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There seems to be a lot of user dissatisfaction with the spacing of the items on the bookmarks menu. Wouldn't it be nice if there was an option on the Manage Bookmarks sub menu of the Bookmarks menu that allowed the spacing of the menu items to be modified?

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I managed to find a solution to this annoying problem a couple of years ago with an earlier Firefox, but I can't find one that works now. The spacing is so  problematic for me that I will probably go to another browser, unless the techies give us a cure.



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Increase the count of the recently used Bookmark folders
Search browser.bookmarks.editDialog.maxRecentFolders default value 7
Enter a new value and restart Firefox and perform your tests bookmark a page

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Please don’t remove the compact density option for the Proton redesign

The optional Compact density setting will tighten up the bookmark menus that drop from the main toolbar and bookmarks toolbar (but probably not other menus).

Compact mode workaround in Firefox


(but probably not other menus).

In addition
Take a look to this code

/* Use Normal top and bottom padding for compact */
#PlacesToolbarItems .bookmark-item {
padding-top: 0px!important;
padding-bottom: 0px!important;
/***Tighten up drop-down/context/popup menu spacing ***/
menupopup > menuitem, menupopup > menu {
padding-block: 2px !important;
:root {
--arrowpanel-menuitem-padding: 2px 8px !important;
Generate CSS file userChrome.css

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Move your chrome folder to your profile folder

Search toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets
To change a boolean (true-false) preference's value, double-click on the preference. to set it to true

Restart Firefox

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