Location bar will not match on a bookmark's title/"name" if its url exists in a more recent duplicate bookmark




Address Bar
10 years ago
a year ago


(Reporter: Rick, Unassigned)


Bug Flags:
blocking-firefox3.5 -
wanted-firefox3.6 +

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1

Fx3 is a bit hostile to duplicate bookmarks (share at least same url), and this bug is just a minor symptom of that.  Let's say you have duplicate bookmarks with different titles/names.  If you type in the urlbar expecting to match on the title of the older one (less recently modified), nothing will show up (scratches head), assuming it does not match on some other part of the bookmark.

See parent metabug Bug 451318 for more info.

Reproducible: Always


10 years ago
Blocks: 451318


10 years ago
Flags: blocking-firefox3.1?
Not going to hold the 3.1 release for this. However, I'd really like to see this fixed, as it can be very frustrating when the user knows the item is there, but is not showing up in the location bar.
Severity: minor → normal
Component: Bookmarks & History → Location Bar and Autocomplete
Flags: blocking-firefox3.1? → blocking-firefox3.1-
OS: Windows XP → All
Priority: -- → P2
QA Contact: bookmarks → location.bar
Hardware: PC → All
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: wanted-firefox3.1+

Comment 2

9 years ago
I am not sure if I am submitting this Bug Report *vote* or *second that vote* correctly, but:

This to me is quite a major annoyance.
Not sure if I fully understand the ...3.1... release comment (previous to this).

This seems a MAJOR issue, as often daily, at least weekly, I have to Bookmark, then Re-Bookmark Several Sites.

Tonights example was perhaps to some a Simple/Stupid example of a Bookmark to the latest 2009-002 Macintosh PowerPC Security Update.

Hey! I like to read and know if Apple has changed anything, such as Terms in these *updates*, but when I went to Bookmark it..

Silly FF3.0.10 went straight to prior Bookmark of that url.
That I did NOT want to see.
I want to be ASSURED of the latest url available..

Please fix this hindrance to common-sense.

If I were to *save* the page, at least I could make a 'comment' upon it..

By Bookmarking it, I am lead to a contrived version of the Dewey Decimal System, whereby, the latest printing of a book receives the same (url) number/location as the original *First-Print Edition*, or some such example.

I'm just frustrated by it.
Flags: wanted-firefox3.5+ → wanted-firefox3.6+
Priority: P2 → P3
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