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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 8:52 am

I'm forever dragging links to the bookmark toolbar, but recently have had trouble when I've gone to delete them. Within a bookmark toolbar folder, it's impossible to right-click the bookmark to delete it (despite it being possible with regular top-level bookmarks). No problem, I thought, I'll use the Bookmarks -> Manage bookmarks tool...

Problem one: Where in the bookmarks hierarchy are the bookmark toolbar bookmarks stored? It could be a case of me being blind, but I've had a look and cant find them anywhere! I always have to resort to using the Find tool!

Problem two: Even once I've found the relevant bookmark, I cannot delete it because both the Delete icon and the Delete context-menu entry are greyed out:

<img src="http://www.uptime.org.uk/external/mozillazine/bookmark-delete.png" width="512" height="350" alt="Screenshot of bookmark deletion problem" />

This has been a problem for a while, but I'm using the 3 December build on WindowsXP, UA="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021203 Phoenix/0.4"

Apologies if it's a known issue -- I checked Mozillazine and Bugzilla but couldn't see it mentioned.

Steve

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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 10:39 am

Go into bookmark mgr and close all open folders by clicking on their minus signs. Now look for a folder called "bookmark toolbar" or "personal toolbar". If you don't find either of those, look in the Description column for the words: "Add bookmarks to this folder to see them displayed on the Bookmarks Toolbar".

When you find that folder, open it and you should be able to del anything you don't want.

If you don't find that folder, but there are links on the Bookmark Toolbar, then possibly your bookmarks file is corrupted.

In that case:

Export your bookmarks.
Close Phoenix.
Go into your profiles dir and del bookmarks.html .
Reopen Phoenix.
Import the bookmark file you exported.

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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 12:20 pm

stephen wrote:I'm forever dragging links to the bookmark toolbar, but recently have had trouble when I've gone to delete them. Within a bookmark toolbar folder, it's impossible to right-click the bookmark to delete it (despite it being possible with regular top-level bookmarks). No problem, I thought, I'll use the Bookmarks -> Manage bookmarks tool...

Problem one: Where in the bookmarks hierarchy are the bookmark toolbar bookmarks stored? It could be a case of me being blind, but I've had a look and cant find them anywhere! I always have to resort to using the Find tool!

Problem two: Even once I've found the relevant bookmark, I cannot delete it because both the Delete icon and the Delete context-menu entry are greyed out:

This has been a problem for a while, but I'm using the 3 December build on WindowsXP, UA="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021203 Phoenix/0.4"

Apologies if it's a known issue -- I checked Mozillazine and Bugzilla but couldn't see it mentioned.

Steve


Under Bookmarks, you should see a "Personal Toolbar Folder". Have you been starting with a clean profile? If not, then perhaps some old bug is surfacing.

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Post Posted December 4th, 2002, 12:37 pm

Neil Parks wrote:Export your bookmarks.
Close Phoenix.
Go into your profiles dir and del bookmarks.html .
Reopen Phoenix.
Import the bookmark file you exported.


Cheers, still no joy using that method -- I suspect the bookmarks file is well gone! It's been exported/imported back and forth from Opera, Moz, Phoenix over the years and think it's time to start afresh :-)

I did learn one useful thing though: the Manage Bookmarks tool has an item on the View menu -- "Set as Bookmarks Toolbar Folder".

Steve

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