Bookmarks manager/menu doesn't sort recursively

RESOLVED INACTIVE

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enhancement
RESOLVED INACTIVE
12 years ago
4 months ago

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(Reporter: matthew.flaschen, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
Points:
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Bug Flags:
blocking-firefox3.5 -

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.8) Gecko/20061115 Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/1.5.0.8
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.8) Gecko/20061115 Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/1.5.0.8

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.
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Updated

12 years ago
Version: unspecified → 2.0 Branch
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
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Comment 2

12 years ago
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

Comment 4

10 years ago
This is definitely still relevant in Firefox 3, and still frustrating.

Comment 5

10 years ago
(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.

Updated

10 years ago
Flags: blocking-firefox3.1?
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-
Keywords: uiwanted
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
Keywords: uiwanted
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 → ---

Updated

3 years ago
Priority: P4 → --

Updated

3 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1148918

Comment 10

4 months ago
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 ago4 months ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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