Bookmarks in sidebar reordered or revived (infrequently; using sync, formerly an ordering add-on)




5 years ago
9 months ago


(Reporter: max_corvallis, Unassigned, NeedInfo)


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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [bugday-20131021])



5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:23.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/23.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20130803192641

Steps to reproduce:

Open bookmark sidebar.

Actual results:

Bookmarks appear in different order, or deleted bookmarks return out of order.

Expected results:

Bookmarks should be the same as last arranged.

Comment 1

5 years ago
There are two issues I suspect may be related:

* I used an addon that alphabetized bookmarks. When it screwed up (not respecting folder boundaries) I removed it. That was many months ago.

* I use sync.

I see this happen only infrequently, but it just happened again so I thought I'd better report it.


5 years ago
Summary: Bookmarks reordered or revived → Bookmarks in sidebar reordered or revived (infrequently; using sync, formerly an ordering add-on)
Whiteboard: [bugday-20131021]
Max, this support article might be helpful, 
It sounds like you might have a corrupt places.sqlite file, maybe from that plugin. Can you try backing up your bookmarks and restoring them?
Component: Untriaged → Bookmarks & History
Flags: needinfo?(max_corvallis)

Comment 3

5 years ago
Thanks Liz! One clue that your diagnosis was correct is that I've been having problems closing ff cleanly; I've had to explicitly kill the old process ("sleeping") before I can start another.

I ran the "Places Maintenance" addon, closed ff, and could start ff again no problem. Maybe I'm cured.

Now I just have to find the motivation to manually reorder my enormous and much loved bookmarks library.
Flags: needinfo?(max_corvallis)

Comment 4

5 years ago
I spoke too soon. I just had the unclean exit problem again (closed all windows, ff didn't terminate, had to kill).
Component: Bookmarks & History → Sync
Max, do you have any mobile devices attached to your Sync account?
Flags: needinfo?(max_corvallis)
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Last Resolved: 9 months ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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