Over in bug 93772 I was looking into how we should have sort orders behave differently on each platform for tree views, and I noticed that we aren't following native behavior for grouping folders together on Windows and Linux. This impacts interfaces where files and folders are mixed, like the Library window. I'm not sure if Firefox is the correct product (as opposed to toolkit). The rationale for matching native platform behavior is that users will be expecting this behavior from interacting with the file system, so the sort interface will feel more natural and familiar to them. Currently we sort folders along with bookmarks, which is native behavior for OS X, but not Windows and Linux. Here is a description of how each platform behaves: In the following list "small" is the pointy part of the triangle, and "large" is the wide base part. So if "A" = small and "Z" = large, then when "A" is at the top of the list the arrow is pointing up, and when "A" is at the bottom of the list the arrow is pointing down. OS X: Folders are interspersed with files in every sort. Alphabetical: a=small z=large Date: old=small new=large Size: small=small large=large Type: alphabetical where a=small, z=large, "Folder" is under "F" Windows: Folders and files are grouped separately from each other in every sort. group of all folders=small, group of all files=large Alphabetical: a=small, z=large Date: old=small, new=large Size: small=small, large=large Type: alphabetical where a=small, z=large xp: group of all folders=small, group of all files=large vista: folders are always grouped first, either way. This is possibly a bug, and not worth matching. Gnome: Folders and files are grouped separately from each other in every sort. group of all folders=large, group of all files=small Alphabetical: a=large, z=small Date: old=large new=small Size: small=large large=small Type: alphabetical where a=large, z=small
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. Click OK. 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. Gerv
Component: Places → Bookmarks & History
QA Contact: places → bookmarks
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