Help my Firefox bookmark star button is missing!

Date: 30 Apr, 2014
Posted by: admin
In: hints & tips|internet, web design & development|linux, open source & software

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If you’ve lost your star button used to make a bookmark in Firefox then here’s how to find it.

Edit: similar issue with Win XP.

Firefox bookmarks star is missing

Star to set a bookmark in Firefox

Where’s it gone!?

I’m in the process of uploading a video howto but for now … [see end of post]

Learn your hotkeys!

It really helps to know your keyboard shortcuts. F10 gets your menu bar back and you can pretty much work from there. Ctrl+D brings up the “bookmark this page” or “page bookmarked” [as it says now] dialogue … if you use that though you probably don’t need the rest of this blog post!

Less sarcasm, more help, please

So my bookmark star, that used to reside at the right-hand side of the addressbar, went missing when I upgraded to Firefox 29 (on KDE 4.3, Ubuntu 13.10). A quick look on the toolbar customise menu (right-click on a non-active part of the toolbar) didn’t show the “star” for me to drag-drop in to position. A quick search around and I found posts for older versions of Firefox where folks had found the bookmark “star” button hidden away on a hidden toolbar. Right enough, when I activated the bookmarks toolbar (F10¬† > View > Toolbars > Bookmarks Toolbar) I found the “star” button. I don’t recall exactly how, but it showed up.

If you experienced the same problem, and particularly if this fix helped, then please comment and let this blog’s readers and I know (and I’ll make sure it’s reported in the Mozilla bug system). Thanks.

Youtube video

Vimeo video

The same video but via Vimeo instead.

Edit:

Windows XP bookmark “star” with Firefox 29

I had a similar issue, a wandering star button, with Windows XP when I came to test it. Resolved in the same way – it appeared in the left-pane when I chose “customize” from the right-click menu of the main toolbar.

New bookmarking button in Firefox as seen in Microsoft Windows XP

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