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Allow search of bookmarks to display named folders in results

by 777bb | 6 months ago | in Using bookmarks and history
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When I pull up my bookmarks using "Command+B" my folders show up interspersed with items not placed in folders. At least in the past I could easily see the folders differentiated from other items.

Firefox's redesign has made that virtually impossible. Why have the folders been stripped of color? I really don't understand this redesign's stripping of text and color differentiation: it's like we've gone back 25 years to when memory was precious. The tab boundaries are gone making the tab bar a line of undifferentiated text. This redesign made a problem where there was none. And getting rid of differentiation and color in the folders makes about as much sense as banishing the favicon (tell me that's not what someone is currently working on.)

Anyway, I've wondered for some time why the folder name does not show up when searching for an item in bookmarks. Having that occur would make it a lot easier to find items because I'd quickly see the folder where I know the item should be bookmarked (similar to searching for an item in Mac Finder and specifying wanting to see folders.)

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Jon Siddoway 4 months ago

Status label added: Open to the community

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jscher2000 3 months ago

I've wondered for some time why the folder name does not show up when searching for an item in bookmarks. Having that occur would make it a lot easier to find items because I'd quickly see the folder where I know the item should be bookmarked (similar to searching for an item in Mac Finder and specifying wanting to see folders.)

This has always been a problem with Firefox and it should be a built-in feature. Otherwise, you need to use an extension such as the following to search for bookmarks and see their folder location (or open the bookmarked page, click the star icon in the address bar, and look at the folder there):

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/bookmark-search-plus-2/

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777bb 3 months ago

Very helpful, thanks. I had no idea that there's an extension for this. Looking forward to trying it.

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Jesko Schwarzer 1 month ago

Wondering why this isn't already integrated. Within bigger trees nothing can be found if not.
And: Extension works really good. But it's unfortunately not a replacement. It works side by side with old behavior -.

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