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I've brought up the refreshing thing before and the answer is simple. I'm
still working on my xp machine because my windows 10 computer is a slow piece of
crap and not even a guy in a computer repair store knows what to do to get to
act normally and his advice cost me $99 US which I could not afford. My wife had
to miss an appointment with her neurologist because I think her cousin; who did
the update from 8.1 which was on it originally to windows 10 might not have
connected the computer directly to her router with an ethernet cable and just
let the update do it's thing over night and we are nortorious for electrical
glitches; internet "spot outages" as frontier the provider refers to them as;
and other such things. her cousin did look at it; and with jaws running and then
just NVDA running the speed did not well; speed up on the system; so his
suggestion that it was the screen reader causing the problem didn't make him
look like such a tech guru. And to think this guy sets up office systems and
networks for a living.; Soda@...; I've got my windows 10 door stop tucked
on the top shelf in my closet away from daylight and am simply using windows xp
netbook with an older version of firefox. I don't do any shopping online
anymore. If something ahs to be purchased; it's either purchased in person at a
store; or my wife does it on her phone.; Just letting you know why I am flipping
out about not being able to keep up with tech. right now I'm trying to figure
out if this USB keyboard I got at walmart will work with a cable available at
amazon.com to be allow me to use my hand me down samsung smart phone due to me
not being able to do anything with the touch pad due to my neuropathy in my
hands. the cable is below if anyone feels like taking a look at it and giving
their opinion:; usb otg cable;
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2022 7:28
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] bookmarks on
firefox, can I organize them or delete them?
I'm not sure why you are having the add-ons annoyance and the
refreshing problem. But its better to ask about problems than just be
annoyed about them with no possible solutions. I'm not sure what is
causing the problems nor how to stop them. I may have suggestions as the
As to organizing book marks, I would suggest
doing the following instead of this time consuming and unending work with book
marks. I never organize book marks because I have no reason to do
Don't neglect history. I usually use history rather than book
marks. I create book marks so I will have sites in a permanent form
which I can export and won't lose if I get a different machine and use Firefox
But I find it much more efficient to use history to get
to sites and the address bar autocomplete. I don't have a rule,
Use whichever you want and whichever works best for this or that site.
history with control h.
You are in a search field.
Type some or all of
what you are searching for.
If, for example, you want to go to The New York
Times home page, type times in the search field. If there are a lot of
different history entries with Times in them and the search results show too
many entries without the home page being near or at the top, type something
like rk times which will very much limit the search.
experiment and see if history entries change their position, depending on how
much you use them. I have a lot of history entries for articles from The
New York Times but the home page is the first entry in the history list.
I can type something like times or rk times in the search field, tab twice to
the list, and see what is the first one and those below it;. Press enter
on the one you want and the page opens.
You can leave history opened or
close it with control h after the page loads. If you leave it opened,
use control h twice to close and o[pen history again, ready to be used for
your next search.
I also use the address bar. Go to it with
If I type just the letter n for new york, the address of the New
York Times appears in the home page. I wait to hear what my
screen-reader announces is there. I press enter if it is. If I
don't hear an automatic announcement after I type the first letter, I use the
read current line command. If what I want is there, I press
If I type too much, the autocomplete entry disappears and only
what I type is there but that is another quick way to open some sites.
Try the first letter or the first two or three letters of things
typing the first two or three letters if the first letter doesn't do what you
want. For example, try new if you want the autocomplete to show
Of course, autocomplete will only find sites you have gone to
before and I'm not sure how it decides what to show. Perhaps its based
on the most used site that beginns with the letter or letters you type.
Whatever the case, I go to The New York Times site a lot and I would rather
type n, wait for the echo and press enter than use book marks or history for
If you wish, I can tell you how to use the search
book marks feature to find one but I'd have to go over it again befcause I
never use it.
On 4/18/2022 1:38 AM, Keith S wrote:
Back when I used xp and IE 6, I was able to dig around in the root
drive and into the windows folder and make a short cut that would allow me
to go directly into the favorites folder and make new folders to organize my
favorites so I did not have 200 favorites to lug through if I were looking
for a specific site I had saved, or delete a favorite that eitehr was no
longer in use or that had changed and no longer directed me to the correct
Is there any way to organize firefox bookmarks or straight out
delete them? I currently have a list of 150 bookmarks that are a mess,
not in alphabetical order and to my mind, is just sloppy.
I loved useing IE 6, but with it no longer being supported, the lack of
security updates, and with windows no longer supporting xp, I have been
using firefox, and besides the flipping off the page I am currently working
on to give me a chance to add add-ons, which I promptly hit the control F4
key combo to delete that tag, and the constant refreshing of the page on
high volume or high link pages such as amazon.com or walmart.com when I try
to arrow down the page using the arrow keys, it's a learning experience, a
learning curve and probably a reason why my doctor has prescribed some
medications that slow down my anxious mind and also lesson my anger at
being a 48 year old guy who used to build computers by scratch before going
blind and now I am about 30 years behind my 75 year old mother who can use a
touch screen smart phone, a win 10 computer and firefox with no complaints
Any suggestions on the subject line question will be, of course,