Browser help - bookmarks don't expand

Posted by: Ray3

Browser help - bookmarks don't expand - 05/03/13 03:26 PM

I'm a bit frustrated. I use Chrome as my main browser in Windows 7 and I have organized my bookmarks by nesting folders in folders for years. When I left click on a folder ad move the cursor down to one of the nested folders, it automatically expands. For a couple of months, this auto expansion has not functioned and I must click on the nested folder to open it. Some are 3-4 levels deep.

Some info:
This is happening ONLY on my desktop computer (the two laptops in the house automatically expand the nested bookmarks).
When I first got the desktop last September, the auto expansion function worked perfectly.
It is happening in Chrome, IE 10 (my alternate) and Firefox (downloaded two weeks ago to test this).
I disabled all of the extensions/add-ons in each browser, rebooted and they still don't function.
Uninstalled and reinstalled the browsers, auto expand still doesn't work.

Iím not sure when the phenomenon started; maybe two months ago and I donít know what I possibly may have done to trigger it. Looks to me like a problem with the desktop computer. Also looks like a setting since it affects all of the browsers.

I have googled quite a bit, but havenít gotten any results.

Not life threatening, but really annoying.

Any ideas/solutions?
Posted by: INANE

Re: Browser help - bookmarks don't expand - 05/04/13 11:39 AM

After you uninstall try deleting this folder before you reinstall:

C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome
Posted by: Ray3

Re: Browser help - bookmarks don't expand - 05/04/13 01:05 PM

Thanks Ben, but no joy.

As I mentioned in my OP, this affects all three browsers.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Browser help - bookmarks don't expand - 05/04/13 02:21 PM

Ray, I'd say it's some setting in Windows 7. I found the following page, which tells you how to disable automatic expansion of submenus. Just follow the steps and you'll probably see that option disabled on your computer.

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/27257-windows-7-disable-the-automatic-submenu-expansion-option
Posted by: Murph

Re: Browser help - bookmarks don't expand - 05/06/13 08:02 AM

Your not automatically expanding anymore?
I think they have a pill for that.
Posted by: Ray3

Re: Browser help - bookmarks don't expand - 05/06/13 02:46 PM

Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Ray, I'd say it's some setting in Windows 7. I found the following page, which tells you how to disable automatic expansion of submenus. Just follow the steps and you'll probably see that option disabled on your computer.

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/27257-windows-7-disable-the-automatic-submenu-expansion-option


Thanks Pete, but no change.
Posted by: Ray3

Re: Browser help - bookmarks don't expand - 05/06/13 02:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Murph
Your not automatically expanding anymore?
I think they have a pill for that.


:-)