I'm running Windows 7 64-bit and my currently installed Mozilla Firefox is 29.0.1. Here's how I restored the Menu Bar and figured out how to add bookmarks properly.
First, how to restore the menu bar:
- Press ALT on your keyboard. The Menu Bar will momentarily appear at the top of your Firefox window. It will automatically go away if you select any commands until you "anchor" it with the next step. If you accidentally do something to make it go away, just press ALT again.
- With the Menu Bar showing, go to View > Toolbars > Menu Bar.
If you find that you don't like having the Menu Bar, you can hide it again by going to View > Toolbars > Menu Bar again.
- If you're showing the Menu Bar, you can go to Bookmarks > Bookmark This Page. This will pop open a dialog by the star button where you can enter tags and select the proper folder to store the bookmark.
- If you don't wish to use the Menu Bar, you can just press CTRL+D to open the bookmark dialog.
- The little clipboard looking icon next to the star opens your Bookmarks list.
- To get to the searchable bookmark organizer view, you can either go to Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks or click the clipboard button and scroll all the way to the bottom of the list, where you can click Show All Bookmarks.
- Also, if you've added any new bookmarks since Firefox updated to version 29 and you're wondering where they went, take a look in the Unsorted Bookmarks folder.
- If you find yourself using the Blue Star method, one sort of useful thing about it is that once a bookmark is stored (when the star appears blue), if you click the star again, it will bring up a dialog where you can tag and move the bookmark. So, instead of using CTRL+D to add a new bookmark, you could just click the star twice. It's kind of a strange implmentation (basically, you create an untagged, unsorted bookmark, and then tag and sort it), but it works well enough.