Selective/inconsistent inability to accept addition of new Bookmarks into existing folders.




Bookmarks & History
7 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: MARK REINERS, Unassigned)


4.0 Branch
Windows XP

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7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0
Build Identifier: Firefox/4.0

After downloading and installing new version of Firefox (i.e., Firefox 4) on Saturday, March 26, I observed that multiple attempts to add a website to my Bookmarks list failed.  This was, however, selective with respect to both websites which would or wouldn't register, and with respect to Folders to which they might be assigned. 

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to website of interest.
2. Invoke standard procedure to Bookmark that page to an existing Folder.
3. Open Bookmarks, navigate to appropriate Folder to check whether that site has been successfully added to that Folder and finding no addition of that site to the list of Bookmarked sites within it.
Actual Results:  
See previous explanation; in short, the website which I was attempting to Bookmark was NOT added to the list.

Expected Results:  
What should have happened is what always occurred before; i.e., the Folder to which I was attempting to add a new website Bookmark would be expanded by that addition.  

Whether there is any connection I'm not sure, but I have noticed one other frustrating problem with this new version of Firefox.  This relates to how my previous and extant homepage selection appears.  Within my computer Control Panel, Internet Options, I have long had as my selected homepage.  With a properly functioning browser, when you go to this site, you should see the standard Google interface.  This includes not merely the iconic Google name/logo and empty field for search-term entry, but also a range of surrounding links such as, Images, Video, Maps, News, Shopping, Gmail, More (with a dropdown menu), and also links to Advertising Programs, Business Solutions, About Google, Privacy, etc.  After downloading Firefox 4, when I click on the "Home" icon, I am taken to a Google page, but it is drastically stripped down to nothing but a large Firefox icon/graphic, the Google name, and the search field.  Further when I went back to my Control Panel/Internet Options, and re-selected as my homepage, rather than re-instituting the full Google homepage, it maintains this stripped down interface.  I then had to manually go to the full Google homepage, and add it as a Bookmark to one of my Bookmark folders; i.e., "Frequent".  This bookmark update was accepted by Bookmarks.  But I am definitely not happy that the Firefox "Home" icon button is not allowing me to link to the full Google homepage.
Add-ons can cause bad interactions with bookmarks, please try to reproduce in safe mode: if it works try disabling all add-ons and re-enabling them till you figure out the culprit.

If it still happens in safe mode, I'd like to have more details on the steps, for example you say "standard procedure" but there are many different, "navigate to folder" where?


7 years ago
Version: unspecified → 4.0 Branch

Comment 2

6 years ago
Mark -> Are you still experiencing this issue? If so, please address comment 1.

Comment 3

6 years ago
Closing bug as Incomplete - if you are still experiencing this issue or have more information to provide feel free to post back here and we can re-open the bug. You can also get assistance by visiting the Firefox help site ->
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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