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Dragging and dropping files collapses and locks Firefox bookmarks menu

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121.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows 10 Professional. I'm a Leo and like long walks on the beach.

For months, I've experienced the Bookmarks menu collapsing (Bookmarks Toolbar, Bookmarks Menu, and Other Bookmarks headings appear but all bookmarks are just gone) and locking up (those headings cannot be opened and closed).

I have finally noticed that this happens when I am using Windows File Explorer to drag and drop files into my Google Drive opened with an entirely separate Google Chrome browser running concurrently with Firefox.

To be clear, I have Google Chrome and Explorer at the top of my desktop, with Firefox running behind them. When I drag a file from Windows Explorer over to the Google Chrome browser, the side bookmarks window in Firefox goes haywire. Close and reopening the bookmarks menu brings it back, but the issue remains.

121.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows 10 Professional. I'm a Leo and like long walks on the beach. For months, I've experienced the Bookmarks menu collapsing (Bookmarks Toolbar, Bookmarks Menu, and Other Bookmarks headings appear but all bookmarks are just gone) and locking up (those headings cannot be opened and closed). I have finally noticed that this happens when I am using Windows File Explorer to drag and drop files into my Google Drive opened with an entirely separate Google Chrome browser running concurrently with Firefox. To be clear, I have Google Chrome and Explorer at the top of my desktop, with Firefox running behind them. When I drag a file from Windows Explorer over to the Google Chrome browser, the side bookmarks window in Firefox goes haywire. Close and reopening the bookmarks menu brings it back, but the issue remains.

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Have you ever heard of 7-Zip or Explorer++? They are both one-thousand times better than Windows Explorer, Mac File Explorer, and Linux (deb/arm/etc). Would it not also be nice for all users to legally provide their own networking services? We are so on the verge of making it work.

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Could that some application (security software) is locking places.sqlite (bookmarks and history) in the Firefox profile folder.

What security software do you have?

Boot the computer in Windows Safe Mode with network support to see if that has effect.

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Buza umbuzo

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