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Post by Cymro on Wed 8 Apr 2015 - 8:35

How odd! Went to have my morning fix of the Forum, only to find that the bookmark to the Forum's home page which I had, in the Firefox browser, had disappeared. So I found the home page using Google, and tried to "Bookmark this page" again in the Bookmarks menu. But to my surprise, the Firefox Bookmarks menu does not offer the usual "Bookmark this page" but offers "Subscribe to this page". And that seems to be different, as it offers to "subscribe" to any of the listed categories of the Forum, but not to the Home page.

Even stranger, when I chose a thread, it's happy to "bookmark this page".

Any suggestions, please?
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Re: Firefox not Bookmarking Forum?

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed 8 Apr 2015 - 11:45

"Bookmark this page" may be off the top of the bookmark pageif you have lots of pages bookmarked. Point to top and it should appear.

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Re: Firefox not Bookmarking Forum?

Post by brodco on Wed 8 Apr 2015 - 13:12

Hi  wave

Humm  scratch head could something have been lost in a recent update ?

Cymro wrote: the Firefox Bookmarks menu does not offer the usual "Bookmark this page" but offers "Subscribe to this page". And that seems to be different, as it offers to "subscribe" to any of the listed categories of the Forum, but not to the Home page.

It sounds as if it thinks the bookmark is still there – Firefox doesn’t offer the “Bookmark this Page” option if a page is already bookmarked. If you go down a bit further and click on “Bookmarks Toolbar” does it appear there?

If you have the “Bookmarks Bar” displayed it’s possible that it’s dropped off the end. Try clicking the little double arrow icon on the right thand side.

Cymro wrote:even stranger, when I chose a thread, it's happy to "bookmark this page".

Actually that makes sense because that page is not already bookmarked.

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Post by brodco on Wed 8 Apr 2015 - 13:13

Sorry about the multiple posts - got it wrong Again


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Post by brodco on Wed 8 Apr 2015 - 13:14

Sorry about the multiple posts - got it wrong again


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Post by brodco on Wed 8 Apr 2015 - 13:17

Sorry about the multiple posts - got it wrong again
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Re: Firefox not Bookmarking Forum?

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed 8 Apr 2015 - 16:42

brodco wrote:Hi  wave

Humm  scratch head could something have been lost in a recent update ?

Cymro wrote: the Firefox Bookmarks menu does not offer the usual "Bookmark this page" but offers "Subscribe to this page". And that seems to be different, as it offers to "subscribe" to any of the listed categories of the Forum, but not to the Home page.

It sounds as if it thinks the bookmark is still there – Firefox doesn’t offer the “Bookmark this Page” option if a page is already bookmarked. If you go down a bit further and click on “Bookmarks Toolbar” does it appear there?

If you have the “Bookmarks Bar” displayed it’s possible that it’s dropped off the end. Try clicking the little double arrow icon on the right thand side.

Cymro wrote:even stranger, when I chose a thread, it's happy to "bookmark this page".

Actually that makes sense because that page is not already bookmarked.

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My Firefox always has "bookmark this page" on the bookmark dropdown, whatever page I am looking at, second item on the dropdown.

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Re: Firefox not Bookmarking Forum?

Post by brodco on Wed 8 Apr 2015 - 17:13

Hi  wave

PLOUGHLIN wrote:
My Firefox always has "bookmark this page" on the bookmark dropdown, whatever page I am looking at, second item on the dropdown.

Interesting  scratch head  mine doesn’t (Version 37.0.1). The second item becomes “Edit this bookmark” the first being “Show all Bookmarks”

I’ve only got access to a Windows machine at the moment so I can’t check if it’s the same on other systems.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed 8 Apr 2015 - 18:06

Mine is an earlier version. Progress eh! allthumbz

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Re: Firefox not Bookmarking Forum?

Post by roli on Wed 8 Apr 2015 - 18:24

I think there was a hickup on a recent update which Mozilla have sorted. I am not on the PC at the moment so can't check but it does have the latest version on.    Try dragging the URL from the bar into your bookmarks bar and see if that works

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Re: Firefox not Bookmarking Forum?

Post by Cymro on Wed 8 Apr 2015 - 18:25

RED FACE!!!

Oops! I can now see what's happened (although I don't know why). Yesterday my daughter and son-in-law very kindly gave me a Lenovo tablet to mark a significant birthday. My son-i-law is a professional SysAdmin and is almost a missionary for Linux and Mozilla etc. So he set up my tablet for me - including installing Firefox (which I use on my Mac) and synching my bookmarks between the 2 devices.

I now see, on my Mac, that the Firefox sidebar for Bookmarks has a new category of bookmarks (well, it may have been there before but I've only now noticed it) called "Mobile Bookmarks". And to my great relief, there's my bookmark to the Forum's homepage.

Really sorry to have caused a flurry. Huge thanks to all who took the trouble to respond. Normal service seems to be resumed!!)

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Re: Firefox not Bookmarking Forum?

Post by Cymro on Wed 8 Apr 2015 - 18:28

roli wrote:Try dragging the URL from the bar into your bookmarks bar and see if that works

After spotting the bookmark in "Mobile Bookmarks" and posting a minute or so ago on this thread to explain, nevertheless I tried as suggested by Roli above - and that worked. I now have my bookmark in the main Bookmark menu. Great! Thanks very much.
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Re: Firefox not Bookmarking Forum?

Post by roli on Thu 9 Apr 2015 - 7:23

One of the problems with multi platform browsers is they can vary slightly,  for instance the android version bears no similarity with the windows version and its easy to get a bit frustrated. 

On windows 8.1 and 10 I use Firefox 37.0.1   On Ubuntu its a lower number, but for android and Liz's pc  we use Chrome
The latest version update of internet explorer seems promising as far as speed is concerned when used on Windows 10

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