User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.14; rv:67.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/67.0
Steps to reproduce:
Feature Request to use a single folder for bookmarks.
See also: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1412263
This bug touches on so many levels. Maybe it already exists?
This is similar although not identical: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1381723
Currently Firefox uses the following folders:
- Bookmarks Menu
- Bookmarks Toolbar
- Unsorted Bookmarks
- Mobile Bookmarks
Use a single Bookmarks folder and make users happy.
What's the use of al lthose folders for bookmarks? Do users really differentiate their bookmarks depending on the end-device they were using at the time they decided to bookmark something? I don't understand what purpose this distinction serves. Why separate mobile bookmarks in the first place?
Is a separate unsorted bookmarks folder needed? They could go on the top level of the Bookmarks Toolbar in case a user wants to sort them later.
What is the bookmarks menu? I read https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/bookmarks-firefox but still fail to understand what purpose that folder has. The KB mentions those bookmarks would appear in the sidebar. Ok, but if I look at the sidebar the Bookmarks Toolbar items also appear. So why have yet another folder which users don't understand which purpose it serves.
I might be misunderstanding the concept behind current bookmark management in Firefox. But I have wondered about the way Firefox handles bookmarks for years. Safari uses a single folder for bookmarks. That's a concept users understand and it avoids so much overhead and unnecessary complexity.