Longtime subscriber Ed Pilarczyk wrote recently with a question after upgrading from Firefox v12 to Firefox v13.01. The bookmarking process (for IE users — that’s when you set a site as a Favorite) worked differently than he was used to it working:
Thanks for all the hard work you put into you newsletter over the years. All the tips and tricks are so useful.
I recently upgraded from FF 12 to FF 13.01. All went well. However, now, when I click the “bookmark” icon when I want to bookmark a webpage, Firefox doesn’t give me a dialogue to choose which folder to add it to.
I searched high and low, but could not find a setting etc to remedy the problem.
I wrote back to Ed to say that I assumed that the bookmark icon to which he referred was the star in the URL address bar.
When you click on it, it turns yellow and puts a bookmark to the site into the "unsorted bookmarks" folder, which is found under the Bookmarks heading on the Firefox menu bar.
Of course, you can always click on that same Bookmarks heading, and find the bookmark, and move it where you want it.
However, Firefox offers a much easier way to handle that step. Before moving on to another web page, click on that now-yellow star. This will open the dialog box you want, allowing you to select where the bookmark is to be filed.
You can do that same re-filing of the bookmark (via the yellow star) any time you’re displaying that web page.