User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20061115 Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/184.108.40.206 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20061115 Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/18.104.22.168 I think most people intend that when they sort their bookmarks by name, all bookmarks in all folders should be sorted within their folders. Instead, only the current level is sorted; I believe this should be done recursively, and it still isn't (in either the menu or the manager) despite Bug 149690 being marked fixed. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Click Bookmarks 2. Right click on an item that isn't in a folder 3. Click "Sort By Name" Actual Results: The top/current level is sorted. Expected Results: All bookmarks are sorted with respect to the items in their current folder. I would also expect that the bookmarks be kept sorted. I filed a separate bug, Bug 364107 , about that.
Sounds like a nightmare to me when you click "Sort By Name" unintentionally :). The Sort Bookmarks extension has this function (don't know if it works in Linux): https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/51/ For installing it you need to override compatibility or change the maxversion in the extension. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Extensions.checkCompatibility http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config
But surely it should at least be an option. I don't see why an extension should be needed for this. Either there should be a "Sort by Name Recursively" choice along with "Sort by Name" when you right click, or better, a global about:config option for it. In my experience, though, almost no one really has a preferred ordering.
Confirming as a valid RFE. Seth, is this covered in a Places bug somewhere? I'm not entirely sure if this bug will be relevant on the trunk and in Firefox 3.
Severity: minor → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Version: 2.0 Branch → Trunk
This is definitely still relevant in Firefox 3, and still frustrating.
(In reply to comment #1) > Sounds like a nightmare to me when you click "Sort By Name" unintentionally :). > The Sort Bookmarks extension has this function (don't know if it works in > Linux): https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/51/ That extension only works for the bookmarks menu itself, not the Library.
This is not a severe program error, will not block the 3.1 release. Adding the uiwanted keyword to get UX team feedback as to whether there's precedent for this behavior.
Flags: blocking-firefox3.1? → blocking-firefox3.1-
OS: Linux → All
Priority: -- → P4
Hardware: PC → All
Maybe I'm misunderstanding this bug, but this seems to work for me in the current Firefox? Reopen with updated instructions on how to reproduce if it's still a problem. :)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
The problem is that it's not recursive, it only sorts the contents of the folder where you opened the context menu
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---
Per policy at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bug_Triage/Projects/Bug_Handling/Bug_Husbandry#Inactive_Bugs. If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago → 4 months ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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