Firefox bookmark menu hidden and restored

My Firefox Bookmark menu was hidden. It would appear for a few seconds, and then appear to be over-written by the main Firefox window. I tried most options suggestions involving Customisation, and to Restore Defaults, none of which worked for me. This solution worked for me:

It appeared that I at some point, a pop-up window had appeared, and I closed down my main window. Pop-up windows behave slightly differently to the main Firefox window, and do not show the bookmark menu. The solution is to:

  1. Go to the History menu, and select Recently Closed Windows, and the then select Restore All Windows. Among the windows that appeared was the main window, which included the Bookmark Menu. I closed the pop-up windows, leaving the main window, closed down Firefox, and restarted. Problem solved.
  2. If the menu does not re-appear, go to the View menu, select Toolbars, and make sure that the Menu Bar, and Bookmarks Toolbar, are enabled.
  3. If the menu does not re-appear, go to the File menu,and select New window, and hopefully the new Window will display the menus correctly.


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