Weird problems with browsing history and bookmarking in Firefox
November 14, 2010 8:17 PM Subscribe
Firefox has developed a couple very weird problems related to saving browsing history (despite options to save history being checked) and bookmarking.
posted by Cucurbit to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm using Firefox 3.5.3 on OSX 10.6.4.
BROWSING HISTORY PROBLEM
As I use the Internet, sites appear in my browsing history normally, but when I close Firefox and re-open it, usually most or all of them have disappeared from it. Occasionally all of them are there, though; I have no idea what affects whether none, some, or all remain or disappear. I have all the options related to saving history checked. I first noticed this problem around 1-2 weeks ago.
This just came up today, but it's very strange. I tried to bookmark a certain website, placing the bookmark in a folder on the Bookmarks Toolbar. It appeared in the folder and worked at first, but later redirected me to a random site, I think one I had visited earlier. I deleted it and tried again and the exact same thing happened. For some reason I looked at the folder in the Organize Bookmarks view and saw that an entry with the site's name was in there, and it can be selected, but when it's selected no information comes up for it in the bottom pane, and it can't be deleted. The folder that it's in can't be deleted, although other folders can be deleted. If I try to bookmark the site now by dragging it onto the folder or using the menu, it doesn't appear there, although it does appear in the Organize Bookmarks view; if I drag it INTO the drop-down from the folder, I CAN place it in there.
ACK! Just as I was about to post this, a similar thing happened again with another bookmark in a folder in my Bookmarks Toolbar. It was for the homepage of a news site, and I just clicked on it and see that now it is for a single item on a different news site that I don't think I ever viewed.
Thanks very much in advance to anyone who can offer any help! I will be checking back to add information if needed.