From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.2.16-3 i686; en-US; m18) Gecko/20010208 BuildID: 2001020808 At some time in the past I removed my Personal Toolbar Folder. I've decided I want it back, but I can't create a folder that is recognized as being the source for the toolbar. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Turn off the Personal Toolbar (View/Toolbars/Personal Toolbar). Delete your Personal Toolbar folder (from the Bookmark Manager). Restart Mozilla. Create a new folder called 'Personal Toolbar Folder' (matching the original name) and add some bookmarks to it. Turn on the Personal Toolbar (View/Toolbars/Personal Toolbar). Restart Mozilla. Note the contents of the Personal Toolbar. Actual Results: No links are displayed in the toolbar, other than the 'Home' button. Expected Results: Either the Personal Toolbar folder should not be deletable, or it should be possible to assign a folder as the source for the personal toolbar. I can still 'display' the personal toolbar folder, but its only contents are the default 'Home' button.
Hmm. After restarting a third time (just after entering this bug) the toolbar links appeared...? Still, creating a folder with the exact name as the deleted one is nonobvious, and it appears to the user that nothing happened. I guess this is an RFE: if a recognized folder name is entered, it should be scanned immediately and used to populate the toolbar. (Or, as I suggested, it should not be possible to remove the folder in the first place.)
Open the bookmark manager. Select a folder. In the menu, View -> set as personal toolbar folder.
Oh. As Emily Latella used to say, "Never mind". (Although the 'View' menu does seem a strange place for the 3 special folder preferences....)