menu of bookmarks. Now, suddenly, it’s a History sidebar. I want the Bookmarks sidebar, based on bookmarks.html, back! Closing and reopening the sidebar, restarting Firefox, restarting the computer, don’t help.

I use Firefox bookmarks, organized in folders and subfolders and including many local PDF and HTML files, to organize my life! HELP!!

If it’s relevant, I have set browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML and browser.tabs.LoadBookmarksInTabs to ’true’. The preference browser.bookmarks.file is set to ’bookmarks.HTML’ in my Documents folder, where it is automatically backed up by the product Box Sync,

I have enabled the add-on ’Default Bookmark Folder’.

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I don't use the Sidebars button myself. When I want to open the Bookmarks Sidebar, I press Ctrl+b. Unless the site intercepts that to bold some text, it is reliable. But I digress...

If you prefer the button, try this:

At the top of the sidebar, click the large History heading and a list should drop down that lets you switch the contents of the sidebar. If you change it to Bookmarks, I've got my fingers crossed that Firefox will remember that going forward so you don't have to change it every time.

Could you let us know how that works out after a few hours?

More info on sidebar: Use the Firefox Sidebar to access bookmarks, history and synced tabs

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

I don't use the Sidebars button myself. When I want to open the Bookmarks Sidebar, I press Ctrl+b. Unless the site intercepts that to bold some text, it is reliable. But I digress...

If you prefer the button, try this:

At the top of the sidebar, click the large History heading and a list should drop down that lets you switch the contents of the sidebar. If you change it to Bookmarks, I've got my fingers crossed that Firefox will remember that going forward so you don't have to change it every time.

Could you let us know how that works out after a few hours?

More info on sidebar: Use the Firefox Sidebar to access bookmarks, history and synced tabs

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Clicking the History heading did work.

Incidentally, the link you provided does not contain that information. It would be nice if it were on the Support website somewhere.

Thanks for you assistance.

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