Firefox 85 remembers the last used bookmarks folder and gets other bookmarking improvements
Firefox 85 Stable will be released next week, and the browser includes a number of new features and improvements. We looked at the browser's new network partitioning feature, support for importing passwords from KeePass and Bitwarden, non contiguous printing support, and improved Home and New Tab Page controls already.
Bookmarking is another area with improvements. When you bookmark pages in Firefox currently, you will have them saved into the Other Bookmarks folder by default with no option to change the default. One of the issues here, apart from the obvious one that made saving bookmarks to other folders a cumbersome operation, is that some users had troubles locating the other bookmarks folder.
Starting with the release of Firefox 85, Firefox will use the following logic when it comes to saving bookmarks:
- Bookmarks will be saved to the bookmarks toolbar if the user has not saved any bookmarks before or selected a different folder.
- The last used folder is picked automatically as the default for new bookmarks. Changing the folder will change the default as well.
Firefox 85 displays the Other Bookmarks folder on the bookmarks toolbar by default to address the "where did I save the bookmark to" issue in previous versions. The folder is not displayed if it does not contain bookmarks. Firefox users who don't want to see the folder on the toolbar may right-click on the bookmarks toolbar to uncheck the "show other bookmarks" option that is displayed from Firefox 85 onward.
Speaking of which, it is now possible to control where the bookmarks toolbar is displayed and how it is toggled. Previously, Firefox users had the option to display the bookmarks toolbar or to hide it. Firefox 85 introduces the new option to show it only on a New Tab Page but nowhere else.
Press the Alt-key on the keyboard and select View > Toolbars > Bookmarks Toolbar > Only Show on New Tab to make the change.
If you used the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-B to open the bookmarks library in Firefox, you will be in for a surprise as Mozilla mapped the shortcut to toggling the bookmarks toolbar in Firefox 85. Google Chrome uses the same shortcut. The new shortcut Ctrl-Shift-O is mapped to displaying the bookmarks library from Firefox 85 on.
Firefox 85 will be released on January 26, 2021.
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