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Browser Bookmarks Takeover

When I go to recent bookmarks list in firefox and select one, firefox is vectored off to paydaydeals.com I have right click the bookmark and looked at the bookmark detail… (read more)

When I go to recent bookmarks list in firefox and select one, firefox is vectored off to paydaydeals.com I have right click the bookmark and looked at the bookmark details and they look fine. I have check add-ons and extensions none are listed as installed. How is firefox being vectored off to this site? See screen shots. I have scanned with Malwarebytes latest version and Eset online scanner no bugs found.

How can I fix this?

thank you ashley

Asked by compufix89 3 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 days ago

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Clicking and dragging URL to bookmarkonly saves URL, not page title

I mainly bookmark pages by clicking and dragging the URL to my bookmarks sidebar as I've always found this to be more convenient. After the last two Firefox updates, this… (read more)

I mainly bookmark pages by clicking and dragging the URL to my bookmarks sidebar as I've always found this to be more convenient. After the last two Firefox updates, this method no longer saves the page title, just the page URL.

In the attached image, the URL and resulting bookmark from dragging it to the sidebar are circled in red. The expected title is circled in orange. An example of an older (correctly titled) bookmark is circled in green. This is not a page specific issue, as it happens on every webpage.

CTRL+D as well as pressing the star icon in the navigation bar still work as expected, bookmarking pages with their correct titles.

Asked by Bookworm21 6 days ago

Answered by Bookworm21 6 days ago

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Bookmarks fetching titles when dragged and dropped by mouse

Hello people, Lately, I've been having the problem with bookmars. When I want to save my favourite pages to specific folders I created for different areas, I always us… (read more)

Hello people,

Lately, I've been having the problem with bookmars.

When I want to save my favourite pages to specific folders I created for different areas, I always used the method where you click in panel with www address e.g. https://support.mozilla.org/, the whole address is now selected and I drag that addres to specific folder of mine. When placed, the bookmark was saved to that folder, but in addition to that, Mozila browser also fetched bookmark title with title of the page.

So after drag-and-dropping the link https://support.mozilla.org/ I ended up with bookmark in my folder, that looked like this: "Get Support | Mozilla Support"

Now when I do the same procedure, I just copy the link addres itself. So it ends up like this: "https://support.mozilla.org"

You get the idea. )Where did the feature of fetching titles dissapear? Can it be returned back?

I've been using bookmarks this way (drag-and-drop by mouse to specific folder) since I can remember. And this problem occured just week ago. It helps me to speed up my process faster than using the star icon. And now I dont even know what I saved when I look at my folder and try to make sence of it the next day, because everything I can see is link addresses.

I tried it on many computers and many diferent systems Win10 11 etc and I still get the same problem. I tried it with reinstalling Firefox, with deafult settings, in normal or inkognito mode. Nothing works.

Any help? Can this be fixed?

Best regars, J

Asked by rebuss.787 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Lost all bookmarks and history

Dear community, This morning, after a reboot of my Laptop during the night, I opened Firefox with the frustrating surprise that I lost all my bookmarks and all my histo… (read more)

Dear community,

This morning, after a reboot of my Laptop during the night, I opened Firefox with the frustrating surprise that I lost all my bookmarks and all my history (websites and downloads). The saved passwords looks fine.

How could that have happen? Need your help to get those back... specifically my bookmarks!

Note: I went trough several support articles of Firefox but none helped. I tried to restore my bookmarks but got the message "Unable to process the backup file.".

Any thanks.

Asked by Bboybaba 1 week ago

Answered by Bboybaba 1 week ago

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places.sqlite always corrupting when opening Firefox

Prior to today, occasionally I would need to restore from a Time Machine backup the files "places.sqlite", "places.sqlite-shm", and "places.sqlite-wal" into my default pr… (read more)

Prior to today, occasionally I would need to restore from a Time Machine backup the files "places.sqlite", "places.sqlite-shm", and "places.sqlite-wal" into my default profile, because I would lose my bookmarks & history.

However, beginning this morning, that procedure did not work. Every time I open up Firefox, the "places.sqlite" file would corrupt immediately and no attempt at restoring (from any backup date/time) would fix the issue.

I am running Mac OS 11.7.2 (Big Sur) and Firefox 111.0.

This is VERY frustrating, because I rely heavily on my bookmarks and passwords.

PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

Asked by rscott1 2 weeks ago

Answered by exclusive01 1 week ago

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Bookmark Toolbar Showing URL instead of Name of Page

When I'm on a webpage and drag the URL onto the Bookmark Toolbar it's showing up as an URL instead of the page name like it used to. For example: If I was on this page: … (read more)

When I'm on a webpage and drag the URL onto the Bookmark Toolbar it's showing up as an URL instead of the page name like it used to.

For example: If I was on this page: https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/35895322/sources-cowboys-trade-texans-wr-brandin-cooks

Before the last update if I dragged that URL to the Bookmark Toolbar it would say: "Cowboys trade for Texans WR Brandin Cooks"

After the update it just shows the URL.

This makes it VERY hard to remember what each bookmark is.

Can anyone help me to bring this back to using the page name instead of the URL on this Toolbar?

Asked by ACJeremy 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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How to display bookmarks toolbar on drop down bookmarks menu

So switched over to firefox from chrome recently and one feature I really liked on chrome was the fact that bookmarks that appeared on the browser toolbar also appeared o… (read more)

So switched over to firefox from chrome recently and one feature I really liked on chrome was the fact that bookmarks that appeared on the browser toolbar also appeared on the drop down menu: both were mirrored. Unfortunately, these appear to be two distinct bookmark sections on firefox. See the attached photo: the horizontal bookmarks toolbar displays different bookmarks than the drop down bookmarks menu. Is there any way to make the two mirror each other without duplicating bookmarks?

Asked by mkakiti14 1 week ago

Answered by mkakiti14 1 week ago

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Bookmarks folders position defaults to top now

So, I have a couple of bookmarks folders with something like 200+ entries, with the folders themselves on my bookmarks toolbar. Previously, when I opened the folder from … (read more)

So, I have a couple of bookmarks folders with something like 200+ entries, with the folders themselves on my bookmarks toolbar. Previously, when I opened the folder from the toolbar, it would default to the last position observed, e.g. if I selected a bookmark from the middle, it'd open back up to the middle.

It's stopped doing that lately, and instead always opens to the top of the folder. I realize this sounds minor, but it's catastrophic for my use case. Anyone got any tips on how to make it revert to the previous behavior?

Asked by halykan 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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Bookmark Location

I normally have my bookmarks showing to the left of the main window. I have many, in various header categories like medical, games, finance, etc. Recently I was doing s… (read more)

I normally have my bookmarks showing to the left of the main window. I have many, in various header categories like medical, games, finance, etc. Recently I was doing some and wanted to close the bookmarks to give me more room for the main page. I THINK I did it very easily with a right click and close folder or some such thing. Worked great. I got to have more of my display to show on the page.

I am now incredibly frustrated that I can't get them back. I have done research and tried to follow the directions but can't get it to work. I have found Bookmark Tools and Options and I have "always show" checked. But I can't get my bookmarks back to the left of the main page where I can easily go to where I want to go.

I need help! Please. Very frustrating.

Asked by Rickster213 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

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Smart Bookmarks

Hello. First of all, does anyone know where a list of supported query terms for smart bookmarks could be found? I already know some, such as "sort=" and "maxResults=", b… (read more)

Hello. First of all, does anyone know where a list of supported query terms for smart bookmarks could be found?

I already know some, such as "sort=" and "maxResults=", but would like to see a full list.

Second, would it be possible to use smart bookmarks to show a list of visited websites whose URLs match a pattern such as "food.com/*doughnuts*"? That is, all websites from food.com that also have the term doughnuts in the URL?

Asked by TechHorse 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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browser history/bookmarks search option missing on android

There is no option for me to search through my browser history of bookmarks by selecting search and entering text. The search option does not exist in my browser. I'm su… (read more)

There is no option for me to search through my browser history of bookmarks by selecting search and entering text. The search option does not exist in my browser.

I'm sure I have the latest version and I find no way to solve this.

08Mar2023 Device: Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro Location: Switzerland

Asked by khaled.fleming 3 weeks ago

Answered by khaled.fleming 3 weeks ago

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Issue with Firefox bookmark recovery

Dear Firefox Support, I am writing to report an issue that I encountered while attempting to recover my bookmarks in Firefox. After reinstalling Windows, I installed Fir… (read more)

Dear Firefox Support,

I am writing to report an issue that I encountered while attempting to recover my bookmarks in Firefox. After reinstalling Windows, I installed Firefox on my new system and attempted to retrieve my saved pages. While browsing through the settings, I discovered a backup recovery button in the bookmarks section and assumed it would restore my previous session in Firefox. Unfortunately, this action deleted all my saved bookmarks and set them to the default settings.

I am extremely disappointed and upset about losing all of my bookmarks, and I am hoping that you can assist me in recovering them. Additionally, I have been unable to locate any method of restoring my saved pages, and I would appreciate your advice on this matter as well.

Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to retrieve my lost bookmarks and recover my saved pages. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Sincerely,

Pavlo

Asked by riabenko.p 1 month ago

Answered by riabenko.p 4 weeks ago

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Bookmarks scrolling issue continues, "support" absent

The bookmarks scrolling issue since the last update remains, and there has been zero response from support regarding it, no matter who's asked about it. How about this -… (read more)

The bookmarks scrolling issue since the last update remains, and there has been zero response from support regarding it, no matter who's asked about it.

How about this - when is the next FF update expected? I'm sick and tired of wasting time using a browser that only lets you open one bookmark at a time, and expects you to scroll down through all of them each time you need to access a different one since it no longer holds its place like it did before the last update. And I'm sick and tired of wasting time reporting an issue to "support" only for it to be ignored.

Asked by BigLib 1 month ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 month ago

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Day 3: Forever scrolling bookmarks

Have to keep scrolling bookmarks folders from the top instead of being able to pick up where I left off LIKE IT USED TO BE. Also, instead of being able to right click an… (read more)

Have to keep scrolling bookmarks folders from the top instead of being able to pick up where I left off LIKE IT USED TO BE.

Also, instead of being able to right click and open bookmarks in new tabs to try and speed things up, it immediately switches to the new tab, which means having to scroll from the top of the folder AGAIN anyway. And yes, I'm well aware of the "switch to it immediately" option in the settings menu, and that box is UNCHECKED in my settings.

I'm not the only one complaining about this time waster, yet no replies from support on any of the threads.

Asked by BigLib 1 month ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 month ago

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Day 2: Having to continuously scroll back down through bookmarks folders

Like the title states - now have to scroll back down through all the bookmarks in a folder because it no longer holds its place. This is a great time waster. Thought I w… (read more)

Like the title states - now have to scroll back down through all the bookmarks in a folder because it no longer holds its place. This is a great time waster.

Thought I would try to save some time by opening bookmarks in new tabs, but it then switches to the new tab immediately and I still have to scroll back through the same folder to open the next bookmark.

Is there a fix for this issue?

Asked by BigLib 1 month ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 month ago

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Having to scroll through the same bookmarks issue NOT fixed - Day 4

What is the fix for solving the issue of having to scroll back down through the same bookmarks in a folder, instead of the folder holding its place from where you were wo… (read more)

What is the fix for solving the issue of having to scroll back down through the same bookmarks in a folder, instead of the folder holding its place from where you were working? This is ridiculous.

Asked by BigLib 1 month ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 month ago

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Bookmarks in toolbar folders not refreshing

Hi, Using Macos on an M1 MacBook Pro. When adding bookmarks to folders on version 110 to the bookmarks toolbar the contents of the folders on the toolbar do not update a… (read more)

Hi,

Using Macos on an M1 MacBook Pro. When adding bookmarks to folders on version 110 to the bookmarks toolbar the contents of the folders on the toolbar do not update after adding a bookmark.

To clarify, a bookmark can be seen when I click manage bookmarks and look at the same folder (so it is there), it can also be seen if I add a bookmark directly to the bookmarks toolbar root, but not if it's in a folder in the toolbar.

Even a restart of Firefox fails to show the bookmark.

I do have bookmarks in folders on the toolbar but it seems to have stopped showing any new ones.

Any idea why?

Asked by TheBR 1 month ago

Answered by TheBR 1 month ago

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Bookmarks are synchronized from void over again

Hello, I have a problem, where many bookmarks from my old device are synchronized to my current Firefox browsers (on PCs) even when old device is removed months ago. What… (read more)

Hello, I have a problem, where many bookmarks from my old device are synchronized to my current Firefox browsers (on PCs) even when old device is removed months ago. What worse, when sync is performed, it duplicates tabs, now in "Bookmarks menu" I have albost 2000 bookmarks what are duplicates od ~20/30 ofer month. If Firefox do sync now on 2nd PC, I will get again 2000 and plus something bookmarks. Deleting it gives nothing. It comes back again and again. Normal Bookmarks tabalso gets old tabs and duplicates.

Asked by lazarencjusz 1 month ago

Answered by Alex R 1 month ago

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Firefox shortcuts in new tab has disappeared

Over the past two days, I have found if I create a new tab, the shortcuts that I had saved on that page have all disappeared. Does Firefox keep a backup of these shortcut… (read more)

Over the past two days, I have found if I create a new tab, the shortcuts that I had saved on that page have all disappeared. Does Firefox keep a backup of these shortcuts? Unlike related support messages I've read, my bookmarks and bookmarks toolbar are unaffected.

These shortcuts (about 16 of them) took quite a while to accumulate, and it is frustrating to see that they can just simply disappear like that.

I am running Firefox 108.0.2 (64-bit) on Windows 10).

Asked by xogblog 2 months ago

Answered by xogblog 1 month ago