User-Agent: Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113 In the Bookmark Manager UI, when right-clicking on a folder and selecting "Sort folder by name", Mozilla sorts the current folder only. Sub-folders below the current folder are not sorted, which goes against my expectation for the functions behaviour. MS Windows XP uses a "Do you wish to apply this to all subfolders" dialog in some similar situations. A similar approach could be used, but perhaps it's simpler to just sort all subfolders without any alerts - I'd guess that's the common user expectation for this function. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open the Bookmark Manager 2. Assume some folders and bookmarks are present, like SomeRootFolder which contains some bookmarks, and SubFolder. In SubFolder there are 3 bookmarks, in order like this: A, C, B. 3. Right-click on SomeRootFolder, and choose "Sort folder by name". Actual Results: SomeRootFolder is nicely sorted. In SubFolder the bookmarks are sorted as before, A, C, B. Expected Results: In SubFolder the bookmarks should be A, B, C.
Severity: minor → enhancement
Luckily the sort isn't performed recursively on sub-folders. Otherwise a wrong keypress would render the whole bookmark a mess. See bug 209355.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
One more note is that it is not possible to sort your bookmarks in the root directory. To reproduce this, open the bookmark manager, right click on the "bookmarks" folder, the option to sort by name is missing. Also selecting view --> whatever view in the bookmark manager only affects the view in the bookmark manager; the view from the menu remains unchanged
Reassigning as per Bug #32644
Assignee: p_ch → nobody
WFM here, bookmarks in subfolder are sorted User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/18.0 Firefox/18.0 SeaMonkey/2.15a1 Build identifier: 20120921003032
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Whiteboard: [2012 Fall Equinox]
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