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Post Posted November 29th, 2017, 4:55 pm

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WORKAROUND: Toggling the View > Toolbars > Bookmarks Toolbar off and on in the menu resets things back to normal without having to exit.

(Original post below.)

In Firefox 57 64-bit on Windows 7 64-bit, if I drag and drop a link from the URL bar to add a bookmark to a subfolder on the right side of my Bookmarks Toolbar, sometimes all the items (bookmarks/folders) will slide leftwards off the edge of the window and I haven't figured out how to get them to snap back into place without exiting the browser and re-launching it.

On the right side of the toolbar there is a drop down arrow menu that shows extra bookmarks off the edge of the right side, but there is no arrow or slider to scroll back to the left side when bookmarks are pushed off the left edge. I thought it might have been due to my UserChome.css settings, so I renamed it and re-opened Firefox, but the same issue occurs with defaults (no custom UserChrome.css).

Is anyone else seeing this? Any ideas on how to get the bookmarks to slide back right to their original position? Or is there a way to disable the automatic leftward sliding and lock Bookmark Toolbar items in place?

I know I can get to my bookmarks from the Bookmarks menu, but I would rather keep my Bookmarks Toolbar items in place with my frequently used sites on the left.
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Post Posted November 30th, 2017, 9:56 pm

Try unmaximizing and maximizing the window (or the reverse if the window isn't maximized to start with).
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Post Posted December 1st, 2017, 5:58 am

Have you tried going to the end of the bookmarks toolbar and then hitting the arrows.
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Post Posted December 1st, 2017, 8:41 am

Thanks for the replies. I gave both suggestions a try without success, but I did find a glaringly obvious workaround. Toggling the View > Toolbars > Bookmarks Toolbar off and on in the menu resets things back to normal without having to exit.

It would still be nice to find a solution to lock the Bookmarks Toolbar items so they don't slide off the left side of the window or at least have them automatically snap back into their original position after being pushed out of view.

I also updated the original post to clarify that this is a Windows 7 64-bit and Firefox 57 64-bit issue.
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Post Posted December 1st, 2017, 8:49 am

Thank you.
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