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How can you force the Awesomebar to list tagged bookmarks first?

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Recent versions of Firefox have burried my tagged bookmarks to the point that they never appear. Most of the suggestions are google results (suggestions or history). NONE are tagged bookmarks. I know how to eliminate search engine suggestions and history, but I don't want them gone. I just want them below matching tags.

IF anyone goes to the trouble of not only bookmarking a site, but creating a tag, it should appear before google's random guesses. I can accept matching tabs being top rated, but not guesses over conciously saved sites.

This was the single best feature of Firefox and the only truly unique thing about Firefox. No one else used tags in the awesome bar. Everything else can be replicated through plugins. Please fix it.

Recent versions of Firefox have burried my tagged bookmarks to the point that they never appear. Most of the suggestions are google results (suggestions or history). NONE are tagged bookmarks. I know how to eliminate search engine suggestions and history, but I don't want them gone. I just want them below matching tags. IF anyone goes to the trouble of not only bookmarking a site, but creating a tag, it should appear before google's random guesses. I can accept matching tabs being top rated, but not guesses over conciously saved sites. This was the single best feature of Firefox and the only truly unique thing about Firefox. No one else used tags in the awesome bar. Everything else can be replicated through plugins. Please fix it.

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As a temporary workaround, if you type part of the title or URL and then type the + sign, Firefox will limit the suggestions list to tagged bookmarks. That's more drastic, but might help if there is a lot of clutter.

As for prioritizing tagged bookmarks, I am not aware of a setting for that, but there are so many settings related to address bar priority that someone else might have a suggestion.

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By the way, on the Preferences page, Search panel, where you see the settings for search engine suggestions, you can set those suggestions to appear below your bookmark/history suggestions.

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On the Search section of Preferences, there are options to show search suggestions, show search suggestions in results and show search suggestions ahead of browsing history. I don't see anything referencing bookmarks.

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The phrase "show search suggestions ahead of browsing history" is incomplete. Unchecking this box will put both bookmark and history suggestions above search engine suggestions.

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Search suggestions appear at the top, but no tags anywhere.

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AtariST said

Search suggestions appear at the top, but no tags anywhere.

I am having trouble following this discussion. You can move the search engine suggestions from the top to the bottom. But I don't think that is related to tags.

For now, the only method I see to force tagged bookmarks to appear on the list is the + method.


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You are following it. You are right, using the *tag makes the tags appear. my point is that this was not always the case. Older versions of FF pushed taged bookmarks to the top. I guess someone thought tagged bookmarks weren't a big deal. Too bad, its what made FF unique.

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They seem to be mixed in with other results. A style rule hack could highlight them with a different background color (keying off .autocomplete-richlistitem[originaltype="bookmark-tag"]), but that won't change the order of the list, so probably not helpful.

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None of my bookmarks show up in the dozen lines of suggestions. Only when I force them to the exclusion of all else do they show. It’s one or the other, but never both.