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Importing IE favorites should preserve the display order




Bookmarks & History
13 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: jim walden, Assigned: Vladimir Vukicevic (BM, do not Cc or Request))


1.0 Branch
Windows XP

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13 years ago
Not actually a bug, but feedback from someone who is a regular FireFox user.  My
son Jeff is working on the help modules for you, and has me hooked.

At work I just upgraded from 0.8 to 1.0 on my laptop.  GM requires IE to be the
default browser there.  I imported my bookmarks from IE with no problem, but it
really ticks me off that FireFox automatically alphebetizes the entire list. 
Rather than having folders at the top and some bookmarks in a logical order, I
got bookmarks and folders all mixed up in alphabetical order.  It will take me
an hour to rearrange them in the order that I prefer.

Second item, during setup I specifically did not check the box to make FireFox
my home page.  When it first opened, my carryover Yahoo home page did not appear
as expected.


Comment 1

13 years ago
In the bookmarks manager, select View->Unsorted.

Marking WFM.

For the other issue, please enter it as bug report for itself (so that there is
only one issue per bug report).
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Summary: IE bookmark import and start page → IE bookmark import is sorted alphabetically

The second item in your report was cause by bug 252546, which removed the
importing of the IE home page. See
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=104379 for some discussion on that

In the future, try to limit bug reports to a single issue. I will modify this
bug's summary so that it addresses the first item of your report.
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Windows 2000 → Windows XP
Summary: IE bookmark import is sorted alphabetically → Importing IE favorites should preserve the display order
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
QA Contact: mconnor → bookmarks
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