View Full Version : Firefox: Import and Backup button? - What Import and Backup button?

May 5th, 2012, 11:33 PM
I must be going nuts. Installed Ubuntu 12.04, Firefox instantly upgraded to version 12; now I want to import bookmarks from my previous system.

Going to Bookmarks -> Show all bookmarks

Looking at the Library window.


Painfully trying to find a way to import bookmarks. Nothing.

Well, I thought, perhaps I am missing something. Better have a look at Firefox help documentation.

Well, here it is: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Backing-up-restoring-bookmarks

Restoring from backups:
2. In the Library window, click the Import and Backup button and then select Restore.

Huh? What Import and Backup button? Where is it? Am I going insane?

May 5th, 2012, 11:48 PM
Maybe those are menu options in the top panel (global menu)?

May 5th, 2012, 11:53 PM
Yes it is in the menu on the top panel, which doesn't display unless you mouse over. An example of why disappearing menu is not a good design decision. It makes this sort of thing difficult to discover such as the op has encountered.

May 5th, 2012, 11:53 PM
Oh gosh, you are right! I didn't imagine the Library window will have its own global menu. Thanks a lot! You brought me back to sanity.