The right-click doesn't work in the Linux window menu. By "conveniently" I mean:

  • without opening a new window with bookmarks
  • without having the Bookmarks Toolbar permanently occupy much space on the screen. I tried squeezing it but sooner or later Firefox always makes it large again.
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    You could quickly show and hide the bookmarks sidebar with Ctrl+B. – Byte Commander May 9 '19 at 22:27
  • Thanks, it seems like the Firefox Sidebar is indeed a good solution and even has some more advantages over the Bookmarks Toolbar rather than just not permanently occupying much space. I will test it. If you post your comment as an answer, I will probably accept it as a solution. – geras May 9 '19 at 22:39
  • So you don't want the bookmarks toolbar to show but you want to right click on bookmarks? I don't understand. My bookmarks toolbar shows, I can right click on a bookmark and get the exact context menu as I would get if I right clicked a bookmark from the bookmark sidebar. This is on ubuntu 19.04 on the default gnome session but it seems that the latest firefox which i am running is also in 16.04. – Andrew May 10 '19 at 2:07
  • @Andrew this is the solution I've been using so far and what I don't like in it is that then the toolbar permanently occupies quite a lot of space on the screen. – geras May 10 '19 at 9:07

I personally find the sidebars Firefox offers (Bookmarks or History) to be quite user friendly and allow you to browse your links as a tree/list and filter them with a basic quick search bar.

They can also be shown and hidden again easily with Ctrl+B or Ctrl+H respectively, or from the ViewSidebar menu.

Right-clicking entries to get a full context menu is supported in there too, just like in the Library window.

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