Questions tagged [bookmarks]

In the context of the World Wide Web, a bookmark is a locally stored Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). All modern web browsers include bookmark features.

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Weird Popup Box While Importing (Restoring) Firefox Bookmarks in Ubuntu Studio - What is It and Why Can't I Close It?

I imported Firefox bookmarks from my Kubuntu install into my Ubuntu Studio install and got a popup box I’ve never seen before and cannot close because it only has options to maximize and minimize (i.e....
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Restore bookmarks in firefox

Recently upgraded to ubuntu 22.04 LTS. But found that the knew firefox didn't have my old bookmarks. Is there a way to recover them?
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Unable to find bookmarked folders after each power off

I use ubuntu 22.04 LTS, and my problem is that after the power off, all folders that are bookmarked miss their locations and it gives such an error: Interestingly, if I open the partition that ...
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Ubuntu Document Viewer cann't add bookmark

I have a problem with Ubuntu Document Viewer. There is no possibility to add bookmarks to documents because button "Add bookmark" is disabled (see attached screen): It's strange because the ...
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The default folder for a bookmarked page

My ubuntu 18.04 has usually stored a bookmarked page automatically to the ''Other bookmarks'' folder, but now it goes to another folder. What did I do wrong and how can I change this back to the ''...
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Upgraded Ubuntu, Lost Years of Firefox Files [duplicate]

Upgraded to Ubuntu 21.10 (from 21.04 I think, didn't write it down). Now years of work, e.g., hundreds of Firefox bookmarks, passwords & logins seem to be gone. No, I did not use Sync, nor did ...
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How to recover Chrome bookmarks from old hard drive [duplicate]

My computer (Ubuntu 18) is unable to boot so I decided to do a clean install. I have my bookmarks backed up but only from about 3 weeks ago and I'd like to recover some that I saved in the last two ...
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After Reboot Bookmarks in files in ubuntu 20.04 do not work

I actually bookmarked some folder in files and works good but when I reboot my laptop then when I try to open bookmark then I get a warning Oops! Something went wrong . Unable to find the respected ...
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Chromium snap bookmarks lost

I had a bunch of issues with Chromium on Ubuntu 20.04, which was installed using Software Center (particularly in relation to fonts). So I removed Chromium from Software Center and now I can't find ...
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Add Bookmarks to Nautilus via Terminal

I want to add bookmarks to nautilus via the command line. These bookmarks can be directories on the boot drive or auto mounted external drives. I want to know how to do this from the command line ...
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Is there a way to move "default places" section under "boomarks" section in the left sidebar of Nautilus?

I am using ubuntu 20.04, and I would like to have the bookmark section on the top of the sidebar of Nautilus (followed by the default places like "Desktop", "Music" etc. Is there a ...
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Software (ubuntu), aggregator/feed reader, bookmark based

everyone, hello! is there a software (not an online service) allowing to enter/save any urls (of news websites, twitter/telegram accounts, etc.), updating every X timeframe (hour or day) to check if ...
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How to recover bookmarks and settings in Space File Manager?

I'm using Space File Manager instead of Nautilus. Yesterday my laptop became non-responsive and hence I did a hard restart (hold down power button for 5-10 seconds). After restart, all my bookmarks ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 crashed, how to get bookmarks backup

My Ubuntu 18.04 LTS OS crshed. I tried to import bookmark of firefox and cromoum from crashed ubuntu veersion via live USB trial. I performed following steps - Went to Ubuntu installed volume /dev/...
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Since I installed Ubuntu 18.04, I can't find the shortcut directories [duplicate]

For most people, they have the shortcut directories on the left and it is easy to access. After my installation, I could not find these shortcuts(Home,Desktop,Documents,Downloads,Music,etc...). This ...
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How to set custom bookmark icons with Gio?

I'm building a custom live CD with Cubic I want to add a default customized folder on $HOME, "Projects" What I did: Edit /etc/xdg/user-dirs.defaults Add a line PROJECTS=Projects Result: The ...
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Documents went missing from top left bar in nautilus. user-dirs.dirs updated but no results

A crack of my touch screen laptop and the fiddling of the mouse made a folder disappear from nautilus (TOP) bookmarks : Home,Downloads, Pictures, etc. It probably moved my Documents folder somewhere ...
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Nautilus: add dynamic bookmark for sftp folder with changing IP?

I would like to add a bookmark in nautilus to a sftp server whose ip address changes over time. I am connecting through sftp to a (google cloud instance) server, inserting in the file explorer the ...
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How to show other locations/local drives on left pane of file explorer?

On my Ubuntu 16.04 all my local disks were on left pane of file explorer and mount with one click. On 18.04 I have to select other locations from left pane first then select the disk(partition). My ...
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Convert backup bookmarks (html file) to a folder that contains "URL files" for every bookmark

For a simple example: I have a html file for Google Chrome backup bookmarks: bookmarks.html bookmark.html is a backup that have no folders, only have bookmarks. I want to convert bookmarks.html to ...
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Change the default Bookmarks Folder In Firefox

The default bookmarks folder in Firefox is Other Bookmarks. Is is possible to change it to Bookmarks Toolbar? (If possible without add-ons). I am using Firefox 68.0.2 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 18.04.
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Firefox 67.0.4 bookmark list problems

I just upgraded to the latest firefox under 16.04. The drop-down bookmark list seems to have lost functionality: I can no longer get focus by typing the first initial of a bookmark; Neither the ...
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How to remove shortcut directory bookmarks in homes creen?

How can I remove shortcut directory bookmarks in home screen ? I follow the steps here and "Contrato Carlos" was not there to be removed.
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In Firefox on Ubuntu 16.04, is there a way to conveniently be able to right-click on bookmarks to access the context menu?

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 ...
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Does uninstalling Firefox Snap remove bookmarks?

I have uninstalled Firefox Quantum browser previously installed via "Ubuntu Software" on 18.04.2. Does that mean all my profile data is lost altogether with the bookmarks? I was expecting to find ...
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Ubuntu files worthless on Windows? [duplicate]

If my Ubuntu is installed in ext4, will everything I download and write there be worthless if I try to view it on Windows 10? Is it possible to convert anything without losing it? Will I be able to ...
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Recovering bookmarks Mac OS to Linux

I had a Macbook air where I used google chrome with all my bookmarks. This laptop died and I bought a new laptop with Ubuntu OS 16.04 LTS. When logged in my google account, all my bookmarks were gone. ...
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How do I add folder to Ubuntu 18.04.1 Nautilus Bookmark list?

How do I add folder to Ubuntu 18.04.1 Nautilus Bookmark list? Ironically* I can do this via Open Project inside Eclipse, but Nautilus seems to give no option - not in right-click-menu, no Settings ...
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How can I change the text size of bookmarks in Files / Nautilus?

I have a bunch of bookmarks in Files/Nautilus and would like to reduce the text size of/space taken up by the entries in the left hand bookmarks column, so that I don't have to scroll to access those ...
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How do you reset firefox without losing your bookmarks/logins?

I've been getting these black-background text popups in the upper right corner when I have firefox running (they appear even when minimized) and when I click on them it takes me to pages. I'm not sure ...
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smart keyword usage: How to search IMDB, Wikipedia and more from the address bar

Smart keywords are an easy way to search specific websites directly from the Firefox Location bar. Instead of going to the targeted website, finding the search function, and executing the search, ...
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Add a Bookmark icon to Firefox search bar

I'd like to be able to click on an icon in the Firefox search-bar to immediately bookmark a URL. I already know that I can click on the ... "Page actions" icon to select the "Bookmark This Page" ...
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Strange new disks appeared in Ubuntu [duplicate]

All of sudden I noticed two new disks in my Ubuntu 16.04: /var/lib/snapd/snaps/core_5662.snap (deleted) and /var/lib/snapd/snaps/chromium_506.snap (deleted) . What are they and why did they appear? ...
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How to bring back my Desktop Icon in Nautilus?

I came from Xfce, switching to Gnome. When I opened Nautilus I missed my Desktop icon: I was able to add it as a bookmark but this puts it down in the bookmarks section. I was wondering if there is a ...
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Delete Bookmarks in Chrome

How can I delete the bookmarks from Chrome in Ubuntu(the right click would enable us to do this in Windows)?
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Files Bookmark missing

my Files bookmark/shortcuts is missing, how to fix this? I want like this
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More bookmarks to Nautilus

Unfortunately the bookmark pane in Nautilus offers no sub-folders and on my system only about 40 bookmarks can be visible at the same time. The bookmarks are stored in in a pre-set file ~/.config/gtk-...
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Bookmark position Nautilus

I'm trying to put a folder in the sidebar in a specific position in nautilus like Images folder et al, with no success, I tried setting bookmarks and change the user-dirs.dirs. Here some screenshots ...
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How to prevent automatic bookmarks in Nautilus from being created on (bind) mounts?

I want to bind my Documents/Music/Pictures folders to a subfolder of a mounted share, but when I add binds in fstab, I keep on getting automatic bookmarks like so: As you can see, all 'binded' ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 persistence of folder bookmarks

Having an issue with persistence of folder bookmarks. On rebooting the bookmarks still appear in the left panel of the "Files" app but clicking them returns a not found error. Any ideas? The ...
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Firefox.... Bookmark shenanigans

Firefox has been upgraded. I am now using 57.0 on Ubuntu 16.04. To be honest, I did not even know I have upgraded. Oh well, looks nice. But, ALL my bookmarks, every single one of them, has vanished. ...
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Retrieving Bookmarks from Vivaldi web browser

How to retrieve bookmarks from Vivaldi web browser while my Ubuntu partition is not booting properly? I have a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. The Ubuntu partition is not booting properly ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 -Nautilus Cannot Add Bookmarks

Same as in Ubuntu 15.10 - Nautilus Cannot Add Bookmarks. Cannot add a bookmark, just edit. It is not fixed ...
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Set Bookmarks Page to open in a New Tab in Opera Browser

How do I set New Tab to open the Bookmarks page by default instead of Speed Dial in Opera Desktop version? I am using the latest Opera version 43. I am able to change the startup behavior which is ...
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How can I import microsoft edge bookmarks on firefox?

I recently turned to ubuntu and want to import those bookmarks to firefox. These bookmarks have been stored on cloud (microsoft account).
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How can I add back Documents and Music to my folder bookmarks?

I deleted my Music and Documents folder. Now after recreating these, I don't know how to add them back to the bookmarks pane shown below.
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How can I pin a file to the bookmarks?

I would like to add files to the bookmarks pane. Is this somehow achievable?
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How can I keep bookmarks synchronised between Qt and GTK applications?

Does anyone know a solution to keeping the same bookmarks (red rectangle in the screenshots) between Qt-based and GTK-based applications? Qt-based applications: GTK-based applications:
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Does Brave browser have ability to sync bookmarks like firefox login mechanism?

I am using Firefox for a long time. But it causes high CPU temperature. Sometimes even it raises to 150-200 %.But Brave causing less CPU usage. I would like to import all the bookmarks in Firefox to ...
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How to change the default save location for Firefox bookmarks?

When I make a new bookmark in Firefox it is automatically saved to the "Unsorted Bookmarks" section, but I would prefer it go to just straight to the "Bookmarks Toolbar", so how can I change the ...
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