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Bookmark Manager, right-click "Sort folder by name" doesn't sort sub-folders



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14 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: Jesper Mortensen, Unassigned)


Windows XP

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(Whiteboard: [2012 Fall Equinox])



14 years ago
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.
-> enhancement
Severity: minor → enhancement

Comment 2

14 years ago
Luckily the sort isn't performed recursively on sub-folders.  Otherwise a wrong
keypress would render the whole bookmark a mess.  See bug 209355.
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 3

14 years ago
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
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Comment 4

12 years ago
Reassigning as per Bug #32644
Assignee: p_ch → nobody

Comment 5

6 years ago
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
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Whiteboard: [2012 Fall Equinox]
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