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Why does Bookmarks take several seconds to respond after I move a bookmark when Sync enabled, but not when Sync is disabled?

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With FFox open and Sync enabled, moving a bookmark, either in the Bookmark sidebar or in 'Show All Bookmarks' window, to another location - for example: dragging a bookmark from "Unsorted" to another location in Bookmarks - causes a delay during which time the Bookmark list seems to freeze and bookmarks can't be moved, selected, etc. The delay lasts for several seconds, and is longer on slower/older machines. If I attempt to move a bookmark (or folder) during the delay, it will move in unexpected ways once Bookmarks unfreezes as locations within the Bookmark list have changed.

With Sync disabled, bookmarks can be moved/selected/etc. without any delay.

Systems Tested: [Note: All systems had the most current version of FFox available for them.] MacBook Pro 26 (2014) w/OSX 10.9 IBM ThinkPad T41x (2010) w/XPpro Macbook Pro 266 (2009) w/OSX 10.6 IBM ThinkPad T61x (2008) w/XPpro Mac Mini (2008) w/OSX 10.6 Mac Mini (2007) w/OSX 10.5 Macbook Pro 233 (2007) w/Ubuntu v14 ASUS P1AH (2006) w/Ubuntu 12

My main computer is the Macbook Pro 266, and I noticed this behavior: FFox v36 bookmark delay with Sync enabled is about the same as v35, v35 was worse (longer delay) than v34, v34 was better (less delay) than v33, v33 was better than v32, V32 was much worse than v31, v31 was much worse (Sync unusueable) than v30, v30 was much worse (Sync unusueable) than v29, v29 delay made Sync unusueable.

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Matthew M, How many bookmarks are syncing for these experiments?

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Currently 664 [exported from FFox Bookmarks to URL Manager for the count] abut never more than 4000: beyond 4000 bookmarks and FFoxs' Bookmarks respond slowly even without Sync active. I currently have 5 computer with FFox set up to use Sync. While I don't expect FFox to manage a huge collection of URLs, I would be nice to be able to access a Bookmark collection of 6000 to 8000 without noticeable delay. It's a simple text file after all, and as I'm only effecting one URL, why so long to update?

fyi: URL Manager tells me that I've amassed about 300,000 bookmarks, some from the late 90's which I still use for research.