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Status: New idea

Hello Mozillians,

Since several years now, Firefox choose to make "Add Bookmark" window (Ctrl-D) a fixed size. I really like the workflow for the user of clicking on the url bar's star then choose a location in my bookmarks folder to save it.

That's the point where the user experience become cumbersome and, after a while, really infuriating especially on desktop.

The problem:

  • In most situations I need to click one more time to expand the "location" window. Sometime I doesn't need to, but if it were already expanded it wouldn't bother the user either. One less click in many situations, not a click more in any other situation. Win-win.
  • "location" window is way too small. On desktop I have a large screen but I am forced to, again, click and drag the side bar to painfully look for my bookmark folder. A 7 lines tall window for something like 30 lines tall bookmark folder (without sub-folders expanded).

To fix those issues, in "Add Bookmark" menu (Ctrl-D):

  • "Location" drop down menu should be expanded by default. Even if it is not always needed, it doesn't add supplementary click ever.
  • Last used location in "Location" should be remembered.
  • Remove the most used locations shortcuts we have now (or make it optional) in "Location" drop down menu. For me, those are rarely needed. I often need to go in a sub-folder anyway.
  • Make the "Add Bookmark" and more specifically the "location" drop down window resizable and/or larger. This is the most important modification.


On a side note, I did research how to resize this window. I found old posts and issues spanning several years and many subpar solutions about extensions (most doesn't exist anymore) or userChrome.css file to bypass this UI problem.

I hope it doesn't come to harshly on the Devs of Firefox. It's an amazing piece of software that I love.

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(Note: a similar idea has been merged into this thread)

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surprised jscher didn't paste some CSS.

OP mentioned something about CSS but I'm unclear if it's not working like the extensions he mentioned.
In the meantime you can use the following userchrome.css (google it).

in about:config put to 'true' toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets


#editBookmarkPanelContent {
	min-width: 47em !important;}
#editBMPanel_folderTree {
min-height: 320px !important;
/*remove picture from ctrl-d bookmark menu*/
html #editBookmarkPanelInfoArea {
display: none !important;}


change the em or px number to whatever you want.
Either restart the browser to apply userchrome.css changes or use jscher's code to reload it live


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@hansolocambowhile you're right, you have a solution above, until a potential change comes.

@jokari , @GriffFirefox0@lukaszbojarski@DoboBear pinging again because the above ping had all names jumbled together

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The fact that I need to click Location -> Choose

The fact that only 6 lines are visible.

The experience is dreadful. I tried various extensions, but they either got deprecated or changed more than I needed.

I recently found a 2-step workaround by bookmarking to the root folder and then just manually dragging the bookmark in the correct folder using the bookmark menu.

I might try the CSS fix from SpringCatalogue

But this could surely be improved.

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I recently found a 2-step workaround by bookmarking to the root folder and then just manually dragging the bookmark in the correct folder using the bookmark menu.

If you apply many bookmarks to a select few folders then the following extension will serve you well


aside from that, I prefer a Firefox where I at least have CSS than a chrome, brave, etc.
What happens once Firefox for performance reasons or whatever switches, I don't know but it will be a sad day and will cause distress to a lot of people and force many to change their behaviors etc.

but to be fair the bookmark window has the 7 last folders you have used, so unless you bookmark every website then this should alleviate a lot, for anything else there's the addon above.

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I totally agree about this dialog beeing too smal and not resizable, it's been bugging me for years.

Depending on your use case, the "Default Bookmark Folder" addon might help you get around this interface problem.
It has some features I don't care much about, like select where new bookmarks will be saved (can be a fixed folder, or last used folder).
The feature I really like is that it adds an icon to your toolbar, allowing to quickly bookmark the current page to a folder, with folder name autocompletion as you type. So if you have lots of bookmark folders but you know their names, it's really easier to use, compared to Firefox's native "add bookmark" dialog.

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And a big cheers to @SpringCatalogue , the CSS fix made this dialog way more useable for me !

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Please, I beg you. make it bigger! It's SO hard to navigate!



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I would like this window to be bigger too, I don't see why we can't quickly see the whole bookmark library when adding a bookmark.

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Even knowing that the "Add Bookmark Ctrl+D window" can't be enlarged, I've tried multiple times to expand it, in disbelief that it CAN'T be enlarged! 

So, every time I use the miniscule Bookmark window (and I do so daily), I cringe!  It's so darn hard to see and see & choose from all of my Folders (& more importantly) their multi-tiered Sub-folders to add a bookmark to!

Yes please:  "making resizable the Add Bookmark Ctrl+D window"!