The current query system doesn't do anything with GROUP_BY_FOLDER. It just assumes for bookmark queries that you want folders, and for history queries you don't. The only thing this option would help is for nested tags if you want all items in the folder and it's descendents to appear in a flat list. Apparently we aren't supporting this, so we can remove this flag.
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This doesn't work, but is a straw man of a group by folder impl.
Note: we should also make sure using multiple folders in the query gives the same results.
should resolve this asap, before B1 which is likely when extension developers will really start to flex this stuff.
making this a tracker for the other GROUP_BY_FOLDER bugs.
B1 is out, and still not fixed. In my extension i need to recursively get all folders as i want to show all bookmarks in a flat list. It would be nice, if this wouldn't be needed.
I just want to remind that with bug 385245 all the other groupings will be removed (if patch gets approved). I have now checked that GROUP_BY_FOLDER is only used for the "Recent Tags" query in "Smart Bookmarks". So I will try to remove the last grouping using the mentioned bug.
Bug 385245 has been finished and is waiting for review. Grouping was completely replaced with queries.
GROUP_BY_FOLDER has gone with bug 385245, the bug is invalid now.
Bug 451915 - move Firefox/Places bugs to Firefox/Bookmarks and History. Remove all bugspam from this move by filtering for the string "places-to-b-and-h".
In Thunderbird 3.0b, you do that as follows:
Tools | Message Filters
Make sure the correct account is selected. Click "New"
Conditions: Body contains places-to-b-and-h
Change the action to "Delete Message".
Select "Manually Run" from the dropdown at the top.
Select the filter in the list, make sure "Inbox" is selected at the bottom, and click "Run Now". This should delete all the bugspam. You can then delete the filter.