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Create a Custom Bookmarks Page in Firefox

Looking for a fun and creative way to display and access your favorite bookmarks in webpage format? Now you can do both with MyBookmarks for Firefox.


Once you have installed the extension and restarted your browser, the first thing to do is to go to the options to see if there are any adjustments or modifications that you would like to make.

Here you can specify the number of columns, title length for bookmark names, choose options for opening links, favicon display, inclusion of Live Bookmarks if desired, activation of layout modification, and the folder groups to be included.


If you love the idea of customizing how your MyBookmarks page looks, you will be able to make all sorts of tweaks in the Style Sheet for the extension. Notice that there is a “Reset Button” if something gets messed up or you decide that you like the default look best (terrific!).


Here you can personally select the folders (and subfolders) that you want to have included or excluded in your MyBookmarks page (definitely nice!).

Note: Folders shown are from our browser’s bookmark library.


What Does the MyBookmarks Page Look Like?

This is what our MyBookmarks page looked like once we accessed it (very very nice!). The wonderful thing about this extension is that you can set the MyBookmarks page as your browser homepage (or as one of multiple homepages).

Note: To add MyBookmarks as a homepage, use “about:mybookmarks” as the address.


You can also access your MyBookmarks page through the Bookmarks Menu…



MyBookmarks provides a fun and creative way to display and access your bookmarks. This is definitely a recommended add-on for anyone who wants to express their personal style and enjoy bookmark access goodness.


Download the MyBookmarks extension (Mozilla Add-ons)

Download the MyBookmarks extension (Extension Homepage)

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 09/23/09

Comments (9)

  1. 216

    as cool as this looks, I can’t get it to work. I just get a blank blue screen (on my about:bookmarks page) instead of that layout. Heeelp

  2. Alfredo

    Something similar that I use is
    It let’s you add links to your favorite sites and you can access the site from any browser.
    take mine for example

  3. Brad Taylor


    I’ve tried this extension before but either, I missed the customization, or it wasn’t in it yet, so i never used it much. I’m working on customizing it now, I think I’ll use this a lot. Had been using FastDial, however it would load slow (because of images for links) and I couldn’t fit enough bookmarks on it for my uses.

    Thanks for the walkthrough

  4. BonesXXX

    Tried to install using FF 3.5.3 and left the room after clicking restart; returned 15 minutes later and FF had not restarted. (also noting: FF was still running in my task manager). I do have a lot of bookmarks, is this the reason it is taking so long or are there other issues? I have canceled the install, but any help would be appreciated!

  5. Asian Angel

    @216 – I noticed that someone else was having the same problem at the add-on homepage at Mozilla. I am hoping that ma2ten will post a response concerning the blue screen result…I will try to keep an eye on it. ^__^

  6. Asian Angel

    @BonesXXX – Just out of curiosity, how much memory was Firefox using when you found it running in the Task Manager? It sounds like your Firefox install was having a “memory usage temper tantrum”…my Firefox install has recently been acting a little odd itself occasionally and will not totally shut down when I close it…

    I would suggest trying the install again…it should display all of your bookmarks very very quickly. ^__^

  7. sue

    Please give me exact steps to where I can customize. THis is a great tool, shows up with all my bookmarks, but am having trouble figuring out the steps to customize it.

  8. Asian Angel

    @sue – The best place that I could find for seeing how other people have been customizing this extension is in the “Reviews Section” at Mozilla Add-ons. There are customized CSS settings shown in full there that people are using. ^__^

  9. Asian Angel

    @216 – I saw in the reviews for the extension that it looks like someone figured out a workaround for the “blue screen” problem. They started to exclude some of the folders until the bookmarks started displaying like they should…not a perfect work-around but hopefully one that will help until the extension author can fix the problem…

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