Bookmarks in firefox

Hi,

How can I know where I have put a bookmark in FF?

I mean, I know how to search for a bookmark, using the search function. The
problem is, once found, it doesn’t tell me in which folder of bookmarks it
is. Without knowing it, I can’t add another bookmark to the same folder, or
move it to another folder, etc.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)

When I Bookmark Page or use Ctrl-D, it pops up a menu asking me where I want to put it. By default it goes into the Unsorted bookmarks but I can put it in other folders instead. Did you not get this popup?

You can still Organize bookmarks. Most likely your recent bookmarks are in the Unsorted bookmarks pile.

On 2010-12-02 01:06, ken yap wrote:
>
> When I Bookmark Page or use Ctrl-D, it pops up a menu asking me where I
> want to put it. By default it goes into the Unsorted bookmarks but I can
> put it in other folders instead. Did you not get this popup?

Obviously. Years ago, when I did that bookmark.

The problem is finding where.

I explain again.

I have many bookmarks, sorted in many folders. Sometimes I know I have
bookmarked a site, but I don’t remember where. So I go to “Organize
bookmarks”, and in the search box I enter a word I know it is in the
bookmark - for instance, “maps”.

I find it.

Lets say it is “google maps”.

Know, how do I know on which folder of the entire bookmark hierarchy it is?

The only fields displayed are name, location, tags.

Picture URL: http://picpaste.com/Screenshot-Library-aKiNQgau.png

It shows in “all bookmarks”. I want to see it in the proper folder where I
stored it.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)

Hi,

I think there is no way to know where each bookmark are in the hierarchy… :\

There doesn’t appear to be any way except to expand the hierarchy and look for it there. Perhaps you can find an addon that will show you the bookmark in context. Or file it with Mozilla as a requested feature.

You can however cut it out without knowing where it came from and paste it where you want it. But you lose it if you fail to paste it. :frowning:

On 2010-12-02 02:36, DaaX wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I think there is no way to know where each bookmark are in the
> hierarchy… :\

That’s what I think.

Currently they are stored, I think, in “places.sqlite”. Previously (2008)
they used “bookmarks.html”

Then perhaps we need something to view the inside of the sqlite database :-?


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)

Except by expanding the hierarchy and doing a brute force search by eye there.

On 2010-12-02 03:36, ken yap wrote:
> Except by expanding the hierarchy and doing a brute force search by eye
> there.

Yes, that’s what I do. But it is time consuming.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)

A search on the FF addons pages showed at least one addon that could sync bookmarks to your local server by ftp or webdav. But the serialisation format (JSON or XBEL, whatever that is) may not be more friendly to edit.

You probably have a case for asking FF to at least display the folder where a bookmark was found in the list of properties.

I agree, this is an area of function that could be improved.

You may wish to look at the Firefox extension “XMarks” (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2410/). One of its features is a search for any string, and shows the bookmark folders tree for the location (folder/sub-folder, etc) of that bookmark. (It is also a very good tool for synchronizing bookmarks between Firefox platforms (Linux, Windows and Mac).

I use xmarks and it is indeed a great plug-in. But the feature you said is only available online, so you have to connect every time to know a simple info like this… :\

The online-only is, of course, true. I rarely have tried to bookmark a new page, or do any maintenance, offline. An offline alternative would be to export the bookmark tree to an .html file, and open the .html in Firefox (or any other browser). A great enhancment would be to export to .xml, and import to an SQL app (or a spreadsheet that can import .xml’s).

On 2010-12-02 14:36, SeanMc98 wrote:

> An offline alternative would
> be to export the bookmark tree to an .html file, and open the .html in
> Firefox (or any other browser).

Bingo! That is indeed possible, just did it. Organize bookmarks,
export/import menu, export as html.

> A great enhancment would be to export
> to .xml, and import to an SQL app (or a spreadsheet that can import
> xml’s).

Well, it is an sqlite data base, but I don’t know if that can be accessed
in some manner.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)